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Education briefs: School regionalization bill advances in NJ Legislature

Claire Lowe | June 13, 2021 | Press of AC | A bill sponsored by state Sen. President Steve Sweeney…

Private school bus companies would face more fines, oversight under 3 N.J. bills

Larry Higgs | June 11, 2021 | NJ Advance Media |   A trio of bills would put stiffer controls…

Special needs advocates worry about the fate of a N.J. bill to extend services for students who have turned 21

Melanie Burney | June 10, 2021 | Philadelphia Inquirer |   Special needs advocates are worried about the status of…

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SENATE PANEL APPROVES ‘JANUS 2’ BILL TO PROTECT RIGHTS OF UNIONS & WORKERS

TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Senate President Steve Sweeney, Senator Dawn Addiego and Senator Linda Greenstein to help protect the rights of labor unions in their work on behalf of their members was approved by the Senate Labor Committee today.

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ADDIEGO-SWEENEY BILL TO PROTECT STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES FROM LOSING EDUCATIONAL SERVICES TO COVID CRISIS GOES TO GOVERNOR

Trenton – Legislation sponsored by Senator Dawn Addiego and Senate President Steve Sweeney that would help protect students with disabilities from losing out on special education services because of the coronavirus crisis by temporarily extending the timetable for those who could exceed the age of eligibility was approved by the Senate and sent to the Governor today.

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ADDIEGO: REPLACEMENT OF HICKS AS CORRECTIONS COMMISSIONER JUST STEP IN NEEDED REFORM

Trenton – Senator Dawn Addiego (D-Burlington) today said the Governor’s decision to replace Corrections Commissioner Marcus Hicks is just the first step in bringing needed reforms in the wake of a series of scathing reports on abuses at the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women.

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