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Ruiz Advances Bill Package To Increase Teacher Diversity

Trenton - Senate Education Chair M. Teresa Ruiz advanced a package of bills aimed at increasing diversity in the state’s education workforce, preventing teacher shortages and cultivating inclusive learning environments.

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Senate Committee Passes Singleton’s ‘New Jersey Foreclosure Prevention Act’

Trenton – With the threat of foreclosures looming in New Jersey and around the country, legislation sponsored by Senator Troy Singleton would establish the “New Jersey Foreclosure Prevention Act” to directly assist those facing foreclosure. The bill was passed by the Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee.

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Rice-Singleton Bill To Require Public Sector Institutions To Study Racial And Ethnic Disparities In Contracting Advances

Trenton – In an effort to address continued discrimination against minority-owned businesses, legislation sponsored by Senators Ronald Rice and Troy Singleton would require entities at every level of government to conduct studies of racial and ethnic disparities in public contracting. The bill advanced from the Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism & Historic Preservation Committee.

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Senate Committee Acts On Sweeney-Singleton Bill To Upgrade Water & Ventilation Systems

Trenton – A Senate committee today approved a bill sponsored by Senate President Steve Sweeney and Senator Troy Singleton that would help schools and small businesses in New Jersey upgrade their water and ventilation systems to better protect the health of students, educators, customers and workers.

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Op-Ed: Urging Speaker Coughlin, Assembly To Pass Vital Clean-Energy Measure

Deployment of solar energy is key to creating a resilient and equitable state. Passing the Clean Energy Equity Act would help

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Singleton Advances Bill On Minority Cannabis Entrepreneur Lending

Senator Troy Singleton (D-Burlington) is advancing a bill to help minority cannabis entrepreneurs seeking to enter the medical cannabis industry access capital.

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New Push To Expand Outdoor Dining Clears N.J. Legislature After Murphy Veto

Both houses of the state Legislature passed a new outdoor dining expansion bill Monday, following Gov. Phil Murphy’s veto of a similar measure he warned “circumvents existing licensing and regulation processes critical to protecting the public’s health and safety.”

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Murphy Lifts Exit-Exam Graduation Requirement, Keeps Mum On Other Plans

In relatively rare instance of using executive order to drive school policy, governor also eases teacher evaluations, rules for new teachers

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NJ Legislature Votes To Call For Trump's Ouster Over Capitol Riot

TRENTON — The state Legislature voted Monday for a resolution that “strongly condemns President Trump and his extremist supporters” who attacked the U.S. Capitol last Wednesday and urges that Trump resign or be removed from office.

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End The ‘Tenant Blacklist’ For Ex-Offenders | Editorial

Rob Carter, a director of operations for former Gov. Jim McGreevey’s large network of re-entry programs, is not the person he used to be. But it made no difference when he was searching for a place to live, in the middle of a pandemic. Landlords still refused to rent to him.

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