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Singleton & Conaway Bill to Provide Property Tax Relief to Municipalities Advanced by Assembly Panel

Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Troy Singleton and Herb Conaway, Jr., M.D. to provide significant property tax relief to taxpayers and municipalities by restoring funding that had been cut from the state's Energy Tax Receipts program was advanced by an Assembly panel on Monday.

"This is one of many aid programs that has been reduced since the Christie administration took over, placing an additional burden on municipalities and, consequently, taxpayers," said Singleton (D-Burlington). "When you factor in cuts to property tax relief, the average property tax bill in New Jersey has increased nearly 31 percent since 2009. That's an enormous burden that needs to be mitigated."

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Coughlin, Lampitt, Singleton, Benson, Vainieri Huttle & Mosquera Bill to Add Cyber-Harassment to Domestic Violence Statutes Clears Assembly Panel

Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Craig Coughlin, Pamela Lampitt, Troy Singleton, Daniel Benson, Valerie Vainieri Huttle, and Gabriela Mosquera to bolster protections against cyber-harassment for domestic violence victims in New Jersey cleared its first legislative hurdle on Monday.

The bill (A-1946), sponsored by Coughlin, Lampitt, Singleton, Benson, Vainieri Huttle and Mosquera, would add cyber-harassment to the list of crimes considered domestic violence under the "Prevention of Domestic Violence Act of 1991." 

In doing so, the bill would allow temporary and permanent restraining orders on the grounds that the person seeking the order is a victim of cyber-harassment.

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Jasey, Caputo, Singleton, Lampitt & Moriarty Bill to Explore Full-Day Kindergarten Options Statewide Clears Assembly Panel

Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Mila Jasey, Ralph Caputo, Troy Singleton, Pamela Lampitt and Paul Moriarty to study the merits of implementing full-day kindergarten in New Jersey schools was approved Monday by an Assembly committee. 

The bill (A-1016) would establish a 22-member task force to study and evaluate issues associated with the establishment and implementation of full-day kindergarten.

"A full day of kindergarten instruction has been shown to help students not just academically, but socially," said Jasey (D-Essex/Morris). "These early years are critical. Full-day kindergarten has the potential to lower grade retention and dropout rates for students later in life. We owe it to our students to study the merits and feasibility of implementing full-day kindergarten in our schools."

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Singleton Calls Pension Divestment Move a Win for Hardworking Families

Assemblyman Troy Singleton (D-Burlington) on Wednesday hailed the State Investment Council's decision to divest public employee pension funds from a company that has been fined millions of dollars by the feds for its dubious debt collection practices as a just win for hardworking families.

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Prieto Appoints Singleton Chair of Assembly State & Local Government Committee

Assemblyman Troy Singleton has been appointed by Speaker Vincent Prieto to serve as Chair of the Assembly State and Local Government Committee as the 217th legislature begins.

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Conaway, Singleton & Eustace Bill to Establish Procedure for Consolidation of Fire Districts Signed into Law

Legislation Assembly Democrats Herb Conaway, Troy Singleton and Tim Eustace sponsored to facilitate the consolidation of local fire districts has been signed into law.

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Singleton & Diegnan Bill Placing Greater Emphasis on High School Computer Science Training in AP Courses Now Law

(TRENTON) - Legislation sponsored by Assemblymen Troy Singleton and Patrick Diegnan, placing a greater emphasis on the importance of computer science in high school education was signed into law on Tuesday.

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Lampitt, Tucker, Andrzejczak, Singleton & Mosquera Bill to Make It Easier for Women Veterans to Access Services Now Law

Legislation Assembly Democrats Pamela Lampitt, Cleopatra Tucker, Bob Andrzejczak, Troy Singleton and Gabriela Mosquera sponsored to help New Jersey's women veterans obtain the help and services they need has been signed into law.

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Conaway, Singleton, Eustace & Coughlin Bill Allowing Banks to Conduct Savings Promotions for Consumers Now Law

Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Herb Conaway, Troy Singleton, Tim Eustace and Craig Coughlin that would allow banks to conduct promotions to encourage consumers to open savings accounts is now law.

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Conaway, Singleton & Eustace Bill to Establish Procedure for Consolidation of Fire Districts Clears Legislature

Legislation Assembly Democrats Herb Conaway, Troy Singleton and Tim Eustace sponsored to facilitate the consolidation of local fire districts was approved 71-0-2 Monday by the Assembly, giving it final legislative approval.

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