New Jersey's 8th Legislative District

Addiego, Rodriguez-Gregg & Howarth

  • Addiego, Rodriguez-Gregg & Howarth of the 8th Legislative District at Governor Christie’s Budget Address on February 16, 2016. (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)

  • Maria Rodriguez-Gregg taking the Assembly Oath of Office on January 14, 2014 to represent the 8th Legislative District. She was joined by her family and former Assemblyman Jose Sosa. (Press Release)

  • 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 Addiego and Asm. Christopher J. Brown attended Berlin Borough’s Fire Prevention Night at the Berlin Borough Community Center on October 2, 2013. The 8th District legislators are pictured with Mayor John Armano (left), Emergency Management Operations Officer Fred Tuttle (right) and Brown’s son Brian. (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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District 8

Governor Signs Bill to Give More Than $16 Million to 8th District for Clean Water

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Legislation co-sponsored by 8th District legislators Senator Dawn Addiego, Assemblywoman Maria Rodriguez-Gregg and Assemblyman Joe Howarth to finance up to $411 million for environmental infrastructure projects statewide has been signed by Governor Chris Christie.

The NJEIT will finance $411 million in environmental infrastructure projects, including more than $16 million in the 8th district. (Pixabay)

Five projects benefiting communities in Atlantic, Burlington and Camden counties totaling more than $16 million will be funded through the New Jersey Environmental Infrastructure Trust, which was designed to target clean water and drinking water projects throughout the state.

“This funding will make a huge difference in the safety of the systems that manage the water that we drink, as well as the water that goes down our drains,” Senator Addiego said. “This funding will go a long way in ensuring our communities have the facilities they need to get clean water to our residents.”

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Senator Dawn Addiego

Senate Panel Advances Addiego Bill to Improve Consumer Privacy

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Dawn Addiego (R-Atlantic, Burlington, Camden) to protect the privacy of consumers by restricting the collection of their personal information passed the Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee.

Sen. Dawn Addiego’s legislation to protect consumers from retail cyber hacks passed committee. (©iStock)

“At a time when cyber hacks are becoming more and more common, it’s more important than ever that we keep a close eye on what kind of information retailers are holding onto,” Senator Addiego said. “This bill prevents shoppers’ most-sensitive information from being retained by businesses and will ultimately stop that information from getting into the hands of hackers.”

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Assemblywoman Maria Rodriguez-Gregg
Senator Dawn Addiego

Addiego, Rodriguez-Gregg Heralded for Defending New Jersey Taxpayers

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Senator Dawn Marie Addiego and Assemblywoman Maria Rodriguez-Gregg (both R-8) were lauded for protecting New Jersey taxpayers by Americans for Prosperity (AFP), a prominent taxpayer advocacy organization.

Americans for Prosperity lauded Sen. Addiego as a “Defender of the Taxapayer” and Asw. Rodriguez-Gregg as a “Taxpayer Hero.” (AFP)

With the release of AFP’s legislative scorecard for the 2014-2015 legislative session, the organization lauded Addiego as a “Defender of the Taxpayer,” with the third highest score for pro-taxpayer votes on more than a dozen critical bills in the New Jersey senate. Rodriguez-Gregg earned the title of “Taxpayer Hero,” with a 94 percent performance grade.

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Addiego, Rodriguez-Gregg & Howarth Statements on Governor’s Budget Speech

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District 8 legislators Senator Dawn Marie Addiego, Assemblywoman Maria Rodriguez-Gregg, and Assemblyman Joe Howarth issued the following statements following Gov. Christie’s Budget Address to a Joint Session of the Legislature today.

The 8th District delegation at the Governor’s Budget Address. (Facebook)

Sen. Addiego: “This budget builds on the successes and priorities of the last six years. Without increasing state taxes, New Jersey will invest an additional $548 million in school aid, and every public school will benefit with more money for education. This significant investment will provide desperately needed property tax relief for New Jersey families.”

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Senator Dawn Addiego

Sweeney, Beach & Addiego Highlight Funding For Rutgers Vets4Warriors Program

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Senate President Steve Sweeney, Senator Jim Beach, Senator Dawn Addiego, Assemblyman Herb Conaway, Assemblyman Troy Singleton, Assemblywoman Maria Rodriguez-Gregg, officials running the Vets4Warriors program at Rutgers and the Burlington County Military Affairs Committee met on Wednesday to highlight the use of $8 million in special funding added to the state budget for veterans’ services, including money that will keep the Vets4Warriors program operating.

The Legislature and the governor worked together to fund the suicide prevention program operated by Rutgers when federal government announced it was going to discontinue its support by Friday. The special funding provides the money needed to keep Vets4Warriors operating and for other veterans’ services, including health care.

