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Bill would put money behind law that encourages people to vote by mail

Matt Arco | January 14, 2020 | NJ Advance Media |   New Jersey lawmakers approved a fix to a…

New Jersey moving ahead on vaping ban, bills expected to be signed by Phil Murphy

Stacey Barchenger | January 13, 2020 | North Jersey Record |   Flavored vaping products could soon be outlawed in…

N.J. is 1 step away from universal depression screening for teens

Adam Clark | January 14, 2020 | NJ Advance Media | Depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts are increasingly common among…

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POLICY ISSUES & ACCOMPLISHMENTS

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SWEENEY, WEINBERG, SINGLETON BILL WOULD PROVIDE $9.5 MILLION FOR FAMILY PLANNING SERVICES

Trenton – The Senate today approved legislation sponsored by Senate President Steve Sweeney, Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg and Senator Troy Singleton that would provide $9.5 million for family planning services. The Senators acted in response to Planned Parenthood’s withdrawal from Title X because of the limitations imposed by the Trump Administration’s “gag rule.”

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CUNNINGHAM, SWEENEY, RUIZ EXPUNGEMENT BILL HEADS TO GOVERNOR

Trenton – Legislation sponsored by Senator Sandra Bolden Cunningham, Senate President Steve Sweeney and Senator M. Teresa Ruiz, which would revise procedures and eligibility for the expungement of criminal records, was sent to the Governor.

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TURNER BILLS TO REDUCE THE FREQUENCY OF SUSPENDED DRIVER’S LICENSES ADVANCE

Trenton – A package of bills sponsored by Senator Shirley K. Turner, which would reduce the frequency of suspended driver’s licenses, cleared the legislature this week. The Governor took action on one of the three bills today.

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