The 12th District Legislators are pleased to announced that a bill they sponsor that would require the State to conduct three independent studies of the impact of the privatization of 300 housing units on Naval Weapons Station Earle was passed by a vote of the full State Senate today by a vote of 36-0.
Senator Jennifer Beck (R-12) and Senator Joseph Kyrillos (R-13) are sponsoring the bill in the Senate, and Assemblywoman Caroline Casagrande and Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon (both R-12) sponsor the legislation in the General Assembly. The bill is awaiting a hearing in front of the Assembly Military and Veterans Affairs Committee.
Census Forms Will Soon Arrive – Data Determines States’ Representation and Share of Roughly $400 Billion in Annual Aid
With so much riding on the results of the upcoming Census, Senator Jennifer Beck, Assemblywoman Caroline Casagrande and Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon, all R-Monmouth and Mercer, are encouraging all residents to make sure they are counted so that New Jersey is fairly represented in Congress and does not lose any federal aid because of an inaccurate count.
The 12th District Legislators will be hosting a public meeting to discuss S-917, a bill that would create the Fort Monmouth Revitalization Implementation Authority, on Wednesday, April 21st at 7 p.m. at the Shore Regional High School Cafeteria. The Authority is being created to implement the redevelopment and revitalization plan created by the Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Planning Authority.
Bill Requiring Independent State Investigation of Housing Civilians at NWS Earle Passed by Senate Budget & Appropriations
The 12th District Legislators are pleased to announce that legislation that would require the State to prepare an independent impact study for the privatization of military housing located on Naval Weapons Station Earle passed of the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee today. It is expected to be put up for a vote in front of the full Senate on Thursday, March 11th.
Senator Jennifer Beck, Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon and Assemblywoman Caroline Casagrande are pleased to announce that, S-1063, which prohibits local officers or employees from lobbying or advocating before any body of the municipality where he or she serves was passed out of the Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee today.
The Assembly version of the bill, A-1619, sponsored by O’Scanlon and Casagrande was introduced in January and referred to Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee.
Senator Jennifer Beck, Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon and Assemblywoman Caroline Casagrande have recently written to officials from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requesting an update on the status of the Fort Monmouth revitalization plan.
The plan was submitted on September 5, 2008, but no word of approval has come back from either HUD or the Department of Defense (DOD).
The 12th District Legislators are please to announce that S-826, known as the “Diploma Mill Bill” was passed today in the State Senate.
The bill requires that in order for a public school employee to receive tuition assistance for coursework or a completion of a degree that the college or university be fully accredited. This bill was created in response to school employees using on-line “diploma mill” programs to increase their salaries.
The 12th District Legislators are pleased to announced that a bill they sponsor that would require the State Treasurer to conduct independent studies of the impact of the privatization of 300 housing units on Naval Weapons Station Earle was heard today by the Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee. The bill passed out of committee by a vote of four to zero.
Assemblywoman Caroline Casagrande, who sponsors the legislation in the General Assembly with Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon, was on hand to testify. Senator Jennifer Beck is sponsoring the bill in the Senate.
Study Shows Food Assistance Need Increased Nearly Two-Fold Over Past Four Years in Monmouth and Ocean Counties
If you are interested in donating to or volunteering at the FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties, please call 732-918-2600 or visit www.foodbankmoc.org.
12th District Legislators Senator Jennifer Beck, Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon and Assemblywoman Caroline Casagrande applaud the FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties for their participation in a nationwide study conducted by Feeding America that exposes the alarming and devastating reality being faced here in Monmouth and Ocean Counties.
At a press conference earlier today at the FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties in Neptune, the findings of the study were announced.
Horse Racing & Casino Industries Will Receive Proposals for Renaissance
Senator Jennifer Beck, Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon and Assemblywoman Caroline Casagrande commented today on an Executive Order signed by Governor Christie today that is charged with issuing recommendations to fix New Jersey’s gaming industries.
“I am very happy that Governor Christie is making the restoration of the horse racing and casino industries in New Jersey a top priority,” Beck stated. “Over the past several years arbitrary, haphazard band aid fixes have left both businesses unable to remain competitive in the face of aggressive rivalry from neighboring states.”