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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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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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Taliaferro, Murphy, Verrelli Bill to Make Nutritious Food More Available, Affordable in Desert Communities Clears Assembly Committee

Access and Finances Often Barriers to Healthy Meals

With approximately 41 New Jersey municipalities meeting federal criteria to be classified as low-income and having little access to supermarkets, healthy, affordable food options, such as fresh produce, can be scarce. To help eliminate such barriers, a bill sponsored by Assembly Democrats Adam Taliaferro, Carol Murphy and Anthony Verrelli to establish a two-year food desert pilot program that would make nutritious food more available cleared the Assembly Appropriations Committee Monday.

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Houghtaling, Verrelli and Taliaferro on their Bill Appropriating CBT Revenues to Nonprofit Organizations for Farmland Preservation

Assemblymen Eric Houghtaling, Anthony Verrelli and Adam Taliaferro issued the following statements on the advancement of their bill (A-4735) out of the Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee Thursday, which appropriates $1,591,000 from constitutionally dedicated corporate business tax (CBT) revenues to the State Agriculture Development Committee for Grants to certain nonprofits dedicated to land conservation:

Assemblyman Eric Houghtaling (D-Monmouth): “Without the support of vital nonprofit groups working to make New Jersey’s farmlands the best in the country, our agriculture industry would not be able to thrive. It is important to support these organizations in their efforts to preserve our farmlands so our agricultural sector can remain strong for years to come.”

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