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Speaker Prieto Appoints Asm. Benjie Wimberly as Commerce and Economic Development Committee Chairman

Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto on Friday announced the appointment of Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly as chairman of the Assembly Commerce and Economic Development Committee.

"I thank Speaker Prieto for this appointment and look forward to taking a lead role in advancing economic development and job creation throughout our state," Wimberly said. "Ensuring economic growth and job creation lifts everyone is an absolute must. I appreciate the great opportunity to help make that happen..."

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Prieto: Upcoming State Budget Must Boost Assistance for NJ's Poorest Residents

Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto Intends to Push Again for Work First New Jersey Boost

Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto on Thursday joined with anti-poverty advocates at the State House and announced that once again he will push to increase assistance for New Jersey's poorest residents in the upcoming state budget.

"The governor's veto was unconscionable, but our effort to rebuild New Jersey's middle-class continues," Prieto said. "When you consider that New Jersey's TANF assistance is the 7th lowest of all states and that it's represent only 25 percent of the federal poverty level, it's clear we must do more..."

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Video: Speaker Prieto on His Bill to Improve & Expand Paid Family Leave in New Jersey

Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto (D-Hudson/Bergen) discusses his new legislation (A-4927) to improve and expand paid family in New Jersey.

Watch the video here.

Watch video of the full news conference here.

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Prieto & Advocates Unveil Sweeping Bill to Expand & Improve New Jersey's Paid Family Leave Program

Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto Pro-Worker Bill calls for Expanded Leave Time, Higher Compensation, Covers More Family Members, Job Protections & More Program Promotion

Bill Supported by Advocates Such as New Jersey Citizen Action, AARP, AFL-CIO, New Jersey Policy Perspective & New Jersey Main Street Alliance

New Jersey Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto on Tuesday unveiled sweeping plans to improve New Jersey's paid family leave program by expanding leave times, providing higher compensation to those taking leave, covering more family members, improving job protections and boosting awareness of the benefit.

"This is an invaluable law, but it's underused and needs improvement," said Prieto (D-Hudson/Bergen). "New Jersey's hard-working men and women deserve a program that can truly help them in their time of need, whether it's caring for a family member or welcoming a new family member. The 2009 law was a great first step that we all take pride in, but we also know it wasn't quite enough. We need to do better - and this bill represents that big step forward..."

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Prieto, Jimenez & Mukherji Bill to Eliminate Deterrent to Organ Donation Heads to Governor

Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto Legislation Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto and Assembly Democrats Angelica Jimenez and Raj Mukherji sponsored to eliminate a deterrent to organ donation was approved by the Assembly on Monday and now heads to the governor's desk.

"We should be doing everything we can to promote organ donation," said Prieto (D-Hudson/Bergen). "Organ donation saves lives, and we should not be letting fees get in the way of it. This bill is, quite simply, common sense."

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