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26 Jan: Senate Committees Advance Zwicker Bill Package to Support N.J. Small Businesses

Trenton – Legislation sponsored by Senator Andrew Zwicker and Senate Majority Leader M. Teresa Ruiz that would establish a mentorship program…

26 Jan: Pou, Ruiz Legislation to Certify LGBTQ+ Businesses Clears Commerce Committee

Trenton – In a move towards greater inclusivity in New Jersey’s business ranks, the Senate Commerce Committee advanced legislation that…

26 Jan: Ruiz Bills to Increase SNAP Benefits, Improve Access to Fresh Produce Advance

TRENTON – In an effort to create greater access to healthy foods and lessen the state’s food insecurity rates, the…

19 Jan: Pou, Scutari Legislation Creating Reproductive Rights Website Clears Health Committee

Trenton – In an effort to provide an accurate base of information on reproductive health and preventative care options, the…

19 Jan: Singleton, Turner Bill to Assist Cannabis Businesses Passes Committee

Trenton – In an effort to support the growth of cannabis businesses, the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee today advanced…

19 Jan: Ruiz Bill Creating Ombudsman & Task Force Addressing Disconnected Youth Passes Committee

Trenton – Legislation sponsored by Senate Majority Leader M. Teresa Ruiz, which would create a new Ombudsman position within the…

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Senator wants to force utilities to offer federal aid for residents behind on water bills

Dana DiFilippo | November 21, 2022 | NJ Monitor |   Almost 150,000 households in New Jersey owe nearly $45…

Op-Ed: Apprentices — the next generation of skilled workers to build our future

Senator Andrew Zwicker | November 15, 2022 | NJ Spotlight News |   Apprentices will play a key role in…

Legislator: Our mission is for everyone in New Jersey to have clean drinking water | Opinion

Senator Linda Greenstein | November 12, 2022 | Star-Ledger |   Many of our communities face challenges that threaten their…

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POLICY ISSUES & ACCOMPLISHMENTS

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SCUTARI PLANS HEARINGS ON DELAYS WITH LEGAL MARIJUANA SALES

TRENTON – Senate President Nick Scutari announced today that he will form a special legislative committee to review the delays with legal marijuana sales in New Jersey.

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SENATOR NELLIE POU INSTALLED AS PRESIDENT OF NHCSL

Trenton – Senator Nellie Pou, who serves as Majority Caucus Chair as well as Chair of the New Jersey Legislative Latino Caucus, has been installed as President of the National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators (NHCSL). Senator Pou, who chairs the Senate Commerce Committee, will serve as the organization’s president for a two-year term.

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SENATORS INTRODUCE LEGISLATION TO INCREASE EFFICIENCY AT THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Trenton – Senators Troy Singleton, Fred Madden, Joseph Lagana and Andrew Zwicker introduced legislation aimed at improving the turnaround time for unemployment claims at the Department of Labor and Workforce Development and calling for a conduct performance review of the Division of Unemployment in the NJDOL.

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