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Democratic Legislation to Promote Donations to ALS Association Clears AssemblyLegislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Troy Singleton, Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Daniel R. Benson, Herb Conaway Jr., Carmelo Garcia, Celeste Riley, Gabriela Mosquera and Ralph Caputo to make it easier for taxpayers to donate to the ALS Association passed 77-0 on Thursday in the Assembly.
"The mission of the ALS Association is to lead the fight to treat and cure ALS through global research and nationwide advocacy, while also empowering people with Lou Gehrig's Disease and their families to live fuller lives by providing them with compassionate care and support through a nationwide network of chapters," said Singleton (D-Burlington). "Making it easier for New Jerseyans to support this cause is the right thing to do."
***MULTIMEDIA PACKAGE*** Full Assembly Ok's Comprehensive Bill Package Aimed at Making College More Affordable and Attainable in NJ
7-Bill Package is Sponsored by Riley, Cryan, Quijano, Coughlin, Lagana, Vainieri Huttle, Jasey, Stender, Garcia, Giblin, Mukherji, Moriarty, Pinkin, Eustace, Benson & BurzichelliThe General Assembly on Thursday approved seven key bills that are part of a larger 20-bill package aimed at addressing the systemic factors pushing more and more New Jersey students into the real world saddled with debt and without a college degree.
The bills approved today are sponsored by Assembly Democrats Celeste Riley, Joseph Cryan, Annette Quijano, Craig Coughlin, Joseph Lagana, Vainieri Huttle, Mila Jasey, Linda Stender, Carmelo Garcia, Thomas Giblin, Raj Mukherji, Paul Moriarty, Nancy Pinkin, Tim Eustace, Daniel Benson and John Burzichelli.
Riley and Cryan first unveiled the 20-bill package in March to address many of the critical factors standing in the way of whether a student successfully completes college and in the most cost-effective manner possible, including: college readiness, completion rates, cost, data collection, accountability, and pathways to success.
Prieto-led Vocational Education Improvement Bills Approved by SenateBills Also Sponsored by Diegnan, Lagana, Oliver, Jimenez, Pintor Marin, Lampitt, Garcia, Benson, Caputo, Riley, Eustace & Mainor
Five bills sponsored by Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto to enhance and expand vocational programs throughout New Jersey were approved Tuesday by the Senate, giving four of the bills final legislative approval.
"We have to make clear that there are many well-paying careers that can be launched with an industry credential or an associate's degree," said Prieto (D-Hudson/Bergen). "As we continue to work to revitalize our economy, employers will look to county vocational-technical schools to meet this need. This bill package will make sure our students are ready to go..."