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Prieto, Caride, Schaer & Eustace Bill to Boost Tax Savings & Economic Growth in the Meadowlands Region Approved by AssemblyBill Consolidates N.J. Meadowlands Commission into N.J. Sports and Exposition Authority While Also Revising Tax Sharing System to Provide Savings to Residents and Businesses
Legislation Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto, Assemblywoman Marlene Caride, Assemblyman Gary Schaer and Assemblyman Tim Eustace sponsored to boost property tax savings, economic growth and job creation in the Meadowlands region by consolidating two major state agencies and improving the tax sharing system used by 14 northern New Jersey municipalities was approved 42-24-2 Thursday by the Assembly.
"Residents and businesses in the Meadowlands have long sacrificed amid the ecological and environmental challenges facing the area, but times change and common sense reform is sorely needed to ensure the region's future success," said Prieto (D-Hudson/Bergen). "This bill takes into account the modern needs of these communities in Bergen and Hudson counties, including tax relief, transportation improvements and economic growth, all while providing certainty and savings to local governments. It's the right reform at the right moment in time..."
Caride Bill to Allow Schools to Administer Emergency Allergy Meds without Parental Consent Gets Final Legislative ApprovalLegislation Assemblywoman Marlene Caride sponsored to require all schools in New Jersey to maintain a supply of epinephrine auto-injectors and permit trained personnel to administer the allergy medication in an emergency received final legislative approval Thursday and now heads to the governor's desk.
"Just having an EpiPen on hand can be the difference between a kid spending recess on the playground and spending it in the emergency room," said Caride (D-Bergen/Passaic). "If a child has his or her first allergic reaction at school and seconds count, it's critical that the school nurse can step in and help without hesitation."
Prieto, Caride & Schaer Bill to Boost Tax Savings & Economic Growth in the Meadowlands Region Advanced by Assembly Committee
Bill Consolidates N.J. Meadowlands Commission & N.J. Sports and Exposition Authority While Also Revising Tax Sharing System to Provide Savings to Residents and BusinessesLegislation Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto, Assemblywoman Marlene Caride and Assemblyman Gary Schaer sponsored to boost property tax savings, economic growth and job creation in the Meadowlands region by consolidating two major state agencies and improving the tax sharing system used by 14 northern New Jersey municipalities was advanced Monday by an Assembly panel.
The bill (A-3969) would consolidate the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission and the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority.