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Singleton, Gopal, Ruiz Bills To Combat Human Trafficking Advance

Trenton – In an effort to further combat human trafficking in New Jersey, the Senate Judiciary Committee today advanced a pair of bills sponsored by Senator Troy Singleton, Senator Vin Gopal, and Senate Majority Leader M. Teresa Ruiz which would hold all those who benefit from human trafficking accountable, and increase research to prevent the disproportionate trafficking of women and children of color.

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Singleton Bill to Expand Pathways to Teaching Advances

Trenton – In an effort to broaden the educator workforce, the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee approved legislation sponsored by Senator Troy Singleton which would create a pathway to teaching for veterans in the state.

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Gopal-Singleton Bill Requiring Ride-Share Drivers to Get Anti-Human Trafficking Training Advances

Trenton – Legislation making it mandatory for transportation network companies to provide applicants and TNC drivers with an anti-human trafficking training course on the dangers of, harms, and warning signs of human trafficking advanced out of the Senate Transportation Committee. Applicants and drivers would be required to complete the course, which would be approved by the Attorney General.

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Singleton Bill to Increase Worker Representation Advances

Trenton – In an effort to expand worker representation and further enforce employment contracts, the Senate Labor Committee today advanced legislation sponsored by Senator Troy Singleton to permit unions to file wage claim suits on behalf of workers, regardless of their union affiliation.

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Singleton Bill to Ease Financial Burden on Affordable Housing Projects Advances

Trenton – In a move to increase the supply of affordable housing, the Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee today advanced legislation sponsored by Senator Troy Singleton which would appropriate $60 million to the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency (NJHMFA) to support affordable housing projects.

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Black History Month: A Burlington County View

Every year since 1976, we have officially celebrated Black History Month, which remains a fitting celebration that extols the sacrifice, effort and accomplishments of African Americans in the United States.

I should note that while other groups have made significant contributions, only African Americans had to overcome slavery and the institutional racism and prejudice that followed it.

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Singleton, Codey Bill to Protect Consumers’ Personal Information Advances

Trenton – In an effort to increase transparency between online service operators and consumers, the Senate today advanced legislation sponsored by Senator Troy Singleton and Senator Richard Codey which would require commercial internet website and online service operators to notify consumers of the collection and disclosure of personally identifiable information to third parties.

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Burlington County celebrating Black History Month with events, lectures and performances

Burlington County is celebrating Black History Month with events, exhibits, lectures and performances throughout February that show the county’s rich Black historical presence and culture.

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Burlington County Commissioners launch Downtown Business Tours with visit to Bordentown City

BORDENTOWN CITY – The Burlington County Commissioners kicked off their new Downtown Business Tours initiative on Saturday with a trip to the historic City of Bordentown.

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