Assembly Democrats


Monday: Assembly Budget Committee to Review Budget & Medicaid Plans with Department of Human Services

The Assembly Budget Committee at 10 a.m. on Monday will review proposed spending and Medicaid plans for the Department of Human Services.

The hearing will be held in Committee Room 11 on the 4th Floor of the State House Annex in Trenton...

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Danielsen to Host Veterans Claims Clinic

Asm. Joseph Danielsen VA Representative Will Be Available to Help Veterans, Service Members with Claims

Assemblyman Joseph Danielsen will join the Newark regional office of the Department of Veterans Affairs on May 16 to host a veterans claims clinic. The event will give those who have served in the military an opportunity to get one-on-one guidance on how to receive benefits and entitlements.

"Too many men and women who were willing to put their lives on the line in defense of the United States of America essentially forfeit benefits that they earned and deserve simply because they're unaware of what's available," said Danielsen (D-Middlesex/Somerset), who served as an Army reservist. "Reaching out to those who served is a critical part of meeting our obligation to ensure veterans receive the health care, education, housing and employment services they need."

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Video: McKeon Previews Friday Hearing into NJ Transit/Amtrak Woes

Assembly Judiciary Chairman John McKeon ‘Things have gone from bad to worse’

Lawmaker Also Notes Trans-Hudson Tunnel Canceled by Christie Would Nearly be Completed

10 a.m. Friday Hearing to Include Testimony from Amtrak & NJT Leaders

Assembly Judiciary Chairman John McKeon (D-Essex/Morris) discusses Friday’s Assembly-Senate hearing on Amtrak and NJ Transit breakdowns, planned repairs at New York Penn Station and contingency plans to move commuters in the event of reduced service.

Watch the video here.

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Schaer Legislation Encourages Creation of "Blue Parks" to Make Parks Safer & More Inclusive for Children with Special Needs


Launched in Passaic, "Blue Parks" initiative makes parks more accommodating for special needs children, including those whose conditions make them a flight risk
In recognition of Autism Awareness Month, Assemblyman Gary Schaer (D-Bergen/Passaic) will introduce legislation to encourage municipalities and counties in New Jersey to follow the City of Passaic's "Blue Park" initiative, which aims to make parks safer and more inclusive for special needs children, including those on the autism spectrum.

"We should make every effort to make our parks safer and more inclusive for all children to enjoy," said Schaer. "What is being done in Passaic should be replicated throughout the state so children with special needs can fully enjoy their outings at the park, and parents and caregivers can rest a little easier knowing that extra safety measures are in place."

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McKeon: Train Travel in NJ Has Gone From Bad to Worse

McKeon: Train Travel in NJ Has Gone From Bad to Worse

Singleton: Not Enough Has Been Done for Superstorm Sandy Victims

Singleton: Not Enough Has Been Done for Superstorm Sandy Victims

Assembly Democrats Sound Off on Funding Education in New Jersey

Assembly Democrats Sound Off on Funding Education in New Jersey



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