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Prieto Statement on Comcast's Continuing YES Network Blackout in NJFollowing Comcast's refusal to come to the negotiating table over the YES Network blackout, Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto (D-Hudson) released the following statement:
"On April 25, I urged Comcast to end its blackout of the YES Network, which has denied more than 600,000 Comcast customers in New Jersey the opportunity to watch the Yankees on TV this baseball season..."
Prieto Statement on Advancing of new Atlantic City Economic Recovery Legislation
'This is legislation devised with the Assembly sitting at the table'
23 Pages of Amendments to Initial LegislationAssembly Speaker Vincent Prieto (D-Hudson/Bergen) released the following statement Monday after the Assembly Judiciary Committee advanced economic recovery legislation (A-2569 and A-2570) for Atlantic City:
"I'm clearly pleased we've been able to come together to advance this legislation and its 23 total pages of amendments.
***MULTIMEDIA PACKAGE*** Prieto, Wisniewski Testimony Before Labor Committee in Support of Raising NJ's Minimum Wage to $15Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto (D-Hudson) and Assembly Transportation and Independent Authorities Committee Chairman John S. Wisniewski (D-Middlesex) issued a multimedia package Thursday of their testimony before the Assembly Labor Committee in favor of legislation that would raise the state's minimum wage to $15 an hour.
New Jersey's current minimum wage is only a little over a dollar above the federal floor for wages in one of the highest cost states in the country. The take home pay for a full time minimum wage worker is less than $18,000 a year.
Prieto, Wisniewski & Schaer Bill to Phase-Up NJ's Minimum Wage to $15 per Hour Advanced by Assembly Labor CommitteeLegislation sponsored by Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto, Assembly Deputy Speaker John Wisniewski and Assembly Budget Chairman Gary Schaer to phase-in an increase in the state's minimum wage to $15 per hour was advanced Thursday by the Assembly Labor Committee.
"This is 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 (D-Hudson/Bergen). "The constitutional minimum wage that we established a few years ago set a floor, not a ceiling. We must ensure that all workers are paid fairly for their labor. We now need to strive for better to reverse the poverty trend in this state..."