Assembly Democrats

Stender: 'Christie's priorities more on White House than women's health'

Asw. Linda Stender Assemblywoman Linda Stender (D-Union/Middlesex/Somerset) had the following published on

"The sad fact of the matter is that the health of New Jersey’s women is not Chris Christie’s priority. The cost – monetary and moral – of his actions is not his priority. As he charts his way to the White House, his primary focus is keeping up with a conservative ideology that prioritizes fiscally irresponsible policies and puts the health of women and their children dead last...

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Jasey: 'Include parents & teachers on test review commission'

Asw. Mila Jasey Assemblywoman Mila Jasey (D-Essex/Morris) had the following published in The Times of Trenton:

" As the lead sponsor of legislation A3081 to require a 15-member task force that would include parents and education professionals to review the new education standards, I believe the governor’s commitment to carry out the study is a step forward, but it is unreasonable to expect that his hand-picked commission will provide the level of impartial review this process warrants.

"If Gov. Christie’s genuine intent is to do what’s best for our kids, then he cannot afford to ignore the voices of some of the most influential men and women in their lives..."

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Speaker Prieto Extends Sympathies to Family of Sheriff Froehlich

Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto (D-Hudson/Bergen) issued the following statement Monday on the passing of Union County Sheriff Ralph Froehlich:

"I want to extend my heartfelt sympathies to Sheriff Froehlich's family at this time. Knowing what an impact he had on those he touched in his professional life, I can only imagine the profound loss his family must be feeling right now.

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Quijano Joins With Latino Officials from Across the Country in Urging the Obama Admin to Address the Growing Child Humanitarian Crisis at Our Borders

Assemblywoman Annette Quijano (D-Union) joined with other elected and appointed Latino officials from throughout the country this week in appealing to the Obama administration to take urgent action to deal with the burgeoning humanitarian crisis of unaccompanied children from Central America flooding U.S. borders seeking refuge.

In doing so, Quijano joined with thousands of other members of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) in sending a letter to President Obama detailing a number of urgent issues they would like the President to work with Congress to address in order to protect the welfare and rights of these children who are showing up unaccompanied without a parent or guardian in a desperate effort to escape violence in their home countries.

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Riley Calls Rutgers Tuition Increase a Step in the Wrong Direction

The university has raised tuition and fees for 2014-2015 school year
(TRENTON) - Assembly Higher Education Committee Chair Celeste Riley (D-Cumberland/Gloucester/Salem) today expressed her disappointment with the tuition increase at Rutgers University which will cost the average undergraduate student who wants to attend the university an additional $300 or more in tuition and fees.

"This is a step in the wrong direction. The cost of college is already steep.

"At this rate, I worry that pursuing a college education will become a luxury that only a select few will be able to afford. This does not bode well for the future of our students or the state…"

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Wisniewski, Weinberg Media Availability Following Testimony from Regina Egea to NJ Select Committee on Investigation

Wisniewski, Weinberg Media Availability Following Testimony from Regina Egea to NJ Select Committee on Investigation from NJ Assembly Democratic Office on Vimeo.

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