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Stender: 'Strike While the Iron is Hot' on GMO Food Labeling

Assemblywoman Linda Stender
Assemblywoman Pushing for Action on GMO Food Labeling Legislation in NJ in Wake of Recent Passage of Similar Legislation in Vermont
Assembly State Government Committee Chairwoman Linda Stender (D-Union) issued the following statement Thursday in the wake of the Vermont legislature's passage of a bill that would require foods with genetically modified ingredients be labeled as such in that state:

"With Vermont poised to become the first state in the country to require GMO labeling, we in New Jersey now have a perfect opportunity to strike while the iron is hot and pass our own GMO labeling legislation (A-1359)..."

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Caputo Calls Caesars Entertainment's Plan to Open Casino in New York a Slight to New Jersey's Efforts to Expand Gaming Industry

(TRENTON) - Assemblyman Ralph Caputo (D-Essex), chair of the Assembly Tourism and Gaming Committee, on Thursday issued the following statement in light of Caesars Entertainments' announcement to open a resort-like casino in New York after years of opposition to expansion of gaming options in other parts of New Jersey:

"Fearing expansion would pull consumers and revenue from Atlantic City, Caesars has been a major roadblock for the state over the past few years.

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Vainieri Huttle to Join with Fort Lee Officials to Kick Off Public Health Drive to Ban Smoking at Parks & Beaches

With the weather warming up and more people enjoying the outdoors, Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle (D-Bergen) and Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich will kick off a drive on Friday to encourage more towns to support restricting smoking at public parks and beaches.

Vainieri Huttle and Sokolich will be joined by various mayors and county officials on Friday, April 25, at 10 am in Constitution Park (Fletcher Ave. and Lewis Street) in Fort Lee where the borough recently banned smoking in the interest of protecting the public health. They will also be joined by officials from NJ GASP (Global Advisor on Smoke-free Policy) and the Bergen County Prevention Coalition.

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Cryan & Prieto Hail Decision to Boost Wages for Newark Airport Workers

Assemblyman Joseph Cryan and Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto on Thursday hailed the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey's decision to increase the minimum wage for workers at all area airports, including Newark Liberty International Airport.

Cryan and Prieto sponsored a resolution approved by the Assembly in March urging the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to request and support increase in the minimum wage for workers at Newark airport...

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Pintor Marin on Lack of Funding for Women's Health Care in FY 2015 Proposed Budget

Pintor Marin on Lack of Funding for Women's Health Care in FY 2015 Proposed Budget from NJ Assembly Democratic Office on Vimeo.

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