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Monday: Assembly Budget Committee to Review Budget & Medicaid Plans with Department of Human Services

The Assembly Budget Committee at 10 a.m. on Monday will review proposed spending and Medicaid plans for the Department of Human Services.

The hearing will be held in Committee Room 11 on the 4th Floor of the State House Annex in Trenton...

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McKeon on Amtrak/NJ Transit Hearing: It’s Time to End the Blame Game & Come Up with Solutions

Assembly Judiciary Committee Chair John F. McKeon released the following statement Friday after his committee concluded a joint hearing with a Senate panel where they questioned top brass at both Amtrak and NJ Transit on the wave of recent breakdowns that have hammered commuters, as well as planned repairs.

"My concerns going into this hearing remain the same coming out.

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Video: Zwicker to NJ Transit – Why not Offer some Type of Refund?

Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker (D-Hunterdon/Mercer/Middlesex/Somerset) made the following comments Friday during a joint Assembly/Senate hearing on the recent woes plaguing Amtrak and NJ Transit commuters.

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Video: Muoio NJ Transit Needs a Complete Overhaul of Customer Communications

Assemblywoman Elizabeth Maher Muoio Assemblywoman Elizabeth Maher Muoio (D-Mercer/Hunterdon) issued the following statement during Friday's joint legislative hearing on the problems and delays that have plagued Amtrak and NJ Transit in recent weeks.

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Legislative Leaders and Activists Join Forces to Protect New Jersey Residents from Trump Agenda

Unprecedented "Resistance Coalition" to counter federal attacks on women, immigrants, the environment; other Trump targets
TRENTON -- Activists and community leaders joined Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg and Speaker Emeritus Sheila Oliver as well as Assemblywoman Annette Quijano, Assemblywoman Liz Muoio, and Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker to launch the statewide "Resistance Coalition" to protect New Jersey residents from the Trump agenda, which is putting women, immigrants, and working families at risk.

The coalition -- which is unprecedented in New Jersey politics -- will champion a legislative and policy agenda to counter the Trump administration. The legislators in the Resistance Coalition will introduce state legislative measures to protect rights that New Jersey's working families need to live and prosper, including funding health care, upholding fair labor standards, and proactively protecting our immigrant communities.

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Lagana Statement on Horizon

(Trenton) - Assemblyman Joseph Lagana (D- Bergen, Passaic) released the following statement on the Governor's proposed Horizon legislation:

"Middle class New Jerseyans have long suffered under Governor Christie's failed economic agenda. So I am skeptical of his latest call for Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey to forfeit their reserves to the State.

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Wimberly Statement on Horizon

(Trenton) - Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly (D-Bergen, Passaic) released the following statement on the Governor's proposed Horizon legislation:

"3.8 million New Jerseyans are covered under Horizon healthcare plans. In a time of uncertainty regarding healthcare in this country, any bill proposal that would jeopardize coverage or rates for residents should be declared null and void. For More             

Video: Zwicker Stands for Commuters Amid Amtrak/NJ Transit Woes

Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker (D-Hunterdon/Mercer/Middlesex/Somerset) made the following comments Friday during a joint Assembly/Senate hearing on the recent woes plaguing Amtrak and NJ Transit commuters.

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Video: Muoio Stands up for Commuters

Assemblywoman Elizabeth Maher Muoio Assemblywoman Elizabeth Maher Muoio (D-Mercer/Hunterdon) issued the following statement during Friday's joint legislative hearing on the problems and delays that have plagued Amtrak and NJ Transit in recent weeks.

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Video: Muoio – ‘These Delays Effect People’s Lives’

Assemblywoman Elizabeth Maher Muoio Assemblywoman Elizabeth Maher Muoio (D-Mercer/Hunterdon) issued the following statement during Friday’s joint legislative hearing on the problems and delays that have plagued Amtrak and NJ Transit in recent weeks.

