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Singleton Bill to Support Downtown Businesses in Less Populous Municipalities Advances

TRENTON – In an effort to promote economic development and business opportunities in less-populated municipalities, the Senate Economic Growth Committee advanced legislation sponsored by Senators Troy Singleton and Parker Space that would provide financial and technical assistance to businesses located along main street areas in certain smaller municipalities.

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Singleton, McKnight Bill to Require Attorney General Review of Use of Force Policy Advances

TRENTON – Aiming to ensure law enforcement use of force policies are regularly updated, consider the sanctity of human life, and prioritize de-escalation, the Senate Law and Public Safety Committee advanced legislation to require the Attorney General to review the statewide use of force policy at least every two years.

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Singleton Bill to Require Insurance Coverage for Athletic Prosthetics Advances

Trenton – In an effort to better support residents with disabilities, the Senate Commerce Committee advanced legislation sponsored by Senator Troy Singleton which would require insurance coverage for certain athletic orthotics and prosthetics.

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Singleton Bill to Establish Grant Program Supporting School Upcycling Advances

TRENTON – In an effort to reduce waste produced in schools, the Senate Environment and Energy Committee advanced legislation sponsored by Senator Troy Singleton and Senator Kristin Corrado that would require the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to establish the “School Plastics Upcycling Grant Program”. Upcycling involves the transformation and reconstitution of used, useless, or unwanted plastic products and materials into new and repurposed materials and products.

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Singleton, McKnight Bill to Expand School Performance Reports Approved by Senate

In an effort to modernize school performance reports, the Senate today passed legislation sponsored by Senators Troy Singleton and Angela McKnight which would require school performance reports to include information about the placement of graduates, including placement in an apprenticeship.

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Senate Passes Singleton, Scutari Bill to Codify New Affordable Housing Framework

TRENTON – Today, the Senate passed transformative legislation aimed at hastening the production of affordable housing and reducing protracted legal disputes. Sponsored by Senator Troy Singleton and Senate President Nicholas Scutari, the bill would codify a new framework for determining and enforcing local affordable housing obligations under the Mount Laurel Doctrine.

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Singleton Introduces Legislation to Address School Funding Cuts and Prevent Local Tax Increases

TRENTON – Senator Singleton introduced legislation aimed at preventing cuts to state aid for school districts in the FY2025 Budget, providing for more parity between school districts, and preventing increases to local property taxes.

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Singleton Statement on Passage of S-50

TRENTON – Senator Troy Singleton (D-Burlington), the Senate Majority Whip and Chair of the Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee, issued the following statement today on the passage of legislation codifying a new affordable housing framework:

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Bill Package to Establish New Affordable Housing Framework and Support Affordable Development Clears Senate

TRENTON – In an effort to increase New Jersey’s affordable housing supply, the Senate passed a package of six bills sponsored by Senator Troy Singleton, Senate President Nicholas Scutari, Senator Shirley Turner, Senator Brian Stack, Senator Joseph Lagana, Senator Angela McKnight, and Senator Patrick Diegnan. The package includes legislation that would establish a new framework for the determination and enforcement of affordable housing obligations under the Mount Laurel Doctrine, in addition to reforms that would further reduce the cost of affordable housing development.

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Singleton, Ruiz Bill to Expand Medicaid Coverage for Community Violence Prevention Services Advances

TRENTON – Aimed at disrupting the cycle of violence in underserved communities, the Senate Health, Human Services, and Senior Citizens Committee today advanced legislation sponsored by Senator Troy Singleton and Senate Majority Leader M. Teresa Ruiz that would require Medicaid coverage for community violence prevention services.

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