New Jersey's 8th Legislative District

Addiego, Howarth & Peters

  • The family of Eileen Marmino joined Sen. Dawn Marie Addiego for the passage of Eileen’s Law in the New Jersey Senate on January 8, 2018. (Full Story)

  • Sen. Dawn Marie Addiego (center) wearing purple in the New Jersey State House on June 22, 2015 in recognition of Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month. (Facebook)

  • Senator Dawn Marie Addiego, Assemblywoman Maria Rodriguez-Gregg and Berlin Borough Council President James Bilello visited Our Lady of Mount Carmel Regional School to talk about civics and state government with students on April 30, 2014. (Facebook)

  • Senator Dawn Marie Addiego took the oath of office during the reorganization meeting of the 2014-2015 New Jersey Senate on January 14, 2014 to represent the people of the 8th Legislative District. (Facebook)

  • Sen. Dawn Marie Addiego (R-8) and David Silver, President of Operation Yellow Ribbon of South Jersey, unload donated goods that will be shipped to troops in Afghanistan. Addiego’s office serves as a drop-off point for donations. (BCT/Dennis McDonald)

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Assemblyman Joe Howarth
Assemblyman Ryan Peters

Howarth, Peters to Expand Veteran Tax Exemption to Surviving Spouses

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Surviving spouses of veterans would be eligible for the state’s $3,000 Income Tax Exemption for Veterans under a new bill sponsored by 8th Legislative District assemblymen Joe Howarth and Ryan Peters.

The legislators introduced the bill on Monday.

Surviving spouses of veterans would be eligible for the state’s $3,000 Income Tax Exemption for Veterans under a new bill sponsored by 8th Legislative District Asm. Joe Howarth and Asm. Ryan Peters. (Wikimedia Commons)

“Military spouses support our troops in immeasurable ways. They are part of the US Armed Forces family, and if their spouse dies, they’re being kicked out of the family.” said Assemblyman Howarth. “We need to show the widowed men and women of our veterans that they will continue to be supported.”

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Senator Dawn Addiego
Senator Declan O'Scanlon

Addiego/O’Scanlon Launch #DontTaxMyRide to Oppose Murphy’s Ridesharing Tax

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Senators Dawn Addiego (R-Burlington) and Declan O’Scanlon (R-Monmouth) expressed opposition to Governor Murphy’s proposed plan of taxing ridesharing services such as Uber and Lyft, and launched a #DontTaxMyRide campaign for others to express their opposition as well.

#DontTaxMyRide

Tell Gov. Murphy #DontTaxMyRide. Join Senators Dawn Addiego and Declan O'Scanlon in opposing new taxes on ridesharing services such as Uber and Lyft! Post your own video #DontTaxMyRide goo.gl/FpsbUb

Posted by New Jersey Senate Republicans on Friday, March 16, 2018

“Ridesharing services provide young adults the option of securing a safe ride home as a responsible alternative to getting behind the wheel after drinking,” said Senator Addiego. “By taxing services that provide safe alternatives to drunk driving, we would penalize individuals who choose to make the right decision.”

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Senator Dawn Addiego

Senator Addiego to Co-Host All-Girl Google Coding Event at Rowan College at Burlington County

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Join your local representatives at Rowan College at Burlington County for Google’s “Made with Code” party on Saturday, March 17.

The event is the perfect opportunity for any girl, ages 10-16, who is curious about finding a future in the world of coding. No prior coding experience is needed to attend. Click here to register online for the event.

Rowan College at Burlington County will host a Google “Made with Code” party for girls ages 10-16 on Saturday, March 17. (Rowan College at Burlington County)

The “Made with Code” party is sponsored by the college along with New Jersey State Senator Dawn Marie Addiego and Burlington County Freeholders Kate Gibbs and Linda Hughes. The three local leaders will be on hand for the event, which takes place from 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Laurel Hall Room 320 on the Mount Laurel Campus.

Click here for a printable flyer for the event.

“Coding and computer technology are job industries growing as fast as any industry in the country, but these well-paying jobs are too often dominated by men. It’s time for girls to get in the game and become the future of coding,” said Senator Addiego.

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Addiego, Howarth & Peters Announce Nearly $4.8 Million in Local Transportation Grants

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Towns in New Jersey’s 8th Legislative District will receive nearly $4.8 million in aid from the State Department of Transportation’s Municipal Aid Program.

Addiego, Howarth, and Peters announced nearly $4.8 million in local transportation grants for the 8th Legislative District. (Wikimedia Commons)

The 8th District delegation of Senator Dawn Marie Addiego, Assemblyman Ryan Peters, and Assemblyman Joe Howarth announced the funding on Tuesday, celebrating it as a way to offer property tax relief for residents as well as improving local infrastructure.

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Senator Anthony Bucco
Senator Dawn Addiego
Senator Declan O'Scanlon
Senator Sam Thompson
Senator Steve Oroho

Republicans on Senate Budget Committee Blast Murphy Tax Evasion Scheme

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Say Governor Should Focus on Real Solutions to Lower the Cost of Government and Taxes – Not Gimmicks

Senate Republicans serving on the Senate Budget & Appropriations Committee blasted a tax evasion scheme proposed by Governor Phil Murphy that fails to address the underlying problem of expensive government that drives high property taxes in New Jersey.

