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Assembly Transportation Chair Benson on Governor's Executive Order Calling for NJ Transit Comprehensive Audit

Assemblyman Says Audit will Prepare a Roadmap for Further Reforms and Where We Can Bring Needed Relief Fastest
(TRENTON) - Assemblyman Daniel Benson (Mercer, Middlesex) issued the following statement supporting the Governor's Executive Order calling for an audit on NJ Transit operations:

"This audit will bring actionable insight into NJ Transit's day to day operations. That is exactly what we need to get NJ Transit operating more effectively and safely again.

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McKeon Welcomes Murphy Audit of NJ Transit

Assemblyman John McKeon (D-Essex/Morris), who has co-chaired the Legislature's investigation into NJ Transit's continued woes, released the following statement Monday after Gov. Phil Murphy signed an executive order directing a comprehensive independent audit of NJ Transit:

"I commend Gov. Murphy's leadership.
"The Legislature has been working hard toward legislative solutions to fix NJ Transit, but as long as Gov. Christie was in office, we lacked a partner. Gov. Christie was in denial and refused to take responsibility, but Gov. Murphy is already doing the right thing..."

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Speaker Coughlin Welcomes Murphy Order Directing Audit of NJ Transit

Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin (D-Middlesex), who has made fixing NJ Transit among his top priorities, released the following statement Monday after Gov. Phil Murphy signed an executive order directing a comprehensive independent audit of NJ Transit:

"The Assembly and Senate have been working hard together to devise legislative fixes for NJ Transit, but without a partner in the governor's office only so much could be done. That's why I'm so pleased to see our new governor quickly order this independent audit of NJ Transit.

"The Legislature's efforts will continue, but this audit will provide added insight as we work to ensure a dependable transportation system for our commuters..."

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In Wake of Trenton Water Works Issues, Greenstein, DeAngelo & Benson Request Joint Meeting With DEP, BPU

Senator Linda R. Greenstein, Assemblyman Wayne P. DeAngelo and Assemblyman Daniel R. Benston (all D-Middlesex and Mercer) today sent a letter to Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner-designate Catherine McCabe and Board of Public Utilities President Joseph Fiordaliso requesting a meeting to discuss the water problems at Trenton Water Works and to seek solutions to the "ongoing, growing problems to ensure the health and safety of our constituents."

"We are committed to protecting the public safety and health of our District's residents. It is simply unacceptable for water quality and infrastructure to be failing the public so greatly and frequently," the legislators wrote. "...we believe we must come together to create long-term solutions to avoid harmful water hazards going forward..."

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Schaer to Unveil Legislation Designed to Combat Gang Recruitment of Minors

Assemblyman Gary Schaer will be joined by Passaic City Mayor Hector C. Lora, Passaic County Sheriff Richard Berdnik, and Passaic City Chief of Police Luis Guzman on Tuesday as he unveils comprehensive legislation designed to crack down on street gangs and their ability to attract and recruit minors, an issue that has grown as gangs begin to employ more sophisticated methods for recruitment, such as social media.

In addition to elected leaders and local law enforcement, Schaer has also invited community leaders, teachers, coaches, volunteers, and students to the event.

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Meet New Assemblyman John Armato

Coughlin, Greenwald & Assembly Democrats welcome Gov. Murphy



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