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Houghtaling, Downey & Calabrese Bill to Develop Official "New Jersey-Made" State Logo Heads to Governor

To spotlight products made in the Garden State, a bill sponsored by Assembly Democrats Eric Houghtaling, Joann Downey and Clinton Calabrese to create an official "NJ-Made" logo to be used by in-state manufacturers received final legislative approval on Monday, passing the full Assembly by a vote tally of 75-0-0.

"A state brand showcases the variety of goods and products made right here in New Jersey," said Houghtaling (D-Monmouth). "We can celebrate and raise awareness of New Jersey's manufacturing sector by promoting state production anywhere the product is sold in the world. That's just good business."

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Full Assembly Approves Bill to Strengthen Equal Pay Protections for New Jersey Workers

Legislation Would Prohibit Discrimination Based On Salary History

Aiming to close the significant wage gap between women and men, legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Joann Downey, Pamela Lampitt, Gary Schaer, Eric Houghtaling, Daniel Benson and Wayne DeAngelo to prohibit employers from requiring job applicants to disclose their salary history in the application process was approved Monday by the full Assembly by a vote of 53-24-2.

“In an ideal world, your gender would not influence how much you earn at work. But that’s not the world we live in,” said Downey (D-Monmouth). “This bill provides a means of narrowing the wage gap by making it less likely for employers to unintentionally perpetuate the gap by basing salary offers for new hires on their previous salary, which has a disproportionate impact on female hires.”

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Armato, Houghtaling & Mazzeo Bill to Aid Victims of Hurricane Sandy Facing Foreclosure Approved by Full Assembly

To help homeowners who are still recovering from Hurricane Sandy, legislation sponsored by Democratic Assemblymen John Armato, Eric Houghtaling and Vince Mazzeo to extend a foreclosure benefit program for homeowners impacted by the storm was cleared by the full Assembly Monday by a vote of 74-0-3.

"Seven years later, countless New Jersey residents are still feeling the effects of Sandy," said Armato (D-Atlantic). "It will take time for families whose homes were destroyed or significantly damaged to get back on their feet. Unfortunately, some storm victims also became victims of contractor fraud while trying to repair their homes. We need to do all we can to help families rebuild and recover from Sandy, starting with protecting them from foreclosure."

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Houghtaling Statement on Hearing Regarding Threat of Ticks in New Jersey

Following Monday's hearing before the Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee on the prevalence of ticks and their threat to human and animal health, including the East Asian Tick recently seen in New Jersey, Assemblyman Eric Houghtaling (D-Monmouth) released the following statement:

"As the weather gets warmer and people begin spending more time outside, it's so important for us to take a closer look at tick control measures in our State," said Houghtaling, who is a chair of the Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee. "It is particularly crucial this year in light of recent sightings of the East Asian Tick in counties across New Jersey, which was previously nonexistent in the United States."

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