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Prieto, Caride, Schaer & Eustace Bill to Boost Tax Savings & Economic Growth in the Meadowlands Region Approved by Assembly

Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto Bill Consolidates N.J. Meadowlands Commission into N.J. Sports and Exposition Authority While Also Revising Tax Sharing System to Provide Savings to Residents and Businesses

Legislation Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto, Assemblywoman Marlene Caride, Assemblyman Gary Schaer and Assemblyman Tim Eustace sponsored to boost property tax savings, economic growth and job creation in the Meadowlands region by consolidating two major state agencies and improving the tax sharing system used by 14 northern New Jersey municipalities was approved 42-24-2 Thursday by the Assembly.

"Residents and businesses in the Meadowlands have long sacrificed amid the ecological and environmental challenges facing the area, but times change and common sense reform is sorely needed to ensure the region's future success," said Prieto (D-Hudson/Bergen). "This bill takes into account the modern needs of these communities in Bergen and Hudson counties, including tax relief, transportation improvements and economic growth, all while providing certainty and savings to local governments. It's the right reform at the right moment in time..."

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Prieto, Mazzeo, Pintor Marin, Quijano & Schaer Bill to Boost Urban Enterprise Zones to Create Jobs & Economic Development Approved by Assembly

Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto Legislation Assembly Democrats Speaker Vincent Prieto, Vince Mazzeo, Eliana Pintor Marin, Annette Quijano and Gary Schaer sponsored to restore a portion of sales tax revenue to municipalities with Urban Enterprise Zones to spur urban economic development and create jobs was approved 46-19 Thursday by the Assembly.

"The Urban Enterprise Zone initiative is one of our state's most powerful economic drivers and this legislation would be a strong step toward once again revving the program up and helping our urban areas be more competitive," said Prieto (D-Hudson/Bergen), who represents UEZ communities Guttenberg, Kearny, North Bergen and West New York. ""Our urban areas cannot succeed economically if we do not provide the proper investments into them, and the UEZ program is the single best way we can help these cities and their residents and businesses prosper..."

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Prieto Bill to Reform Rutgers University Governance Approved by Assembly

Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto Legislation Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto sponsored to reduce the membership of the Rutgers board of trustees and eliminate dual membership on the Rutgers board of trustees and Rutgers board of governors was approved 66-0 Thursday by the Assembly, giving it final legislative approval. Under current law, the board of trustees of Rutgers University includes charter trustees, alumni trustees and public trustees. Of the 11 public trustees appointed by the governor, six are also members of the Rutgers board of governors. This bill (A-3988) removes from the board of trustees the six trustees who also serve on the Rutgers board of governors.

I've long advocated for reform at Rutgers University so it can better keep pace with an ever-changing higher education landscape, so I'm very pleased to see the recent recommendations from the university's boards to streamline governance and move the university into the 21st century," said Prieto (D-Hudson/Bergen)...

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N.J. Assembly Speaker Prieto Statement on U.S.-Cuban Relations

Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto "As Americans, we must hold true to our ideals, and until we see progress in Cuba toward democracy and human rights, we cannot help give this regime credibility."

Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto (D-Hudson/Bergen), a Cuban native who emigrated at the age of 11, released the following statement Wednesday on the United States and Cuba normalizing full diplomatic relations:

"When I came from Cuba as a boy with my mother, our goal was to find the American Dream. We wanted to succeed through our own hard work, think what we wanted to think, speak what we wanted to speak and enjoy the fruits of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. We found that and more in America, and I will forever be grateful. Tragically, those in Cuba, even after all these years and to this very day, have never tasted such freedoms..."

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Prieto, Caride & Schaer Bill to Boost Tax Savings & Economic Growth in the Meadowlands Region Advanced by Assembly Committee

Bill Consolidates N.J. Meadowlands Commission & N.J. Sports and Exposition Authority While Also Revising Tax Sharing System to Provide Savings to Residents and Businesses
Legislation Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto, Assemblywoman Marlene Caride and Assemblyman Gary Schaer sponsored to boost property tax savings, economic growth and job creation in the Meadowlands region by consolidating two major state agencies and improving the tax sharing system used by 14 northern New Jersey municipalities was advanced Monday by an Assembly panel.

The bill (A-3969) would consolidate the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission and the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority.

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Prieto, Mazzeo, Pintor Marin, Quijano & Schaer Bill to Boost Urban Enterprise Zones to Create Jobs & Economic Development Advanced by Assembly Panel

Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto Legislation Assembly Democrats Speaker Vincent Prieto, Vince Mazzeo, Eliana Pintor Marin, Annette Quijano and Gary Schaer sponsored to restore a portion of sales tax revenue to municipalities with Urban Enterprise Zones to spur urban economic development and create jobs was released Monday by an Assembly panel.

"The Urban Enterprise Zone initiative is one of our state's most powerful economic drivers and this legislation would be a strong step toward once again revving the program up and helping our urban areas be more competitive," said Prieto (D-Hudson/Bergen), who represents UEZ communities Guttenberg, Kearny, North Bergen and West New York. ""Our urban areas cannot succeed economically if we do not provide the proper investments into them, and the UEZ program is the single best way we can help these cities and their residents and businesses prosper..."

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Panel Approves Prieto Bill to Restructure Rutgers Governing Boards

Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto Legislation Would Reduce Membership of University's Board of Trustees

Legislation Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto sponsored to encourage greater efficiency within governing bodies at the state's largest university was advanced Monday by an Assembly panel.

The measure follows the Board of Governors' vote last Tuesday to support reducing the number of people serving on the Board of Trustees.

"Rutgers has taken the lead in an effort to streamline operations and create a better-organized structure for its governing boards," said Prieto (D-Bergen/Hudson).

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