Archive for Tag: Veterans

Teacher, mayor, assemblywoman, Jersey girl: This is DiAnne Gove

TRENTON, N.J. – Her parents planted deep roots after World War II on Long Beach Island. And for her entire life, that’s where Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove flourished. The youngest of three children – and the only daughter – Gove grew in her love of the Jersey Shore and public...

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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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Horse power: Committee advances Rooney legislation creating license plates to support riding therapy

TRENTON, N.J. – New Jersey’s state animal, the horse, is trotting towards its own license plate to support therapeutic riding programs for veterans and individuals with special needs. The Assembly Transportation and Independent Authorities Committee passed the legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney today. “The monies generated from...

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Assembly moves Dancer bill protecting disabled veterans’ federal student loan debt from state income taxes

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly voted today to assure disabled veterans that their federally-discharged student loan debt would not be subject to state income taxes. Assemblyman Ron Dancer sponsors the bill (A803) codifying that New Jersey’s income tax exclusion for cancelled debt also applies to a disabled veteran’s federal...

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Governor signs DeCroce bill supporting veteran’s employment in insurance industry

TRENTON, N.J. – This week Gov. Phil Murphy signed a bill (A1924), sponsored by Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce, to help veterans in New Jersey obtain employment in the insurance industry. The legislation waives the initial insurance producer-licensing fee for honorably discharged veterans who are New Jersey residents, have passed the...

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Rooney bill creating horse license plates to support riding therapy for veterans and people with special needs clears committee

TRENTON, N.J. – In the Assembly Transportation and Independent Authorities Committee today, Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney spoke on behalf of his bill (A4800) commemorating New Jersey’s state animal on a special license plate to support the health and well-being of horses as well as therapeutic riding programs for veterans and...

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Push to add ‘veterans’ to High Point park’s name passes Assembly

TRENTON, N.J. – Almost a hundred years after the park was conceived as a memorial to state residents killed in World War I, legislation to add New Jersey Veterans Memorial to High Point State Park’s name is now sitting on Gov. Phil Murphy’s desk. The bill passed the full...

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Committee approves Bucco veteran employment bill

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly Military and Veterans’ Affairs Committee advanced a bill today sponsored by Assemblyman Anthony M. Bucco to help veterans obtain employment in the insurance industry. The legislation (A1924) waives the initial insurance producer licensing fee for honorably discharged veterans who have passed the licensing exam....

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