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‘Breakfast After the Bell’ Rings True in Efforts to Combat Kids' Hunger

Reasons why school kids go hungry in the morning range from not having breakfast available at home to being embarrassed about getting a free before-school meal.

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Singleton Introduces Legislative Package to Reignite New Jersey’s Manufacturing Industry

Assemblyman Troy Singleton (D- Burlington) introduced a comprehensive legislative package Thursday to create jobs and accelerate the state's economic recovery by reigniting New Jersey's manufacturing industry.

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Proud to be Union

I was raised in an union household. My father is a retired Teamster and instilled in me early on, the value of honest work. My childhood was spent learning the value and benefits of organized labor from my dad. His involvement in the union provided our family with a solid middle-class upbringing that valued an honest day's pay for an honest day's effort. Those values shape my life as an elected official, carpenter and as a citizen.

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Change to casino self-ban advances in New Jersey

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - Gamblers could ban themselves from casinos or gambling websites without having to admit they have a problem under a bill that the New Jersey Assembly approved Thursday.

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Assembly Approves Democratic Bill Package to Give Kids a Leg Up In School by Boosting Breakfast Programs

The General Assembly on Thursday approved a three-bill package 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.

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Singleton, Prieto, Burzichelli & Schaer Bill to Help Manage State Debt in the Face of Mounting Obligations Approved by full Assembly

Under the bill, the State Debt Report, which is submitted to the Commission on Capital Budgeting and Planning, would be required to include a detailed analysis and narrative discussion of the state's ability to afford an increase in its overall debt by incurring additional debt, and recommendations on the affordability of any such increase.

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Caputo, Singleton, Vainieri Huttle & Burzichelli Bill to Allow People to Ban Themselves from Gaming Facilities Without Admitting Gambling Problem OK'd by Assembly

(TRENTON) - Legislation Assembly Democrats Ralph Caputo, Troy Singleton, Valerie Vainieri Huttle and John Burzichelli sponsored to allow a person to require voluntary exclusion from gaming activities without acknowledging being a problem gambler was approved Thursday by the Assembly.

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How I got here

I have always wanted to be an elected official. I think it may go back to my man, Michael J. Fox. See, Michael J. Fox played a character, "Alex P. Keaton", from the show Family Ties....Man, I loved that show! Anyway, his political aspirations and admiration of Republican political leaders caught my attention. I either smartened up or missed the boat (you can decide) since "Alex" was a pretty staunch Republican and I walk a more progressive path.

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Bill would prohibit schools from denying lunch or breakfast

TRENTON — New Jersey schools would be prohibited from denying students breakfast or lunch for at least three weeks after their meal accounts run dry under a measure moving through the state Legislature.

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Am I My Brother's Keeper?

As the face of poverty has continued to evolve and morph into the faces of our families, friends, and neighbors a sober imperative, with respect to this dilemma, confronts our state and our nation. Is my neighbor's prosperity or ability to get ahead linked to my own? I believe that answer is yes.

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