“For veterans struggling with the return to civilian life, having a strong and accessible peer support network can be the difference between life and death,” said Senator Addiego. “The Vets4Warriors program ensures that our returning heroes are never alone in their times of need.”

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Senator Dawn Addiego

Addiego Joins Fight to Keep Cruel and Inhumane Animal Traps Out of New Jersey

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Senator Dawn Addiego has signed on as a co-prime sponsor of a resolution (SCR-175) opposing the New Jersey Fish and Game Council’s proposal to allow the use of enclosed foothold traps, as the new policy is in violation of the plain language and legislative intent of a 1984 New Jersey law banning animal steel-jaw leghold traps and similar types.

Household pets such as cats can become ensnared in foothold traps. (Flickr)

“These traps can snare household pets as well as local wildlife, causing serious injury, trauma and death,” said Senator Addiego. “The 1984 legislation is absolute and unambiguous in its intention to protect animals languishing in this type of trap.”

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Assemblywoman Maria Rodriguez-Gregg
Senator Dawn Addiego

Addiego & Rodriguez-Gregg Bill Allowing Amusement Games in Bars and Restaurants Clears Senate, Moves to Governor’s Desk

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Senator Dawn Marie Addiego and Assembly Republican Maria Rodriguez-Gregg’s bill to allow Dave & Buster’s-style restaurant and entertainment venues in New Jersey earned the approval of the Senate. The measure (A-4143), which passed the General Assembly last month, permits issuing an amusement game license to qualifying bars and restaurants.

Sen. Dawn Marie Addiego and Asw. Maria Rodriguez-Gregg’s bill to allow Dave & Buster’s-style restaurant and entertainment venues in New Jersey earned the approval of the Senate. (Flickr)

“We’re finally leveling the playing field,” said Addiego, R — Burlington, Atlantic and Camden. “Competing states have been enjoying a monopoly on this entertainment. Allowing food, drink and amusements in the same building will provide an economic boost for New Jersey.”

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Senator Diane Allen

Governor’s Executive Order Implements Addiego/Allen Call for Expedited Gun Permit Applications for Victims of Domestic Violence

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Senate Republicans Dawn Addiego and Diane Allen stated the following after Governor Chris Christie announced he had signed an Executive Order expediting firearms applications for victims of domestic violence:

An Executive Order signed by Gov. Chris Christie implements a call by Sens. Addiego and Allen for expedited gun permit applications for victims of domestic violence. (SenateNJ.com)

“We’re glad to see Governor Christie agrees with our approach to ensuring victims of domestic violence have their firearms applications processed quickly and without delay.

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Assemblywoman Maria Rodriguez-Gregg

Rodriguez-Gregg Bill Syncing Medication for Chronically Ill Patients Approved by General Assembly

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Assembly Republican Maria Rodriguez-Gregg’s legislation allowing patients to synchronize the refill dates of their prescription medications and make fewer trips to the pharmacy earned the approval of the General Assembly.

Asw. Maria Rodriguez-Gregg’s legislation would allow patients to synchronize the refill dates of prescription medications. (Wikimedia Commons)

The bill, A-3331 requires insurance companies to cover prescriptions dispensed in less than a one-month’s supply, allowing all the prescriptions to a patient to be renewed at the same time.

“Doctors and pharmacist should really be the ones deciding when prescriptions are refilled and not insurance companies,” said Rodriquez-Gregg, R – Burlington and Atlantic. “Managing medications is an important part of treatment.”

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Assemblywoman Maria Rodriguez-Gregg

Assembly Approves Rodriguez-Gregg Bill Allowing Amusement Games in Bars and Restaurants

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Legislation sponsored by Assembly Republican Maria Rodriguez-Gregg allowing Dave & Buster’s-style restaurant and entertainment venues in New Jersey was approved by the General Assembly. The measure, A-4143, permits issuing an amusement game license to qualifying bars and restaurants.

Legislation sponsored by Asw. Maria Rodriguez-Gregg would allow Dave & Buster’s-style restaurant and entertainment venues in New Jersey. (Flickr)

“This profitable niche has done well in other states and it can help energize New Jersey’s economy,” said Rodriguez-Gregg, R – Burlington, Atlantic and Camden. “Opening the door for these specialty venues will create new business, new jobs, and renewed excitement in destinations like Atlantic City, our Shore towns, and downtown areas dependent on restaurant and nightlife traffic.”

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The 8th District Team

Dawn Marie Addiego

Senator - District 8

Maria Rodriguez-Gregg

Assemblywoman - District 8

Joe Howarth

Assemblyman - District 8

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