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New Jersey Homeless Veterans Grant Program Act Clears Senate Panel

Assembly-approved legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Troy Singleton, Daniel R. Benson, Gilbert L. "Whip" Wilson, Angel Fuentes and Annette Quijano that would allow New Jersey residents to make a voluntary donation on their gross income tax return to support homeless veterans was advanced Monday by a Senate panel. 

Bill to Crack down on Local Double-Dippers Gets Committee Approval

Legislation sponsored by Assemblywoman Pamela Lampitt (D-Camden/Burlington), Assembly Majority Leader Louis Greenwald (D-Camden/Burlington) and Assemblyman Daniel Benson (D-Mercer/Middlesex) to crack down on a double-dipping practice in local government was recently released from the Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee. 

Assembly Panel Approves Legislation to Help Prevent Fatal Narcotics Overdoses

Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Daniel Benson, Pamela Lampitt, Thomas Giblin and Connie Wagner to help prevent fatal overdoses from heavy narcotics such as morphine and heroin was approved by an Assembly panel on Thursday. 

Bill to Provide Tax Credits to Employers Who Hire Students for Internships Gets Final Legislative OK

Legislation Assembly Democrats Craig J. Coughlin, Pamela R. Lampitt, Cleopatra Tucker and Daniel R. Benson sponsored to help college students find jobs by offering tax credits to employers who hire them for internships was OK'd 22-14 by the Senate Thursday, giving it final legislative approval. 

Bill to Ensure NJ Education Meets Needs of Tomorrow's Employers Released by Assembly Panel

Legislation Assembly Democrats Connie Wagner, Daniel R. Benson and Gabriela Mosquera sponsored to create a special commission that would identify ways to improve the ability of New Jersey's schools, colleges and universities to meet the demands of tomorrow's employers was released Thursday by an Assembly panel. 

Bill to Help Nursing Students Get Academic Credit for Medical Training in Military Clears Committee

Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Wayne DeAngelo and Daniel Benson (both D-Mercer/Middlesex) to help nursing students get academic credit for training received as corpsmen and medics in the United States military was approved Thursday by an Assembly panel. 

Bill to Help Returning Veterans Find Work OK'd by Senate

Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Matthew Milam, Gabriela Mosquera, Timothy Eustace and Daniel R. Benson to help veterans find work was approved 36-0 Thursday by the Senate.

Bill Aimed at Raising Ovarian Cancer Awareness Advanced by Senate Panel

A Senate panel on Monday approved legislation sponsored by Assembly Majority Leader Louis Greenwald, Assemblyman Dan Benson and Assemblywoman Pamela Lampitt aimed at increasing awareness of ovarian cancer by coordinating efforts on the state level with those on the national level. 

Bill Providing Tax Credits to Employers Hiring Students for Internships Advanced by Senate Committee

Legislation Assembly Democrats Craig J. Coughlin, Pamela R. Lampitt, Cleopatra Tucker and Daniel R. Benson sponsored to help college students find jobs by offering tax credits to employers who hire them for internships was released Monday by a Senate panel.

Bill to Save Taxpayer Money by Pooling Resources Countywide to Conduct Property Assessments Signed

Bipartisan legislation sponsored on the Democratic side by Assembly members Daniel Benson, Celeste Riley, Mila Jasey, Wayne DeAngelo and Albert Coutinho to save taxpayer money by pooling resources county-wide to conduct property assessments has been signed into law.