OCEAN TOWNSHIP - This week, Governor Murphy formally appointed Assemblyman Eric Houghtaling (D-Neptune) as New Jersey’s legislative representative on the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, an interstate commission that works to coordinate and manage fisheries resources along the Atlantic coast of the United States, including saltwater fish, shellfish, and migratory fish.Read more
OCEAN TOWNSHIP - Assemblyman Eric Houghtaling (D-Neptune) was honored Thursday evening as "Green Industry Advocate of the Year" for his efforts as Chair of the Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee and his dedication to protecting open spaces, promoting native plants, and protecting local pollinators.Read more
OCEAN TOWNSHIP - Senator Vin Gopal and Assembly Members Eric Houghtaling and Joann Downey today announced that Monmouth County municipalities will receive a combined $12.6 million in infrastructure grants from the Department of Transportation.Read more
OCEAN TOWNSHIP - The office of Senator Vin Gopal and Assembly Members Eric Houghtaling and Joann Downey is now accepting applications for spring 2020 internships for high school and college students in the legislators’ Tinton Falls and Ocean Township offices.Read more
TRENTON - This Thursday, the Senate passed the “Slow Down or More Over, It’s the Law Act,” sponsored by Assembly Members Eric Houghtaling and Joann Downey in effort to strengthen the protections provided by the “Move Over Law” for emergency workers on New Jersey roads.
The “Move Over Law” was created in response to the tragic death of Trooper Marc Castellano, who was struck and killed by a driver who failed to move over for his service vehicle. Under the law, motorists must reduce speed and change lanes when approaching an authorized emergency vehicle, tow or highway maintenance truck, and emergency or sanitation service vehicle that has its flashing, blinking or alternating emergency lights on.
“Violators of the ‘Move Over Law’ are putting police officers and other emergency personnel at serious risk of injury or death,” said Houghtaling (D-Monmouth).Read more
This week, the Assembly approved legislation sponsored by Assemblywoman Joann Downey that would provide additional support for women's healthcare clinics who are dealing with a loss of federal funding due to a "gag rule" placed by the Trump administration restricting access to Title X funding for such centers.
“The Trump administration’s gag rule on Title X funding forced Planned Parenthood and other healthcare providers to make an impossible choice: deny female patients access to health services, or withdraw from the program and lose funding that is absolutely vital to its operations,” said Downey (D-Monmouth).Read more