Gold Star Families, Court Program for Veterans, Combating Gender Pay Gap, Full & Equal Women in Workplace, Beginning Farmers, H20 Conservation via Lawn Sprinkler Sensors & Improving Young Driver Safety Highlight Thursday Assembly CommitteesAlso on Tap: Public NJ Transit Board Members, Drunk Driving & Ignition Interlock Device Violations, Protections for Domestic Violence Victims, Family Day Care Provider Background Checks, Child Food & Nutrition Programs, Green Building Projects & Establishing Failure to Maintain Lane while Engaging in Distracted Driving as Reckless under the Vehicular Homicide Statute
PANYNJ Chairman Also Invited to Present the Agency's 10-year Capital Plan
Assisting Gold Star families, creating a court program for veterans, combating the gender pay gap, facilitating full and equal participation of women in the workforce, helping beginning farmers, conserving water through lawn sprinkler rain sensors and expanding education requirements for special learner's and examination permits highlight Thursday's Assembly committee hearings...
Video: Speaker Prieto on the Importance of Fixing School FundingAssembly Speaker Vincent Prieto (D-Hudson/Bergen) testified Tuesday before the Joint Committee on Public Schools on the importance of crafting a new school funding formula that strikes the right balance.
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Prieto: Balance in Delivering a Quality Education is Our Ultimate Goal
Speaker Testifies Before Joint Legislative Panel on School Funding FormulaAssembly Speaker Vincent Prieto testified Tuesday before a joint legislative committee on the importance of crafting a new school funding formula that strikes the right balance for New Jersey's diverse population, an issue that the Assembly will begin to delve into tomorrow with the first of several public hearings on the matter.
"Our school funding formula is one of the most important issues facing our state right now, one that demands long overdue attention. Our constitution mandates a thorough and efficient education for every child and it's our obligation to make sure that is a reality. I commend the Joint Committee on the Public Schools for joining us in taking up this task.
Holley Introduces Bill to Allow College Students to Donate Unused Meal Plan FundsAssemblyman Jamel Holley has introduced legislation that would make it easier for college students to take action against hunger in New Jersey.
The bill (A-4499) would allow students at public institutions of higher education in New Jersey to donate unused meal plan funds to support local food banks. The measure would create a "New Jersey Emergency Meal Fund" in the Department of State. Donated meal plan funds would support the New Jersey Federation of Food Banks.
"At the end of the semester, college students sometimes find that they're nowhere close to using all of their non-refundable meal plan funds. Ultimately, because those funds also are non-transferrable, no one eats food that's already been paid for," said Holley (D-Union). "On campuses statewide, students want opportunities to make a difference. Allowing them to donate unused meal plan funds is a simple way to help college students help their communities."
Speaker Prieto Statement on MLK Jr. Day 2017Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto (D-Hudson/Bergen) released the following statement Monday on Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2017:
"Today we again pause to remember the life of a great man - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. As we always do on this day, we recall his works and the great and historic things they accomplished for so many when it comes to civil rights, public service and what it means to be an American..."
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