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Gusciora to Trump: Maintain Key LGBT Protections
Veteran Assemblyman Introducing Resolution Calling on President-Elect to Keep Key Anti-Discrimination Executive OrderAssemblyman Reed Gusciora (D-Mercer/Hunterdon) is introducing a measure urging President-Elect Trump to maintain Executive Order 13672, which provides critical employment protections for LGBT individuals working in the federal government.
"In the wake of Donald Trump's election, there is a lot of uncertainty regarding the direction that American public policy is going to take in the next few years. It's natural that minorities, the LGBT community, and those with disabilities would feel uncomfortable, worried about their future, and even scared in this new political environment," Gusciora stated. "This resolution is just the first step in demonstrating that New Jersey will not allow these populations to be marginalized."
Assembly Dems Bill Forgiving Student Loan Debt in Event of Borrower’s Death or Permanent Disability Signed into Law
Mazzeo, Zwicker, Jasey, Vainieri Huttle, Schaer, Jones, Eustace, Land, Gusciora, Andrzejczak, Downey, Houghtaling & Mukherji Bill Will Eliminate Certain Student Loan DebtLegislation has been signed into law that will forgive certain student loan debt in the event of a borrower's death or total permanent disability, a measure sponsored by Assembly Democrats Vince Mazzeo, Andrew Zwicker, Mila Jasey, Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Gary Schaer, Patricia Jones, Tim Eustace, Bruce Land, Reed Gusciora, Bob Andrzejczak, Joann Downey, Eric Houghtaling and Raj Mukherji.
"Imagine you're a family who always pays their bills, has good credit and then you lose a child and in the midst of your grief, you're saddled with tens, if not hundreds, of thousands of dollars in their remaining student loan debt," said Mazzeo (D-Atlantic). "That's just something we can't allow to happen on our watch."
DeAngelo & Gusciora Bill to Better Protect Unemployment Insurance Fund Continues AdvancingAssembly-approved legislation Assemblymen Wayne DeAngelo and Reed Gusciora sponsored to better protect the state's Unemployment Insurance Fund from fraud and ensure it's used only by those it was created to assist - unemployed New Jerseyans - was advanced Monday by the Senate Labor Committee.
"Out-of-work New Jerseyans deserve this help, and every taxpayer deserves to know the benefits system they pay into is protected as best is possible from fraud that, in the end, only costs everyone more money," said DeAngelo (D-Mercer/Middlesex). "The unemployment fund exists to help New Jerseyans get back on their feet as they find work, and it should be protected for their use and their use only. With these few steps, we can better ensure that happens..."
Gusciora Hails Appellate Court Ruling Defeating Christie Effort to Weaken Civil Service RulesAssemblyman Reed Gusciora (D-Mercer/Hunterdon) released the following statement Wednesday after an Appellate Court upheld the Legislature's effort to stop the Christie administration's attempt to weaken Civil Service rules. Gusciora was a lead sponsor of legislation invalidating the Civil Service Commission's proposed rule establishing a job banding program:
"This is a great win for hard-working families, the taxpayers and the law. Gov. Christie's attempted new rule was contrary to the spirit, intent and plain meaning of the idea that promotions of public employees must be based on merit and fitness through competitive examination…"