Assembly Democrats

Monday - Assembly Budget Committee to Get State Budget Overviews from State Treasurer and Office of Legislative Services

The Assembly Budget Committee will meet Monday to begin departmental hearings on the governor's proposed budget for next fiscal year.

· 10 a.m. - Hearing on the FY 2016 State Budget: Budget Overview and Revenue Forecast from Office of Legislative Services.
· 1 p.m. - Hearing on the FY 2016 State Budget: Budget Overview from state treasurer...

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Tucker, Caputo, Giblin, Vainieri Huttle & Wimberly Bill to Increase Personal Needs Allowance for Some of State’s Most Vulnerable Residents Clears Assembly

Asw. Cleopatra Tucker Legislation Assembly Democrats Cleopatra Tucker, Ralph Caputo, Tom Giblin Valerie Vainieri Huttle and Benjie Wimberly sponsored to increase the monthly personal needs allowance for residents in certain state facilities for the first time in 30 years gained Assembly approval on Thursday.

"For some men and women who require special attention, long-term care may be the best option, and it's important that residents of these facilities can remain as independent as possible," said Tucker (D-Essex). "By increasing the personal needs allowance and tying it to the cost of living, this bill will help ensure that individuals in state institutions can have the highest quality of life possible."

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Singleton, Conaway, Andrzejczak, Mazzeo, Garcia & Mosquera Bill to Require Annual Report on State Workforce Approved by Assembly

Asm. Troy Singleton Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Troy Singleton, Herb Conaway, Bob Andrzejczak, Vincent Mazzeo, Carmelo Garcia, and Gabriela Mosquera to require the state Employment and Training Commission to prepare an annual report on the state's workforce was approved 74-0 Thursday by the Assembly.

"Staying on track with state workforce training and education programs is a critical component to getting more New Jerseyans back to work," Singleton (D-Burlington). "With a better idea of the skills which compose our workforce, we can attract more companies, more jobs suitable to the state's workforce needs..."

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Andrzejczak & Lagana Bill to Allow Deployed Military Homeowners to Defer Property Tax Payments Approved by Assembly

Assemblyman Bob Andrzejczak Legislation Assemblymen Bob Andrzejczak and Joseph Lagana sponsored to allow New Jersey residents enlisted in any branch of the United States Armed Forces to qualify for the deferment of any property tax amount that becomes due during the period of deployment for active duty in time of war was approved 73-0 Thursday by the Assembly.

"Unpaid property taxes can lead to mounting interest and, at times, foreclosure for servicemembers on active duty," said Andrzejczak (D-Atlantic/Cape May/Cumberland). "Many become delinquent in paying property taxes, mortgages and bills through no fault of their own. Military personnel who are deployed should not have to worry about losing their homes while overseas risking their lives to defend our country..."

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Gusciora, Eustace & Tucker on 3-Bill Package to Realign NJ's Medical Marijuana Laws with Legislative Intent

Gusciora, Eustace & Tucker on 3-Bill Package to Realign NJ's Medical Marijuana Laws with Legislative Intent from NJ Assembly Democratic Office on Vimeo.

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