Welcome to my Virtual District Office!
This page has been created to make it easier for you to learn how my office can be your advocate in Trenton and to get answers to some common questions about state government. In addition, you can visit the Web page of your town from the links below. You also can click to send me and my staff an e-mail. Whether you have a problem that needs to be solved or just want to send your opinion on a pressing state issue, my office is at your service.
As we move forward, this page will be updated and expanded, so please visit often.
Coughlin, Eustace & Sumter Bill to Allow Ads on State Websites to Help Ease Taxpayer Burden Continues AdvancingLegislation Assembly Democrats Craig Coughlin, Timothy Eustace and Shavonda Sumter sponsored to allow some state agencies to sell Internet advertisements on their websites to test whether they can help ease taxpayer burdens was released by an Assembly panel on Monday.
"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."
Spencer, Pinkin & Sumter Bill to Improve Cyclist, Pedestrian Safety in NJ Gains Panel ApprovalLegislation Assemblywomen L. Grace Spencer, Nancy Pinkin and Shavonda Sumter sponsored to better protect New Jersey bicyclists and pedestrians was released Monday by an Assembly committee.
"When you're behind the wheel of a vehicle, you have an obligation to share the road with everyone else - including pedestrians and cyclists," said Spencer (D-Essex), herself an avid cyclist. "Helping to clarify and codify that the rules of the road extend to folks who may not be behind the wheel of an automobile will help make everyone safer."
Sumter, Mukherji & Pintor Marin Bill to Ease Transition from Disability to Work Advanced by Labor PanelLegislation Assembly Democrats Shavonda Sumter, Raj Mukherji and Eliana Pintor Marin sponsored to establish a partial return to work program for residents receiving temporary disability insurance was advanced Monday by the Assembly Labor Committee.
"Implementing a partial return to work program allows residents to ease back into working after being out on disability," said Sumter (D-Bergen/Passaic). "It will help both employers and workers with the transition back into the workplace..."