Archive for Tag: military & veterans

Governor signs Matsikoudis and Sauickie bill helping veterans transition to licensed practical nursing careers

TRENTON, N.J. – New Jersey veterans with certain medical training will be able to more easily transfer their skills to licensed practical nursing careers under a bill signed by Gov. Phil Murphy on Friday and sponsored by Assemblywoman Michele Matsikoudis and Assemblyman Alex Sauickie. “New Jersey veterans will now...

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Bergen fights for better veterans’ benefits in Assembly, Dems block motions

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Brian Bergen, a former Apache pilot in Operation Iraqi Freedom, argued that Democrat-sponsored legislation in the Assembly on Thursday didn’t provide ample benefits for service-disabled veterans. “I’m standing up before you today, because I believe what we are doing here today is not enough,” Bergen...

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Army-veteran lawmaker slams state agencies for failing vet-owned businesses, calls for consequential changes

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Brian Bergen, a former Apache fighter pilot during Operation Iraqi Freedom, says a report released Monday showing New Jersey failed to award disabled veteran-owned businesses statutorily required state contracts demands an immediate response and swift corrective action. “New Jersey state agencies are mandated to do...

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