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By Tom Hester | December 11th, 2012 - 11:54am
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Oliver, Greenwald, Jasey, Wagner, Lampitt & Watson Coleman Bill to Create Jobs by Targeting Workforce Shortages Released by Assembly Panel, Greenwald, Jasey, Wagner, Lampitt & Watson Coleman Bill to Create Jobs by Targeting Workforce Shortages Released by Assembly Panel

Measure Part of Assembly Democratic Job Creation Effort

(TRENTON) – Legislation sponsored by Assembly Speaker Sheila Y. Oliver, Assembly Majority Leader Lou Greenwald and Assemblywomen Mila M. Jasey, Connie Wagner, Pamela R. Lampitt and Bonnie Watson Coleman to create a loan forgiveness program for students who pursue work in fields with labor shortages was advanced Tuesday by an Assembly committee.

The bill is part of Assembly Democratic job creation efforts.

“We’re targeting job creation for all New Jerseyans, but we also have to remember that this economy is also very tough for our young residents,” said Oliver (D-Essex/Passaic). “With a plan like this, we can tackle two concerns – finding work for our young residents and giving them an incentive to target their outstanding talents to areas of need. It’s a win-win for everyone..."

To read more please visit www.assemblydems.com

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"Gov. Chris Christie says he won’t campaign for the Republican gubernatorial candidate in New York because the cause is hopeless: Gov. Andrew Cuomo is ahead by more than 30 points. But he will campaign in New Hampshire, over and over, where the Republican is also trailing by more than 30 points. What’s the reason? It may be that New Hampshire holds the nation’s first presidential primary. It may be that he doesn’t want to mess with Cuomo, who knows where the skeletons are buried at the Port Authority. But one thing is certain: Gov. Straight Talk is spinning again. And it seems to be habit-forming." - columnist Tom Moran

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