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Quijano, Wisniewski, Jimenez & Mukherji Bill to Allow Drivers to Indicate Drug Allergies on Driver's Licenses Gains Panel ApprovalLegislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Annette Quijano, John Wisniewski, Angelica Jimenez and Raj Mukherji to give drivers the option to denote drug allergies on their driver's licenses was advanced Monday by an Assembly panel.
"Driver's licenses are the most likely place to look for vital information," said Quijano (D-Union). "From an identification card, you can learn whether a person is an organ donor or even wears glasses. It makes sense for it to include information that could save a life in an emergency."
***MULTIMEDIA PACKAGE*** Speaker Prieto, Wisniewski & Schaer Join Working Families Alliance News Conference to Call for Increasing NJ's Minimum Wage to $15Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto (D-Hudson), Assembly Transportation and Independent Authorities Committee Chairman John S. Wisniewski (D-Middlesex), Assembly Budget Committee Chairman Gary S. Schaer (D-Passaic) and Senate Economic Growth Committee Chairman Raymond J. Lesniak (D-Union) joined New Jersey Working Families and a coalition of other groups Thursday to issue a multimedia package of a news conference in which they call for increasing New Jersey's minimum wage to $15 an hour.
The legislation to increase the state minimum wage to $15 is part of the Speaker's ongoing effort to have the General Assembly focus on ways to lift New Jersey residents out of poverty, rebuild the middle-class and make New Jersey more affordable.
Assembly Speaker Prieto, Assemblyman Wisniewski, Senator Lesniak Introduce $15 Minimum Wage Bill
Workers & Advocates Praise Sponsors, Say Raise Would Give Big Boost to Working Families & EconomyLegislators joined NJ Working Families and its partners in New Jersey's Fight for $15 to unveil a groundbreaking bill that would raise New Jersey's minimum wage to $15 from its current level of $8.38. Workers and advocates praised the bill as a major step forward in the Fight for $15 campaign to raise the state's minimum wage to a family-sustaining wage.
"As we continue to review other proposals as part of our new anti-poverty initiative, this will be an integral component in our efforts to stop the decline in the middle class and lift working families out of poverty," said Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto...
Assembly Panel Clears Wisniewski, Coughlin, Danielsen & Benson Wind Energy Development Bill(TRENTON) - An Assembly panel on Thursday advanced legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats John S. Wisniewski, Craig Coughlin, Joseph Danielsen and Daniel Benson to provide incentives for companies exploring wind energy development.
"Rising electricity costs and environmental concerns urge us to seek new ways to create, conserve and protect our energy resources," said Wisniewski (D-Middlesex). "Wind farms and the production of clean, renewable energy will be keys to creating the sustainable future New Jersey greatly deserves."