Loretta Weinberg

15 Jan: Weinberg: Smoke-Free Law Long Time In Coming

WEST ORANGE – Senator Loretta Weinberg, a sponsor of the new Smoke-Free Air Act, issued the following comments in conjunction with its enactment today by Governor Richard J. Codey who signed S-1926/A-3424:

“This (day) has been a long time in coming and we advocates for the smoking ban, as well as all residents in New Jersey, owe a great deal of gratitude to Governor Codey for getting it done.

08 Dec: Senator Weinberg Reacts to Passage of ‘Pay-to-Play’ Legislation

TRENTON – Senator Loretta Weinberg, D-Bergen, released the following statement today, regarding the Senate’s passage of S-1987:

“I am very pleased that my first vote as a Senator was one to help enable meaningful ‘Pay to Play’ legislation at every level of government. As a co-prime sponsor of the Assembly’s version of the bill, I made a commitment to help ensure that public contracts are awarded to deserving and qualified businesses, not just those with an inside financial track. I have seen this legislation come full circle; from its first committee meeting to its final Legislative vote today. I am, and will always be, proud to have sponsored legislation committed to ending the preemption of local government awarded contracts by dishonest, self-serving politicians.”

01 Dec: Karcher / Madden / Weinberg Cancer Prevention Task Force Bill Advances

TRENTON – A bill sponsored by Senators Ellen Karcher, Fred H. Madden and Loretta Weinberg which would create a task force on cancer prevention, early detection and treatment in New Jersey was approved today by the Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee by a vote of 7-0.

“In the past, cancer was viewed as a death sentence to anyone diagnosed with it, but now, with early detection and proper treatment, it can be beaten,” said Senator Karcher, D-Monmouth and Mercer. “Through the task force, we hope to promote healthy choices by those at-risk of cancer, to give them the best shot possible of surviving the disease. For those already diagnosed, we want to provide the best treatment options, so that we have more people living with cancer rather than dying from cancer.”

10 Nov: Huge Outporting of Support for Weinberg as She Begins Senate Carreer

TRENTON – Senator Loretta Weinberg began her Senate career today with cheers from more than 250 supporters and with a pledge from Governor-elect Jon Corzine that she would be his “conscience” once he takes office in January.

Senator Weinberg was sworn in by Acting Governor and Senate President Richard J. Codey in a Senate chamber packed with cheering supporters, her former Assembly friends and her new Senate colleagues.

10 Nov: Swearing-In of Senator Loretta Weinberg

Loretta Weinberg Swearing-In

09 Nov: Preview: Weinberg to Be Sworn Into Senate

TRENTON – Democratic Senator-Elect Loretta Weinberg will be sworn in to the State Senate on Thursday (Nov. 10) by Senate President and Acting Governor Richard J. Codey during ceremonies scheduled to begin at noon in the Senate Chamber.

Senator-elect Weinberg of Teaneck won a landslide victory Tuesday to represent the 37th District for the two years remaining on the Senate term of former Senator Byron M. Baer who resigned in September for health reasons.

03 Nov: Weinberg to Sit on Three Senate Committees

TRENTON – Senator-Elect Loretta Weinberg will sit on three Senate committees – Judiciary, Commerce and State Government – for the remainder of the current two-year Senate session which ends in January.

She will be sworn in to the Senate as the Senator from the 37th Legislative District on November 10th, replacing former Sen. Byron M. Baer who resigned for health reasons. She is the Democratic candidate on the general election ballot on Tuesday, Nov. 8th, for the 37th District Senate seat which has two years remaining on its term.