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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
OCEAN TOWNSHIP - This Tuesday, Governor Murphy signed legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Eric Houghtaling’s bill that would protect workers from employers who cheat them out of wages or benefits.Read more