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.
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Singleton, Conaway, Andrzejczak, Mazzeo, Garcia & Mosquera Bill to Require Annual Report on State Workforce Approved by Assembly

Asm. Troy Singleton Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Troy Singleton, Herb Conaway, Bob Andrzejczak, Vincent Mazzeo, Carmelo Garcia, and Gabriela Mosquera to require the state Employment and Training Commission to prepare an annual report on the state's workforce was approved 74-0 Thursday by the Assembly.

"Staying on track with state workforce training and education programs is a critical component to getting more New Jerseyans back to work," Singleton (D-Burlington). "With a better idea of the skills which compose our workforce, we can attract more companies, more jobs suitable to the state's workforce needs..."

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Mazzeo Bill Bringing Urban Enterprise Zone & Property Tax Relief to Atlantic City Approved by Assembly

Asm. Vince Mazzeo Legislation Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo sponsored to create jobs, spark economic development and provide vital property tax relief by creating an Urban Enterprise Zone for Atlantic City was approved 55-18 Thursday by the Assembly.

"This is a common sense step to create economic growth that will help revitalize Atlantic City by encouraging businesses to develop and create private sector jobs through public and private investment," said Mazzeo (D-Atlantic). "We need jobs. We need investment. We need economic development. And we need property tax relief for hard-working families. This brings all four to Atlantic City and will be another vital step toward bringing a new day to the city built around economic prosperity for everyone..."

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THURSDAY - Testing Opt-Out, Pollution Settlements, Prescription Drug Monitoring, Atlantic City UEZ, Improving Medical Marijuana Program & Displaced Casino Worker Job Training Highlight Thursday Assembly Session

Lottery Couriers Budget Transparency, Economic Incentive Study, Stolen Valor Act, Student Steroid Abuse, Elderly Care, School Breakfast & Motor Vehicle Data Privacy Bills Also on Tap

Legislation to allow parents to opt their children out of standardized testing, require more money from pollution settlements be used for clean-up and extend the public comment period for pollution settlements, improve prescription drug monitoring to curb abuse, bring an Urban Enterprise Zone and property tax relief to Atlantic City, improving the medical marijuana program and provide training to displaced casino workers highlight Thursday's Assembly voting session...

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