Welcome to my Virtual District Office!
This page has been created to make it easier for you to learn how my office can be your advocate in Trenton and to get answers to some common questions about state government. In addition, you can visit the Web page of your town from the links below. You also can click to send me and my staff an e-mail. Whether you have a problem that needs to be solved or just want to send your opinion on a pressing state issue, my office is at your service.
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Eustace, Wagner & Gordon on American Dream VoteAssemblyman Tim Eustace, Assemblywoman Connie Wagner and Senator Bob Gordon (all D-Bergen/Passaic) said they are encouraged by today's vote by the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority to move forward with the American Dream project at the Meadowlands Complex in Bergen County.
We have been anxiously waiting for a decision on the American Dream project, so this is welcomed news. This project has the potential to be a game-changer economically speaking not just for Bergen County, but the state. I'm pleased the authority finally decided to take up this important issue. Moving it forward was the right thing to do," said Eustace...
Wagner, Eustace & Gordon Hail Funding for Buyouts, Urge Relief for Residents In Flood-Prone Areas StatewideAssemblyman Tim Eustace, Assemblywoman Connie Wagner and Senator Bob Gordon (all D-Bergen/Passaic) hailed the governor's announcement that $300 million in federal funding will be used to buy out Sandy-affected properties as well as repetitively flood-damaged homes in the Passaic River Basin, but said that relief is needed for residents in flood-prone areas statewide.
"Bergen County residents are beset by flood problems that result in damage and destruction to their homes with each storm that hits," Wagner said. "While the funding announced today is great news, we need to ensure residents in flood-prone areas across the state no longer have to deal with the torment caused by constant flooding…"
Assembly Panel OK’s Eustace, Wagner & Johnson Bill Package to Help Avert Future Fuel Shortages like One Caused by SandyA bipartisan bill package sponsored by Assembly Democrats Tim Eustace, Connie Wagner and Gordon Johnson to help avoid the motor fuel shortages that occurred during Hurricane Sandy was approved by an Assembly panel on Monday.
The first bill (A-3911), sponsored by Eustace and Wagner, would temporarily waive the requirement that fuel merchants obtain a distributor's license to import or deliver motor fuel from another state into New Jersey when the Governor declares a state of energy emergency, as is the requirement under current law.
Quijano & Wagner Bill to Reduce Flooding Risk Related to Reservoirs During Severe Weather Events Released by Assembly PanelLegislation Assemblywoman Annette Quijano sponsored to reduce flooding caused by overfilled reservoirs in New Jersey was released Monday by an Assembly committee.
"Clearly it's in the public interest to take a reasonably necessary step like this to prevent or reduce the severity of flooding during a weather emergency," said Quijano (D-Union), who chairs the Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee that released the bill. "This is really just common sense. Let's put in place a plan and a system to ensure our reservoirs don't contribute to flooding in weather emergencies..."
Wagner, Jasey & Eustace Bill to Explore Full-Day Kindergarten Option Statewide Advanced by Assembly PanelLegislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Connie Wagner, Mila Jasey and Tim Eustace to explore the establishment of full-day kindergarten statewide in New Jersey was approved by an Assembly panel on Monday.
"With so many of our school districts already doing full-day kindergarten, we should have plenty of comparative data to determine if it would be beneficial to implement this statewide at every school," said Wagner, a former teacher (D-Bergen/Passaic). "Ultimately, this task force would be charged with undertaking a comprehensive study to determine what's best to help our children succeed in the long-term."
Wagner, Eustace & DeAngelo Bill to Protect Taxpayers from Companies that Relocate Call Center Services Overseas Advanced by Assembly PanelLegislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Connie Wagner, Timothy Eustace and Wayne DeAngelo to require any employer relocating a call center from New Jersey to a foreign country to notify the state and remit the unamortized value of any state grant, guaranteed loan, tax benefit and other financial support was released Monday by an Assembly panel.
"Jobs are being lost and customer service jeopardized as companies move their call centers overseas. Companies have a right to invest elsewhere if it benefits their bottom line, but they should not be able to benefit from financial resources from the state when they do," said Wagner (D-Bergen/Passaic). "That help should be limited to those who contribute to our economy. You can't have your cake and eat it too..."