Downey Applauds New State Funding for Opioid Treatment

OCEAN TOWNSHIP - Assembly Human Services Chairwoman Joann Downey released the following statement lauding today’s announcement of over $1.6 million in County Innovation Grants to combat the opioid epidemic in New Jersey:

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Downey & Houghtaling Bill to Expand Tuition Reimbursement for Child Psychiatrists Clears Assembly Panel

TRENTON – In nine counties in New Jersey, there are less than five child psychiatrists available to treat the thousands of children who live there.

To address the shortage of child psychiatrists across the state, the Assembly Human Services Committee on Monday advanced legislation to permit psychiatrists who contract with the Department of Children and Families to participate in an existing tuition reimbursement program. The measure (A-1033) is sponsored by Assembly Democrats Joann Downey and Eric Houghtaling.

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State Grants Awarded to Monmouth Towns & Nonprofits

MONMOUTH COUNTY - Municipal programs in Long Branch, Red Bank, and Eatontown, as well as two county programs making energy utility bills affordable for low-income households, will be receiving more than $500,000 in combined funding through state-approved grants, announced Senator Vin Gopal and Assembly Members Eric Houghtaling (D-Neptune) and Joann Downey (D-Freehold) today.

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Downey Condemns Trump Attack on Medicaid

OCEAN TOWNSHIP - New Jersey State Assemblywoman and Assembly Human Services Chair Joann Downey (D-Monmouth) today condemned a plan unveiled by the Trump administration that would destabilize Medicaid and potentially deprive millions of Americans of their access to healthcare.

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Houghtaling Bill Preserving Garden State Farmland Signed into Law

OCEAN TOWNSHIP - Legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Eric Houghtaling (D-Neptune) dedicating $1.35 million toward farmland preservation purposes in the Garden State was signed into law this Tuesday.

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Houghtaling-Sponsored Anti-Offshoring Bill Now Law

TRENTON - Governor Phil Murphy today signed legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Eric Houghtaling that will require employers who offshore customer call center offices to foreign nations to repay all aid and financial support they have received from the state of New Jersey.

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