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Assembly Advances Lampitt, Singleton, Mainor, Watson Coleman & Sumter Bill to Increase Teaching Opportunities, Help Boost Failing Schools
Bill to Create Pilot Program to Help Minority Men Take Advantage of New Jersey's Alternate Route Teacher Certification Program(TRENTON) - Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Pamela Lampitt, Troy Singleton, Charles Mainor, Bonnie Watson Coleman and Shavonda E. Sumter to increase teaching opportunities for minority men in order to help provide high quality teachers in chronically challenged schools was recently approved by the full General Assembly.
"If implemented properly, this program could be a win-win to help meet two crucial goals - employing more minority men and providing quality teachers for disadvantaged schools," said Lampitt (D-Camden/Burlington).
Vainieri Huttle & Watson Coleman Bill to Ensure Any Privatization Contract Actually Saves Money Goes to GovernorLegislation Assembly Democrats Valerie Vainieri Huttle and Bonnie Watson Coleman sponsored to ensure that no public services are privatized unless there is cost savings recently received final legislative approval, having been approved 48-29 Monday by the Assembly.
"Decisions to use private contractors to provide public services must be based on factors that promote the public interest," said Vainieri Huttle (D-Bergen). "Requiring a thorough review and analysis of potential cost impacts prior to entering into any such privatization contract makes smart fiscal sense..."
Coutinho, Singleton, Watson Coleman, Ramos, Green & Conaway & Wimberly's Sweeping Economic Development Incentive Reform Legislation OK'd by AssemblyLegislation Assembly Democrats Albert Coutinho, Troy Singleton, Bonnie Watson Coleman, Ruben J. Ramos Jr., Jerry Green, Herb Conaway M.D. and Benjie Wimberly introduced to boost New Jersey's job creation efforts by revamping and streamlining the state's economic development tax incentives was approved Monday by the Assembly.
"We want businesses to bring new jobs to New Jersey and preserve the ones they already provide. This merger of five incentive programs into two will enhance the ability of the state to attract and retain businesses to further the overarching goal of creating and retaining jobs," said Coutinho…