Senator Bob Gordon, D-Bergen, speaks at a Budget Committee meeting in support of his bill to provide flood control funding for Bergen County.

13 Sep: Gordon Bill To Streamline Public Employee Paychecks Clears Senate Committee

TRENTON – Legislation Senator Bob Gordon sponsored to require all public employees to have their pay deposited directly into their bank accounts – as opposed to receiving paper checks – was today released by a Senate committee.

“There are many costly traditions government clings to just because it’s the way things have always been done, and the reliance on cutting physical paper checks to employees is one of those things,” said Gordon (D-Bergen/Passaic). “But there’s a real cost to maintaining those traditions, and they make less and less sense when cost-effective, less wasteful means for paying employees already exist. Direct deposit is already the preferred method for paying employees in the private sector. It’s time the public sector follows suit.”

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.”