Archive for Tag: Legislative District 30

Assembly passes Thomson bill that extends Right to Farm protections to aquaculture activities

TRENTON, N.J. – Farming in water environments, referred to as aquaculture, will soon have the same protections as farms on land in the Garden State. Assemblyman Ned Thomson’s bill (A3039) extending those protections under the Right to Farm Act was passed by the full Assembly Thursday.  The Act protects commercial...

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Thomson bill would extend Right to Farm protections to aquaculture activities

TRENTON, N.J. – Farming in water environments, referred to as aquaculture, should have the same protections as farms on land in the Garden State, Assemblyman Ned Thomson says. His bill (A3039) extending those protections under the Right to Farm Act was released from the Assembly Agriculture and Food Security committee...

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Bill honoring Monmouth County World War II vet clears committee

TRENTON, N.J. – World War II veteran John Tarantino distinguished himself on the battlefield under the command of Gen. George S. Patton and back home in his community, working with the Disabled American Veterans charity. To honor his service, life and work, Assemblymen Sean Kean and Ned Thomson are...

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Thomson says energy tax receipts must offset employee health care hikes

TRENTON, N.J. – With the State Health Benefits Commission approving health care rate hikes of 23% for local government employees, Assemblyman Ned Thomson is demanding that energy tax receipts be paid in full to municipalities to offset the expected property tax increases. “The state has essentially been playing Judas...

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Assembly green lights Thomson and Kean bills addressing school bus driver shortages

TRENTON, N.J. – The General Assembly on Thursday passed two bills, sponsored by Assemblymen Ned Thomson and Sean Kean, giving school districts more tools to tackle bus driver shortages by streamlining the licensure process and allowing non-CDL drivers to transport students on certain buses. Under the first bill (A3564), school...

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Thomson and Kean bill would allow school districts to take the wheel in training bus drivers

TRENTON, N.J. – A bill that would streamline the school bus driver training and licensure process was released from the Assembly transportation committee Thursday. The bill (A3564), sponsored by LD 30 Assemblymen Ned Thomson and Sean Kean, would allow school districts to administer the commercial driver license exam and most...

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We need to pull the plug on governor’s energy plan, Kean says

TRENTON, N.J. – As Gov. Phil Murphy rushes full steam ahead with his energy master plan, one Assemblyman wants to apply the brakes to what he believe is an ambitious but ultimately misguided plan. Assemblyman Sean Kean says residents, especially young families and seniors, cannot afford to subsidize the...

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Affordable housing project in Howell underscores need for legislative reform, say Singer, Kean and Thomson

TRENTON, N.J. – Sen. Robert Singer and Assemblymen Sean Kean and Edward Thomson, lawmakers from Legislative District 30, which includes Howell, say a proposed 319-unit project in the township illustrates the urgent need for affordable housing reform. When the Legislature reconvenes after the November election, they are calling on...

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