A New Jersey lawmaker is attempting to rewrite the state's charter school laws to include another layer of oversight and more public input. Assemblyman Troy Singleton, a Democrat, introduced a bill last week that would create a statewide charter-authorizing board while establishing a framework to include public feedback in the charter-authorizing process.Read more
Local say would be increased, single authority would weigh applications statewide
Long-awaited legislation that would rewrite the state’s charter school law, including a new proposal for easing the tug-of-war over local say in the application process, was introduced yesterday by state Assemblyman Troy Singleton.
TRENTON – Thousands of senior citizens and the disabled will not be seeing any property tax relief this year despite the promise from the administration of Republican Gov. Chris Christie to deliver the money in August.Read more
Assemblyman Questions Treasurer over Christie Admin's Approach to Closing Budget Gap
Assemblyman Troy Singleton on Wednesday questioned the Christie administration's approach to resolving the looming $800 million budget gap when the State Treasurer came before the Assembly Budget Committee.Read more
For Assemblyman Troy Singleton, fatherhood matters.
The reasons are simple: Children in homes without fathers are four times more likely to live in poverty. They are more likely to commit crimes and go to prison. They are seven times more likely to become pregnant as a teenager. And they are twice as like to drop out of school.Read more
TRENTON — With New Jersey’s main source of funding for transportation improvements nearly insolvent, state lawmakers are trying again to create a transportation infrastructure bank to help finance bridge and road repairs, and other major projects.Read more
Over the past several years, Atlantic City has undergone an impressive transformation from a casino town into a diversified resort destination. As the vice chairman of the New Jersey General Assembly committee charged with overseeing gaming issues in our state, I am optimistic about the direction in which this transformation is heading.Read more
Singleton, Schaer, Benson, Eustace & Mosquera Bill to Improve Reporting and Disclosure of State Tax Expenditures Released by Assembly Panel
(TRENTON) - Legislation Assembly Democrats Troy Singleton, Gary Schaer, Daniel R. Benson, Timothy Eustace and Gabriela Mosquera sponsored to improve the reporting and disclosure requirements on state tax expenditures and impose a seven-year limit on the duration of new state tax expenditure enactments was advanced Thursday by an Assembly panel.Read more
Governor Christie’s state treasurer appeared before lawmakers Wednesday for the first time since announcing an $807 million budget shortfall last week, but he offered no new information about how the Christie administration plans to close the gap in the final weeks of the state’s fiscal year.Read more
(Burlington) – Assemblymen Herb Conaway, Jr., M.D. and Troy Singleton (both D-Burlington) on Wednesday announced that Burlington City is one of four cities chosen to receive grant funding for transit improvement projects, including those projects designated along the Route 130 corridor.Read more