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11th District to Host Affordable Care Act Enrollment Event

Assembly Members of the New Jersey 11th Legislative District, Eric Houghtaling and Joann Downey (both D-Monmouth), are hosting an Affordable Care Act enrollment event on Wednesday, December 12 from 12:00-3:00 PM at the Neptune Township Public Library, 25 Neptune Blvd, Neptune, NJ 07753.

“Several hundred thousand New Jerseyans are provided with health insurance through the Affordable Care Act,” said Houghtaling. “Health care can be complicated, and we are happy to help our constituents maneuver through the maze of paperwork and register for such a tremendous program. Whether you are re-enrolling, want to enroll for the first time, or simply have questions about the Affordable Care Act in New Jersey, we encourage you to come to this event.”

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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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FDA: 30-40 Percent of the Nation's Food is Uneaten

Bill Aims to Teach Best Practices for Eliminating Food Waste

In response to the disturbing U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) statistic that nearly 30-40 percent of food in the United States goes uneaten, a bill introduced by Assembly Democrats Cleopatra Tucker, Joann Downey and Clinton Calabrese to teach consumers strategies for eliminating food waste cleared the Assembly Appropriations Committee Monday.

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Assemblywoman Joann Downey Main Page