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By Tom Hester | December 7th, 2012 - 9:28am
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Condition of NJ’s Transportation Infrastructure Following Sandy, How Sandy Impacted NJ’s Most Vulnerable Residents, Flood Prevention Funding & Ensuring Workers Comp for First Responders Disabled Responding to Terrorist Attack Top Monday Assembly Agendas

Honoring NJ National Guard for Sandy Response, Improved Mold Inspection & Abatement, Tougher Animal Cruelty Laws, Help for Parents of Developmentally Disabled Also on Tap

(TRENTON) – A hearing on the condition of New Jersey’s transportation infrastructure following Hurricane Sandy and testimony on how those with developmental disabilities and those who cannot afford legal assistance were impacted by the storm top Monday’s Assembly agendas, along with a bill to ask voters to authorize $100 million for flood prevention and another to ensure workers compensation for first responders disabled during terrorist attacks or other emergencies.

Bills to honor the New Jersey National Guard for its response to Sandy, improve mold inspection and abatement, toughen animal cruelty laws, increase compensation for wrongful imprisonment and help parents of persons with developmental disabilities are also on tap...

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"Enlisting Fox is another reminder of how much Christie has truly relied on insiders, including Democrats, to bolster his agenda or bail him out of trouble. Not long after arriving in Trenton in 2009, Christie began collaborating with George Norcross, the deeply entrenched Democratic Party kingmaker, to help him cut deals with a Democratic-controlled Legislature.
When his close ally David Samson resigned as chairman of the Port Authority over conflict-of-interest questions earlier this year, Christie replaced Samson with John Degnan, a pillar of the Democratic Party establishment. And now, confronted with a crisis, Christie has turned to “Jamie,’’ as Fox has been known throughout political circles since he began as an aide in the Democratic Senate in the 1980s." - columnist Charles Stile

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