01 Nov: Weinberg Bill To Appropriate $40 Million For Land Conservation Ceremonially Signed In West Orange

WEST ORANGE – A new law sponsored by Senator Loretta Weinberg which appropriates $40 million in voter-approved bond funding from the Garden State Preservation Trust” (GSPT) to the State Department of Environmental Protection for land conservation, was publicly signed today by Governor Jon Corzine at Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange.

“The beauty of this funding is that it will help preserve open space throughout the state,” said Senator Weinberg, D-Bergen. “As New Jersey’s population continues to grow, so will the amount of space necessary to house its residents. This new law will help ensure that future generations will enjoy New Jersey’s parks, beaches and other open spaces.”

01 Nov: Sweeney/Madden Farmland Preservation Law Enacted In Monroeville

MONROEVILLE – A measure sponsored by Senators Steve Sweeney and Fred H. Madden, which appropriates over $45.2 million from the Garden State Farmland Preservation Trust Fund (GSFPT) for farmland preservation, was ceremonially signed today by Governor Corzine at Schober Orchards.

“New Jersey’s farmers work hard to grow exceptional produce that is not just enjoyed here in New Jersey, but also around the world,” said Senator Sweeney, D-Gloucester, Cumberland and Salem. “This program represents an investment in development and preservation for farmland throughout the state.”

Senator Shirley K. Turner, D-Mercer, speaking at a bill signing for identity theft legislation.

01 Nov: Pair Of Turner Bills To Provide Open Space Funding Are Now Law

TRENTON – Governor Jon Corzine ceremonially signed two pieces of legislation today sponsored by Senator Shirley K. Turner that will appropriate more than $70 million for open space acquisition and farmland preservation projects.

“New Jersey has a long, proud history of protecting our pristine open spaces from the constant pressure of development,” said Senator Turner, D-Mercer. “The Green Acres program allows us to combat sprawl while protecting some of our most environmentally sensitive areas to be enjoyed by generations to come.”