The Assembly Commerce and Economic Development Committee is responsible for issues that affect urban enterprise zones, state and local redevelopment projects, corporate tax incentives, and business grant programs.
Democratic Research Aide: Chris Moffo
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Conaway & Riley Bill to Create Public Awareness Campaign on Health Insurance Exchange Advances in Senate(TRENTON) - Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Herb Conaway, Jr. M.D. and Celeste Riley to create a public awareness campaign to inform the public about the health insurance exchange established under the landmark federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act advanced on Thursday with the approval by the Senate Commerce Committee.
The bill (A-3878) would require the Department of Banking and Insurance (DOBI) to establish and lead a coordinated statewide public awareness campaign about the health insurance exchange for the general public.
Coughlin, Lampitt, Tucker & Benson Bill to Weigh Merits of Giving Tax Credits to Companies that Offer Internships to College Students Now LawLegislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Craig J. Coughlin, Pamela R. Lampitt, Cleopatra Tucker and Daniel R. Benson to review the merits of providing tax credits to employers who hire college students for internships as a way to increase the students' potential for long-term employment has been signed into law.
"I believe that making these tax credits available to employers could help create long-term positions. Sometimes all it takes is getting your foot in the door and internships do that. Giving interns a small pay could also allow students who might not be able to afford things like transportation to take an internship they would not be able to take otherwise...," said Coughlin (D-Middlesex). For More