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Kean Bill Would Provide Funding for Private School Security Measures

Source: Shorebeat – Public schools in New Jersey receive $75 per student to go toward security measures to ensure safety during the school day, but private schools receive no such funding – a gap one local lawmaker is trying to close with a bill that would provide funding for student security in private schools. In …

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Dancer Looks To Ban Organic Herb That Produces Heroin-Like High

Source: CBSNews Radio – A New Jersey lawmaker wants to ban an organic herb fueling the latest drug craze among teens…As WCBS 880’s Sean Adams reported, Kratom gives a high similar to heroin… The plant is related to coffee; it is native to southeast Asia and has long been used as an herbal pain reliever. …

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Dancer Bill To Recover Taxpayer Costs Defending Flag Pledge

Press Release – Assemblyman Ron Dancer has introduced legislation that affirms the right of a school system, council or commission to recite the Pledge of Allegiance. Under current law, those in attendance are not required to recite the pledge, however full respect must be shown to the flag while the pledge is being given by …

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Dance effort aims to prevent new drug craze in NJ

Source: NJ 101.5 – It has been around for years and can easily be bought in New Jersey tobacco shops, gas stations and on the internet. Kratom – an organic herb which grows naturally in Southeast Asia – is quickly becoming a “go-to’” drug for young people because of its opioid-like effects. The drug can …

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Muñoz on Study Showing No Link Between Vaccines and Autism: Vaccinations are Effective and Necessary

Press Release – Assembly Deputy Republican Leader Nancy F. Muñoz, R-Union, Morris and Somerset, issued the following statement in response to a study released Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) which found no link between autism and childhood vaccines, including those with an older sibling who has autism: “With autism rates …

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Simon Participates in Blowing Bubbles 4 Autism Event

Press Release – Assemblywoman Donna Simon, R-Somerset, Hunterdon, Mercer and Middlesex, issued the statement below regarding today’s “NJ Children Blow Bubbles 4 Autism to Raise Awareness” campaign at the statehouse. Hosted by the state Department of Human Services, the event is being held in conjunction with “Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day.” “Bubbles …

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Gove heads 2-day conference at Stockton University

Source: Asbury Park Press – Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove, R-9, recently visited Stockton University for a two-day workshop as the William J. Hughes Center for Public Policy Legislator-in-Residence. “The Legislator-in-Residence program is a great opportunity to share information between the State Capitol and our campus,” said Daniel J. Douglas, director of the Hughes Center. Gove’s district …

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Angelini Calls for Assembly Vote On Prescription Drug Disposal Bill

Assembly Republican Press Release – Assemblywoman Mary Pat Angelini, R-Monmouth, is calling for the General Assembly to vote on bipartisan measure (A-709), which requires pharmacies and physicians to instruct patients on how to safely dispose of unused prescribed controlled dangerous substances. In a letter to Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto, Angelini said that taking action to …

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O’Scanlon asks NJEA, ‘Where’s your plan?’ [video]

Source: NJTV News – Assembly Budget Officer Declan O’Scanlon, on NJTV News’ evening telecast Wednesday, address the pension payment issue and the Amicus filing by the Democrats in support of a judge ordering the state to pay $1.6 billion into the pension fund. O’Scanlon said, “Essentially this is them saying they are encouraging the courts …

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Brown argues Dems posturing on pensions won’t defuse time bomb [video]

Source: Assembly Republican Video – In a press conference, Republican members of the Assembly Budget Committee Declan O’Scanlon, Tony Bucco and Chris Brown pressed Democrats to come up with a pension payment plan instead of filing an amicus brief with the state Supreme Court in support of the unions’ case. Asm. Christopher J. Brown: “The …

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