Archive for Tag: Parker Space

Bill clarifying line of duty death benefits for first responders advances in Assembly

TRENTON, N.J. – Inspired by the family of a longtime Sussex County volunteer EMT, Eskil “Scott” Danielson, who died in the line of duty in 2016, Assemblymen Hal Wirths and Parker Space sought to change the state’s workers’ compensation law to protect surviving spousal benefits for all emergency responders....

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Bill that modernizes contractor payroll certification signed into law

TRENTON, N.J. – A bipartisan bill that will streamline submissions of public work contractors’ payrolls was signed into law Wednesday. Current law only requires those contractors submit written payroll records to the Department of Labor and the contract-awarding public body. The bill (S1442/A5345), sponsored by Assemblymen Ned Thomson, Christopher...

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Panel advances Space fishing buddy license bill

TRENTON, N.J. – An effort to promote freshwater fishing in the state’s scenic lakes, rivers and streams received a boost Thursday when legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Parker Space to expand the eligibility for discounted fishing licenses passed the Assembly Oversight, Reform and Federal Relations Committee. “Whether ice fishing in...

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Proposed mileage tax erodes freedom and privacy, Space says

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Parker Space wants to stop the push for a mileage-based tax on New Jersey drivers being floated by Gov. Phil Murphy and out-of-state bureaucrats. He plans to introduce legislation that would not only prohibit that tax but also bar the state from funding mileage-based tax studies or pilots....

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Wirths and Space bill easing proof of disability for veterans’ parking privileges passes Assembly

TRENTON, N.J. – Veterans who are 100% disabled would have less paper to submit when renewing parking privileges under a bill sponsored by Assemblymen Hal Wirths and Parker Space. The Assembly on Monday passed their bill (S660/A2438). “I am happy we can provide a little helping hand to veterans who...

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It is past time to end state employee residency requirements, Wirths and Space say

TRENTON, N.J. – New Jersey has a state employee recruitment problem. A Jan. 23 report published by the N.J. Association of School Administrators found that education is “at a precipice,” with schools unable to provide the constitutionally required thorough and efficient education to all students. Why? There is a...

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Space resolution designating National Apprenticeship Week in New Jersey signed

TRENTON, N.J. – New Jersey now recognizes the second week in November as National Apprenticeship Week following the governor’s signature of Assemblyman Parker Space’s resolution on Monday. Apprenticeship programs combine classroom instruction with on-the-job paid training to build a pipeline of highly-qualified workers who can then use their industry-recognized...

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