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This page has been created to make it easier for you to learn how my office can be your advocate in Trenton and to get answers to some common questions about state government. In addition, you can visit the Web page of your town from the links below. You also can click to send me and my staff an e-mail. Whether you have a problem that needs to be solved or just want to send your opinion on a pressing state issue, my office is at your service.

As we move forward, this page will be updated and expanded, so please visit often.

***MEDIA ADVISORY--Wednesday, Feb. 20***

Assembly Committees to Hold Joint Meeting on Residential Foreclosure Crisis in New Jersey

Collaborating to develop a solutions-driven strategy in response to New Jersey's residential foreclosure crisis, the Assembly Housing and Community Development and Financial Institutions and Insurance Committees will hold a joint meeting to discuss a 9-bill legislative package.

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Jasey, Caputo, Lampitt, Moriarty & Wimberly Bill to Create Task Force to Study Full-Day Kindergarten Clears Assembly Panel

Aiming to ensure children in New Jersey receive high quality education from their earliest days in school, legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Mila Jasey, Ralph Caputo, Pamela Lampitt, Paul Moriarty, and Benjie Wimberly to create a task force to evaluate establishing and implementing full-day kindergarten programs across the state was approved Thursday by the Assembly Education Committee.

"Research demonstrates that students who attend full-day kindergarten programs are better prepared for school than children enrolled in half-day sessions," said Jasey (D-Essex, Morris). "But sometimes, full-day programs are not available in a child's school district. This task force will help us understand how to implement full-day kindergarten in all districts to make sure children have equal access to high quality programs."

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Vainieri Huttle, Jones, Mukherji, Wimberly & Chiaravalloti Bill to Help Residents at Risk of Homelessness Clears Assembly Committee

As a means of preventing homelessness in the state, a bill to provide temporary rental assistance to individuals facing eviction due to temporary conditions, such as loss of employment, temporary unemployment, and underemployment, recently cleared the Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee. The measure is sponsored by Assembly Democrats Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Patricia Egan Jones, Raj Mukherji, Benjie Wimberly and Nicholas Chiaravalloti.

"Many people are one emergency away from hitting financial rock bottom," said Vainieri Huttle (D-Bergen). "By providing funding for eligible individuals to stay in their homes, the state can prevent unnecessary homelessness, maintain the family unit, and be fiscally responsible."

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Wimberly, Speight, Reynolds-Jackson on Bill Establishing New Jersey Eviction Crisis Task Force

On newly introduced legislation (A-4517) that would establish the "New Jersey Eviction Crisis Task Force," the bill's sponsors, Assembly Democrats Benjie Wimberly (D-Bergen, Passaic), Shanique Speight (D-Essex) and Verlina Reynolds-Jackson (D-Hunterdon, Mercer), issued the following statement Wednesday:

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