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Senator Jennifer Beck

Senator Jennifer Beck

Beck Solar Energy Legislation Signed into Law by Gov. Christie

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Bill Will Help Promote Growth of Alternative Energy Production in New Jersey

Legislation sponsored by Senator Jennifer Beck (R-12) that will make it easier for both homeowners and businesses to install clean-energy producing solar panels was signed into law by Governor Chris Christie.

“Most people don’t realize that New Jersey is one of the largest and fastest growing solar energy producers in the country,” said Beck. “While there is a growing demand from homeowners, farmers and the business community to install solar panels on their properties, many have found a patchwork of conflicting laws and regulations that have prevented clean energy installations. This legislation removes a major obstacle that has prevented our state’s growth in solar energy.”

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12th District Legislators Call for NJSEA to Seek Proposals for Slot Machines and VLTs at Racetracks

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Senator Jennifer Beck, Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon and Assemblywoman Caroline Casagrande call on the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority to seek proposals to place video lottery terminals at the Meadowlands, following a recent $600 million offer from a group of casino industry executives.

“This proposal to pay the SEA $600 million shows that placing VLTs or slots at racetracks could be very profitable for the State of New Jersey,” said Beck. “In the midst of our fiscal crisis in the State, an offer like this cannot necessarily be dismissed out of hand. However, an offer like this cannot also simply be accepted without an open bidding process. That is why I believe that the Authority should seek similar proposals so that it can determine which of these proposals are best for the State and New Jersey’s racing industry.”

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Jen Beck’s Statement on the Passing of Joe Azzolina

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I am deeply saddened to learn that my friend and mentor Captain, Senator and Assemblyman Joe Azzolina passed away. He was like family to me and I know he had a great love of New Jersey and its citizens. Joe’s extraordinary generosity and kindness to those in need is legendary. For more than 40 years he dedicated his energy, his intellect and his spirit to serving the people of this State and nation.

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Beck, O’Scanlon & Casagrande to Host Service Fair on April 27

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Senator Jennifer Beck, Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon and Assemblywoman Caroline Casagrande will host a service fair on Tuesday, April 27th at the Perry L. Drew School, 70 Two Rivers Drive, East Windsor¬†from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Click here for printable flyer.

Organizations in attendance will include financial agencies, healthcare assistance, employment services and social programs.
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Public Meeting on Fort Monmouth Legislation Takes Place Next Week

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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 from 7 p.m. to 9 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.

Senator Jennifer Beck, Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon, Assemblywoman Caroline Casagrande, and other elected officials from local and county governments will all be on hand for the meeting, as well as Caren Franzini from the New Jersey Economic Development Authority.

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Beck, O’Scanlon & Casagrande Announce Navy Ends Plans to House Civilians on Earle

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Senator Jennifer Beck, Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon and Assemblywoman Caroline Casagrande are very pleased with the Navy’s recent decision to suspend any actions concerning moving civilians onto the weapons depot and to negotiate a buyout with the developer of the Laurelwood Housing Area in good faith.

Today it was announced that the Navy has reversed its decision to allow civilians to move into the 300-unit housing development, formerly used to house military families, that resides within the boundaries of Naval Weapons Stations Earle.

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Senator Beck to Attend April 19th Shrewsbury Borough Council Meeting

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Senator Jennifer Beck will be attending the next regular meeting of the Shrewsbury Borough Council scheduled for April 19th at 8 p.m. at the Shrewsbury Borough Municipal Building, 419 Sycamore Avenue, Shrewsbury.

The Senator will be on hand to discuss issues that directly impact Shrewsbury and listen to the concerns of the residents of the Borough.

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Eatontown and Tinton Falls Pass Resolutions in Support of Fort Monmouth Revitalization Act

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The 12th District Legislators are very pleased to announce that the Borough Councils of both Tinton Falls and Eatontown have passed resolutions of support for S-917/A-597, which would create the Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority to implement the redevelopment of Fort Monmouth after its planned September 2011 closure.

Senator Jennifer Beck, who sponsors the bill, has been working diligently with local leadership on crafting the specifics of the legislation so that the needs of the local municipalities are met.

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12th District Legislators Call for Investigation of Possible Consumer Fraud in Case of Bridal Shop Closure

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The 12th District Legislators call upon New Jersey Attorney General Paula Dow and Acting Director of Consumer Affairs Sharon M. Joyce to investigate the possibility of consumer fraud against the owner of Enzo’s Bridal, Manalapan, which suddenly closed last week while still processing orders.

Senator Jennifer Beck, Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon and Assemblywoman Caroline Casagrande were shocked to learn that Enzo’s Bridal, located on Route 9, left so many brides-to-be in the lurch, many apparently without any notice.

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NWS Earle Housing Bill Passes Senate

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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.

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