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DeAngelo Calls for State House Renovation Work to be done by New Jersey Residents & Trades ProfessionalsAssemblyman Wayne P. DeAngelo on Wednesday urged that the proposed restoration to the State House be carried out by building and construction trades professionals who are New Jersey residents. In a letter to Gov. Christie, DeAngelo (D-Mercer/Middlesex) encouraged the use of Project Labor Agreements in the contracts connected to the project:
"Right here, just miles outside the steps of the State House, there are men and women in the building and construction trades who would undertake the work of reconstruction to a quality level that is beyond reproach…"
DeAngelo, Holley, Mazzeo, Downey & McKnight Bill to Establish Plan to Publish Missing Persons Alerts Online Now LawLegislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Wayne DeAngelo, Jamel Holley, Vincent Mazzeo, Joann Downey and Angela McKnight to expand the reach of missing persons notices via social media is now law.
"Just as people use outlets like Facebook and Twitter to connect with friends and family, law enforcement officials can also use social media to reach the public when someone is missing," said DeAngelo (D-Mercer/Middlesex). "By employing networks we already have in place to further publicize Amber and Silver Alerts, we can reach a far larger audience at no additional cost and help reunite families as soon as possible."
DeAngelo, Lagana, Pinkin, McKnight & Benson Bill to Include All Disabled Vets under NJ Transit Discount Program Continues AdvancingAssembly-approved legislation Assembly Democrats Wayne DeAngelo, Joseph Lagana, Nancy Pinkin, Angela McKnight and Daniel R. Benson sponsored to include more disabled veterans in the New Jersey Transit discount program for senior citizens and persons with disabilities was advanced Monday by the Senate budget panel.
"This is a little adjustment of current law for the great sacrifice and service made by our disabled veterans," said DeAngelo (D-Mercer/Middlesex), vice-chair of the Assembly Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee. "All New Jersey veterans should be able to take advantage of this discount program. They have earned it..."
Singleton, Conaway, DeAngelo & Benson Bill to Implement Fast-Track Job Training Program Clears Assembly CommitteeLegislation Assembly Democrats Troy Singleton, Herb Conaway, Wayne DeAngelo and Daniel Benson sponsored to help unemployed and underemployed New Jersey residents acquire the job skills and knowledge they need to succeed in the workforce was advanced Monday by an Assembly committee.
"Advancing in the job market without post-secondary education or training is now more difficult than ever before. As such, implementing programs that help people gain the skills they need is a crucial part of strengthening New Jersey's workforce," said Singleton (D-Burlington)...
DeAngelo, Eustace, Mukherji & Holley Bill to Create Registry of Organizations Providing Services to Veterans Signed into LawLegislation Assemblymen Wayne DeAngelo, Tim Eustace, Raj Mukherji and Jamel Holley sponsored to create a "one-stop shop" for military veterans seeking assistance in New Jersey was signed into law on Monday.
"Men and women in uniform make sacrifices to help people here at home and all around the world, but when they need a little help themselves, they sometimes find the system difficult to navigate," said DeAngelo (D-Mercer/Middlesex), vice-chair of the Assembly Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee. "Creating a registry is a simple task that can go a long way toward making life easier for some of our nation's finest citizens..."
DeAngelo & Gusciora Bill to Better Protect Unemployment Insurance Fund Continues AdvancingAssembly-approved legislation Assemblymen Wayne DeAngelo and Reed Gusciora sponsored to better protect the state's Unemployment Insurance Fund from fraud and ensure it's used only by those it was created to assist - unemployed New Jerseyans - was advanced Monday by the Senate Labor Committee.
"Out-of-work New Jerseyans deserve this help, and every taxpayer deserves to know the benefits system they pay into is protected as best is possible from fraud that, in the end, only costs everyone more money," said DeAngelo (D-Mercer/Middlesex). "The unemployment fund exists to help New Jerseyans get back on their feet as they find work, and it should be protected for their use and their use only. With these few steps, we can better ensure that happens..."
DeAngelo, Andrzejczak, Tucker, Conaway & Land Bill to Support NJ Military Installations Clears Senate PanelAssembly-approved legislation Assembly Democrats Wayne DeAngelo, Bob Andrzejczak, Cleopatra Tucker, Herb Conaway and R. Bruce Land sponsored to support businesses and workforce tied to New Jersey's five military installations was advanced Monday by the Senate Labor Committee.
"Our military installations clearly play an important role when it comes to national defense, but when you consider the thousands of jobs tied to the military, the businesses that support the installations and the billions of dollars in revenue that the installations generate, the local economic significance of New Jersey's military installations is irrefutable," said DeAngelo (D-Mercer/Middlesex), vice-chair of the Assembly Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee. "Any legislation that supports our installations, therefore, will have a positive impact on our state as a whole..."
Benson & DeAngelo Laud Appellate Court Ruling on Christie Effort to Dismantle Civil Service RulesCourt Decision Upholds Legislative Push to Defeat Christie Administration Effort to Weaken Protections
Assembly Democrats Daniel R. Benson and Wayne DeAngelo (both D-Mercer/Middlesex) issued the following statement Thursday after the Appellate Division upheld the legislature's push to overturn the Christie administration's effort to weaken Civil Service rules in New Jersey.
Benson and DeAngelo were lead sponsors of legislation invalidating the Civil Service Commission's proposed rule establishing a job banding program:
"The changes the Christie administration proposed would have taken New Jersey backward by eliminating competitive examinations and instead relying on job banding, unabashedly taking merit out of the equation," said Benson. "The court's decision supports the fundamental notion that putting forth your best effort every day can - and should - result in success in the workplace. A promotion ought to be a product of what you know and how you perform, not who you know and how much they like you." …