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Prieto, Muoio, Oliver, Schaer, Holley, Mukherji & Quijano Bill to Increase Assistance to Low-Income Families to Help Ease Poverty Heads to Governor

Bill Boosts Work First New Jersey Benefits
Legislation Assembly Democrats Speaker Vincent Prieto, Elizabeth Muoio, Sheila Oliver, Gary Schaer, Jamel Holley, Raj Mukherji and Annette Quijano sponsored to increase the maximum cash assistance benefit for families participating in the Work First New Jersey program gained final legislative approval from the Senate on Monday.

The bill (A-30) is part of efforts by Assembly Democrats to lift people out of poverty and rebuild New Jersey's middle-class. It was approved by the Assembly in March and is part of the Democratic state budget proposal.

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Prieto, Muoio, Oliver, Schaer, Holley, Mukherji & Quijano Bill to Increase Assistance to Low-Income Families to Help Ease Poverty Advanced by Senate Budget Panel

Bill Boosts Work First New Jersey Benefits
(TRENTON) - Legislation Assembly Democrats Speaker Vincent Prieto, Elizabeth Muoio, Sheila Oliver, Gary Schaer, Jamel Holley, Raj Mukherji and Annette Quijano sponsored to increase the maximum cash assistance benefit for families participating in the Work First New Jersey program was advanced Thursday by the Senate budget panel.

The bill (A-30) is part of efforts by Assembly Democrats to lift people out of poverty and rebuild New Jersey's middle-class. It was approved by the Assembly in March and is part of the Democratic state budget proposal.

The Work First New Jersey program provides cash and other assistance to low-income families with dependent children in order to alleviate the negative effects of poverty.

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***MULTIMEDIA PACKAGE*** Speaker Prieto on Need to Pass and Enact Transportation Trust Fund Re-authorization Legislation

Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto (D-Hudson) issued a multimedia package Thursday, following the Assembly Budget Committee's release of legislation -- sponsored by Speaker Prieto -- that would authorize and secure new funding for New Jersey's Transportation Trust Fund (TTF).

The TTF, once regarded as a national model for transportation finance, runs out of money on July 1. Speaker Prieto's legislation sets out a 10-year, $20 billion capital transportation program for the state's highway and rail infrastructure (A-10) and secures dedicated funding for the plan (A-11).

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Speaker Prieto on Minimum Wage Passage: Gov. Christie Must Sign this Bill

'Democrats have now - once again - stood up strong for the hard-working men and women who deserve a living wage. Gov. Christie now - finally - needs to do the same.'

(TRENTON) - Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto (D-Hudson/Bergen) released the following statement Thursday after the Senate gave final legislative approval to legislation (A-15) he sponsored to phase New Jersey's minimum wage up to $15 per hour:

"This is a great day for New Jersey's working class families struggling to make ends meet. This is an integral part of our efforts to rebuild the middle class and lift working families out of poverty, and I'm thrilled to see it get to the governor's desk. As we know, the economy works best when it has a healthy middle-class."

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Prieto & Schaer: Democratic Budget Plan an Investment in New Jersey's Working Families

Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto
Assembly Leaders Hail Budget Plan as Yet another Step toward Rebuilding New Jersey's Middle-Class & Combating Poverty
Includes Increased Funding for Senior & Disabled Property Tax Relief, Preschool Education Expansion, Charity Care, Lead Safety in Schools & Homes, Needy Families, Domestic Violence & Rape Victims, Abused Children, Educational Opportunity Fund, School Breakfast Program, Substance Abuse Prevention, Autism Care, Cancer Research, Zika Virus Prevention & Adult Education
Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto and Assembly Budget Chairman Gary Schaer on Thursday hailed the Democratic state budget plan as yet another key step toward rebuilding New Jersey's middle-class, combating poverty, ensuring access to quality health care and protecting the state's most vulnerable residents.

The plan (A-4000) includes increased funding for concerns ranging from fully funding the Senior and Disabled Citizens' Property Tax Freeze program, expanding preschool education, lead safety in schools and homes and preventing the governor's cut in hospital charity care.

"This Democratic budget represents a crucial down payment on our commitment to rebuild New Jersey's middle-class and combat the shocking rise in poverty we've seen under Gov. Christie's watch," said Prieto (D-Hudson/Bergen)...

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Prieto, Jimenez, Giblin & Caputo Bill Asking Voters to Ensure Public Employee Pension Funding Continues Advancing

Voters Would Consider Requiring Payment Starting in 2017 & Full Payment Starting in 2021
Legislation sponsored by Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto and Assembly Democrats Angelica Jimenez, Thomas Giblin and Ralph Caputo asking voters to amend the state Constitution to require the state to fund the pensions of public employees on a timely basis received a constitutionally-required public hearing Thursday by the Assembly Judiciary Committee.

The constitutional amendment was previously approved by both houses of the Legislature at the end of the last legislative session. In order to be placed on the ballot, it must be approved by a simple majority of both houses in two consecutive years.

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