Archive for Tag: Military

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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Sauickie’s first bill to become law allows military members, families to keep out-of-state driver’s licenses

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Alex Sauickie’s first bill signed into law will ease the relocation process for service members and their spouses and dependents by allowing them to use their out-of-state driver’s licenses while temporarily stationed in New Jersey. Sauickie’s bill (A325), signed by acting Gov. Sheila Oliver Monday, exempts...

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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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Assembly advances bill addressing firefighter eligibility for Guard members and reservists called to active duty

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly on Monday passed a bill allowing members of the National Guard and military reserve called to active duty to remain age-eligible for civil service firefighter positions. The bill, sponsored by Assemblymen Parker Space and Alex Sauickie, would provide parity with existing law that offers...

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Pro bono legal program for active-duty military and vets clears committee

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Jay Webber’s bill creating a “Military Pro Bono Program” for active-duty and reserve service members and veterans needing legal representation in civil law cases cleared the Assembly Judiciary Committee on Thursday. “When service members or veterans return home from serving our country and are faced with...

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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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Guard members and reservists called to active duty retain civil service firefighter eligibility under Space bill passed by committee

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly Military and Veterans Affairs Committee on Thursday passed a bill allowing members of the National Guard and military reserve called to active duty to remain age-eligible for civil service firefighter positions. The bill, sponsored by Assemblyman Parker Space, would provide parity with existing law...

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Bergen introduces six more bills to help New Jersey veterans

TRENTON, N.J. – Keeping his promise to make New Jersey the best state for veterans to live, work and play, Assemblyman Brian Bergen introduced six new pieces of legislation Thursday to accomplish that mission. The latest measures cutting property and income taxes, boosting jobs, and increasing veteran mental health...

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Bergen joins West Point cadets basic training march

WEST POINT, N.Y. – Assemblyman Brian Bergen joined the U.S. Military Academy’s class of 2026 Monday on its 12-mile predawn March Back, the final leg of their six-week basic training called “Beast.” The cadets disembarked at 4 a.m. from Lake Frederick to the academy, where they will be officially...

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Bill would allow veterans to coach high school sports

TRENTON, N.J. – Famed college basketball coach John Wooden observed that good coaches can change a game, but great coaches can change a life. In the diamond, Lower Cape May Regional High School graduate Ryan Lewis forged such a bond with his varsity baseball coach Ryan Slaney, whose care...

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