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Downey Introduces Bill Package to Promote Employment for People with Disabilities in NJ

With the objective of expanding employment opportunities for New Jersey residents with disabilities, Assemblywoman Joann Downey (D-Monmouth) recently introduced a package of four bills to increase resources and services for people with disabilities to find quality jobs and potentially become more involved in their communities.

“People with disabilities face a wide range of challenges in the workforce,” said Downey. “They may need specialized training, counseling and other support in order to find and retain a job they love. These bills aim to make the process easier for people with disabilities and their prospective employers.”

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Assembly Democratic-Sponsored Bill to Remove Bureaucratic Hurdles & Make Medical Marijuana More Accessible to Patients in NJ Clears Assembly Approps

Legislation to fix the flaws in the Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act and make medical marijuana more accessible to patients who could benefit from it cleared the Assembly Appropriations Committee Monday. It now heads to the Assembly floor for a vote on March 25. The measure, now known as the Jake Honig Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act, is sponsored by Assembly Democrats, Joann Downey, Joseph Danielsen, Eliana Pintor Marin, Andrew Zwicker, Eric Houghtaling and Carol Murphy. For More             

Pintor Marin, Mukherji & Downey Statement on New Law to Expand Resources for Code Blue Homeless Shelters

Legislation Signed into Law by Governor
In response to the Governor signing a bill (A-4177) into law to increase support for emergency shelter services during Code Blue alerts in severely cold weather, Assembly Democratic sponsors Eliana Pintor Marin, Raj Mukherji and Joann Downey released the following statement.

"On cold winter days, there are over 8,000 people in New Jersey who don't have the option of finding refuge in a safe, warm home," said Pintor Marin (D-Essex). "Code Blue alerts can be potentially life-saving for our homeless population when temperatures plummet below freezing with precipitation, or under 25 degrees without it. This new law will allow counties to use its County Homeless Trust Fund to support emergency shelters that take in at-risk individuals during Code Blue alerts to protect their health and safety."

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Assemblywoman Joann Downey Main Page