Burzichelli to Introduce Bill to Stem High School Sports Transfer ConcernsAssemblyman John Burzichelli on Tuesday announced he'll be introducing legislation to ensure students attending a choice school district only play interscholastic sports on sending district sports teams, unless the sending district does not offer the sport.
""The purpose of the public school choice program was to increase educational opportunities for students, but the law has had the unintended consequence of allowing some scholastic sports teams to achieve dominance by eliminating the competitive balance between schools," said Burzichelli...
Prieto Statement on Police & Fire Interest ArbitrationAssembly Speaker Vincent Prieto (D-Hudson/Bergen) released the following statement Monday on police and fire interest arbitration and extending the 2 percent cap on base salary awards. The Assembly approved a bill to extend the cap on March 27 but the governor blocked it from becoming law through a conditional veto:
"It's disappointing that the governor and local officials have chosen to hold rallies rather than sit down and negotiate with the Assembly to resolve this matter. I've asked the representatives of local officials to join me for discussions, but they have so far refused to offer any solutions. Yet, they take time to join rallies. This is very unproductive and unfair to the taxpayers who deserve better..."
Cryan Statement on Christie’s Urban Enterprise Zone Tax HikeAssemblyman Joseph Cryan (D-Union) released the following statement Monday after the Assembly Budget Committee heard from the Department of Labor on Gov. Chris Christie's plan for a new Urban Enterprise Zone tax increase:
"Gov. Christie never hesitates when it comes to providing corporate tax breaks, yet he doesn't seem to hold that affinity for businesses working to revitalize and create jobs in New Jersey's most distressed urban communities.
Wimberly on Cancer Research Budget Cuts(TRENTON) - Assemblyman Benjie E. Wimberly (D-Bergen, Passaic) released the following statement Monday after the Assembly Budget Committee heard from the Department of Health on reduced funding for cancer research:
"Last year, $1 million for the New Jersey State Commission on Cancer Research was diverted to the general fund.
"Now, this fiscal year, we see a similar proposed action, along with a reduction of funding for the South Jersey Cancer Program of Camden and the Cancer Institute of New Jersey. Together, the total of reductions amounts to nearly $30 million.
***MULTIMEDIA PACKAGE*** Pintor Marin on Lack of Funding for Women's Health Care in FY 2015 Proposed BudgetAssemblywoman Eliana Pintor Marin (D-Essex), a member of the Assembly Budget Committee, issued a multimedia package Monday on her dismay at the continued lack of funding for women's health care in the governor's proposed FY 2015 state budget.
Pintor Marin noted that for the fifth straight year, the governor's budget has failed to include funding for women's health care, which, at $7.5 million, represents less than one tenth of one percent of the proposed budget's $34.4 billion price tag.
Pintor Marin on Lack of Funding for Women's Health Care in FY 2015 Proposed Budget
Wisniewski, Weinberg Media Availability Following Third Meeting of NJ Legislative Select Committee on Investigation
Wisniewski Opening Remarks at Start of 3rd Meeting of GWB Investigative Panel
Burzichelli on Lack of Accountability, Transparency in Superstorm Sandy Recovery Efforts in NJ
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