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NJ closer to boosting Planned Parenthood funding, expanding coverage for birth control

Stacey Barchenger | December 6, 2019 | North Jersey Record |   Planned Parenthood would get millions in state funding and…

Remember that wrestler forced to cut off his dreadlocks? Booker bill would prevent a repeat incident.

Jonathan Salant | December 5, 2019 | NJ Advance Media |   WASHINGTON — Legislation to ban discrimination against hairstyles that…

No bags at all: N.J. bill advances that would ban both paper and plastic

Joe Hernandez | December 6, 2019 | WHYY | New Jersey could ban all plastic and paper bags as well…

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POLICY ISSUES & ACCOMPLISHMENTS

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RUIZ, TURNER BILL TO EXPAND FREE SCHOOL MEALS PROGRAM ADVANCES

Trenton – Legislation sponsored by Senate Education Chair M. Teresa Ruiz and Senate Education Vice Chair Shirley Turner, which would require the state to pay the difference between federal allocations and the total cost of reduced price breakfast or lunch, advanced from the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee today.

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SMITH, GREENSTEIN BILL BANNING SINGLE-USE PLASTICS PASSES COMMITTEE

Trenton – Legislation sponsored by Senate Environment and Energy Committee Chair Senator Bob Smith and Senate Environment and Energy Committee Vice-Chair Senator Linda Greenstein, which would prohibit stores and food service businesses from providing single-use plastic bags, paper bags and polystyrene foam cups and food containers to their customers, passed the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee today.

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POU BILL REFORMING JUVENILE INCARCERATION AND PAROLE CLEARS BUDGET COMMITTEE

Trenton – Landmark legislation spearheaded by Senator Nellie Pou, which would integrate several reforms to the juvenile justice system concerning incarceration and parole, cleared the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee today.

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