Paul A. Sarlo

25 Apr: Sarlo In Favor Of Funding State’s ‘Real Life Choices’ Program

TRENTON – Senator Paul A. Sarlo, D-Bergen & Passaic today voiced his support for the State Department of Human Services’ “Real Life Choices” program during a Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee hearing with Human Services Commissioner James Davy:

“I think it’s a good thing that the proposed FY 2006 budget includes $9.5 million to help the State’s developmentally disabled. The ‘Real Life Choices’ program allows disabled residents to live at home with their families, and provides financial assistance for individualized needs to allow the families to provide their loved one with the care they need. This is the first time that budget funds have been earmarked for this program, and I think that it’s good that the State is stepping up to aid families who opt to take care of their developmentally disabled family members instead of institutionalizing them.”

20 Apr: Sarlo: We Must Protect The State’s Soil Conservation Districts

TRENTON – Senator Paul A. Sarlo, D-Bergen and Passaic issued the following statement today following the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee hearing with Secretary of Agriculture Charles Kuperus:

“The State’s Soil Conservation program is beneficial because it sets standards and coordinates pollution control efforts to help conserve New Jersey’s natural resources. The funding for this program has been cut for the FY 2006 budget, and the State must find ways to ensure that the necessary monies are available to help keep the program in operation. One way that the State could help save money would be to standardize the soil conservation districts on a statewide level. We must make sure that we don’t let bureaucratic issues stand in the way of preserving the State’s natural resources.”

19 Apr: Sarlo Seeks Sanctions For Bad Pilots At Teterboro

WOOD RIDGE – Senator Paul A. Sarlo today sought federal sanctions to be imposed on pilots who willfully stray from their designated flight paths and risk mid-air collisions with other jets over the densely populated region of New Jersey near Teterboro Airport.

“It would be appropriate, in my opinion, to revoke flying privileges at Teterboro for pilots, who through their own fault, stray from their designated flight paths,” Senator Sarlo said in a letter to U.S. Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta.

18 Apr: Sarlo: Charity Care Funding Is Still A Major Concern

TRENTON – Senator Paul A. Sarlo expressed concern over proposed cuts to Charity Care funding as the Department of Health and Senior Services testified before the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee today.

“Decent hospital care should be available for all regardless of their economic status or health care coverage,” said Senator Sarlo, D-Bergen, Passaic and Essex. “Charity Care funding permits hospitals to continue providing services to anyone who enters their facility without imposing cut backs.”

13 Apr: Sarlo:Increased Revenue And Job Growth Are Key To Balancing Budget

TRENTON – Senator Paul A. Sarlo, D-Bergen and Passaic, who Chairs the Senate Oversight Committee released the following statement today following Senate Budget & Appropriations Committee hearings with representatives of Rutgers’ Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, the State Office of Legislative Services Revenue Board and State Treasurer John McCormack.

“It is imperative that New Jersey does all it can to increase revenue and attract job growth.

07 Apr: Sarlo Bill Aiding Medical Day Care Community Signed Into Law

TRENTON – A bill sponsored by Senator Paul A. Sarlo which would change language in the Fiscal Year 2005 budget to provide more funding for medical day care providers was signed into law today by Governor Richard J. Codey.

“The State’s medical day care providers offer New Jersey’s residents an invaluable service, providing top notch care for those who would otherwise be without,” said Senator Sarlo. “Whether caring for disabled adults or children with unique medical needs, medical day care facilities extend critical care to an underserved population, and the State must provide the support and resources necessary to help them fulfill their mission.”

14 Mar: Sarlo-‘Future Is Bright For Manufacturing In New Jersey

TRENTON – Senator Paul A. Sarlo commented that his first meeting today as Chairman of the newly formed Senate Legislative Oversight Committee is a “good first step towards a more cooperative industrial climate in New Jersey.”

“The Legislative Oversight Committee is going to be at the front of the charge, leading the way for a better regulatory process and environmentally safe manufacturing growth in New Jersey,” said Senator Sarlo, D-Bergen, Essex and Passaic. “Today’s hearing and testimony is a good first start to identify the key issues undercutting industrial viability in the Garden State. We will explore every possibility that allows our manufacturers to continue to participate as important partners in New Jersey’s economic success.”

14 Mar: Senate Approves Meadowlands Transportation District

TRENTON – The Senate today approved a bill, S-1831, sponsored by Senator Paul A. Sarlo, D-Bergen, Essex and Passaic, to create the Hackensack Meadowlands Transportation Planning District.

“It is heartening to see the Meadowlands Region taking control of its own destiny,” said Senator Sarlo. “This legislation represents a tremendous effort by those in the business community to recognize our long-term transportation needs.”

11 Mar: Preview-New Senate Committee To Address Manufacturing Issues To Meet Monday

TRENTON – Senator Paul A. Sarlo announced today that on Monday, the Senate Legislative Oversight Committee will have its first meeting to focus on business and manufacturing interests in New Jersey at 10:00 A.M. in Committee Room 1 in the Statehouse Annex.

“We need to foster and cultivate New Jersey’s manufacturing industry, and the new Senate Legislative Oversight Committee will examine how best to meet the industry’s unique needs in the Garden State,” said Senator Sarlo, D-Bergen, Essex and Passaic, who will serve as Chairman of the new Committee. “Despite manufacturing’s prominent role in our economy, providing 350,000 jobs to the State, New Jersey has been consistently rated poorly by business advocacy groups. We will look for ways to turn that reputation around.”

07 Mar: Sarlo & Coniglio Efforts To Can Fax Spam Passes Committee

TRENTON – A measure by Senators Paul A. Sarlo and Joseph Coniglio to prohibit the use of fax machines to transmit unsolicited advertisements received committee approval today.

“Unwanted advertisements are like weeds – just when you think you’ve gotten rid of them, they sprout up one more time,” said Senator Sarlo, D-Bergen. “While we’ve made great strides in empowering the public to free themselves of telemarketers, our fax machines still provide companies with a means to sneak their unwanted ads into our homes and businesses. This bill addresses this growing nuisance.”