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Prieto & McKeon: N.J. Assembly to Hold Hearing on Questionable Christie Administration Settlement with Exxon MobilAssembly to Give Issue Public Discussion amid Disturbing & Unexplained Reports of Scant Settlement Amount
Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto and Assembly Judiciary Committee Chairman John McKeon on Wednesday announced the committee will convene a hearing on the Christie administration's reported decision to settle an $8.9 billion lawsuit against Exxon Mobil Corporation for just $250 million.
"If what's been reported is accurate, then this is an egregiously irresponsible decision that raises many, many questions and concerns," said Prieto (D-Hudson/Bergen). "The public health of our residents and our environment are priorities, especially in areas long subject to pollution and misuse. That's why this settlement would be difficult to comprehend. Taxpayers deserve a public discussion as to how such a decision could be made. The Assembly intends to give it to them..."
Prieto, Eustace & Lagana Propose New Plan to Help More New Jersey Workers Save for Retirement
New Individual Retirement Account Program Would Offer Security & Peace of Mind for Employees without a Current Retirement PlanAssembly Speaker Vincent Prieto and Assemblymen Tim Eustace and Joseph Lagana have introduced legislation to create a unique, new program to help more New Jersey workers plan for retirement.
The bill (A-4275), which is modeled after the first-in-the-nation plan recently signed into law in Illinois,would create individual retirement accounts for employees of firms with at least 25 workers who do not presently have access to an employer-provided retirement plan.
Speaker Prieto recognizes Career Technical Education Month with visit to High Tech High School in North BergenNJ Council of County Vocational-Technical Schools recognizes Prieto with Leadership Award after Roundtable Discussion, School Facility Tour
As a beneficiary of career-focused education himself, Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto has always had a passion for providing students with the skills necessary to pursue different paths to success. That interest has directly influenced his legislative agenda, as he sponsored a package of bills signed into law recently that are promoting and improving vocational secondary education in New Jersey. In recognition of his efforts and of February being Career Technical Education Month, Speaker Prieto attended a wide-ranging event at High Tech High School in North Bergen. The event was organized in partnership with the New Jersey Council of County Vocational-Technical Schools (Career Tech NJ), the New Jersey Business and Industry Association and the Hudson County Schools of Technology.
"Students at High Tech High School are exposed to a rigorous academic curriculum that prepares them well to gain acceptance to top colleges. But that path is not necessarily for everyone and there are many other options that can provide a successful and fulfilling career," said Speaker Prieto, who works as a Construction Code Official and is a Plumber by trade. "This is why the school's strong career-focused programs are so important and should serve as a model for other school districts in our state. Students here have the opportunity to explore fields as varied as culinary arts, media production, graphic design, science and technology and much more and they are building the skillset needed to fill the jobs of tomorrow..."