27 Feb: Smith Bills To Reduce Wastewater Pollution Clear Environment Committee

TRENTON – Two bills sponsored by Senator Bob Smith that would take steps to reduce pollution caused by rainwater runoff and sewer overflow were approved today by the Senate Environment and Energy Committee.

“Many municipalities throughout the state have outdated and antiquated sewer and water management systems that cause pollution to run into waterways,” said Senator Smith (D-Middlesex). “In order to protect New Jersey residents from the hazards caused by pollution – including health risks – we must assist counties, municipalities and utility authorities in updating and replacing these systems. We can do this while encouraging these entities to use green infrastructure that will have a positive impact on the environment.”

Senator John H. Adler

27 Mar: Adler-Conners Introduce Bill To Guarantee Higher Ed For Returning Vets

TRENTON – In an effort to combat joblessness and low wages among New Jersey’s returning combat veterans, Senator John H. Adler and Assemblyman Jack Conners have introduced the “New Jersey GI Bill” which would provide higher education benefits to guarantee affordable college education for those engaged in fighting terrorism overseas.

“At the end of World War II, America recognized that it owed something to our returning soldiers, who sacrificed so much in the name of liberty and freedom,” said Senator Adler, D-Cherry Hill. “The federal GI bill made higher education a reality for our nation’s heroic veterans, many of whom never would have imagined a college education might be possible. I am proud to work with Assemblyman Conners to make sure that the promise of the GI bill is fulfilled for New Jersey’s veterans.”