Downey & Houghtaling Bill to Require Gun 'Microstamping' Clears Assembly Committee

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Legislation Assembly Democrats Joann Downey and Eric Houghtaling sponsored to require the use of modern ballistic identification technology that would make it easier for law enforcement to analyze gun crime evidence was advanced Thursday by an Assembly committee.

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Assembly Approves Houghtaling, Downey Bill to Forgive Student Loan Debt in Event of Borrower's Death or Permanent Disability

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The New Jersey General Assembly this week approved legislation sponsored by Assembly Members Eric Houghtaling and Joann Downey that would forgive certain student loan debt in the event of a borrower’s death or total permanent disability.

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Monmouth County Assembly Members Collecting School Supplies to Benefit Local Students

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Monmouth County Assembly Members Eric Houghtaling and Joann Downey have launched their first annual Supplies for Students drive, to collect backpacks, notebooks, crayons, pencils, and various other school supplies for local students in need. The supply drive will run until the end of the summer, and donations will benefit United Way of Monmouth and Ocean Counties.

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Assembly Members Houghtaling and Downey Announce 5K Team, Effort to Raise $25,000 for Pancreatic Cancer Research

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As part of their initiative to bring more attention and awareness to pancreatic cancer, Assembly Members Houghtaling and Downey have launched a team for the upcoming “Pound the Pavement for Purple” 5K run/walk to be held in Neptune Township in October. The members have begun recruiting team members and donors, aiming to raise $25,000 through their team for the Lustgarten Foundation and pancreatic cancer research.

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Watch Assemblywoman Downey's Interview on Comcast Newsmakers

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Assemblywoman Joann Downey discusses legislation she's sponsoring alongside Assemblyman Eric Houghtaling, including bills to bar individuals with DWIs from operating NJ Transit locomotives and to require microstamping of all handguns manufactured in New Jersey.

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DOWNEY: 'Fairness Formula' robs from poor, gives to rich

 

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Education is the essence of American opportunity. It levels the playing field and makes the system fair. Our current state school funding formula was developed with the best intentions, but now its inadequacies are holding back the children that it once intended to help. Reforms are needed and educational fairness must be restored.

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