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Assembly Panel to Move Job Creation & Economic Development Bills During Tuesday Hearing
(TRENTON) - The Assembly Budget Committee will meet Tuesday to move several job creation and economic development bills as part of the Assembly Democratic effort to reinvigorate New Jersey’s lagging economy. Assembly Democratic leadership announced the jobs focus earlier this week.
The Assembly’s Dec. 17 voting session will be devoted to moving numerous job creation measures.
“Recovering from Sandy must include a vigorous job creation and economic development initiative,” said Assembly Budget Chairman Vincent Prieto (D-Hudson/Bergen). “The two must go together. Our lagging economy and high unemployment was a concern before the storm, and it remains so now, so let’s get this done for the good of everyone in New Jersey..."
To read more, please visit the New Jersey General Assembly Democratic Office Web site.
In the event that state Sen. Diane Allen (R-7) doesn't run for re-election in 2017, the party has a short list of possible candidates it could field to try to head off either Assemblyman Herb Conaway (D-7) or Assemblyman Troy Singleton (D-7).Read More >
With looming deadline on bail reform, Christie calls Legislature into special session TRENTON - Gov. Chris Christie is calling the legislature into special session Thursday to address recent bail reform legislation before a looming deadline next week, according to a letter from the governor’s office today. (Brush/PolitickerNJ)...
By Linda Stender At his most recent town hall, Gov. Chris Christie accused his predecessors of "monkeying with the math" when it comes to their handling of our state's economy. But as the old saying goes, when the governor points a finger, he... Read More >
"Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto, a Hudson County Democrat, is balking. He claimed Tuesday that members of his caucus are divided over the measure and that his house is in no real rush – besides, even if enacted this year, the reforms would not take effect until 2017, he said. And with the growing belief that Christie could skip town to run for president, some Democrats are not eager to give him another talking point for his résumé. Christie’s plans to stump for Republican candidates in New Hampshire later Thursday only fuel that suspicion." - columnist Charles Stile- The Bergen Record
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