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Bills Sponsored by Gusciora, Stender & Greenwald to Stop Gov. Christie from Wasting $12M on Special Election & Suppressing Voter Turn-Out Released by Assembly PanelLegislation Assembly Democrats Reed Gusciora and Linda Stender and Assembly Majority Leader Lou Greenwald introduced to try to stop Gov. Chris Christie from wasting $12 million on an unnecessary mid-October special election was released Monday by an Assembly panel.
"What is truly mind-numbing is to expect voters to return to the ballot booths three times in three months at a great cost to taxpayers in reopening schools shut down for the summer, paying poll workers and providing overtime for added police security," said Gusciora (D-Mercer/Hunterdon). "It adds to public cynicism that government is wasteful and duplicative. That's just plain nuts..."
Democratic Measure to Boost Funding for Women’s Health Care Advanced by Assembly Panel
Wagner, Stender, Vainieri Huttle, Quijano, Mosquera, Lampitt, Jasey & Watson Coleman Two-Bill Package Would Restore Funding for Women's Health Centers & Expand Medicaid CoverageA two-bill package sponsored by Assembly Democrats to boost funding for women's health care in the FY 2014 budget was advanced by an Assembly panel on Monday.
The measures - sponsored by Assemblywomen Connie Wagner, Linda Stender, Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Annette Quijano, Gabriela Mosquera, Pamela Lampitt, Mila Jasey and Bonnie Watson Coleman - would restore the funding vetoed by Gov. Christie for women's health centers and expand Medicaid coverage under new federal law to help serve some of the state's poorest women.
Assembly Panel OK’s Stender and Eustace Bill Letting Consumers Decide if They Want to Purchase Genetically Engineered FoodsLegislation Assembly Democrats Linda Stender and Tim Eustace sponsored to improve consumer knowledge by requiring the labeling of all foods that contain genetically engineered material was released Monday by an Assembly panel.
The bill (A-3192) would require that any genetically engineered food product that is offered for sale in the state must have a label indicating that the food contains genetically modified material.
Stender Bill to Help Avert “Gap” Accidents Along NJ Rail Lines Approved by Assembly PanelLegislation sponsored by Assemblywoman Linda Stender to help improve passenger safety along New Jersey rail lines was advanced by an Assembly panel on Monday.
"We shouldn't wait until a tragedy strikes to explore ways we can improve safety at our rail stations," said Stender (D-Middlesex/Somerset/Union). "The Long Island Railroad had a number of high-profile accidents in recent years in which passengers have been injured falling through the gap between platforms and trains, underscoring the importance of taking whatever precautions are necessary at New Jersey's rail stations."
Stender & Conaway Bill Objecting to Proposed Civil Service Changes Released by Assembly CommitteeLegislation Assembly Democrats Linda Stender and Herb Conaway M.D. sponsored objecting to the establishment of the job banding program as proposed by the Civil Service Commission was released Monday by an Assembly panel.
"There has been no meaningful discussion of the legitimate questions and concerns presented by members of the public and the Civil Service Commission has held only a single hearing to consider such questions and concerns," said Stender (D-Union/Middlesex/Somerset). "Changes of questionable constitutionality that erode the longstanding safeguards provided by the civil service system should be done in a straightforward and transparent manner that fosters earnest and constructive discussion. That's what employers, employees and members of the public deserve..."