Governor Murphy Signs Health Care Heroes Violence Prevention Act
TRENTON – In response to increased attacks on health care workers in recent years, Governor Phil Murphy today signed the ‘Health Care Heroes Violence Prevention Act’ to make it a criminal offense to intentionally threaten health care professionals or volunteers in an effort to intimidate them or interfere with their work. The act also establishes additional penalties against individuals who assault health care workers or volunteers.
Beach, Singleton Advance ‘New Jersey Works Act’
Trenton – In an effort to bolster workforce development programs around the state, the Senate Labor Committee advanced legislation sponsored by Senator Jim Beach and Senator Troy Singleton which would permit businesses to partner with non-profit and educational institutions to create pre-employment training programs.
Singleton, Zwicker Bill to Establish Foreclosure Protections for Hurricane Ida Storm-Impacted Homeowners Advances
Trenton – In an effort to further assist storm-impacted homeowners, the Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee today advanced legislation sponsored by Senators Troy Singleton and Andrew Zwicker, which would establish temporary foreclosure protections and mortgage relief for homeowners impacted by the remnants of Hurricane Ida.
Singleton Bill to Promote the Development of Recreational Youth Programs Advances
Trenton – In an effort to encourage the development of community sports and STEM programs for children, the Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee today advanced legislation sponsored by Senator Troy Singleton to appropriate $10 million to establish a grant program in the Division of Housing and Community Resources.
NJBPU Commits $180 Million to Schools and Women or Minority-Owned Businesses with Energy Efficiency and Water Conservation Grants
TRENTON, NJ—April 18, 2023—The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities today announced it has fully committed the $180 million budgeted for the School and Small Business Energy Efficiency Stimulus Program (SSBP), aimed at helping schools and small businesses reduce their water and energy consumption and improve indoor air quality for children and small businesses. The program is closed and no longer accepting applications.
Governor Murphy Announces Nation’s First Environmental Justice Rules to Reduce Pollution in Vulnerable Communities
TRENTON – On the first day of Earth Week, Governor Phil Murphy today announced the final adoption of regulations to implement New Jersey’s landmark Environmental Justice (EJ) Law. The EJ Law and implementing rules are the first in the nation aimed at reducing pollution in historically overburdened communities and communities of color that have been subjected to a disproportionately high number of environmental and public health stressors.
Governor Murphy Signs Legislation Establishing Opioid Recovery & Remediation Fund for Allocation of Settlement Funds to Address Opioid Crisis
Legislation Also Codifies Opioid Recovery and Remediation Advisory Council Previously Established by Executive Order No. 305 to Advise on Best Use of Funds
Senator Singleton, Volunteers To Scrape Spotted Lanternfly Eggs At April Community Service Event
MOORESTOWN, NJ – For his April “Serve with Senator Singleton” event, State Senator Troy Singleton will partner with the Burlington County Parks System in an effort to eliminate Spotted Lanternfly eggs. The event will take place at Pennington Park, 801 Creek Road, Delanco on Saturday, April 1 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Singleton Bill to Expand Protections for Members of PFRS Advances
Trenton – In an effort to expand coverage for members of the Police and Firemen’s Retirement System (PFRS), the Senate Military and Veterans’ Affairs Committee today advanced legislation sponsored by Senator Troy Singleton to retain death and disability benefits for PFRS active members on official leave of absence due to federal or State active-duty orders.
NJBIA, Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters Supporting Bill Removing Key Apprenticeship Program Requirements for Public Work Contracts
NJBIA and the Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters are supporting a new bipartisan bill that removes key registered apprenticeship program requirements currently needed to bid on public work contracts.