Bucco bill allowing municipal utility authorities to defer or reduce rates for deployed military personnel passed by General Assembly

Press Release – Legislation to help ease the burden on deployed members of the military sponsored by Assemblyman Anthony M. Bucco was approved today by the state General Assembly. The bill (A3534) permits county and municipal sewer and water authorities to waive, defer, or reduce charges for deployed military personnel. “When our military men and …

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Webber bills to aid veterans and deployed military personnel wins Assembly approval

Press Release – A pair of bills Assemblyman Jay Webber sponsors to streamline the unemployment process for veterans and help ease the financial burden for deployed military personnel was approved today by the General Assembly. The first measure (A-3606/S-2004) allows out-of-work veterans to claim unemployment insurance benefits online. “My bill treats those who have served …

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Assembly approves Space bill to allowing veterans to apply for unemployment benefits online

Press Release – – Legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Parker Space to streamline the unemployment process for veterans was approved today by the General Assembly. The bill (A-3606/S-2004) allows out-of-work veterans to claim unemployment insurance benefits online. “This measure levels the playing field for vets who are out of work and currently not permitted to file …

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Assembly advances Dancer-Space-Phoebus Farm to School bills

Press Release – A package of farm-friendly bills sponsored by Assemblymen Ron Dancer and Parker Space and Assemblywoman Gail Phoebus were advanced today by the General Assembly as the Garden State commemorates Jersey Fresh Farm to School Week, September 26 to 30. The four bills will help strengthen New Jersey’s Farm to School program, a …

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DiMaio bill safeguarding young concussion victims advances

Press Release – Legislation sponsored by Assemblyman John DiMaio ensuring adequate precautions for students who have suffered a concussion today received General Assembly approval. The bill (A-2481) requires students to receive a medical evaluation by a licensed health professional before returning to school after a concussion. “The frequency and severity of concussion-related brain injuries in …

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Handlin addresses school funding at APP summit

  Source: APP.com – Overfunded school districts with declining enrollment. Growing school districts with inadequate funding. Gov. Chris Christie’s proposal for equal school funding for every child, whether rich or poor. Those were some of the topics addressed Saturday at an education summit hosted by the Asbury Park Press and the Asbury Park/Neptune National Association …

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Brown lauds suspension of north jersey casino media campaign

Source: Press of Atlantic City – A nonprofit campaign favoring the expansion of casino gaming to North Jersey has thrown up the white flag. Our Turn NJ announced Thursday it was suspending its paid media campaign, citing poor polling data among the factors. “The current political climate in New Jersey and voters’ concerns about the …

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Rumana, McGuckin, DeCroce weigh in on roadwork shutdown

  NJ101.5 – Roadwork that’s been shuttered since early July at the governor’s direction is going to cost extra once it’s eventually restarted. An Assembly panel has endorsed the idea of making sure the state pays for that, not municipalities and counties. The costs associated with stopping and restarting construction projects haven’t been calculated and …

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Dancer bill extends senior freeze property tax benefits to the disabled

Press Release – In an effort to help residents with disabilities currently not eligible for the state’s senior freeze property tax reimbursement program because they receive disability retirement benefits from the federal government, Assemblyman Ron Dancer has introduced legislation (A-4130) to extend the program to disabled former federal employees. “Just because these residents receive retirement …

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Dancer legislation awakens Civil Service Commission from hibernation

Assembly Republican Press Release – Assemblyman Ron Dancer introduced legislation Thursday that will breathe life back into the Civil Service Commission. With only one of five seats filled, the commission has been unable to meet or take any action because it requires a quorum. The commission’s meeting has been cancelled 17 times this year after …

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