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Gold Star Families, Court Program for Veterans, Combating Gender Pay Gap, Full & Equal Women in Workplace, Beginning Farmers, H20 Conservation via Lawn Sprinkler Sensors & Improving Young Driver Safety Highlight Thursday Assembly Committees

Also on Tap: Public NJ Transit Board Members, Drunk Driving & Ignition Interlock Device Violations, Protections for Domestic Violence Victims, Family Day Care Provider Background Checks, Child Food & Nutrition Programs, Green Building Projects & Establishing Failure to Maintain Lane while Engaging in Distracted Driving as Reckless under the Vehicular Homicide Statute

PANYNJ Chairman Also Invited to Present the Agency’s 10-year Capital Plan

Assisting Gold Star families, creating a court program for veterans, combating the gender pay gap, facilitating full and equal participation of women in the workforce, helping beginning farmers, conserving water through lawn sprinkler rain sensors and expanding education requirements for special learner's and examination permits highlight Thursday’s Assembly committee hearings…

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Video: Speaker Prieto on the Importance of Fixing School Funding

Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto (D-Hudson/Bergen) testified Tuesday before the Joint Committee on Public Schools on the importance of crafting a new school funding formula that strikes the right balance.

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Prieto: Balance in Delivering a Quality Education is Our Ultimate Goal

Speaker Testifies Before Joint Legislative Panel on School Funding Formula
Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto testified Tuesday before a joint legislative committee on the importance of crafting a new school funding formula that strikes the right balance for New Jersey's diverse population, an issue that the Assembly will begin to delve into tomorrow with the first of several public hearings on the matter.

"Our school funding formula is one of the most important issues facing our state right now, one that demands long overdue attention. Our constitution mandates a thorough and efficient education for every child and it's our obligation to make sure that is a reality. I commend the Joint Committee on the Public Schools for joining us in taking up this task.

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Holley Introduces Bill to Allow College Students to Donate Unused Meal Plan Funds

Asm. Jamel Holley Assemblyman Jamel Holley has introduced legislation that would make it easier for college students to take action against hunger in New Jersey.

The bill (A-4499) would allow students at public institutions of higher education in New Jersey to donate unused meal plan funds to support local food banks. The measure would create a "New Jersey Emergency Meal Fund" in the Department of State. Donated meal plan funds would support the New Jersey Federation of Food Banks.

"At the end of the semester, college students sometimes find that they're nowhere close to using all of their non-refundable meal plan funds. Ultimately, because those funds also are non-transferrable, no one eats food that's already been paid for," said Holley (D-Union). "On campuses statewide, students want opportunities to make a difference. Allowing them to donate unused meal plan funds is a simple way to help college students help their communities."

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Wednesday - Assembly Education Panel to Begin Hearings on School Funding

The Assembly Education Committee will convene at 10 a.m. Wednesday to begin hearings on school funding concerns.

The Wednesday hearing is set for 10 a.m. in Committee Room 11 on the 4th floor of the State House Annex. The committee will hear testimony regarding the School Funding Reform Act of 2008 and other matters related to education funding in the state...

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Speaker Prieto Statement on MLK Jr. Day 2017

Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto (D-Hudson/Bergen) released the following statement Monday on Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2017:

"Today we again pause to remember the life of a great man - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. As we always do on this day, we recall his works and the great and historic things they accomplished for so many when it comes to civil rights, public service and what it means to be an American..."

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Houghtaling, Andrzejczak Bill to Establish Loan Program for Certain Vineyard and Winery Capital Expenses Clears Assembly Panel

Sponsors Aim to Aid Vineyards and Wineries in New Jersey
(TRENTON) - Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Eric Houghtaling and Bob Andrzejczak to require the Economic Development Authority (EDA), in consultation with the Department of Agriculture, to establish loan program for certain vineyard and winery capital expenses was released by the Assembly Commerce and Economic Development Committee on Thursday.

The bill (A-4274) would specifically require the EDA with the Department of Agriculture to create a loan program and application process for the purpose of providing loans to eligible vineyards or wineries to pay for "qualified capital expenses" as defined in the bill.

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Video - NJ Assembly Democrats' Week in Review: Jan. 9-13

A recap of the week of January 9-13 for the New Jersey Assembly Democrats, including their response to the State of the State address.

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Speaker Prieto on the Importance of Fixing School Funding

Speaker Prieto on the importance of fixing school funding

NJ Assembly Democrats’ Week in Review: Jan. 9-13

NJ Assembly Democrats’ Week in Review: Jan. 9-13

Speaker Prieto Talks to NJTV about Drug Addiction Treatment and School Funding

Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto talks to NJTV about drug addiication treatment and school funding

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