Tag: Mary Pat Angelini

Angelini lauded for work for children, families

From: NJ.com A local state legislator is being honored for her continued advocacy on behalf of children and families.

Mary Pat Angelini

Assemblywoman Mary Pat Angelini, R-Monmouth, will receive the New Jersey chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics Children’s Advocate of the Year Award on April 25.

“It is a tremendous privilege and honor to be a recipient of the American Academy of Pediatrics Children’s Advocate of the Year’ award,” Angelini said in a Wednesday press release. “Helping improve the lives of children is one of the most rewarding experiences I have as a legislator and I am humbled to be recognized for my efforts.”

While representing the 11th district in 2012, Angelini sponsored 94 bills, including the Jessica Lunsford Act, imposing a mandatory 25 years to life sentence for aggravated sexual assault against children under 13 years of age. She also introduced an “Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights” and a measure establishing more safe havens for newborns.

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Angelini and Governor’s mobile cabinet in Asbury Park

Mary Pat Angelini

From: Star-Ledger But state Assemblywoman Mary Pat Angelini, R-11th, who stopped by the event to hear directly from area storm victims and the representatives from the state and federal organizations in attendance, said the low turnout was only because a majority of the city’s residents were not severely impacted by the storm.

“What we will get here are a lot of the business owners who are still struggling to work their way through the government process,” said Angelini, who is also on the board of the city’s Chamber of Commerce. “And this bringing of everybody together in one spot, at one time is a great way to streamline the help that is available to constituents. It really kind of cuts out the middle man and brings people right to the source that can help them.”

But Angelini said events like the Mobile Cabinet can only do so much.

“The feedback we are hearing from FEMA and the Small Business Association is that not enough folks are not registering, and that many of the have still not accessed some of the opportunities available to them because they feel they don’t want a low-interest loan or they don’t want a handout,” Angelini said. “But it is very important for everybody to at least register. That way they are at least in system, so least’s say six months down the road they find out everything is costing more, they’re able to access some of these programs and incentives.”

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Angelini Urges Residents to Take Advantage of Governor Christie’s Asbury Park Mobile Cabinet Event

Press release – Assemblywoman Mary Pat Angelini is urging residents to take advantage of Governor Christie’s Mobile Cabinet which will be held at Asbury Park City Hall on Thursday, April 11.

Angelini, who represents Asbury Park and the surrounding communities, had requested the Governor hold the mobile cabinet event in order to provide assistance in the region where many residents and businesses were impacted by Sandy.

Mary Pat Angelini

“So many residents and businesses are still struggling to get back on their feet after Sandy devastated our area,” said Angelini.  “I am pleased that the Christie Administration has accepted my invitation to come here and offer vital resources to area residents.”

At the event, members of Governor Christie’s Cabinet as well as staff from various state agencies will be available to assist residents with Sandy-related issues and any other matters of concern.

Angelini noted that, despite the devastation, the majority of businesses along this part of the shore are open for business but many people are still trying to recover from the historic storm.

“Fortunately, the majority of businesses in the area are open and looking forward to a great summer season,” she said.  “However, there are many residents and merchants who can use some assistance and I urge them to take advantage of this opportunity to learn about the resources that may be available.”

The Mobile Cabinet will take place between 9am and 5pm and will feature representatives from the Governor’s Office, FEMA, the Business Action Center and the Departments of Environmental Protection, Community Affairs and Banking and Insurance.

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Angelini welcomes spring at Brock Farms

Mary Pat Angelini

From: Patch On one of the first spring like days of the year, NJ Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher came to Brock Farms Home and Garden World in Freehold to officially welcome in the season with a call to support local businesses.

Freeholder Deputy Director Serena DiMaso, Freeholder John Curley, Assemblywoman Mary Pat Angelini, Freehold Township Mayor Barbara McMorrow, members of the New Jersey Nursery and Landscape Associations (NJNLA) and Ed Brock all joined Fisher on Monday for a tour of the Freehold  facility and reiterated the importance of shopping local.

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Angelini: Coach Rice’s abuse and bullying is an embarrassment

Assembly Republican Deputy Conference Leader Mary Pat Angelini, R-Monmouth, who was a prime sponsor of New Jersey’s “Anti-Bullying Law” for grade schools, said it was “shocking that someone who is responsible for developing character and integrity believes the goal of winning is the ultimate prize and no price is too great.”

“The abuse and bullying inflicted on the student-athletes at New Jersey’s state university is an embarrassment,” Angelini said.

