Downey, Houghtaling Bill Requiring State to Reveal Complete Property Tax Data Again Goes to Governor


Legislation sponsored by Assemblywoman Joann Downey and Assemblyman Eric Houghtaling to require the State of New Jersey to annually post complete property tax data for residents was approved 31-1 on Monday by the Senate, giving it final legislative approval. The bill now goes to the governor, who vetoed it during the last legislative session.

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New Houghtaling, Downey Legislation Would Spur Economic Development in New Jersey


New legislation introduced by Monmouth County Assembly Members Eric Houghtaling and Joann Downey would provide a roadmap toward comprehensive economic development in New Jersey by directing the Secretary of State to develop and prepare a five-year “Comprehensive State Plan for Economic Development.” The plan would devise vision, goals, and strategies for reinvigorating economic development in New Jersey.

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Houghtaling and Downey Introduce Legislation to Reduce State Government Spending


Extraneous or unnecessary spending by the New Jersey State Government would be targeted under new legislation introduced by Monmouth County Assembly Members Eric Houghtaling and Joann Downey. Under the bill, a bipartisan commission would make annual recommendations for elimination or reduction of nonessential spending, reducing the burden on taxpayers.

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Houghtaling and Downey Legislation to Boost Small Businesses Clears Committee


Small businesses in New Jersey would be eligible for special consultation services from the Department of State’s Business Action Center under new legislation from Assembly Members Eric Houghtaling and Joann Downey. The bill, designed to provide customized services to boost businesses throughout the state, was approved by the Assembly Commerce and Economic Development Committee on Thursday.

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Monmouth County Residents, Volunteers, Local Officials Come Together to Raise $40,000 for Pancreatic Cancer Research


At the Third Annual Pound the Pavement for Purple 5K Run/Walk this weekend in Neptune Township, residents, volunteers, and local elected officials came together to raise nearly $40,000 for the Lustgarten Foundation, an organization that focuses on funding Pancreatic Cancer Research. The Pound the Pavement for Purple event was organized and hosted by the Township of Neptune and the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

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From the Assembly: Working for a Safer New Jersey


This month we, alongside our Assembly colleagues, returned to the Legislature following a summer recess. The break gave us time to re-focus and brainstorm on what new legislation we want to propose and sponsor, and what issues are most important to our Monmouth County residents.

An issue that is always at the forefront for us and for so many residents and legislators is preserving the safety and security of our communities. With the impressive work of all involved in the capture of the New York/New Jersey bomber, and the stellar response of local law enforcement during those incidents, we are reminded that we must all we can to support our police officers by giving them the tools and knowledge they need to keep our residents safe.

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