Press Releases

Senators Introduce Legislation To Increase Efficiency At The Department Of Labor

Trenton – Senators Troy Singleton, Fred Madden, Joseph Lagana and Andrew Zwicker introduced legislation aimed at improving the turnaround time for unemployment claims at the Department of Labor and Workforce Development and calling for a conduct performance review of the Division of Unemployment in the NJDOL.

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Singleton Introduces Legislation To Increase Worker Protections

Trenton – In an effort to further protect workers’ rights, Senator Troy Singleton today introduced legislation that would establish employment protections for certain affected service employees during changes to service contracts.

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Committee Advances Singleton Legislation Assisting Veteran-Owned Businesses

Trenton – In an effort to promote and support veteran-owned businesses, the Senate Military and Veterans’ Affairs Committee today advanced legislation sponsored by Senator Troy Singleton that would waive business formation and registration fees for the establishment of veteran-owned businesses as well as revise the “Set-Aside Act for Disabled Veterans’ Businesses”.

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Commerce Committee Approves Package Of Bills To Help Make Prescription Drugs More Affordable

TRENTON – In support of a coordinated effort to make the cost of health care less burdensome for state residents, the Senate Commerce Committee advanced a three-bill package sponsored by Senator Joe Vitale, Senator Troy Singleton, and Senator Nellie Pou that seeks to make prescription drugs more affordable, establish certain data reporting requirements for the prescription drug supply chain, and to bring about greater price transparency by capping out-of-pocket costs for insulin, asthma inhalers, and EpiPens.

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Committee Advances Bills To Expand Animal Cruelty Violations

Trenton – The Senate Environment and Energy Committee today passed legislation sponsored by Senators Patrick Diegnan, Jr. and Vin Gopal that would revise current law prohibiting cruel tethering and confinement of dogs and establish procedures for seizure, care and forfeiture of animals involved in cases of animal cruelty.

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Committee Advances Singleton Legislation To Require Instruction On Civic Engagement

Trenton – In an effort to provide college students with a strong foundation of our nation’s government, the Senate Higher Education Committee today advanced legislation sponsored by Senator Troy Singleton that would require students enrolled in public colleges or universities to receive instruction on American government and civic engagement.

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Singleton-Zwicker Accessory Dwelling Unit Legislation Advances

Trenton – In an effort to create a more affordable housing stock, the Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee today advanced legislation sponsored by Senators Troy Singleton and Andrew Zwicker that would establish the framework for municipal zoning ordinances regarding accessory dwelling units.

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Madden-Singleton Legislation To Allocate Funds For Unemployment Compensation Advances

Trenton – The Senate Labor Committee today advanced legislation sponsored by Senators Fred Madden and Troy Singleton that would allocate sufficient funds to the unemployment compensation fund from federal government assistance and halt increases in employer unemployment taxes related to benefits paid during the COVID-19 state of emergency.

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Voter Accessibility And Election Rules Bills Approved by Senate Committee

Trenton – In an attempt to make voting more accessible and time efficient, the Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism, and Historic Preservation Committee approved five bills that would change certain rules surrounding the electoral process.

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Senate Approves Key Affordability Bills

Singleton-Scutari Measures Would Reduce Property Taxes, Provide Financial Relief to Homeowners & Renters

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