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Video: McKeon - 'Commuters Deserve Better'

Assembly Judiciary Chairman John McKeon Assembly Judiciary Chairman John McKeon (D-Essex/Morris) on the need to improve reliability and safety for New Jersey commuters. McKeon made the comments as he opened Friday's joint Assembly/Senate hearing on the recent NJ Transit and Amtrak woes.

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Video: McKeon on Commuter Difficulties Caused by Christie trans-Hudson Tunnel Cancellation

Assembly Judiciary Chairman John McKeon Assembly Judiciary Chairman John McKeon (D-Essex/Morris) discusses Gov. Christie's decision to cancel the trans-Hudson commuter rail tunnel and the difficulties it has and will create for New Jersey commuters. McKeon made the comments as he opened Friday's joint Assembly/Senate hearing on the recent NJ Transit and Amtrak woes.

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Eustace: Christie’s Plan to Raid Horizon Reserves Should be a Non-Starter

Assemblyman Tim Eustace (D-Bergen/Passaic) on Friday railed against Gov. Christie's proposal to raid Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield's reserves:

"For some reason the Governor wants to do for Horizon what he has done for Atlantic City, public worker pensions, and the State of New Jersey - make them less solvent. But he thinks we should feel better about this latest move because he won't actually be in the governor's chair when New Jersey's largest insurer inevitably has its credit downgraded.

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McKeon: Oppose Trump Plan to Hurt New Jerseyans by Eliminating Property Tax Deduction

Assemblyman John McKeon on Friday asked New Jersey's Congressional delegation to oppose any plan by President Trump that eliminates tax deductions for state and local taxes.

"In a devastating blow to New Jersey residents, who already pay the highest taxes in the nation, eliminating these deductions would increase the average annual tax bill for a middle-class New Jersey homeowner," wrote McKeon (D-Essex/Morris), in a letter to the delegation.

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Muoio: NJ Transit has Failed in its Mission to Serve Passengers Safely & Reliably

Assemblywoman Elizabeth Maher Muoio (D-Mercer/Hunterdon) issued the following statement during Friday's joint legislative hearing on the problems and delays that have plagued Amtrak and NJ Transit in recent weeks:

"These delays affect people's lives. It means missed soccer games, missed family meals, missed school functions. For one young Hoboken woman, it means never coming home again...."

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Quijano Statement on Gov. Christie's Proposal to Raid Horizon's Reserves

Assemblywoman Annette Quijano (D-Union) issued the following statement Friday concerning Gov. Christie's plan to raid Horizon's reserves:

"Governor Christie's latest proposal to allow DOBI Commissioners to annually raid Horizon's reserves is not a good idea..."
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Oliver Stands against Gov. Christie's Proposal to Raid Horizon Reserves

Assemblywoman Sheila Oliver (D-Essex/Passaic) issued the following statement Friday commending Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto for pointing out the hypocrisy in Gov. Christie's proposal to raid Horizon's reserves for his anti-addiction campaign:

"As Speaker Prieto noted, the governor should put this much energy into saving the Affordable Care Act and ensuring New Jersey residents have access to affordable and quality health care. With so much uncertainty in DC, raiding the reserves of the state's largest provider of health insurance is imprudent…"

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Zwicker to NJ Transit: Why not offer some type of refund?

Zwicker to NJ Transit: Why not offer some type of refund?

Muoio: NJ Transit needs a complete overhaul of customer communications

Muoio: NJ Transit needs a complete overhaul of customer communications

Zwicker: Our infrastructure is crucial to our economic vitality

Zwicker: Our infrastructure is crucial to our economic vitality

Muoio to Christie: Before You Complain About United, Look To Your Own House

Muoio to Christie: Before You Complain About United, Look To Your Own House

Muoio on Transit Woes: These Delays Effect People’s Lives

Muoio on Transit Woes: These Delays Effect People’s Lives

McKeon: Commuters Deserve Better

McKeon: Commuters Deserve Better

McKeon: It’s Maddening We Should be A Year Away from ARC Tunnel

McKeon: It’s Maddening We Should be A Year Away from ARC Tunnel



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