Assembly Democrats

McKeon on State's Rush to Settle Environmental Lawsuits Before November Constitutional Amendment Vote

(TRENTON) - Assemblyman John McKeon (D-Essex. Morris) issued the following statement on Friday:
"Repeatedly during budget hearings I have asked the Attorney General about the state's plans to seek settlements for the numerous outstanding environmental lawsuits owed to the state. And every year they give no inclination of when this would happen or if the state is even close to settlement in cases that have been around for decades.

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Jimenez Statement in Honor of Hispanic Heritage Month

Assemblywoman Angelica Jimenez (D-Bergen/Hudson) issued the following statement on Friday in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month:

"As we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, I want to salute the everyday Latinos who work tirelessly for their families and for the betterment of their communities; the ones who may not garner headlines, but whose efforts have a positive impact on society. I also want to encourage those whose knowledge of Latino culture is limited to media images to use this as an opportunity to learn about the people behind the category..."

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Senate & Assembly Committees to Focus on Gateway Tunnel Project in Continuing Examination of NJs Transit Operations

The Senate Legislative Oversight Committee and the Assembly Judiciary Committee will hold a joint hearing Monday to continue their examination of transit related issues, focusing on the critical Gateway Tunnel Program and other federal mass transit funding issues.

The hearing comes just a few weeks after top state and federal officials from New Jersey and New York met with President Trump to discuss the project, which is viewed as critical to the region's infrastructure and economy.

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Speaker Prieto Statement in Celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month

Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto (D-Bergen/Hudson) issued the following statement Thursday honoring National Hispanic Heritage Month:

"As a Hispanic American, I am proud to honor the rich contributions that our community has made to this country. From Cesar Chavez, Roberto Clemente, and Sonia Sotomayor to Oscar de la Renta, Jorge Ramos, and Cristina Saralegui, just to name a few, Hispanics and Latinos from all walks of life have had a lasting and profound influence on every corner of our culture.

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Schaer, Danielsen & Sumter Cost-Saving Measure to Expand Medical Parole for Those Posing No Public Safety Threat Now Law

Asm. Gary Schaer Legislation Assembly Democrats Gary Schaer, Joseph Danielsen and Shavonda Sumter sponsored to expand eligibility for medical parole for inmates who are physically incapacitated and do not pose a public safety threat is now law.

"This is both a humane and cost-effective approach to incarceration," said Schaer (D-Bergen/Passaic). "Those who are eligible for parole under this law are physically incapacitated and do not pose a threat to public safety. Releasing them from the confines of our prison system will save the state money by shifting the costs to Medicaid, which is funded in part by the federal government, and in turn enable them to get treatment in a more humane setting."

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Wisniewski: "How does a quarter-filled ferry make sense?"

Assemblyman John Wisniewski questions the $1.8 million subsidy from the New Jersey Department of Transportation to Seastreak ferry.

Chaparro on ferry Subsidy: Did you really hear the people?

Assemblywoman Annette Chaparro questions the $1.8 million subsidy from the New Jersey Department of Transportation to Seastreak ferry.

Chiaravalloti: Anyone who balances a checkbook could do this more efficiently

Assemblyman Nicholas Chiaravalloti questions the $1.8 million subsidy from the New Jersey Department of Transportation to Seastreak ferry.

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