PolitickerNJ Wire Feed

By Gina Wilder | January 29th, 2013 - 1:35pm
| More

Assembly Democrats News Release

Burzichelli, Greenwald & Benson Bill Becomes Law Creates "2014 NJ Special Olympics Home Team Fund


Voluntary Contributions Accepted through Gross Income Tax Returns

(Trenton) - Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats John J. Burzichelli, Majority Leader Louis Greenwald and Daniel J. Benson to allow New Jersey residents to donate a portion of their state tax refund to the 2014 NJ Special Olympics "Home Team" Fund was signed into law today.

Special Olympics of New Jersey is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing year-round sports training and athletic competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. The Special Olympics "Home Team" will be comprised of athletes from throughout New Jersey who have qualified for selection to the team by excelling in statewide competitions. The team will represent New Jersey in the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games of which New Jersey will be the host.

"Year-round sports training and participation in many athletic competitions, they will always be winners in our eyes and in the hearts of New Jerseyans," said Burzichelli (D-Cumberland, Gloucester, Salem). "This small legislative action would allow New Jersey to support our Special Olympic 'Home Team's achievements and their goal to compete in the National 2014 Special Olympics."

"The NJ Special Olympics Team is an exceptional group of athletes whose limitless pride and drive are an inspiration to us all," said Greenwald (D-Camden, Burlington). "Our 'Home Team" deserves our encouragement and donations to help ensure their success in 2014."

"This will be a great opportunity for New Jersey to provide encouragement to an organization that has made a personal investment in ensuring the success of others," said Benson (D-Mercer, Middlesex). "With more contributions, we can help the team reach their goals in 2014."

The new law will provide for voluntary contributions by taxpayers on gross income tax returns to support New Jersey athletes participating in the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games. A special fund will be designated in the Department of Treasury.

To read more, please visit the New Jersey General Assembly Democratic Office Web site.

On the Net:
The Assembly Democratic Office Web site
NJ Assembly Dems on YouTube
NJ Assembly Dems on Vimeo
NJ Assembly Dems on Facebook
NJ Assembly Dems on Twitter
NJ Assembly Dems e-mail alerts

Contact Info: 

Majority Press Office 609-847-3500

The Back Room

Christie takes state helicopter to campaign in Connecticut

Gov. Chris Christie took the "upper level" -- helicoptering over the George Washington Bridge -- to beat rush hour traffic from his home state to a recent GOP fundraiser with Connecticut gubernatorial contender Tom Foley, according to a Hearst Media report.

Read More >

Wake-Up Call

Morning Digest: July 24th

  Of friends, enemies, transactions and transportation: the evolving political relationship of Bob Menendez and Steve Fulop The image yesterday in Washington D.C. of powerful U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) walking the hallways with Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop sent a signal of Menendez’s willingness to get behind...

Op-Ed

NJ Legislature must get behind statewide standard of responsible contracting

By Michael Capelli As a 30 year union carpenter, I learned first-hand how important it was to have the right tools for the job. Now as the Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the 30,000 men and women of the Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters I... Read More >

Contributors

 The following letter was sent today to Republican state legislators, county chairs, state committee members, and New Hampshire... more »
(7-23-14) Rabner Opinion Keeps “Christie for President” Alive - Gov. Chris Christie’s fight to prevent same-sex marriage in New Jersey ended with Chief Justice Stuart Rabner.... more »
The Perry-Paul Debate is Healthy for the GOP – and for America  The foreign policy debate in the media between prospective GOP Presidential candidates Texas Governor Rick Perry and... more »
(Washington DC)-- Two recent votes on Capitol Hill suggest an overdue and radical departure from our nation's Draconian and costly War on Drugs.  It's a long-overdue discussion (and not just... more »

Quote of the Day

quote of the day

"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

- Star-Ledger

Poll

Which contest are you most focused on this coming season?:

Blogroll

Visit the PolitickerNJ.com/resources page for links to the best collection of information on New Jersey state government.

 

  • Polls
  • The best blogs
  • Columnists
  • State election results
  • Assembly election results
  • Local party websites
  • And more.

PolitickerNJ.com/resources