Assembly OKs Mazzeo, Andrzejczak & Giblin Bill to Help Put Displaced Atlantic City Casino Employees Back to WorkLegislation sponsored by Assemblymen Vince Mazzeo, Bob Andrzejczak and Tom Giblin to help displaced casino workers prepare to re-enter the workforce gained Assembly approval 55-18-1 on Thursday.
"Just as much as this legislation is about helping these workers pursue a new career path as individuals, it's also about restoring the region's economy overall," said Mazzeo (D-Atlantic). "This is an unparalleled opportunity, working in a bipartisan manner, to help transform Atlantic City..."
Lagana: 'Transportation Network Companies Must Conduct Business Safely'Assemblyman Joseph Lagana (D-Bergen/Passaic) had the following published on bergendispatch.com:
"Businesses such as Uber and Lyft use apps to connect passengers with drivers paid to give rides in their personal cars. These transportation network companies, or TNCs, have apps with features such as tracking driver location and online payment, allowing them to provide services in a convenient way.
"I admire the modernization TNCs are bringing to transportation and salute their innovative spirit, but those benefits don't excuse these companies from an obligation to conduct business safely…"
McKeon Seeks Pollution Complaint Information from Attorney General & Department of Environmental ProtectionRequest Part of Assembly Judiciary Committee Examination of Proposed Christie Administration Settlement with Exxon Mobil
Assembly Judiciary Committee Chairman John McKeon on Wednesday asked the state Attorney General and Department of Environmental Protection commissioner to provide him a list of all complaints filed by the state since 2004 in which the state sought pollution damages.
"The committee's review of this proposed settlement is of vital importance to the taxpayers of New Jersey and the environmental health of our state," said McKeon (D-Essex/Morris). "Gov. Christie insists this is a good deal for New Jersey, but we need to see where this decision stands in relation to other incidents to decide whether that's an accurate statement..."
Schaer, Prieto & Sumter Propose Diversity Training for Law Enforcement throughout NJ in Response to Nationwide Events
Bill Takes Proactive Approach to Engage Communities, Build Cultural AwarenessAssembly Budget Chair Gary S. Schaer, Speaker Vincent Prieto and Assemblywoman Shavonda Sumter will introduce legislation this week to better prepare all local and county law enforcement agencies throughout New Jersey to handle racial, ethnic and religious diversities within their respective communities.
The bill would require each county and municipal law enforcement department to develop and adopt a cultural diversity training course that includes instruction and exercises designed to focus on the needs of the racial, ethnic, and religious communities within each department's respective jurisdiction. Each municipal and county law enforcement officer would be required to participate in the course as part of in-service training.
THURSDAY - Testing Opt-Out, Pollution Settlements, Prescription Drug Monitoring, Atlantic City UEZ, Improving Medical Marijuana Program & Displaced Casino Worker Job Training Highlight Thursday Assembly SessionLottery Couriers Budget Transparency, Economic Incentive Study, Stolen Valor Act, Student Steroid Abuse, Elderly Care, School Breakfast & Motor Vehicle Data Privacy Bills Also on Tap
Legislation to allow parents to opt their children out of standardized testing, require more money from pollution settlements be used for clean-up and extend the public comment period for pollution settlements, improve prescription drug monitoring to curb abuse, bring an Urban Enterprise Zone and property tax relief to Atlantic City, improving the medical marijuana program and provide training to displaced casino workers highlight Thursday's Assembly voting session...
McKeon Opening Statement at Start of Judiciary Committee Hearing into the Exxon Mobil Bayway Cleanup Settlement
Frm. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords Joins Mosquera & Weinberg in Roundtable Discussion on Gun & Domestic Violence Prevention
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