Houghtaling & Downey Bill Honoring Revolutionary War Hero Signed Into Law

TRENTON - Paying tribute to one of the most famous privates of the Revolutionary War, Assembly Members Eric Houghtaling and Joann Downey released the following statements on their measure (AJR-157) to designate March 15 of each year as “Peter Francisco Day” in New Jersey, which was signed into law Friday by Governor Phil Murphy.

“Peter Francisco’s story is one of courage and perseverance," said Houghtaling (D-Neptune).

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Houghtaling & Downey Bill to Develop Official “New Jersey-Made” State Logo Signed Into Law

TRENTON – To spotlight products made in the Garden State, a bill sponsored by Assembly Members Eric Houghtaling, Joann Downey and Clinton Calabrese to create an official “NJ-Made” logo to be used by in-state manufacturers received final legislative approval on Monday, passing the full Assembly by a vote tally of 75-0-0.

“A state brand showcases the variety of goods and products made right here in New Jersey,” said Assemblyman Houghtaling.

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On Opening Day, Houghtaling, and Downey Laud Hard-Won Funds for Optimistic Mood at Monmouth Park

OCEANPORT - Following Monmouth Park's Opening Day for 2019, Senator Vin Gopal and Assembly Members Eric Houghtaling and Joann Downey are lauding an optimistic mood among the Park’s breeders, jockeys, and employees for the upcoming season, crediting their new $20 million subsidy to New Jersey racetracks for sunny forecasts on the track’s economic future.

“Horse racing is an important part of our State's heritage and culture, and a key driver of our economy," said Houghtaling (D-Neptune).

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Houghtaling & Downey Warn Residents of “Power Shut Off” Phone Scam

OCEAN TOWNSHIP - Assembly Members Eric Houghtaling and Joann Downey today warned Monmouth County residents to stay vigilant against phone scammers posing as electric utility companies.

“Just this morning, our legislative office received a robocall from a scam caller posing as a representative of a local electric utility company,” said Assemblyman Houghtaling.

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Assembly Approves Downey Bill to Strengthen Equal Pay Protections for New Jersey Workers

Aiming to close the significant wage gap between women and men, legislation sponsored by Assemblywoman Joann Downey and Assemblyman Eric Houghtaling to prohibit employers from requiring job applicants to disclose their salary history in the application process was approved Monday by the full Assembly by a vote of 53-24-2.

“In an ideal world, your gender would not influence how much you earn at work. But that’s not the world we live in,” said Assemblywoman Downey. 

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Houghtaling & Downey Bill Expanding Prevailing Wage Passes Assembly

OCEAN TOWNSHIP - Assemblyman Eric Houghtaling and Assemblywoman Joann Downey issued the following statement regarding the passage of bill A4291, which expands the circumstances under which the prevailing wage must be paid, by the State Assembly today:

“When we take wages out of the equation, contracting companies on public works projects are encouraged to improve the quality, productivity, and efficiency of their teams,” said Assemblyman Houghtaling.

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