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Greenwald, Coughlin, Jones & Mukherji Bill Creating "Food Desert Elimination Act" Improving Community Access to Healthy Food Options Advances

Measure is One of Multiple Anti-Hunger Bills Sponsored by Assembly Democrats

(TRENTON) - Providing tax credits to supermarkets and grocery stores that locate to communities deemed "food deserts," a bill sponsored by Assembly Democrats Louis Greenwald, Craig Coughlin, Patricia Egan Jones and Raj Mukherji as part of a collaborative effort to address the pervasive problem of hunger throughout New Jersey was approved Monday by the Assembly Appropriations panel.

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Freiman, Mukherji and Murphy Bill Establishing Retirement Savings Plan Clears Assembly Panel

Creates Automatic Payroll Deduction IRA for Employees Without a Retirement Savings Plan

Saving for the future is one step closer to becoming easier for some New Jersey workers. A bill sponsored by Assembly Democrats Roy Freiman, Raj Mukherji and Carol A. Murphy to establish the "New Jersey Secure Choice Savings Program Act" was released by the Assembly Appropriations Committee Monday.

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Wimberly, Jasey, Mukherji, & Lopez Bill Creating Hunger-Free Campus Grant Program Advances in Assembly

To combat food insecurity on college campuses, the Assembly Appropriations Committee approved legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Benjie Wimberly, Mila Jasey, Raj Mukherji and Yvonne Lopez to establish a program that would provide grants to institutions designated by the Secretary of Higher Education as hunger-free campuses.

"Hunger does not discriminate," said Wimberly (D-Bergen/Passaic). "It affects all types of people - from those living in small communities to those living on college campuses. College meal plans can be costly for many families and students, and this grant money will significantly help our hard-working students who are in need of food assistance while they are getting an education."

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Bill Package Dedicated to Land Preservation Clears Assembly Panel

Bills sponsored by Taliaferro, Houghtaling, Downey, Land, Mukherji & Verrelli

Looking to maintain the beauty and applicability of New Jersey's farm and historic lands, Assembly Democrats sponsored a three-bill package, which cleared the Assembly Appropriations Committee Monday.

“New Jersey’s farmlands are the foundation for a strong agricultural industry and a way of life for generations of farm families," said Taliaferro (D-Gloucester/Salem/Cumberland). "Farmland preservation is a key component for our agriculture industry to sustain itself and for it to continue to be a pillar of our state’s economy."

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McKeon, Mukherji & Murphy Legislation to Help Disabled Residents and Seniors Pay Utility Bills Clears Assembly Panel

To ensure elderly and disabled residents have continued access to vital utilities like water and sewer service, an Assembly panel approved Monday a bill sponsored by Assembly Democrats John McKeon, Raj Mukherji and Carol Murphy that would expand the law to cover more residents and utilities under the Lifeline Credit and Tenants Lifeline Assistance Programs.

"These programs currently provide a 'lifeline' to our most vulnerable residents who are unable to pay their electric and gas utilities," said McKeon (D-Essex, Morris). "Water and sewer bills also can be a burden for residents on a fixed income. These utilities should also be included under Lifeline programs."

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DeAngelo & Mukherji Bill to Create System to Help Apprehend Persons Suspected of Killing Police Officers Clears Assembly Committee

Blue Alert System’ Would Allow Rapid Dissemination of Information, Facilitate Investigations

Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Wayne DeAngelo and Raj Mukherji to help protect law enforcement officers in New Jersey and bring to justice those who attack them was approved Monday by the Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee.

The bill (A-2604) would establish a “Blue Alert System” to provide for the rapid dissemination of information to facilitate the apprehension of persons suspected of killing or seriously injuring law enforcement officers. The legislation also would aid in locating missing law enforcement officers.

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