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03 Feb: Johnson Bill to Prevent Erroneous EZ-Pass Fines Becomes Law

Trenton – In an effort to prevent erroneous EZ-Pass fines, legislation sponsored by Senator Gordon Johnson which would require the…

03 Feb: Gopal, Greenstein Bill to Improve Insurance Coverage for Colorectal Cancer Screenings Now Law

Trenton – In an effort to make preventative care more affordable, legislation sponsored by Senator Vin Gopal and Senator Linda…

02 Feb: Ruiz, Cruz-Perez Bill to Increase Minimum SNAP Benefits Goes to the Governor

TRENTON – In an effort to increase food security among New Jersey’s most vulnerable populations, the Senate advanced legislation today…

02 Feb: Johnson Bill to Safeguard Access Link Services during Inclement Weather Advances

Trenton – In an effort to ensure Access Link continues to service residents during inclement weather, the Senate advanced legislation…

02 Feb: Senate Passes Pou-Corrado Bill to Note Autism Designation on Driver’s License, ID Cards

TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Senator Nellie Pou and Senator Kristin Corrado requiring the MVC to issue, upon request, a…

02 Feb: Ruiz, Burgess Bill Creating Ombudsman & Task Force Addressing Disconnected Youth Passes Senate

Trenton – Legislation sponsored by Senate Majority Leader M. Teresa Ruiz and Senator Renee Burgess, which would create a new…

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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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