From: Gannett New Jersey

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Assembly Republican Deputy Conference Leader Mary Pat Angelini, R-Monmouth, who was a prime sponsor of New Jersey’s “Anti-Bullying
Law” that was signed into law by Gov. Chris Christie just over one year ago,issued the following statement this morning after it was announced that Rutgers University basketball coach Mike Rice had been fired for improper behavior that included both verbal and physical abuse of players: 

“It is shocking that someone who is responsible for developing character and integrity believes the goal of winning is the ultimate prize and no price is too great. The abuse and bullying inflicted on the student-athletes at New Jersey’s state university is an embarrassment. Coach Rice should have been dismissed from his position and a full investigation into the matter should be conducted to determine if anyone else is accountable for tolerating behavior that is way out of bounds.”

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Casagrande Puts NJ Families First

BettyLou DeCroce, Caroline Casagrande and Mary Pat Angelini

Improving the workplace in New Jersey for women and families is the impetus behind a two-bill package that has been announced by Assemblywoman Caroline Casagrande.



The first bill would provide a 50 percent tax credit to companies that offer childcare assistance.

“The credit can be earned in a number of ways. It can be earned by operating an on-site child care facility, by contracting with outside childcare providers, by paying for employees individualized childcare. It also applies to home-based providers,” said Casagrande. “Companies will get decreased turnover and increased production. It’ll reduce missed workdays and will make employees more likely to stay with the companies.”

From: NJ 101.5 FM w/audio

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Casagrande unveils 50% tax credit measure to help working mothers

A group of Republican women lawmakers unveiled legislation today designed to keep women in the workplace, help them balance families and careers, and reward companies that contribute to that effort.

Caroline Casagrande

Assemblywoman Caroline Casagrande, R-11, Freehold, was joined by six other GOP legislators as she announced a bill that would provide a 50 percent tax credit for companies that offer child care assistance, and another measure that would honor and recognize businesses that join a so-called Family First initiative to encourage working women.

In reference to the struggle working mothers face in raising families and earning a living, Casagrande said that “If we keep that talent we will absolutely grow the GDP, this is a growth bill.’’

They said they would welcome support of female Democratic lawmakers to make this a bipartisan effort.

Standing alongside Casagrande in announcing the bills were Assembly members Donna Simon, R-16, Flemington; Nancy Muñoz, R-21, Summit; BettyLou DeCroce, R-26, Parsippany; Mary Pat Angelini, R-11, Ocean; Holly Schepisi, R-39, Westwood; and DiAnne Gove, R-9, Forked River.

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Casagrande says tax credits for businesses can help women and families

Caroline Casagrande, Mary Pat Angelini and Nancy Muñoz

Assemblywoman Caroline Casagrande says she wants state tax credits to be given to businesses that provide child care benefits to workers, saying the economy can be strengthened by improving the workplace for women and families.

A 50 percent tax credit to companies that operate or contract for child care services or reimburse employees for expenses “will benefit families, will benefit employers and will benefit our state economy,’’ Casagrande said.

Casagrande, joined by running mate Mary Pat Angelini and four other female Republican Assembly members, said she wants to also establish a “Family First’’ program that recognizes employers that adhere to a set of best practices such as giving workers scheduling or location flexibility.

From: Gannett

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Local Legislators ‘Gratified’ With New Special Ed Task Force Law

Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Assembly Republican Conference Leader Dave Rible and Sen. Jennifer Beck to create a task force to improve the funding, delivery and effectiveness of special education programs and services in New Jersey was signed into law today by Governor Christie.

Dave Rible

“This is a victory for the hundreds of parents I’ve met while visiting schools and special education programs who feel that their kids are falling through the cracks,” Rible, R-Monmouth and Ocean, said. “We can’t walk away from these families and this task force will examine everything to make special education more efficient and effective in a meaningful reform of our system that will benefit our special needs children.

“This is one of the most emotional issues I’ve been involved in, and I’m gratified that Governor Christie signed this bill,” Rible added.

Rible and Beck introduced the bill, S-600 / A-1365, in response to an Asbury Park Press series in 2010 on New Jersey’s special education system. The series, “Special Care, Unknown Costs,” questioned the cost and effectiveness of the state’s various special education programs. The series revealed a lack of standards and little oversight of how the $3 billion spent on special education every year is utilized.

The bipartisan legislation was also prime-sponsored by Assembly members Mary Pat Angelini, Jason O’Donnell and Donna Simon, and Sen. Teresa M. Ruiz.

From: Patch, more from NJ Newsroom

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