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Johnson Statement on New Alternative Treatment Centers

"New ATCs Must Provide Opportunities for Women, Minority, Veteran Business Owners" In response New Jersey Department of Health Commissioner Shareef Elnahal's testimony during yesterday's Assembly Budget Committee regarding the expansion of New Jersey's medical marijuana program with the addition of six new Alternative Treatment Centers, Assemblyman Gordon Johnson (D-Bergen) released the following statement:

"The expansion of the state's medical marijuana program is a good thing because more patients will have access to the supply that helps ease the pain they suffer every day.
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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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Full Assembly Approves Karabinchak, Johnson & Mukherji "Porch Pirate" Bill to Crack Down on Theft of Delivery Packages, Now Heads to Senate

Measure Strengthens NJ Penalties; Theft of Packages Common During Holiday Season

(TRENTON) - To combat porch package thefts, which are most popular during the holiday season, Assembly Democrats Robert Karabinchak, Gordon Johnson and Raj Mukherji sponsored legislation to crack down on "porch pirate" crimes and bolster state penalties for package theft from New Jersey homes. The measure has cleared the Assembly and will now go to the Senate for further approval.
In 2017, 25.9 million Americans had a holiday package stolen from their front porch or doorstep--more than the 23.5 million porch thefts reported in 2015. The number of package thefts occurring across the nation continues to rise with each passing year.

"Package theft is a growing problem for online consumers," said Karabinchak (D-Middlesex). "As the popularity of online shopping has increased, unfortunately, so has the act of stealing those deliveries from homes before residents retrieve them. This is a downside to having your purchases delivered, but not one that should be without penalty and recourse.

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Jasey, Johnson, Verrelli Release Statement on Measure to Identify, Takes Steps to Secure Federal Maternal Mental Health Funding

Would Require DOH, DHS to Report Findings by 2020

Recognizing the significance of mental health before, during and after pregnancy, a measure that would require the New Jersey Department of Health and Department of Human Services to identify and take steps to secure federal dollars for maternal mental health, a bill sponsored by Assembly Democrats Mila Jasey (D-Essex, Morris), Gordon Johnson (D-Bergen) and Anthony Verrelli (D-Hunterdon, Mercer) was approved 80-0-0 Monday by the full Assembly.

The legislators released the following joint statement regarding the measure (A-4937):

"With the CDC reporting that approximately 1 in 9 women in the U.S. experiences postpartum depression symptoms, it is imperative that funding sources connecting them to mental health services are identified.

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Sumter, Reynolds-Jackson & Johnson Bill to Require Study of Disparities of African American Women’s Health Clears Assembly

Maternal health reports and statistics unveiled in recent years paint a distressing picture of African American women’s health not only throughout the U.S. but in New Jersey particularly.

New Jersey ranks 47th among the states in maternal mortality, with a rate of 37.3 deaths per every 100,000 live births. Women of color account for nearly 60% of all pregnancy-related maternal deaths in the State. African American women are over four times more likely to lose their lives from pregnancy-related complications than their counterparts.

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