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Mazzeo, Johnson, Land, Andrzejczak & Mukherji Foreclosure Protection Bill for Returning Military Gains Panel OK

Asm. Vince Mazzeo Measure Would Extend Post-Military Service Protection Against Foreclosure

Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Vincent Mazzeo, Gordon Johnson, Bruce Land, Bob Andrzejczak and Raj Mukherji to help military families avoid foreclosure by extending the military post-service protection period to one year recently was advanced by an Assembly committee.

"Returning servicemen and -women deserve an adequate amount of time to readjust to civilian life and find work," said Mazzeo (D-Atlantic). "This legislation will help keep military families in their homes by giving them the time and opportunity to catch up financially."

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Coughlin, Eustace & Sumter Bill to Allow Ads on State Websites to Help Ease Taxpayer Burden Continues Advancing

Legislation Assembly Democrats Craig Coughlin, Timothy Eustace and Shavonda Sumter sponsored to allow some state agencies to sell Internet advertisements on their websites to test whether they can help ease taxpayer burdens was released by an Assembly panel on Monday.

"The purpose of the bill is common sense - to provide new sources of revenue for the state, particularly for state agencies that maintain high-traffic web pages," said Coughlin (D-Middlesex). "This is 2016. Consumers are used to seeing advertisements on websites, so we're not breaking new ground here. In fact, if anything, New Jersey government is behind the times when it comes to not generating revenue from its websites. The bottom line is this - we should be doing anything we can to ease the burden on taxpayers."

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Assembly Dems Bill to Toughen Penalty for Strangulation in Domestic Violence Cases Advances

Gusciora, Singleton, Lagana, Lampitt, Muoio, Caride, Spencer, Mosquera & Tucker Legislation Now Heads to Full Assembly
Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Reed Gusciora, Troy Singleton, Joseph Lagana, Pamela Lampitt, Liz Muoio, Marlene Caride, Grace Spencer, Gabriela Mosquera and Cleopatra Tucker to raise the penalty for the crime of strangulation in domestic violence cases was advanced by an Assembly panel on Monday.

While strangulation cases are not limited to domestic violence situations, studies show a high incidence of strangulation in domestic violence cases. According to the Training Institute on Strangulation Prevention, a program of the National Family Justice Center Alliance, strangulation is one of the best predictors for the subsequent homicide of victims of domestic violence. In fact, one study showed that "the odds of becoming an attempted homicide increased by about seven-fold for women who had been strangled by their partner."

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Prieto, Jimenez & Mukherji Bill to Eliminate Deterrent to Organ Donation Advanced by Assembly Panel

Speaker Vincent Prieto Legislation Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto and Assembly Democrats Angelica Jimenez and Raj Mukherji sponsored to eliminate a deterrent to organ donation recently was advanced by an Assembly committee.

"We should be doing everything we can to promote organ donation," said Prieto (D-Hudson/Bergen). "Organ donation saves lives, and we should not be letting fees getting in the way of it. This bill is, quite simply, common sense."

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Jasey, Prieto, Giblin & DeCroce Hold News Conference Announcing Bipartisan Legislation to Expand Pre-K in NJ (A-2572)

Jasey, Prieto, Giblin & DeCroce Hold News Conference Announcing Bipartisan Legislation to Expand Pre-K in NJ (A-2572) from NJ Assembly Democratic Office on Vimeo.

Prieto, McKeon & Caputo on Resolution to Bring World-Class Gaming to North Jersey (ACR-1)

Speaker Prieto and Assemblymen McKeon & Caputo on Resolution to Bring World-Class Gaming to North Jersey (ACR-1) from NJ Assembly Democratic Office on Vimeo.

Andrzejczak Tours Cape May County Aquaculture Industry

Andrzejczak Tours Cape May County Aquaculture Industry from NJ Assembly Democratic Office on Vimeo.

Prieto, Wisniewski & Schaer News Conference Calling for Increasing NJs Minimum Wage to $15

Prieto, Wisniewski & Schaer News Conference Calling for Increasing NJ’s Minimum Wage to $15 from NJ Assembly Democratic Office on Vimeo.



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