31 Jul: Sweeney Measure To Permit The Appropriation Of $200 Million For Land Preservation Is Now Law

TRENTON – A measure sponsored by Senator Steve Sweeney which appropriates $200 million in bond funding from the State to cover the cost of acquiring and developing land for farmland and historic preservation projects throughout New Jersey was signed into law today by Governor Jon Corzine.

“As New Jersey’s population continues to grow, so will the amount of space needed to house all of its residents,” said Senator Sweeney, D-Gloucester, Cumberland and Salem. “This funding will allow towns around the State to conserve necessary open space and historic properties so that future generations will be have access to some of the State’s most valuable resources. While development is absolutely necessary, it cannot consume all of the State’s open space.”

31 Jul: Turner: Blue Acres Funding Will Help Flood Victims

TRENTON – Senator Shirley K. Turner, D-Mercer and co-sponsor of S-3005, the “Green Acres, Farmland, Blue Acres and Historic Preservation Bond Act of 2007” which would provide historic relief to flood victims in Trenton and Ewing, made the following statement today after Governor Jon Corzine signed the bill into law:

“The voters have a historic opportunity this year to provide much needed relief to those families living along the Delaware River who have seen far more flooding than they could have ever imagined.