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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 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. 

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 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. 

Bill to Require Legislative OK for Lottery Privatization Clears Assembly Panel

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 advanced Monday by the Assembly budget panel. 

DeAngelo & Benson: NJ's Middle-Class Needs Must be Resolved

Assembly Democrats Wayne P. DeAngelo and Daniel R. Benson on Tuesday welcomed Gov. Chris Christie's focus on Sandy recovery, but said focus must also be paid to key unresolved issues such as job creation, economic development, public safety and property tax relief. 

Bill Requiring Health Insurance Coverage of Pain Medication Approved by Assembly Panel

An Assembly panel has approved legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Herb Conaway, Jr., M.D. (D-Burlington) and Daniel Benson (D-Mercer/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.