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Sumter on Pay Equity Bill Conditional Veto by Governor: "The Fight for Equal Pay for Women Is Not Over."(TRENTON) - Assembly Majority Conference Leader Shavonda Sumter (D- Bergen, Passaic) released the following statement on the veto of the pay equity legislation:
"The conditional veto of the pay equity bill is disheartening but the fight for equal pay for every hard-working woman in New Jersey is NOT over.
***MULTIMEDIA PACKAGE*** Excerpts of Assembly Democrats Speaking in Support of Striking Verizon Workers
Speaker Prieto and Assembly Members DeAngelo, Sumter, Benson, Muoio & Zwicker Voiced SupportAssembly Speaker Vincent Prieto (D-Hudson) and Assembly members Wayne P. DeAngelo (D-Mercer), Majority Conference Leader Shavonda E. Sumter (D-Passaic), Daniel R. Benson (D-Mercer), Elizabeth Maher Muoio (D-Mercer) and Andrew Zwicker (D-Somerset) issued a multimedia package Monday excerpting their support of striking Verizon workers at a State House rally in support of the striking workers and organized labor.
***MULTIMEDIA PACKAGE*** Wimberly, Spencer, Oliver, Sumter & Tucker Hold News Conference in Support of Bill to End State Takeovers of School DistrictsAssembly members Benjie E. Wimberly (D-Passaic), L. Grace Spencer (D-Essex), Speaker Emeritus Sheila Y. Oliver (D-Essex), Majority Conference Leader Shavonda E. Sumter (D-Passaic) and Cleopatra G. Tucker (D-Essex) issued a multimedia package Tuesday of a news conference they held with the Education Law Center to promote legislation to end the state takeover of New Jersey school districts.
The bill (A-3637), sponsored by Wimberly, Oliver, Sumter and Tucker, would eliminate the authority of the state board of education to place school districts under full or partial state intervention via the New Jersey Quality Single Accountability Continuum (NJQSAC), the state's system of monitoring and measuring educational outcomes in individual districts. The bill also would require that any school districts currently under full or partial state intervention be returned to full local control within one year of the date of enactment.