Archive for Tag: Michele Matsikoudis

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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District 21 lawmakers fought for more school funding from the state and won

WESTFIELD, N.J. – Sen. Jon Bramnick and Assemblywomen Nancy Munoz and Michele Matsikioudis, whose district includes parts of Union, Morris and Somerset counties, are happy with increased funding announced Thursday for each school district they represent. “This is an important moment for schools and property taxpayers in our district,”...

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Bramnick, Munoz, Matsikoudis tour Stirling train station in Long Hill

TRENTON, N.J. – Assembly Republican Leader and Senator-elect Jon Bramnick, Assemblywoman Nancy Munoz and Assemblywoman-elect Michele Matsikoudis will tour the Stirling train station in Long Hill at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 9. As the town begins revitalizing the business district, officials hope that the NJ Transit-owned station will...

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