MONMOUTH COUNTY - The “Combat to College” Act sponsored by Assemblywoman Joann Downey (D-Freehold) was signed by Governor Murphy this Monday.
Under this bill (A-790), military service members and veterans living in New Jersey would be granted priority when registering for courses at New Jersey public colleges and universities.Read more
TRENTON – In an effort to prevent injured employees from having their medical bills incorrectly sent to debt collection or credit reporting agencies, Assemblywoman Joann Downey (D-Monmouth) has sponsored a bill prohibiting medical providers from reporting unpaid workers’ compensation-related charges without first receiving a ruling from the Division of Workers’ Compensation.Read more
With more than 500,000 manufacturing jobs throughout the country going unfilled this past September, Assemblyman Eric Houghtaling sponsored legislation to help connect New Jersey workers with these abundant positions. The legislation was signed into law Thursday.Read more
Assembly Members Eric Houghtaling and Joann Downey today announced the launch of the first round of grant solicitations for the Library Construction Bond Act. The Act, which authorized $125 million in state bonds, was passed by New Jersey voters in November 2017 to support public libraries providing modern and technologically efficient library facilities.Read more
Assembly Members Eric Houghtaling and Joann Downey today announced that the Community Affairs and Resource Center, has been approved to receive a $250,000 award from the Homelessness Prevention & Rapid Re-Housing 2 program. This award will provide funds to provide assistance and stabilization services to individuals or families who are homeless or at imminent risk of homelessness in Monmouth County.Read more
Marijuana might be the hot topic of today’s politics, but the legalization of hemp - cannabis’s non-psychoactive cousin - is an issue of equal or even greater importance that’s mostly snuck under the radar. That’s partly because hemp, unlike cannabis, is more suited to industrial than recreational use - and partly because, as of the 2018 federal Farm Bill and the 2019 New Jersey Hemp Farming Act, it’s now (mostly) legal.Read more