Archive for Tag: Parker Space

Lawmakers propose measure to aid farmers and the hungry during coronavirus pandemic

TRENTON, N.J. – Farmers across America without schools, hotels and restaurants to buy their food are being forced to dump millions of gallons of milk, mulch produce back into the soil, and smash hundreds of thousands of eggs. As mandatory shutdowns leave farmers with few options and hundreds of...

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Small businesses still hit hard by coronavirus crisis, lawmaker finds

SPARTA, N.J. – Small businesses are struggling to stay afloat during the coronavirus pandemic, according to Assemblyman Parker Space. Many of New Jersey’s businesses were deemed non-essential and mandated to close or significantly cut back on operations by executive order. “The coronavirus has wreaked havoc on local businesses as...

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Space, DiMaio call for repeal of gun laws targeting law-abiding residents

TRENTON, N.J. – Despite following all of New Jersey’s gun laws, an armored-car security guard was arrested last month on his way home from work on two felony charges: possession of hollow-point ammunition and illegal transportation of a firearm. The guard had a state carry permit for the Smith...

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Committee passes Wirths bill protecting communities from fees mandated by some homeowner associations

TRENTON, N.J. – Under a bill advanced unanimously by the Assembly Housing Committee today, homeowners would be protected from voluntary associations that try to impose mandatory fees on all residents, regardless of membership. The bill (A2480), sponsored by Assemblyman Hal Wirths and co-sponsored by Assemblyman Parker Space, bans associations...

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Space and Wirths bill creates humane alternative for handing over unwanted pets

TRENTON, N.J. – With friends like these, man’s best friends don’t need enemies. Recently, police in Millville reported finding a deceased brindle pit bull mix in a crate in the woods. Last May, a 10-week old puppy was found trapped in a cage and drowned in a lake in...

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Space bill requiring prevailing wage contractors to register signed into law

TRENTON, N.J. – All contractors who are required to pay their workers prevailing wage must register with the Department of Labor under a new law (A2478/S62) sponsored by Assemblyman Parker Space. “It’s important that the Department of Labor is aware of all contractors who are doing work in which...

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Governor signs Dunn and Space legislation helping taxpayers see savings through shared services

TRENTON, N.J. – Municipalities will now be able to include the amount saved through shared services on property tax bills under a new measure (A2972/S1298) signed into law this week and sponsored by Assemblywoman Aura Dunn and Assemblyman Parker Space. “This law provides taxpayers with some transparency. When they...

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Governor signs Wirths and Space bill prohibiting public contracts for those banned from federal contracts

TRENTON, N.J. – This week the governor signed a bill (A3745/S2469), sponsored by Assemblymen Hal Wirths and Parker Space, prohibiting a person debarred from contracting with the federal government from receiving a contract for public work in New Jersey. “We can’t have people barred from federal contracts for crimes...

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Space and Wirths bill to stop corrupt recycling of contaminated soil signed into law

TRENTON, N.J. – A bill (S1683/A4267), sponsored Assemblymen Parker Space and Hal Wirths, preventing the illegal dumping of contaminated dirt was signed into law this week. It expands New Jersey’s solid waste licensing law to include soil and fill recycling businesses. The bill reflects recommendations stemming from a state...

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Governor signs Space and Wirths bill establishing food hubs

TRENTON, N.J. – This week the governor signed legislation (A3592/S1953), sponsored by Assemblymen Parker Space and Hal Wirths, establishing food hubs to strengthen small-scale New Jersey farms. Food hubs help connect food producers to new markets and services. Selling through a food hub can supplement revenue for small to...

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