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By Tom Hester | November 30th, 2012 - 9:50am
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Final Legislative OK for Minimum Wage Increase, Bills to Combat Foreclosure, Boost Port Authority of NY & NJ Oversight and Protect Social Media Privacy Top Monday Assembly Agenda

Bills to Remove Insulting Language Toward the Disabled, Improve Authority Ethics, Help Vets Find Housing, Assist Veterans Groups, Allow Community Service in lieu of Court Fines & Mobile Horse Racing Also on Tap

(TRENTON) – Final legislative approval for Assembly Democratic legislation to increase the state’s minimum wage and bills to combat the state’s foreclosure crisis, increase Port Authority of New York and New Jersey oversight and bar employers from demanding social media information from employees and potential new hires top Monday’s Assembly agenda.

Also on tap are bills to remove from state law insulting language toward disabled residents, allow lottery winners to remain anonymous for a year, improve authority ethics, help veterans find affordable housing, help protect the rights of soldiers in child custody cases and allow Municipal Courts to order community service in lieu of fines...

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"This is my first Mark Smith event. There have been a lot of changes in Hudson County over the last year and a half, and the most important change that has happened is that there really is unity. For the first time, we really are working together. Despite political differences. Mark and I have worked very hard to repair that. I'm really happy to be here in support of him, because I recognize that when you work together, politics becomes secondary and you really have time to focus on government, which is the most important thing." - Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop

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