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Assembly Advances Coughlin, DeAngelo & Vainieri Huttle Legislation Urging Comcast and YES Network to Settle Dispute

(TRENTON) - Legislation sponsored by Craig Coughlin, Wayne DeAngelo and Valerie Vainieri Huttle to urge Comcast and YES Network to settle their contract dispute was advanced by the full Assembly, 60-0-6.

The ongoing dispute between the two entities has disrupted nearly 900,000 Comcast subscribers' access to coverage of professional sports games since November.

"Baseball fans - some of whom retain a cable subscription solely to be able to watch these games - ought to receive the service for which they have paid," said Coughlin (D-Middlesex). "They shouldn't have to leave the provider they're familiar with because of a schoolyard fight between multi-million dollar companies."

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Coughlin & Downey Bill Extending Deadline to Apply for Senior Freeze Property Tax Rebates Gains Assembly Approval

Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Craig Coughlin and Joann Downey granting seniors and disabled residents more time to apply for their property tax rebates was unanimously approved by the full Assembly on Thursday.

"For those living on a fixed income, like seniors and certain disabled residents, every little bit helps," said Coughlin (D-Middlesex). "The senior freeze program can provide a substantial boost to those individuals so we'd like to make sure they have as much time as possible to apply and take advantage of it."

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Coughlin, Schaer, Eustace & Downey Bill Creating Automatic Voter Registration through MVC Gains Assembly Approval

By a vote of 52-21-1, the full Assembly on Thursday approved legislation (A-1944) sponsored by Assembly Democrats Craig Coughlin, Gary Schaer, Tim Eustace and Joann Downey that would require the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) to automatically register or update a person's voter registration as part of the process of applying for or renewing a driver's license.

"This bill is designed to encourage participation in the democratic process by integrating voter registration with the process of driver registration," said Coughlin (D-Middlesex). "This simple move will hopefully encourage more young people to register to vote and make it easier for residents to fulfill their civic duty."

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Coughlin, Schaer & Eustace Bill Creating Automatic Voter Registration through MVC Gains Assembly Panel Approval

An Assembly panel on Monday approved legislation (A-1944) sponsored by Assembly Democrats Craig Coughlin, Gary Schaer and Tim Eustace that would require the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) to automatically register or update a person's voter registration as part of the process of applying for or renewing a driver's license.

"This bill is designed to encourage participation in the democratic process by integrating voter registration with the process of driver registration," said Coughlin (D-Middlesex). "This simple move will hopefully make it easier for residents to fulfill their civic duty."

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