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***MULTIMEDIA PACKAGE*** Jasey, Prieto, Giblin & DeCroce Hold News Conference Announcing Bipartisan Legislation to Expand Pre-K in NJ
Measure would expand full-day preschool programs for 3- and 4-year-olds to over 100 districtsAssembly Higher Education Committee Chairwoman Mila M. Jasey (D-Essex), Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto (D-Hudson), Assembly Regulated Professions Committee Chairman Thomas P. Giblin (D-Essex) and Assemblywoman Betty Lou DeCroce (R-Morris) issued a multimedia package Tuesday of excerpts from a news conference at which they unveiled bipartisan legislation to expand New Jersey's public preschool program to more school districts.
Assembly Members Jasey, Prieto & DeCroce Announce Bipartisan Legislation Expanding Pre-K to More Than 100 N.J. CommunitiesAssemblywoman Mila Jasey, Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto and Assemblywoman Betty Lou DeCroce on Tuesday unveiled bipartisan legislation that would expand New Jersey's public preschool program to additional New Jersey communities.
Currently, less than 40 New Jersey school districts provide three-and four- year-olds with access to publicly funded preschool programs, though the 2008 School Funding Reform Act called for expansion to more than 100 districts.
Assembly Democratic Bill to Bring World-Class Gaming to North Jersey, Help Atlantic City & Fund Programs & Property Tax Relief for Senior & Disabled Residents Clears Assembly
Caputo, Prieto, Schaer, Vainieri Huttle, Mukherji, Lagana, Eustace, Caride, Jimenez, Johnson, McKeon, Giblin, Oliver, Spencer, Jasey, Tucker & Pintor Marin Bill Would Allow Two North Jersey Casinos, Provide Significant Funding for Programs & Property Tax Relief for Seniors and Disabled & Help Atlantic City and Horse Racing IndustryAn Assembly panel on Monday advanced legislation sponsored by Assembly Democratic lawmakers asking voters to allow the creation of world-class casino gaming facilities in North Jersey and use money from that expansion to fund programs and property tax relief for senior citizens and disabled residents, along with help for Atlantic City and the horse racing industry.
Under current law, casino gambling is permitted only in Atlantic City, but the constitutional amendment proposed by Assembly Democrats Ralph Caputo, Speaker Vincent Prieto, Gary Schaer, Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Raj Mukherji, Joseph Lagana, Tim Eustace, Marlene Caride, Angelica Jimenez, Gordon Johnson and John McKeon, Tom Giblin, Sheila Oliver, L. Grace Spencer, Mila Jasey, Cleopatra Tucker and Eliana Pintor Marin, would allow the Legislature to pass laws to permit casinos in two northern New Jersey counties.
Jasey, Caputo, Singleton, Lampitt & Moriarty Bill to Explore Full-Day Kindergarten Options Statewide Clears Assembly PanelLegislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Mila Jasey, Ralph Caputo, Troy Singleton, Pamela Lampitt and Paul Moriarty to study the merits of implementing full-day kindergarten in New Jersey schools was approved Monday by an Assembly committee.
The bill (A-1016) would establish a 22-member task force to study and evaluate issues associated with the establishment and implementation of full-day kindergarten.
"A full day of kindergarten instruction has been shown to help students not just academically, but socially," said Jasey (D-Essex/Morris). "These early years are critical. Full-day kindergarten has the potential to lower grade retention and dropout rates for students later in life. We owe it to our students to study the merits and feasibility of implementing full-day kindergarten in our schools."