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Coughlin, Eustace, Sumter & Wimberly Bill to Allow Ads on State Websites to Help Ease Taxpayer Burden Continues AdvancingThe full Assembly on Thursday approved legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Craig Coughlin, Timothy Eustace, Shavonda Sumter and Benjie Wimberly to allow some state agencies to sell Internet advertisements on their websites to test whether they can help ease taxpayer burdens.
"The purpose of the bill is common sense - to provide new sources of revenue for the state, particularly for state agencies that maintain high-traffic web pages," said Coughlin (D-Middlesex). "This is 2016. Consumers are used to seeing advertisements on websites, so we're not breaking new ground here. In fact, if anything, New Jersey government is behind the times when it comes to not generating revenue from its websites. The bottom line is this - we should be doing anything we can to ease the burden on taxpayers."
Coughlin, Lampitt, Singleton, Benson, Vainieri Huttle & Mosquera Bill to Add Cyber-Harassment to Domestic Violence Statutes Heads to GovernorLegislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Craig Coughlin, Pamela Lampitt, Troy Singleton, Daniel Benson, Valerie Vainieri Huttle and Gabriela Mosquera to bolster protections against cyber-harassment for domestic violence victims in New Jersey gained final legislative approval on Thursday. It now heads to the governor's desk.
"The internet is being used as another way for domestic violence predators to stalk and harass their victims," said Coughlin (D-Middlesex). "It's time to put cyber-stalking and harassment on the books to continue to protect domestic violence victims under the law."