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Brown Bill Assisting Veterans with Higher Education Opportunities Advances from Assembly Committee

Source: Assembly Republican Press Release – Assemblyman Chris A. Brown’s legislation to make it easier and more affordable for all military veterans to attend college passed the Military and Veterans’ Affairs Committee Thursday. “Our returning veterans are seeking to get back to normal when they return home. Being able to attend college helps with their …

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Christie bridge scandal probe: Are the hearings working?

Source: The Star-Ledger – We sure get our share of political theater in New Jersey these days. Top billing, of course, has been our governor and his perfectly choreographed-to-appear-spontaneous, never-ending traveling road show. Nobody does it better. I mean, nobody: So, when the governor got in a jam, and the Assembly Transportation committee began investigating …

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Carroll: The legislature is not the answer to every problem

Source: NewsWorks – Heroin overdoses have increased dramatically in New Jersey in the last few years. In efforts to deal with the problem, an Assembly committee has advanced legislation that would double the penalties for distributing the drug. One of the sponsors of the legislation said it could deter dealers. Assemblyman Michael Patrick Carroll voted …

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Resolution supporting Joint Base MDL clears Assembly panel

Source: Burlington County Times – State lawmakers are voicing their support for Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in a formal resolution advancing through the Legislature. The bipartisan legislation calls on Congress to exclude the base as well as the Picatinny Arsenal in Morris County when considering future defense cuts or base closures. The joint base and Picatinny …

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Fiocchi-Sponsored Resolution Supporting Fishing Industry

Assembly Republican Press Release – Assembly Resolution 133, sponsored by South Jersey Assembly Republican Sam Fiocchi, R-Cumberland, Cape May and Atlantic, which urges Congress and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to reevaluate the provisions in the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA), was released by the Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee today. …

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Dancer Bipartisan Bee Bills Buzz Through Committee

Press Release – Assemblyman Ron Dancer, noting the importance of bees to the Garden State’s food chain, is the sponsor of a package of bipartisan bills designed to protect the state’s commercial and recreational bee industry and heighten public awareness about its importance to our food supply. The six bills were advanced today by the …

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Space Bills Will Protect NJ’s Bee Industry, Increase Public Awareness

Press Release – Assemblyman Parker Space, whose family has farmed in Sussex County for eight generations, is the sponsor of four bipartisan bills released by the Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee today that will protect and enhance the state’s commercial and recreational bee industry while helping increase public awareness of the insect that is …

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Bucco Bill Establishing Memorial Sign Program for Fallen Heroes is Approved by Assembly Committee

Source: Assembly Republican Press Release – Deputy Assembly Republican Leader Anthony M. Bucco’s bill recognizing the sacrifices of police and first-responders who have died in the line of duty was voted out of the Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee. The bill, A-410, directs the Department of Transportation to establish a roadside memorial sign program …

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Webber “NJTEAM Act” Released by Committee

Assembly Republican Press Release – A military veteran who attends a public college or university in New Jersey will pay an in-state tuition rate under legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Jay Webber, R-Morris, Essex and Passaic. The Assembly Military and Veterans’ Affairs Committee released the bill today. “Many of our returning service men and women are …

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Schepisi’s “NJ Family Collaborative Law Act” a Better Way

Assembly Republican Press Release – Legislation sponsored by Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi, R-Bergen and Passaic, helping families resolve divorces and other legal disputes without resorting to litigation, was released by the Assembly Judiciary Committee today. The bill, A-1477, is known as the “New Jersey Family Collaborative Law Act.” Similar legislation has already been signed into law …

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