Archive for Tag: Michele Matsikoudis

Matsikoudis and Sauickie bill helping veterans transition to licensed practical nursing careers heads to governor

TRENTON, N.J. – New Jersey veterans with certain medical training may soon be able to transition to licensed practical nursing careers more easily, thanks to a bill passed by the Assembly Thursday and sponsored by Assemblywoman Michele Matsikoudis and Assemblyman Alex Sauickie. “Transitioning to civilian life can be difficult,...

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Matsikoudis recovers $280K for constituents

TRENTON, N.J. – Freshman Assemblywoman Michele Matsikoudis is celebrating a record day and successful year in helping constituents get funds that are rightfully theirs. Since taking office in January 2022, Matsikoudis and her team have recovered nearly $280,000 for residents of her legislative district covering parts of Morris, Somerset...

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Matsikoudis bill delivering support to mobile dining businesses approved by committee

TRENTON, N.J. – An innovative new business model that offers restaurant-quality food at your doorstep is growing in New Jersey and gaining legislative support thanks to a bill sponsored by Assemblywoman Michele Matsikoudis and passed by the Assembly Health Committee on Monday. The bill (A4339) creates a licensing program...

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Some students in apprenticeship programs could have their tuition waived under bill cleared by committee

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly Labor Committee cleared a bill on Monday to boost workforce development and make apprenticeship programs more accessible for students earning less than the state’s median income. “Apprenticeship programs build a strong workforce and allow students to earn as they learn,” Assemblywoman Michele Matsikoudis (R-Union),...

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Matsikoudis and Sauickie bill helping veterans transition to licensed practical nursing careers passes Assembly

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywoman Michele Matsikoudis and Assemblyman Alex Sauickie, honoring the legacy of the late Assemblyman Ron Dancer, sponsored a bill that would allow veterans with certain medical training to more easily transition to licensed practical nursing careers. They celebrated its passage in the Assembly on Monday. “I’m...

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Matsikoudis bill helping veterans transition to licensed practical nursing careers clears committee

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywoman Michele Matsikoudis’ bill allowing honorably discharged veterans with certain medical training to more quickly enter the health care field as licensed practical nurses passed the Military and Veterans Affairs Committee on Thursday. The bill, Matsikoudis says, addresses the state’s critical nursing shortages and helps veterans...

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State should extend early intervention services in response to Covid’s impact on youngest learners, says Deputy Republican Leader

TRENTON, N.J. – As state-mandated Covid-19 lockdowns and closures continue to negatively impact child development long after the public health emergency, Assemblywoman Nancy Munoz is calling on legislative leadership to consider her bill extending early intervention services to age 6 from 3.  “Babies born during the pandemic missed out...

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GOP education committee members ask chair to prioritize additional school safety measures

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Brandon Umba and Assemblywoman Michele Matsikoudis voted favorably on all school safety-related bills during the Assembly Education Committee hearing on Thursday, but argued it was not enough and pressured Chairwoman Pamela Lampitt to prioritize additional measures to protect schoolchildren.    “This legislation is a step in...

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Matsikoudis and Corrado seek evidence rules changes to help assault, discrimination survivors

TRENTON, N.J. – Conversations with close confidants following a sexual assault or employment discrimination should be admissible evidence in civil cases, Assemblywoman Michele Matsikoudis says. On Monday she, along with Sen. Kristin Corrado, introduced a joint resolution (SJR82/AJR163) urging the N.J. Supreme Court to adopt those rule changes. Under...

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Bill creating consumer watchdog to call government offices picks up Assembly sponsor

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywoman Michele Matsikoudis announced plans on Wednesday to introduce an Assembly version of a Senate bill creating a state Office of the Consumer to assess the responsiveness and accessibility of government agencies. She says introducing an Assembly version of Senate bill S2430 will give the measure...

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