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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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Assembly OKs Mazzeo, Andrzejczak & Giblin Bill to Help Put Displaced Atlantic City Casino Employees Back to Work

Asm. Vince Mazzeo Legislation sponsored by Assemblymen Vince Mazzeo, Bob Andrzejczak and Tom Giblin to help displaced casino workers prepare to re-enter the workforce gained Assembly approval 55-18-1 on Thursday.

"Just as much as this legislation is about helping these workers pursue a new career path as individuals, it's also about restoring the region's economy overall," said Mazzeo (D-Atlantic). "This is an unparalleled opportunity, working in a bipartisan manner, to help transform Atlantic City..."

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Democratic Legislation Inspired by Recent Death of Cinnaminson Firefighter Gains Panel Approval

Asm. Troy Singleton Measure Would Ensure Health Coverage for Family Members of Deceased First Responders

Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Troy Singleton, John Wisniewski, Herb Conaway, Marlene Caride and Annette Quijano to help ensure medical coverage is not canceled abruptly for family members of deceased first responders was advanced by an Assembly panel on Thursday. The measure was inspired by the recent death of a Cinnaminson firefighter.

"Most of us go to work everyday and never worry about whether we'll return home safely.For family members of first responders, this is a persistent fear every day. This is the least we can do to help honor the sacrifices their loved ones make day in and day out," said Singleton (D-Burlington). …

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Mazzeo & Andrzejczak Bill to Help Put Displaced Atlantic City Casino Employees Back to Work Clears Panel

Asm. Vince Mazzeo Legislation sponsored by Assemblymen Vince Mazzeo and Bob Andrzejczak to help displaced casino workers prepare to re-enter the workforce was advanced by an Assembly panel on Thursday.

"Just as much as this legislation is about helping these workers pursue a new career path as individuals, it's also about restoring the region's economy overall," said Mazzeo (D-Atlantic).

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Gusciora & Oliver Bill to Authorize Local Governments to Enact Higher Wage Standards Gains Panel Approval

Asm. Reed Gusciora Legislation Assembly Democrats Reed Gusciora and Sheila Oliver sponsored to allow New Jersey counties and towns to set local base wage standards above the statewide minimum wage was advanced Thursday by an Assembly panel.

"Cities throughout the nation have put forth proposals to increase the minimum wage for their residents, because they recognize that the cost of living in their particular region may exceed the average cost elsewhere in the state," said Gusciora (D-Mercer/Hunterdon). "This legislation simply acknowledges that local governments are best qualified to make that kind of determination."

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