An Editorial by Assemblywoman Gabriela Mosquera.
Fifty years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson declared war on poverty. Although measures have been taken to help quell the burden of poverty, more must be done to eliminate the financial hardships faced by many New Jersey families who are living below the poverty line.
Assembly Panel Approves Democratic Bill Package to Give Kids a Leg Up by Boosting Breakfast Programs In Schools
An Assembly panel on Monday approved a comprehensive package of bills sponsored by Assembly Democrats to boost breakfast programs in schools, particularly for underprivileged children, in order to help give them a leg up on academics.
Senator Fred H. Madden introduced legislation that would create a task force to address the epidemic of drivers engaged in dangerous and potentially lethal distractions behind the wheel and has been referred to the Senate Law and Public Safety Committee.
Moriarty Bill to Protect Consumers by Disclosing Water Damage in Household Appliances Advances in the Assembly
Legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Paul Moriarty to require a person to disclose if a household appliance with a value of greater than $250 has been damaged by water prior to its sale or exchange was advanced Thursday by an Assembly panel. “We should be upfront about the condition of these items to the buyers,” said Moriarty (D-Gloucester/Camden).”This legislation will help consumers make more informed decisions and buy confidently.”
Legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Paul Moriarty (D-Camden/Gloucester) to better inform consumers about the high cost of ink when they buy a printer has been approved by Assembly committee.
Legislation sponsored by Senator Fred H. Madden to better protect animals from accidental poisonings, through stronger enforcement of a state law requiring antifreeze manufacturers to add a bittering agent to the sweet-tasting liquid, was approved by a Senate Committee.