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Speaker Prieto Statement on Efforts to Safeguard Children from Lead Exposure

Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto (D-Hudson/Bergen) released the following statement Monday on efforts to protect children from lead exposure:

"We will examine the administration's directives and regulatory changes to ensure they do the right thing. The fine print is always very important. Finding more money for testing school drinking water is a shared goal, but so is protecting children from the hazards of lead paint. We'll examine whether $10 million is an appropriate amount..."

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Muoio Statement on Christie Lead Announcement

Asw. Elizabeth Muoio Assemblywoman Elizabeth Muoio (D-Mercer/Hunterdon) issued the following statement Monday after Gov. Christie announced a plan to address lead exposure via school water systems in New Jersey. The plan incorporates provisions from legislation Muoio introduced in the Assembly (A-3539, A-3411):

"The plan the governor announced today is a major step forward as New Jersey works to mitigate the damaging impact that lead has on children. After hearing the governor refer to lead poisoning as 'an overdramatized issue' just a couple of months ago, I am pleased to see him follow the Assembly's lead in acknowledging the importance of acting to safeguard the health and wellness of our children. …"

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Mazzeo Responds to Gov's Veto of Wind Energy Bill

(TRENTON) - Assemblyman Vincent Mazzeo (D-Atlantic) released the following statement regarding the absolute veto of his wind energy cultivation bill (A-3093):
"It's disappointing to see the Governor join the BPU in standing in the way of wind energy production and job creation in Atlantic City.

"This bill would have simply allowed revised applications like the Fisherman's Energy project off the coast of Atlantic City to be heard again. Fisherman's Energy heeded the advice of the BPU and revised their application making it more cost effective among other changes.
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Sumter on Pay Equity Bill Conditional Veto by Governor: "The Fight for Equal Pay for Women Is Not Over."

(TRENTON) - Assembly Majority Conference Leader Shavonda Sumter (D- Bergen, Passaic) released the following statement on the veto of the pay equity legislation:

"The conditional veto of the pay equity bill is disheartening but the fight for equal pay for every hard-working woman in New Jersey is NOT over.

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Vainieri Huttle on Christie’s CV of Emergency Rental Assistance Benefits for Disabled Individuals

Assemblywomen Valerie Vainieri Huttle released the following statement Monday on Gov. Christie's conditional veto of legislation she sponsored to ensure the continuation of emergency rental assistance benefits for certain disabled individuals or their caretakers.

Specifically, Vainieri Huttle's bill (S-983/A-2568) would have granted the Commissioner of Human Services the authority to continually grant extensions of emergency rental assistance benefits to disabled individuals who are chronically unemployed or their caregivers. The bill would also have required notification, in writing, of any termination or modification of the recipient's emergency assistance benefits at least one month prior to termination or modification.

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Muoio Response to Governor’s Action on Gender Pay Equity Bill (A-2750)

Muoio Response to Governor’s Action on Gender Pay Equity Bill (A-2750) from NJ Assembly Democratic Office on Vimeo.

Wimberly, Spencer, Oliver, Sumter & Tucker Hold News Conference in Support of Bill to End State Takeovers of School Districts

Wimberly, Spencer, Oliver, Sumter & Tucker Hold News Conference in Support of Bill to End State Takeovers of School Districts from NJ Assembly Democratic Office on Vimeo.



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