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Assembly Approves Fuentes, Johnson, Burzichelli, Pintor Marin & Mosquera Bill to Entice Private Entities to Fund Health Care InitiativesBy a vote of 53-17-2, the General Assembly approved legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Angel Fuentes, Gordon Johnson, John Burzichelli, Eliana Pintor Marin and Gabriela Mosquera to establish a five-year pilot program that would encourage private investment in preventive and early intervention health care to reduce public costs.
"Providing adequate healthcare to our neediest residents can be costly to service providers, governments and residents," said Fuentes (D-Camden/Gloucester). "We cannot continue to do things the old way with limited resources and expect different results. We need to be innovative. This bill seeks to reduce healthcare costs in the long run while increasing the wellness of our residents without raising taxes. This is a new way of looking at accomplishing our goals."
Caride, Mosquera, Pinkin & Moriarty Bill to Help Law Enforcement Combat Opioid Epidemic Approved by Assembly, Heads to Governorís DeskLegislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Marlene Caride, Gabriela Mosquera, Nancy Pinkin and Paul Moriarty to help law enforcement better coordinate efforts to combat the state's growing opioid epidemic has received final legislative approval and now heads to the governor's desk.
"As we've seen from many reports, the opioid epidemic is not confined to any particular area or demographic," said Caride (D-Bergen/Passaic). "It crosses urban and suburban boundaries, as well as race, class and many other sectors. Giving law enforcement the tools to coordinate their efforts is a critical part of the statewide strategy to combat this epidemic."
Singleton, Conaway, Andrzejczak, Mazzeo, Garcia & Mosquera Bill to Require Annual Report on State Workforce Approved by AssemblyLegislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Troy Singleton, Herb Conaway, Bob Andrzejczak, Vincent Mazzeo, Carmelo Garcia, and Gabriela Mosquera to require the state Employment and Training Commission to prepare an annual report on the state's workforce was approved 74-0 Thursday by the Assembly.
"Staying on track with state workforce training and education programs is a critical component to getting more New Jerseyans back to work," Singleton (D-Burlington). "With a better idea of the skills which compose our workforce, we can attract more companies, more jobs suitable to the state's workforce needs..."
Singleton, Schaer, Benson, Eustace & Mosquera Bill to Improve Reporting and Disclosure of State Tax Expenditures Heads to Governor's DeskLegislation Assembly Democrats Troy Singleton, Gary Schaer, Daniel R. Benson, Timothy Eustace and Gabriela Mosquera sponsored to improve reporting and disclosure requirements on state tax expenditures and impose a seven-year limit on the duration of new state tax expenditure enactments received final legislative approval Thursday and now heads to the governor's desk.
"The state does not authorize these tax expenditures lightly," said Singleton (D-Burlington). "They're authorized for specific goals such as creating jobs or boosting economic growth, so we need to make certain these benefits are working as intended. It's common sense to examine whether these expenditures are working. It's what the taxpayers deserve."