Democratic Research Aide: Nicole A. Brown
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DeAngelo & Gusciora Bill to Better Protect Unemployment Insurance Fund Continues AdvancingAssembly-approved legislation Assemblymen Wayne DeAngelo and Reed Gusciora sponsored to better protect the state's Unemployment Insurance Fund from fraud and ensure it's used only by those it was created to assist - unemployed New Jerseyans - was advanced Monday by the Senate Labor Committee.
"Out-of-work New Jerseyans deserve this help, and every taxpayer deserves to know the benefits system they pay into is protected as best is possible from fraud that, in the end, only costs everyone more money," said DeAngelo (D-Mercer/Middlesex). "The unemployment fund exists to help New Jerseyans get back on their feet as they find work, and it should be protected for their use and their use only. With these few steps, we can better ensure that happens..."
DeAngelo, Andrzejczak, Tucker, Conaway & Land Bill to Support NJ Military Installations Clears Senate PanelAssembly-approved legislation Assembly Democrats Wayne DeAngelo, Bob Andrzejczak, Cleopatra Tucker, Herb Conaway and R. Bruce Land sponsored to support businesses and workforce tied to New Jersey's five military installations was advanced Monday by the Senate Labor Committee.
"Our military installations clearly play an important role when it comes to national defense, but when you consider the thousands of jobs tied to the military, the businesses that support the installations and the billions of dollars in revenue that the installations generate, the local economic significance of New Jersey's military installations is irrefutable," said DeAngelo (D-Mercer/Middlesex), vice-chair of the Assembly Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee. "Any legislation that supports our installations, therefore, will have a positive impact on our state as a whole..."
Muoio Applauds Appellate Court’s Decision Beating Back Christie Admin’s Attempt to do Away with Civil Service ProtectionsAssemblyman Elizabeth Maher Muoio (D-Mercer/Hunterdon) on Thursday applauded an Appellate Court decision backing the Legislature's effort to overturn the Christie administration's attempt to weaken civil service rules.
"Civil service rules were designed to ensure that hard-working employees get a fair shake and don't fall victim to cronyism and nepotism. Today's Appellate Court decision upholds that belief and validates the Legislature's efforts to protect the working families of this state.
Gusciora Hails Appellate Court Ruling Defeating Christie Effort to Weaken Civil Service RulesAssemblyman Reed Gusciora (D-Mercer/Hunterdon) released the following statement Wednesday after an Appellate Court upheld the Legislature's effort to stop the Christie administration's attempt to weaken Civil Service rules. Gusciora was a lead sponsor of legislation invalidating the Civil Service Commission's proposed rule establishing a job banding program:
"This is a great win for hard-working families, the taxpayers and the law. Gov. Christie's attempted new rule was contrary to the spirit, intent and plain meaning of the idea that promotions of public employees must be based on merit and fitness through competitive examination…"