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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

Speaker Vincent Prieto Bill Boosts Work First New Jersey Benefits by 30 Percent Over Three Years; Then Ties It to Social Security

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 by 30 percent over three years, then tying it to Social Security gained final legislative approval Monday in the Senate.

"As I've said, as part of the Assembly's ongoing effort to combat poverty and rebuild the middle-class, fixing this problem isn't just about social responsibility. It's also about fiscal responsibility," said Prieto (D-Hudson/Bergen). "It's appalling that New Jersey has the lowest grant level in the Northeast and that we've accepted this as child poverty increases steadily, along with all the costly problems that come along with it. If we're going to help lift people out of poverty by increasing access to work and job training, then we need to do the right thing and reform and modernize this system."

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Prieto, Oliver, Quijano, Pintor Marin, Schaer, Vainieri Huttle & Eustace Bill to Boost Wages for Service Workers at Newark Liberty, Newark Penn & Hoboken Terminal Goes to Governor

Bill Addresses Income Inequality & Requires Prevailing Wages for Service Workers Struggling to Make Ends Meet

Legislation Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto, Speaker Emeritus Sheila Oliver and Assembly Democrats Annette Quijano, Eliana Pintor Marin, Gary Schaer, Valerie Vainieri Huttle and Tim Eustace sponsored to require prevailing wages be paid to all subcontracted transportation service workers at Newark Liberty International Airport, Newark Penn Station and the Hoboken Terminal was approved 23-15 Monday by the Senate, giving it final legislative approval...

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Prieto, Oliver, Gusciora, & Jasey Bill to Expand & Improve New Jersey's Paid Family Leave Program Goes to Governor

Pro-Worker Bill Calls for Expanded Leave Time, Higher Compensation, More Family Member Coverage, Increased Job Protections & Greater Program Promotion

Legislation Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto, Assembly Speaker Emeritus Sheila Oliver, Assemblyman Reed Gusciora and Assemblywoman Mila Jasey crafted to improve New Jersey's paid family leave program to ensure it works better for New Jersey families was approved Monday by the Senate, giving it final legislative approval.

"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 loved one or welcoming a new family member..."

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Karabinchak, Prieto & Holley Bill Preventing Convicted Criminals from Running for School Board Heads to Governor's Desk

Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Robert Karabinchak, Speaker Vincent Prieto and Assemblyman Jamel Holley to prevent convicted criminals from running for election to a board of education received final legislative approval Thursday and now heads to the governor's desk.

The bill (A-4206) was inspired by a situation this fall where an Edison resident attempted to run for school board after previously serving six months in a federal prison for falsifying immigration documents in exchange for hundreds of thousands of dollars in payments from illegal immigrants.

"Men and women who seek election to school boards are ultimately responsible for the education, safety, health and welfare of our children," said Karabinchak (D-Middlesex). "Protecting our students and setting good examples is our top priority, which makes it crucial that we preserve the sanctity of our school boards."

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Prieto, Oliver, Quijano, Pintor Marin, Schaer, Vainieri Huttle & Eustace Bill to Boost Wages for Service Workers at Newark Liberty, Newark Penn & Hoboken Terminal Clears Assembly

Speaker Vincent Prieto Bill Addresses Income Inequality & Requires Prevailing Wages for Service Workers Struggling to Make Ends Meet

Legislation Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto, Speaker Emeritus Sheila Oliver and Assembly Democrats Annette Quijano, Eliana Pintor Marin, Gary Schaer, Valerie Vainieri Huttle and Tim Eustace sponsored to require prevailing wages be paid to all subcontracted transportation service workers at Newark Liberty International Airport, Newark Penn Station and the Hoboken Terminal was approved Thursday by the Assembly.

"Airlines are making billions in profits while the workers who keep the industry running each and every day are struggling to make ends meet with little to no benefits," said Prieto (D-Hudson/Bergen). "Sadly, many of these workers earning meager wages likely live in poverty, which is unacceptable and offensive. The time has come to right this wrong."

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Vainieri Huttle, Prieto & Downey Bill to Crackdown on Child Pornographers, Stiffen Penalties Headed to Governor

Legislation is Designed to Address Technological Advances which have Made Mass Distribution Easier
Legislation sponsored by Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Speaker Vincent Prieto and Assemblywoman Joann Downey to broaden the state's child pornography laws and substantially boost penalties in order to keep pace with changes in technology received final legislative approval from both houses on Thursday.

The bill (A-4859) establishes additional penalties for child pornography crimes by expanding the definition of child pornography to include the portrayal of a child in a sexual manner; establishing the crime of "leader of child pornography network"; and enhancing penalties and revising the sentencing provisions for these crimes.

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Assembly Approves Sweeping Prieto, Oliver, Gusciora, & Jasey Bill to Expand & Improve New Jersey’s Paid Family Leave Program

Pro-Worker Bill Calls for Expanded Leave Time, Higher Compensation, More Family Member Coverage, Increased Job Protections & Greater Program Promotion
Sweeping legislation Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto crafted to improve New Jersey's paid family leave program to ensure it works better for New Jersey families cleared the General Assembly on Thursday.

Also sponsored by Assembly Speaker Emeritus Sheila Oliver, Assemblyman Reed Gusciora and Assemblywoman Mila Jasey, the bill (A-4927) would expand leave times, provide higher compensation to those taking leave, cover more family members, improve job protections and boost awareness of the program.
The bill now awaits final legislative approval from the full Senate before heading to the Governor.

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

Bill Boosts Work First New Jersey Benefits by 30 Percent Over Three Years; Then Ties it to Social Security

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 by 30 percent over three years, then tying it to Social Security, was approved XX-XX Thursday by the Assembly.

"As I've said as part of the Assembly's ongoing effort to combat poverty and rebuild the middle-class, fixing this problem isn't just about social responsibility. It's also about fiscal responsibility," said Prieto (D-Hudson/Bergen)...

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Video - Speaker Prieto: Trumpcare & Defunding Medicaid Would Hurt NJ in A Catastrophic Way

Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto joined New Jersey Citizen Action and other advocates and health care consumers in denouncing Republican attempts to defund Medicaid as part of Trumpcare, which could strip health care from 540,000 New Jerseyans.



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