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Clean Water Bills Approved By Senate Committees

Trenton – A series of clean water bills to address the lead contamination crisis and protect the state’s water quality gained the approval of two Senate committees today.  The four bills would require public water companies to make an inventory of lead service lines and develop a plan to replace them within 10 years, require schools to make water tests accessible, inform potential home buyers of lead pipes, and allow municipalities to better facilitate the replacement of lead pipes that serve residential properties.

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Taking Inventory Seen As First Step In Legislative Fix For NJ’s Lead Issues

Measure calls for statewide inventory of lead service lines and 10-year replacement plan, but input from lawmakers, interest groups could change it significantly

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Uber Reportedly Owes NJ $650 Million For Violating Labor Laws

Uber is being hit with a huge bill after several years of dodging New Jersey’s employment taxes and fees for misclassifying drivers as independent contractors, according to a report published by Bloomberg Law Thursday.

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Singleton becomes Chair Of Burlington County Bridge Commission

During the commission’s annual reorganization meeting, Matt Riggins, of Moorestown, was sworn-in as the commission’s newest member, and commissioner Troy Singleton was elected the new chairman, replacing Republican John Comegno, who had led the agency since 2007.

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Singleton Calls For Crackdown On Employee Misclassification

Moorestown, NJ – Senator Troy Singleton today called on the Executive Branch of State Government to stop the rampant and widespread illegal abuse of workers in the construction industry through employee misclassification.

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Singleton Bill Would Require All Lead Service Lines To Be Replaced Within 10 Years

The bill is being written by state Sen. Troy Singleton, D-7 of Delran, and will be formally introduced by the senator on Thursday before the Senate panel meets. A draft copy of the legislation lays out an aggressive schedule for utilities and water departments to comply with in order to alleviate the danger of lead exposure from drinking water.

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Murphy Takes First Key Step Toward Establishing A ‘Public Bank’

North Dakota is currently the only state with such an institution, backed wholly by government deposits

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Capitol Hill Standoff Poses Threat To Funding At 13 NJ Colleges

The schools — including New Jersey City University, Rutgers-Newark, Montclair State and William Paterson — receive $47 million each year under the program

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Phil Murphy Preaches Environmental Justice, But Some Of His Actions Tell A Different Story

Members of the Ramapough Lenape tribe in Upper Ringwood were optimistic when  Gov. Phil Murphy was elected two years ago, because he spoke passionately about bringing environmental justice to lower-income and minority communities, which often endure a disproportionate amount of pollution.

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SJ Manufacturers Tell Lawmakers They Need Pipeline To Skilled Labor

Held at Rowan College at Burlington County, the hearing featured testimony from several manufacturing companies in the region, as well as leaders from the New Jersey Breweries Association and the New Jersey Council of County Vocational-Technical Schools.

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