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Pintor Marin: NJ Must Have More Diversity in Medical Settings

Assembly Budget Chair Highlights Need for Bias-Free Maternal Health Care

Following testimony yesterday from New Jersey Department of Health Commissioner Shareef Elnahal, M. D., Assembly Budget Committee chairwoman Eliana Pintor Marin (D-Essex) issued the following statement:

"We heard from our Health commissioner that disparities in infant mortality rates cut through income levels and even women of color with high socio-economic status are more at risk because of implicit bias due to underlying stereotypes that providers unintentionally have.

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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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Pintor Marin: Properly Designed and Administered Tax Incentive Programs Create Jobs and Investment in NJ

Today in Trenton, a task force formed by Governor Phil Murphy took testimony regarding tax incentive programs overseen by the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA). In response to the hearing, Assemblywoman Eliana Pintor Marin, chair of the Assembly Budget Committee issued the following statement:

“It was disturbing to hear that a company allegedly knowingly falsified an application to the EDA in order to qualify for a $2.7 million tax incentive award. The company in question should be dealt with through the proper legal channels. However, we cannot allow a bad actor or actors to jeopardize important programs designed to create quality jobs and spur economic growth."

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Pintor Marin, Jimenez & Sumter Bill Expanding Medicaid Coverage for Doulas Clears Legislature

Separate Measure Sponsored by Reynolds-Jackson, Speight & McKnight to Designate March 22-28 as Doula Appreciation Week

A doula is a non-medical person who assists a woman before, during, or after childbirth, to provide emotional support and physical help if needed. They are also called birth companions, a birth coach or post-birth supporter. More families today are seeking the help of doulas to guide them through pregnancy and the birthing process.

Acknowledging the invaluable service doulas provide for New Jersey families, Assemblywomen Eliana Pintor Marin, Angelica Jimenez and Shavonda Sumter have sponsored legislation that would expand Medicaid coverage for doula care. The measure cleared the Legislature on Monday with final approval by the Assembly, 69-6-4. It now awaits further consideration by the Governor.

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