Senator Dawn Addiego (R-8) commended the inclusion of $200,000 in the approved FY 2015 New Jersey budget to protect and grow the state’s military installations in the likely event of another round of federal base realignments and closures.
“This was an extremely tough budget year, and some items in the budget that the Legislature approved were reduced or eliminated by Governor Christie using his line item veto power,” added Addiego. “The fact that this funding has remained in the budget should serve as proof to anyone watching that New Jersey will be prepared to fight for the future of our military bases.”
The Senate today passed legislation sponsored by Senator Robert Singer (R-Monmouth, Ocean) and Senator Dawn Marie Addiego (R-Burlington, Camden, Atlantic) to convene a planning summit to find ways to address an expected shortage of physicians practicing in the Garden State.
“Studies show New Jersey in the coming years will face a significant gap in the demand for care versus the number of physicians practicing in family care and important specialties,” said Singer, who also sponsors legislation to incentivize doctors to work in New Jersey. “If we truly want all communities to have access to a high level of care we must begin to address this issue now by finding ways to attract doctors in needed areas. Analyzing the problem and identifying possible solutions is an important first step.”
The New Jersey Senate has approved legislation sponsored by Senator Dawn Marie Addiego (R-8) that would improve the screening of the cardiac health of children during annual medical exams.
“Too many seemingly healthy children die every year from sudden cardiac conditions that go unnoticed despite routine medical exams,” said Addiego. “We need to improve both those exams and medical training to ensure that all children who need additional care or treatment are identified in time.”
Legislation sponsored by Senator Robert Singer (R-Monmouth, Ocean) and Senator Dawn Marie Addiego (R-Burlington, Camden, Atlantic) which would require the Commissioner of Health and Senior Services to convene a planning summit to find ways to address an expected shortage of physicians practicing in the Garden State was advanced today by the Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee.
“Studies show New Jersey in the coming years will face a significant gap in the demand for care versus the number of physicians practicing in family care and important specialties,” said Singer, who also sponsors legislation to incentivize doctors to work in New Jersey. “We have to take steps now to find ways to attract doctors in needed areas if we want to make certain all communities have access to a high level of care.”
Legislation Gives Counties Discretion to Prevent Established Growers from Losing Their Leases to Preserved Farmland by Bid
Legislation was introduced today by Senator Dawn Marie Addiego, Assemblyman Chris Brown and Assemblywoman Maria Rodriguez-Gregg that safeguards the interest of local farmers who cultivate and harvest preserved lands.
The bill addresses a concern with current state law that requires a bidding process for farming rights that fails to consider a farmer’s long-established connection to the land.
Questions Impartiality of Democrat-Heavy Committee Panel
Assemblyman Chris Brown welcomed news that the Assembly and Senate will merge their independent inquiries into the George Washington Bridge lane closure issue.
“Combining the two investigations is a step in the right direction. A bicameral committee eliminates duplication, increases efficiency, and it saves taxpayer money.
Assemblywoman Maria Rodriguez-Gregg took the oath of office today, joining the General Assembly representing the 8th Legislative District (Burlington, Atlantic and Camden).
“I am honored to represent the residents of the 8th District in Trenton. I welcome the opportunity to work hard to bring new and better jobs to New Jersey, and make our state more affordable for struggling families and seniors,” said Rodriguez-Gregg.
Home-Baked and Store-Bought Treats Can Be Donated on Dec. 7 at 8th District Office on Rt. 70 in Medford
Senator Dawn Marie Addiego, Assemblyman Scott Rudder and Assemblyman Chris Brown will open their 8th District Legislative Office to collect donated home-baked cookies and sweet treats for shipment to U.S. military men and women deployed in Afghanistan and supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
The office, located at 176 Route 70 East, just behind the Dunkin Donuts, will accept goodies on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
“The cookie drive is a great opportunity to recognize the contributions of our military men and women, and a chance to share the spirit of the season with our soldiers who will not be able to spend the holidays with their loved ones,” said Senator Addiego. “We are hopeful families planning to do some holiday baking will remember our troops, and bake an extra batch to share with them.”
8th District Legislators Earned Perfect Scores for Their Voting Records on Bills Deemed Crucial to Taxpayers
Senator Dawn Marie Addiego and Assemblyman Chris Brown were recognized for their consistent voting record on behalf of the state’s taxpayers today, by the New Jersey Taxpayers Alliance (NJTA).
“Our primary goal in Trenton is making New Jersey affordable again for the taxpayers who live, work and raise families here,” said Addiego. “In the six years I have been in the legislature, I have fought for smaller, more accountable government, and lower taxes on New Jersey families and senior citizens.”
This is the third time the Taxpayers Alliance has issued a legislative scorecard, and Senator Addiego has earned a 100 percent grade each time.
Hour-Long Discussion Will Offer Tips and Strategies at 8 a.m. on Oct. 30
Criminal fraud targeting business entities and threatening their financial survival is a serious and growing problem, and learning how to spot scams and protect your organization from the threats will be the topic of the 8th Legislative District Business Roundtable on Wednesday, October 30.
“Business fraud is running rampant in this country,” said Senator Dawn Marie Addiego. “Criminals prefer to target small and mid-size companies because they lack the resources to protect themselves and monitor complicated financial transactions.”