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McKeon Statement on Attorney General’s Pursuit of Environmental Justice

After hearing testimony from New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal at today’s Assembly Budget Committee hearing, Assemblyman John McKeon (D-Essex, Morris) released the following statement:

“In the past 14 months since Attorney General Grewal took office, New Jersey has prosecuted nine cases related to polluters and environmental justice. That’s a far cry from the Christie administration, under which a grand total of zero cases were filed. For no good reason, eight years went by without the state filing any claims of oil spills, pollution, or other environmental concerns. Surely these issues were going on, but not once did the Christie administration protect the State’s rights against polluters."

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Democratic Assembly Budget Panel Members Respond to First Public Hearing

Today, the Assembly Budget Committee held the first of two public hearings on the proposed Fiscal Year 2020 State Budget. The second public meeting is scheduled for Wednesday May 27, 2019 in committee room 4 in the State House Annex at 9:30 a.m. Democratic committee members released the following statement regarding today's testimony:

Assemblywoman Eliana Pintor Marin (D-Essex), committee chair: "Today we began a months-long process to craft a fair and responsible budget. We heard from a variety residents and important groups and associations. We fully understand the importance of adequately funding schools, transportation, direct service providers who care for the most vulnerable, the arts and more. We also understand for every spending increase a corresponding cut is needed. This committee will give today's testimony the consideration it deserves as we work to produce a spending plan that reflects the priorities of our fellow residents.

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McKeon, Quijano, Vainieri Huttle Bill to Regulate Drone Usage Clears Assembly

Legislation Addresses Notification of Safety Guidelines

The use of drones is becoming more and more commonplace. They are used by the military, law enforcement, retailers and citizens. Aiming to better regulate the unmanned aerial vehicles and educate drone flyers, a bill (A-2881) sponsored by Assembly Democrats John McKeon, Annette Quijano and Valerie Vainieri Huttle was approved today by the full Assembly 77-2-1.

The legislation would require certain retailers to provide notice to consumers of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) safety guidelines for flying a model aircraft, which includes a drone and is operated for hobby or recreational purposes.

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