Assembly Commerce and Economic Development

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:  Ben A. Graziano   
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No Standardized Tests in Teacher Evaluation, Helping Local Governments during Transportation Funding Crisis, Unemployment Benefits for Striking Workers & Student Concussion Safety Top Thursday Assembly Session


Improving Farm-to-School Program, Addressing Dangers of Leaving Children Unattended in Vehicles, Help for Residents in Need during Emergencies & Veterans Programs Also on Tap

The Assembly on Thursday will vote on bills to eliminate the use of standardized testing for teacher evaluations, require the state to compensate local governments for project delays during the ongoing transportation funding crisis, allow striking workers to receive unemployment benefits, improve student concussion safety, enhance the Farm-to-School program and boost school bus safety...

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Gusciora & Muoio Introduce Legislative Compromise to Provide Lifeline to Urban Cities in the Wake of Christie’s UEZ Bill Veto

Assembly Democrats Reed Gusciora and Elizabeth Maher Muoio (both D-Mercer/Hunterdon) have introduced a legislative compromise to provide a critical lifeline to urban cities in the wake of Gov. Christie's conditional veto of previous legislation (A-2576) they sponsored that would have extended the duration of Urban Enterprise Zones (UEZ) for an additional ten years.

The lawmakers noted that Gov. Christie's conditional veto excised critical passages of the legislation that would have extended the UEZ designation and replaced it with a directive requiring the Commissioner of Community Affairs to conduct a study into potential alternatives to the UEZ program.

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