Assembly Democrats

Eustace on Trump Administration Environmental Policy Changes, Affect on Climate Change

(TRENTON) - Assembly Environment Committee Chair Tim Eustace (D-Bergen, Passaic) issued the following statement on the dismantling of significant climate change polices by the Trump administration:

"A sweeping directive informing EPA agencies to ignore, rewrite or deny environmental policies that have helped to deter global warming affects is irresponsible and obnoxious governing.

"This administration's willful ignorance of the reality of climate change jeopardizes the environmental future for all of us and for generations to come.

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Mazzeo, Houghtaling, Downey, Andrzejczak & Land Bill to Bolster Disaster Preparedness in At-Risk Counties Heads to Governor

Asm. Vince Mazzeo Measure Would Establish Biennial Risk Assessment, Provide Funding for Counties Prone to Weather-Related Disasters

Legislation Assembly Democrats Vince Mazzeo, Eric Houghtaling, Joann Downey, Bob Andrzejczak and Bruce Land sponsored to help minimize damage during severe weather events recently gained final legislative approval from the Assembly. The measure now heads to the governor.

"More than four years after Hurricane Sandy, New Jersey continues to repair the damage, and families continue to deal with the financial and emotional toll of the storm. Fostering connections between the state and counties most prone to catastrophic storm damage can reduce the likelihood of similar devastation in the future," said Mazzeo (D-Atlantic).

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Wednesday - Assembly Budget Committee to Hold Public Hearing in Lodi on Proposed State Budget

The Assembly Budget Committee will meet Wednesday for its third public hearing on the proposed state budget for the fiscal year starting July 1.

The 9:30 a.m. hearing will be held at the Felician University-Lodi Campus, Obal Hall, in the 2nd Floor Lecture Hall at 262 South Main Street in Lodi...

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McKeon Statement on Trump Administration's Climate Change Executive Order

Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee Vice-Chair John McKeon (D-Essex/Morris) issued the following statement Tuesday condemning President Trump's executive order to roll back environmental policies enacted by President Obama to help address climate change.

"Today, President Trump's executive order aimed at dismantling a number of President Obama's landmark environmental regulations, most notably the Clean Power Plan, is yet another gimmick the President is trying to sell the American people. These new directives will do little to bring back coal mining jobs or make the United States more energy independent..."

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Prieto & Vainieri Huttle on their New Law to Create Jobs & Economic Development

Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto (D-Hudson/Bergen) and Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle (D-Bergen) discuss their legislation (A-98) that was signed into law on Monday to create jobs and economic development throughout New Jersey.

NJ Assembly Democrats Week in Review: March 20-24

NJ Assembly Democrats Week in Review: March 20-24

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