Archive for Tag: Jay Webber

Wirths and Webber demand action after mounting evidence of fraud in federally-funded low-income home energy assistance program

TRENTON, N.J. – After multiple reports of the Department of Community Affairs’ mismanagement of the federally-funded low-income home energy assistance program (LIHEAP), Assemblymen Hal Wirths and Jay Webber push for the legislature to take action on their bills to ensure only eligible applicants receive benefits. “How much evidence do...

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Bipartisan legislation would require Department of Community Affairs to verify income of LIHEAP recipients

TRENTON, N.J. – The state auditor issued a report yesterday criticizing the Department of Community Affairs for failing to verify the income of those who received benefits through the low-income home energy assistance program (LIHEAP). This is not the first time the Department of Community Affairs’ federally-funded low-income home...

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Assembly GOP advocates keeping people alive, share personal stories prior to assisted suicide vote

TRENTON, N.J. – Before the Assembly voted on permitting assisted suicide, Republicans took a stand against the bill. Several legislators pleaded with their colleagues on the other side of the aisle to maintain life with dignity rather than death. Many agreed with their plea, as Democrats had to whip...

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Webber bill to stop subsidies to defaulting companies passes committee

TRENTON, N.J. – A bill sponsored by Assemblyman Jay Webber that would prevent companies in default from receiving additional state subsidies cleared the Assembly Commerce and Economic Development Committee today. The bill (S1576/A299) would bar awarding additional subsidies to a company that has failed to make repayments for 24...

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Bill strengthening privacy protections for Internet users awaits Governor’s action

TRENTON, N.J. – Legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Jay Webber requiring companies to notify users of online security breaches is headed to Gov. Phil Murphy’s desk. The bill (S52/A3245) unanimously passed the Assembly today, after approval in June by the Senate. Webber’s measure expands a list of breaches requiring notification...

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Legislation making New Jersey a national leader in forfeiture transparency

TRENTON, N.J. – A bill requiring transparency and disclosure about civil asset forfeiture in New Jersey is again progressing through the Legislature. The legislation (S1963), sponsored by Assemblymen Jay Webber and Erik Peterson, gained unanimous approval Thursday from the state Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee. The practice, known...

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Webber measure preserving Greenwood Lake advances

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly Environment Committee today approved Assemblyman Jay Webber’s legislation (A3804) creating a fund to preserve New Jersey’s second largest lake. “Greenwood Lake is a great natural, economic, and recreational resource for New Jersey, including the lake’s supplying more than 3 million of our residents with...

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