Assembly State and Local Government

The Assembly State and Local Government Committee focuses on policy and legislation that has a direct impact on state government, as well as legislation dealing with ethics, pensions, election related issues and public employees.
Democratic Research Aide:  Nicole A. Brown   
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Freiman, Downey, Mazzeo Legislation Ensuring Homeowners Can Prepay Property Taxes, Two Measures Concerning Federal Tax Changes Clears Assembly

The full Assembly advanced on Thursday legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Roy Freiman, Joann Downey and Vince Mazzeo permitting taxpayers to make dedicated prepayment toward anticipated property taxes and concerning federal tax changes to prepayment guidelines.

"New Jersey homeowners who took what they considered the necessary step of prepaying their property taxes before the end of 2017 to counter the adverse federal tax changes should not be punished," said Freiman (D-Somerset/Mercer/Middlesex/Hunterdon). "These federal tax changes are bad enough. The state must be flexible and find ways to assist New Jersey homeowners being unfairly and directly impacted, and this is a common sense step that can help."

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Reynolds-Jackson Joins the New Jersey Assembly

Takes Oath Representing 15th District in Mercer and Hunterdon Counties

Vows to Fight for Property Tax Relief, Fully Funded Schools, Environmental Protection & Affordable Housing

Vowing to fight for property tax relief, education funding, environmental protection and affordable housing, Verlina Reynolds-Jackson was sworn into the New Jersey General Assembly on Thursday representing the 15th Legislative District in Mercer and Hunterdon counties.

"I know the challenges facing our state and its communities," Reynolds-Jackson said. "I plan to bring fresh and creative approaches to the issues that impact urban, suburban and rural New Jersey, and I'm excited to listen to and learn from constituents, colleagues, advocates and all the voices that contribute to our democracy. I'm excited and ready to hit the ground running..."

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