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Reynolds-Jackson & Verrelli Bill to Restore Transitional Aid to Trenton & Paterson Clears Assembly

Transitional Aid was taken out of FY2019 Budget by Murphy Administration

Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Verlina Reynolds-Jackson and Anthony Verrelli (both D-Mercer/Hunterdon) to restore transitional aid funding to Trenton and Paterson that was removed from the FY19 state budget via line-item veto by Gov. Phil Murphy was approved Thursday by the General Assembly.

The bill (A-4350) would restore $36 million in transitional aid to Trenton and Paterson that was removed from the FY19 budget.

"This funding gap can hurt taxpayers in Trenton and Paterson who may be stuck making up the difference. With this bill, we can help prevent that," said Reynolds-Jackson. "This is funding that these municipalities have consistently received in the past, and rely on to balance their budgets and fund the functions of municipal government. It should be restored."

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Reynolds-Jackson, Verrelli Introduce Bill to Create "Trenton Capital City Aid Program"

Bill Would Provide Annual State Expenditure to Help Offset Local Taxes

Home to multiple tax-exempt properties owned and operated by the State, Trenton is in a unique position as the State capital.

"Between 2004 and 2010, Trenton received additional State aid for serving as home to the State Capitol and for the significant amount of State-owned real property located in the city that is tax exempt," said Reynolds-Jackson. "Trenton taxpayers for far too long have absorbed the costs of these properties. The Trenton Capital City Aid, once given, helped alleviate the burden on residents and was an integral part of helping to balance the city budget year after year."

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Reynolds-Jackson, Verrelli & Karabinchak Bill to Permit E-Poll Books for Elections Clears Full Assembly

To make voting in elections more efficient by encouraging the use of new technologies, Assembly Democrats Verlina Reynolds-Jackson, Anthony Verrelli and Robert Karabinchak released the following statements on their bill (A-5159) to permit the use of electronic poll books, which are technology used by election officials to review voter registration information. The bill was approved Monday by the full Assembly by a vote of 77-0. For More             

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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