Hearing on NJ Transit's Super Bowl Problems, Increased Minimum Wage for Newark Airport Workers & Improved School Nutrition & Farm-to-School Programs Top Monday Assembly HearingsRequiring Health Care Facilities be Generator-Ready & Hearing on Sandy Relief Integrity Monitors Also Set
Testimony on NJ Transit's problems following the Super Bowl and bills to ensure health care facilities can hook up to generators, support a higher minimum wage for workers at Newark Liberty International Airport, improve the school breakfast and lunch programs and promote the Farm to School program highlight Monday's Assembly committee action…
Assembly Budget Committee to Meet in Montclair for First Public Hearing on Proposed State BudgetThe Assembly Budget Committee will meet Wednesday to hold its first public hearing on the proposed state budget for next fiscal year. The meeting will be at 9:30 a.m. at Montclair State University's University Hall Conference Center on the 7th Floor. The center is at 1 Normal Ave. in Montclair...
Watson Coleman: Gov. Christie's Disregard of COAH Court Order Yet Another Example of Indifference & Arrogance that Permeates his Office
Christie administration slammed by appeals court for failing to follow Supreme Court order compelling the state to address NJ's affordable housing shortageAssemblywoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-Mercer/Hunterdon) today issued the following statement criticizing Gov. Christie's disregard for New Jerseyans in need of affordable housing, following the administration's defiance of court orders requiring the Council on Affordable Housing (COAH) to draft rules that would clear the way for towns to start building affordable housing:
"I wish I could say I was surprised by this, but this fits the pattern of behavior typical of this governor. Anytime the governor doesn't want to do something, he simply disregards the rules.
"This mean-spirited behavior did not go unnoticed by a panel of Appellate Division judges who took great exception to the governor ignoring the state Supreme Court and its ruling…."
Riley Lauds Overhaul of College Placement Test: "The SAT exam should be Fairer & More Relevant to Every Student"(TRENTON) - Assemblywoman Celeste Riley (D-Gloucester/Salem/Cumberland), chairwoman of the Assembly Higher Education Committee, on Thursday applauded the College Board and its recent effort to make the SAT more relevant and fair to today's aspiring college student:
"I applaud the efforts of the College Board in making changes to the SAT exam.
"College placement tests should be an assessment of a student's high school studies as well as their ability to meet college expectations. The test should open doors to opportunities, not discourage students from pursuing their dreams for higher education.
Benson Appointed to Serve on Board of Trustees Overseeing New Jersey State Museum in the Capitol CityAssemblyman Daniel Benson has been appointed by Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto to serve as a member of the New Jersey State Museum Board of Trustees.
"Given New Jersey's rich history, it is a great honor to be entrusted with the responsibility of helping to preserve and promote it," said Benson (D-Mercer/Middlesex). "I'm thankful to Speaker Prieto for this opportunity and I look forward to working with the other members of the board to continue providing enriching historical and cultural exhibits, ones that capture the imaginations and minds of residents, young and old."
Assembly Dems Stand With Parent Advocates in Push to Change NJ Medical Marijuana Laws to Help Sick Kids (A-1374)
Prieto & Vainieri Huttle on Bill Allowing Adoptees Access to Birth Records for Medical, Family Histories (A-1259)
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