Archive for Tag: Legislative District 26

Pro bono legal program for active-duty military and vets clears committee

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Jay Webber’s bill creating a “Military Pro Bono Program” for active-duty and reserve service members and veterans needing legal representation in civil law cases cleared the Assembly Judiciary Committee on Thursday. “When service members or veterans return home from serving our country and are faced with...

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Bergen introduces six more bills to help New Jersey veterans

TRENTON, N.J. – Keeping his promise to make New Jersey the best state for veterans to live, work and play, Assemblyman Brian Bergen introduced six new pieces of legislation Thursday to accomplish that mission. The latest measures cutting property and income taxes, boosting jobs, and increasing veteran mental health...

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Barranco calls for fairness, transparency in distributing remaining Covid funds

TRENTON, N.J. – As the remaining $1 billion in federal Covid relief funds gets earmarked, that decision-making process must be fair and transparent says Assemblyman Christian Barranco. Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration has been criticized by lawmakers and advocacy groups for its lack of forthrightness in how and why it spent...

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Bergen joins West Point cadets basic training march

WEST POINT, N.Y. – Assemblyman Brian Bergen joined the U.S. Military Academy’s class of 2026 Monday on its 12-mile predawn March Back, the final leg of their six-week basic training called “Beast.” The cadets disembarked at 4 a.m. from Lake Frederick to the academy, where they will be officially...

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Bill that would allow homeschoolers to participate in extracurricular activities advances

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly Education Committee on Thursday advanced a bill that would allow all homeschooled students in New Jersey to participate in extracurricular activities in their hometown school districts. Assemblymen Jay Webber and Hal Wirths are sponsoring the bill (A1041). “This bill is really about fairness to...

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Barranco, local union donate funds to help Ukraine’s civilians

WHIPPANY, N.J. – Assemblyman Christian Barranco on Friday presented a $1,000 check to Rev. Stepan Bilyk of St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church to help civilians in war-torn Ukraine. He was joined by Bernard T. Corrigan, president of IBEW Local 102. The 101-year-old church serves more than 200 families...

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Barranco warns of Russian cybersecurity threat to NJ banks, power grid

TRENTON, N.J. – While Vladimir Putin has launched an unprovoked ground and air invasion against neighboring Ukraine, Assemblyman Christian Barranco warns that the Russian leader may carry out a different kind of war against Americans. The Department of Homeland Security says cyber threats from Russia are a real concern, especially against the nation’s...

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DeCroce bill clarifying CPA attestation services signed into law

TRENTON, N.J. – A bill that will allow nonresident certified public accountants to prepare financial statements, perform reviews and provide other attestation services in New Jersey without registering with the state Board of Accountancy was signed into law Monday. The bill (A4633), sponsored by Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce, clarifies that...

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DeCroce bill would stabilize water, sewer rates for seniors

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce introduced legislation Monday that would freeze sewer and water rates for some New Jersey residents. Her bill (A6044) would require that municipal sewer authorities and water companies stabilize rents, rates, fees, or other charges for the primary residences of residents ages 65 and...

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DeCroce bill tackling Medicaid costs, prescription prices signed into law

TRENTON, N.J. – Pharmacy benefit managers working within the Medicaid program are required to disclose certain financial information to the N.J. Department of Human Services under legislation the governor signed into law today.  Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce, who sponsored the bill (A1259/S249), said greater financial transparency is needed to lower...

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