Archive for Tag: Michele Matsikoudis

NJ needs more dental providers, Matsikoudis bill would help

TRENTON, N.J. – A shortage among the state’s dentists and dental hygienists is compromising New Jerseyans’ oral health care. Addressing critical gaps in the workforce, the Assembly Health Committee passed Assemblywoman Michele Matsikoudis’ bill entering New Jersey into an interstate compact for licensed dental providers.  “New Jersey is limited...

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Committee passes Matsikoudis bill waiving tuition for some students studying to enter workforce

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly Labor Committee on Monday cleared a bill sponsored by Assemblywoman Michele Matsikoudis to make apprenticeship programs more accessible for students earning less than the state’s median income. “Apprenticeship programs allow students to earn industry-recognized credentials that lead to gainful employment, but paying for the...

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NJ enters interstate counseling compact under new law

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywoman Michele Matsikoudis’ bill easing the mental health practitioner shortage by entering New Jersey into an interstate counseling compact was signed into law Tuesday. “More people in New Jersey will now be able to more quickly receive the mental health treatment they so desperately need,” Matsikoudis (R-Union)...

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Bill opening state teaching certification to some nontraditional educators passes Assembly committee

To address New Jersey’s ongoing critical teacher shortage, the state should create a certification route for educators holding a Montessori teaching credential, says Assemblywoman Michele Matsikoudis. Her bill (A4689), released from the Assembly Appropriations Committee Thursday, would require the state Board of Examiners to establish a certification program for...

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Matsikoudis bill protecting menstrual product charities passes committee

TRENTON, N.J. – As New Jersey continues to combat ‘period poverty,’ or the inability for some women and girls to purchase menstrual products, a need to protect the people who donate to the cause has also grown. The Assembly Judiciary Committee on Monday passed the New Jersey Feminine Hygiene...

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Matsikoudis testifies in favor of grief education bill

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywoman Michele Matsikoudis’ testimony before the Assembly Education Committee on Thursday spoke to the critical importance of teaching students about grief, an experience that became more common for children during the Covid-19 pandemic. “Improving access to these critical life skills for students in grades 8 through...

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Assembly passes Matsikoudis bill increasing mental health practitioners licensed to practice in NJ

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywoman Michele Matsikoudis’ bill easing the mental health practitioner shortage by entering New Jersey into an interstate counseling compact passed the Assembly on Thursday. The measure (A5311) provides for licensure reciprocity so that licensed counselors can provide services in any member state via telehealth without the...

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Matsikoudis bill easing mental health practitioner shortage passes committee

TRENTON, N.J. – Aiming to increase access to mental health services, the Assembly Health Committee on Monday advanced a bill sponsored by Assemblywoman Michele Matsikoudis to enter New Jersey into an interstate counseling compact that provides for licensure reciprocity. “Following the pandemic, which increased the demand for mental health...

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Assembly advances Kean and Matsikoudis measure protecting veterans seeking benefits from predatory business practices

TRENTON, N.J. – People seeking to profit from helping veterans find and receive their entitled benefits could soon face stiffer regulations under New Jersey law. The Assembly on Friday advanced a bill (A3286/S3292), sponsored by Assemblyman Sean Kean and Assemblywoman Michele Matsikoudis, prohibiting excessive fees for advising or assisting...

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Matsikoudis marks 500 days in office with $500,000 recovered for constituents

TRENTON, N.J. – On Friday, May 26, Assemblywoman Michele Matsikoudis celebrated her 500th day in office by announcing more than a half million dollars in recovered refunds, payments and property for her constituents.  “My staff and I hit our goal of $500,000 recovered for constituents nearly six months ahead...

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