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Prieto, Jimenez, Jasey & Quijano Measure to Streamline Vocational School Construction & Improvements Now LawLaw Continues Speaker's Commitment to Improving State's Vocational, Technical Programs; Making Vo-Tech Education a Viable Alternative to 4-Year College
Legislation Assembly Democrats Speaker Vincent Prieto, Angelica Jimenez, Mila Jasey and Annette Quijano sponsored that would streamline construction of county vocational school facilities in New Jersey has been inked into law.
"As I've said before, college isn't necessarily for everyone; we need to have multiple viable paths to employment in New Jersey," said Prieto (D-Bergen/Hudson). "Students who might struggle in AP courses or college may thrive in a vocational instruction environment, and we should encourage investment in that infrastructure so that New Jersey continues producing a highly skilled, highly trained and highly educated workforce..."
Schaer, Prieto, Caride, Lagana, Giblin & Wimberly Bill to Require Carbon Monoxide Detectors in More Public Buildings Gains Final OK
Bill Stems from Tragic Incident in PassaicLegislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Gary Schaer, Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto, Marlene Caride, Joseph Lagana, Thomas Giblin and Benjie E. Wimberly to require more buildings to have carbon monoxide detectors received final legislative approval from the Senate on Monday.
The bill (A-4073) is designated as Korman and Park's Law after Noel Korman and Alice Park, who lost their lives while several others were sickened and hospitalized due to carbon monoxide exposure in a multi-use commercial structure in Passaic. The building is home to nearly 20 rehearsal spaces and small recording studios rented monthly by a variety of local musicians and bands and part of an industrial complex off Van Houten Avenue.
Democratic Leadership Urges Governor to Make Upfront $1.3 Billion Pension PaymentNew Jersey's Democratic legislative leadership today called upon Governor Christie to make the state's $1.3 billion budgeted pension payment in early July to shore up the underfunded pension system.
"We presented the governor with a fiscally responsible budget that fully funded our obligation, but he instead chose a different course that will lead to more credit downgrades, increase state debt and hurt our economy," said Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto (D-Hudson/Bergen). "These are difficult fiscal times, which means we have to be creative and consider all responsible options," the Assembly speaker said. "This is one of them. Democrats are being responsible. It's time for Governor Christie to follow suit..."
Speaker Prieto & Majority Leader Greenwald Bill to Restore Tax Credit for Working People Gains Assembly ApprovalLegislation sponsored by Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto and Majority Leader Louis Greenwald to restore a tax credit that strengthens families by encouraging hard work and reducing poverty received the approval of the General Assembly on Monday.
"The EITC has received strong bipartisan support over the last 40 years, because it is a manifestation of the fundamental idea that hard work should pay off," said Prieto (D-Bergen/Hudson). "The governor's action on this issue is the right thing to do, but the right time to do it was years ago. …"