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Wisniewski Statement to Mark Labor Day 2014

Asm. John S. Wisniewski Assembly Deputy Speaker John S. Wisniewski (D–Middlesex) issued a statement to mark the Labor Day holiday.

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McKeon: Christie’s Views on Open Space Will Have Little Bearing on Ballot Initiative

Assembly Environment Committee Vice Chair John McKeon released the following statement Friday on the constitutional amendment he has sponsored that would create a dedicated stream of revenue to preserve open space throughout New Jersey, a measure Gov. Christie derided yesterday:

"At the end of the day, the governor's views will have little bearing on this issue. This is a bipartisan effort that will be decided by the people of New Jersey, a vast majority of whom have repeatedly supported open space funding efforts in the past.

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Andrzejczak, Riley & Wilson Bill Package to Support Farm to School Initiatives, Promote Healthier Eating Habits Now Law

A five-bill package sponsored by Assembly Democrats Bob Andrzejczak, Celeste Riley and Gilbert "Whip" Wilson to boost the New Jersey "Farm to School" program and promote healthier food options was signed into law on Monday.

The object of the New Jersey Farm to School program is to provide agricultural products to school food service departments to improve student nutrition, provide health and nutrition education opportunities that will last a lifetime and support local farmers. The program was developed by the Department of Agriculture in conjunction with the Department of Education.

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Watson Coleman: Christie’s Reverse Robin Hood Act Leads to Statewide Hunger, May Lose NJ Federal Funding

Asw. Bonnie Watson Coleman Assemblywoman Bonnie Watson Coleman issued a statement Thursday in response to news that New Jersey may lose federal support for the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) due to continued failure to review applications expeditiously under the Christie administration.

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Caputo: New Jersey Should Put a Magnifying Glass on PokerStars

Assemblyman Ralph R. Caputo Assemblyman Ralph R. Caputo (D-Essex) had the following published recently in the Newark Star-Ledger:

"PokerStars, the disgraced online gambling giant that was accused of multiple federal crimes, is once again trying to enter the New Jersey marketplace, this time under the guise of a sale to a licensed company.

"And while PokerStars has a history of bad behavior -- behavior that resulted in the indictment of its former chief executive officer and owner and another high-ranking executive -- the state is once again debating whether the firm has a place in Atlantic City..."

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Quijano: No Gas Lines After Next NJ Natural Disaster

Asw. Annette Quijano Assemblywoman Says Legislation to Fund Generator Installation Will Prevent Future Chaos

Assemblywoman Annette Quijano issued a statement Wednesday thanking federal legislators for securing more than $2.5 million in Sandy recovery funding to purchase portable generators that will allow gas stations to continue normal operation during a power outage. The funding goes hand in hand with legislation (A-1338) she is sponsoring to provide stations near major roads and highways with zero-interest loans that would facilitate the installation of wiring for the generators.

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Fuentes, Diegnan, Pinkin, Quijano & Wimberly Bill Requiring High School Training in CPR & Defibrillator Use Now Law

Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Angel Fuentes, Patrick Diegnan, Nancy Pinkin, Annette Quijano and Benjie Wimberly requiring training in CPR and the use of defibrillators in high school has been signed into law.

"From a public health standpoint, this is a smart move that has the potential to save countless lives in the long-run," said Fuentes (D-Camden/Gloucester). "By instilling these techniques in young people at an early age, they will be prepared throughout their lives to rise to the occasion in the event of a life-threatening emergency."

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Lampitt: Averted Tragedy in Woolwich Shows Need for "Gold Alert" Legislation

Assembly Women and Children Committee Chairwoman Pamela Rosen Lampitt (D-Camden/Burlington) released the following statement Wednesday, after CBS reported that a man with cognitive disabilities was safely returned to his living facility after wandering off Monday in a rural section of Gloucester County:

"I am deeply thankful that this individual was found quickly and was safely returned to his living facility. Fortunately, this story had a happy ending, but in such situations, that is not always the case. That's why New Jersey needs the legislation I have proposed to create a 'Gold Alert' to assist the public and public safety officers in finding missing persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities…"

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Mazzeo, Andrzejczak & Eustace on Constitutional Amendment to Overhaul NJ's Criminal Justice System (ACR-177)

Mazzeo, Andrzejczak & Eustace on Constitutional Amendment to Overhaul NJ's Criminal Justice System (ACR-177) from NJ Assembly Democratic Office on Vimeo.

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