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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 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 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. 

Bill to Help Returning Veterans Find Work Advances

Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Matthew Milam, Gabriela Mosquera, Timothy Eustace and Daniel R. Benson to help veterans find work was released today by the Senate Commerce Committee.

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.

Assembly Clears 'New Jersey Homeless Veterans Grant Program Act' Bill

The General Assembly recently approved legislation sponsored by 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.

Bill Requiring Health Insurance Coverage of Pain Medication Approved by Assembly

Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Herb Conaway, Jr., M.D. (D-Burlington), Daniel Benson (D-Mercer/Middlesex) and John Wisniewski (D-Middlesex) that would ease access to prescription pain medication for patients who need it, by requiring certain health insurance providers to cover prescription pain medication was approved Monday by the Assembly. 

Bill to Require Legislative OK for Lottery Privatization Approved by Assembly

Legislation Assembly Democrats Vincent Prieto, Bonnie Watson Coleman, Daniel R. Benson, Patrick J. Diegnan Jr. and Wayne DeAngelo introduced to require any bid to privatize the state lottery be subject to approval of the state Legislature was approved Monday by the Assembly. 

Bill to Increase Corporate Political Transparency in NJ Released by Assembly Committee

Legislation Assembly Democrats Tim Eustace and Daniel R. Benson sponsored to increase the transparency of corporate political activity - especially from corporations receiving taxpayer-funded assistance - was released Thursday by an Assembly panel.