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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Quijano Statement on Airbnb Bill Veto

Asw. Annette Quijano Assemblywoman Annette Quijano (D-Union) issued the following statement on Friday in response to Gov. Christie's veto of her "Airbnb" bill (A-4587), which would have imposed the same taxes and fees that hotels and motels must pay to the state on residences used as temporary lodging:

"This bill was about tax fairness and leveling the playing field among hospitality providers in the state. Hotels and motels must pay taxes on the rooms they occupy. Rooms booked through Airbnb are exempt. This gives Airbnb an unfair advantage over the competition, and denies municipalities important tax revenue. "

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Zwicker Book Drive Donates Thousands of Books for Children

Asm. Andrew Zwicker A month-long summer book drive organized by the legislative district office of Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker has donated 4,000 books for local students in kindergarten through grade 12.

"Research shows that daily reading is a critical way to keep kids engaged and learning year-round. I am so proud of the way our community came together to donate books for children," said Zwicker (D-Hunterdon/Mercer/Middlesex/Somerset). "I'm grateful to all those who participated in this effort to provide children with the opportunity to foster their imagination, challenge themselves and tap into their full potential through the pages of a book."

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