Senate Republicans on the Budget Committee blasted a tax evasion scheme proposed by Gov. Murphy that fails to address the underlying problem of expensive government in New Jersey. (SenateNJ.com)

“Governor Murphy’s plan to mask property tax payments as charitable contributions is a thinly veiled tax evasion scheme,” said Bucco (R-25), the Senate Republican Budget Officer. “Anyone who thinks the IRS won’t tear this plan apart is kidding themselves. New Jersey taxpayers need real solutions that won’t put them on the wrong side of the law.”

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Assemblyman Joe Howarth
Assemblyman Ryan Peters

Howarth, Peters Will Introduce Bill to Enhance Security and Safety in Government Offices

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Bill Responds to Backlash on Recent ‘Undercover Intern’ Controversy

Applying to a job with a public entity or public official with the intent of deception would become a crime of the fourth degree under a new bill sponsored by 8th District Assemblymen Joe Howarth and Ryan Peters.

A new bill by 8th District Assemblymen Joe Howarth and Ryan Peters will enhance safety and security in government offices. (SenateNJ.com)

Howarth and Peters will introduce the bill to the General Assembly on Thursday, in the wake of an incident involving a constituent suggesting people serve as undercover interns at Congressman Tom MacArthur’s offices.

“We can’t have people who are supposed to be serving the public working these jobs for their own nefarious reasons,” Peters said.

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Addiego, Howarth, Peters Create Online Petition to Stop Extreme Price Increases to Send Packages to Troops Overseas

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Care packages to troops overseas may be halted due to a recent consolidation of postal centers that process military mail.

The United States Postal Service consolidated five military mail postal centers into one location in Chicago, Illinois, causing rates to ship packages overseas to more than double in some instances.

Addiego, Howarth and Peters have launched an online petition to stop extreme rate increases by the U.S. Postal Service to send care packages to troops overseas. (Operation Yellow Ribbon of South Jersey)

New Jersey’s 8th District delegation of Senator Dawn Marie Addiego, Assemblyman Joe Howarth and Assemblyman Ryan Peters are calling on people to sign an online petition urging the United States Postal Service to restore rates back to previous pricing.

“Nonprofits in South Jersey have been blindsided by skyrocketing prices to ship care packages to service men and women overseas. The dramatic cost increase came without warning and threatens to severely slash the amount of parcels being sent out,” Howarth said

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Assemblyman Joe Howarth

Assemblyman Joe Howarth Introduces ‘EpiPen’ Bill to Enhance Public Safety in Schools

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Assemblyman Joe Howarth, of New Jersey’s 8th Legislative District, introduced a bill to the state Assembly on Thursday that would increase safety in schools for children with food allergies.

Asm. Joe Howarth’s legislation would increase safety in schools for children with food allergies by incentivizing employee training in the use of epinephrine auto-injectors. (SenateNJ.com)

The bill would provide a tax-free solution by incentivizing school districts to have their employees volunteer for training with a school nurse in the administration of an epinephrine auto-injector, or EpiPen, for anaphylactic, a severe allergic reaction that needs to be treated immediately.

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Addiego, Howarth & Peters Urge State to Alert Veterans About New Tax Exemption

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The New Jersey 8th Legislative District delegation of Senator Dawn Marie Addiego, Assemblyman Joe Howarth, and Assemblyman Ryan Peters made a plea to the State Department of the Treasury for a public outreach campaign that would alert veterans of a new $3,000 tax exemption.

Addiego, Howarth & Peters urged the N.J. Treasury Department to conduct a public outreach campaign to alert veterans of a new $3,000 state income tax exemption. (©iStock)

In a letter sent to Acting-Treasurer Elizabeth Muoio on Monday, Addiego, Peters, and Howarth urged the state to more effectively promote the Income Tax Exemption for Veterans, which is new for the 2017 tax year.

The exemption is available to all veterans who were honorably discharged from the United States Armed Force, regardless of their income status or any other benefits they collect. The tax break for veterans was championed by Addiego and Howarth.

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Senator Dawn Addiego
Senator Steve Oroho

APPROVED: Addiego/Oroho Bill to Promote Local Agriculture

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Allows Counties to Create Marketing Labels to Promote Local Products

Legislation sponsored by Senators Dawn Addiego (R- Burlington, Camden, Atlantic) and Steven Oroho (R-Morris, Sussex, Warren) allowing counties to create labels to help promote local agricultural products has been signed into law.

The new law by Sen. Addiego and Sen. Oroho allows counties to adopt individualized “Jersey Fresh” labels to promote locally grown produce. (Jersey Fresh)

Based on the success of the “Jersey Fresh” marketing program, the legislation (S-2444) authorizes New Jersey counties to create, adopt, and issue their own promotional labels to market agricultural products that are grown, processed, or produced in a specific county.

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Dawn Marie Addiego

Senator - District 8

Joe Howarth

Assemblyman - District 8

Ryan Peters

Assemblyman - District 8

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