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***MULTIMEDIA PACKAGE*** Excerpts from Prieto, Muoio, Advocates at NJ Policy Perspective News Conference Addressing Child Poverty Crisis in NJ

Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto
New Report from NJPP calls for increasing TANF funding to address issue
Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto (D-Hudson) and Assemblywoman Elizabeth Maher Muoio (D-Mercer) issued a multimedia package Thursday of excerpts from a New Jersey Policy Perspective (NJPP) news conference they participated in to unveil a new report on child poverty in New Jersey.

The report, and some of the common-sense solutions it presents, reinforces the Speaker's ongoing effort to have the General Assembly focus on ways to lift New Jersey residents out of poverty, rebuild the middle-class and make New Jersey more affordable.

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Mazzeo Introduces Legislation to Enter New Jersey into the Interstate Wildlife Violators Compact

New Jersey One of Just Two States Not a Member of the Nationwide Compact to Crack Down on Abusers of Hunting, Fishing, Trapping Laws
Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo introduced has introduced legislation with broad support from sportsmen, environmental and animal rights advocates that would enter New Jersey in the Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact, a move that would help crack down on those who violate hunting, fishing and trapping laws in other states.

The Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact (IWVC) is an agreement among participating states to provide reciprocal sharing of information regarding hunting, fishing, and trapping violations. The IWVC requires participating states to report wildlife violation convictions to compact members. When New Jersey receives notices of violations of hunters, fishers and trappers from other states, the New Jersey Division of Fish & Wildlife would review the conviction and determine if the violation meets the requirements for suspension in New Jersey.

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Schaer, Johnson, Wimberly, Eustace & Mazzeo Legislation to Revise Wiretap Law Advanced by Assembly Panel

Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Gary Schaer, Gordon Johnson, Benjie Wimberly, Tim Eustace and Vincent Mazzeo to revise the law on wiretapping in New Jersey was advanced by an Assembly panel on Monday.

The bill (A-1635) would expand state statutes to authorize wiretap orders for the investigation of the following offenses or a conspiracy to commit them: luring or enticing a child, identity theft, stalking and cyberharassment.

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Assembly Panel OKs Lampitt, Benson, Vainieri Huttle & Tucker Bill to Help Residents with Disabilities Access Services

Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Pamela Lampitt, Daniel Benson, Valerie Vainieri Huttle and Cleopatra Tucker to increase awareness of the application processes for programs and services available to New Jersey residents with developmental disabilities gained approval from an Assembly panel this week.

"For many individuals with developmental disabilities, the ability to live independently and be economically stable depends on the ability to access the appropriate housing, transportation and the proper medical and behavioral care. Unfortunately, gaining that access can be a complex and confusing process," said Lampitt (D-Camden/Burlington). "This legislation will help ensure that residents of New Jersey who have developmental disabilities can get the services they need."

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DeAngelo, Mukherji & Vainieri Huttle Bill to Require NJ Transit to Notify Public Prior to Service Reduction Clears Assembly Panel

Asm. Wayne DeAngelo Legislation Assembly Democrats Wayne P. DeAngelo, Raj Mukherji and Valerie Vainieri Huttle sponsored to ensure that mass transit riders are properly informed of proposed service cuts recently was advanced by an Assembly panel.

"Any time there's a proposal for bus or train service to be eliminated, people's ability to get to work so they can keep a roof over their family's head and put food on the table is at stake. That's always substantial," said DeAngelo (D-Mercer/Middlesex). "At the very least, NJ Transit passengers ought to be informed of how these changes may affect their lives and have the opportunity to voice an opinion."

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Excerpts from Prieto, Muoio, Advocates at NJ Policy Perspective News Conference Addressing Child Poverty Crisis in NJ

Excerpts from Prieto, Muoio, Advocates at NJ Policy Perspective News Conference Addressing Child Poverty Crisis in NJ from NJ Assembly Democratic Office on Vimeo.

Jasey, Prieto, Giblin & DeCroce Hold News Conference Announcing Bipartisan Legislation to Expand Pre-K in NJ (A-2572)

Jasey, Prieto, Giblin & DeCroce Hold News Conference Announcing Bipartisan Legislation to Expand Pre-K in NJ (A-2572) from NJ Assembly Democratic Office on Vimeo.

Prieto, McKeon & Caputo on Resolution to Bring World-Class Gaming to North Jersey (ACR-1)

Speaker Prieto and Assemblymen McKeon & Caputo on Resolution to Bring World-Class Gaming to North Jersey (ACR-1) from NJ Assembly Democratic Office on Vimeo.

Andrzejczak Tours Cape May County Aquaculture Industry

Andrzejczak Tours Cape May County Aquaculture Industry from NJ Assembly Democratic Office on Vimeo.



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