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Benson: Mercer, Middlesex to Receive Critical Transportation Funding Grants for Local Projects

Nine Towns in Mercer, Middlesex Counties to Receive Over $5 million in Grants (HAMILTON) - Assemblyman Daniel Benson, who is chair of the Assembly Transportation Committee, announced Tuesday nine towns in Mercer and Middlesex counties will receive over $5 million in state aid for much-needed road and other transportation improvement projects.

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Benson, Murphy Resolution to Raise Awareness for Blood Disorders Clears Assembly

A joint resolution sponsored by Assembly Democrats Daniel R. Benson and Carol Murphy to raise awareness for bleeding disorders was approved Thursday by the General Assembly.

"Three million Americans live every day with bleeding disorders, like hemophilia," said Benson (D-Mercer/Middlesex), "Too often, a lack of knowledge of these diseases prevents proper care and research of new treatments. This resolution will help to raise awareness of these challenges."

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Coughlin & Benson Pro-Consumer Bill Helping Cable Subscribers Get Credits, Rebates for Service Outages Clears Assembly

Legislation sponsored by Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin and Assemblyman Daniel Benson that would exempt cable television subscribers from notifying cable television service outages to receive credit or a rebate was approved, 69-1, by the full Assembly on Thursday.

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Benson Named "2017 Humane Legislator of the Year"

'It's A Ruff Life' Rescue Charity Fundraiser Gala on Friday, February 16th In Hamilton
Assemblyman Daniel Benson will be honored on Friday as the "2017 Humane Legislator of the Year" by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). Benson will be presented the award at the It's a Ruff Life Rescue charity fundraiser gala on Friday, February 16th in Hamilton.

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Benson, Houghtaling & Moriarty Bill to Increase Penalties for Slamming Practices Clears Assembly

Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Daniel Benson, Eric Houghtaling, and Paul Moriarty to strengthen state law against energy "slamming" practices was approved Thursday by the Assembly. Energy "slamming" is a practice that involves changing consumers' electric power or gas supplier without their knowledge or consent.

"Changing consumers' electric power or gas supplier without their knowledge or consent is unacceptable," said Benson (D- Mercer/Middlesex). "Residents should always be kept informed when any change on their energy bill takes place, especially if it results in a higher monthly payment. Raising penalties is a deterrent for these types of unfair, unscrupulous practices..."

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Zwicker, Benson & Barclay Bill to Designate Safe Areas for Online Marketplace Transactions Approved by Assembly

Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Andrew Zwicker, Daniel Benson and Arthur Barclay to have police departments establish safe areas with video surveillance for residents to conduct internet purchase transactions was approved XX-XX Thursday by the Assembly.

"Searching for the best deal on Craigslist and Facebook Marketplace is widely popular today," said Zwicker (D-Somerset/Mercer/Middlesex/Hunterdon). "Unfortunately, meeting up for these purchases are not always safe for residents. Establishing safe, well-lit and surveilled areas outside police stations for these transactions will keep residents safe."

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