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  • 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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Senator Dawn Addiego

Editorial: Yearly ‘Cookie Drive’ Shows the Best in Local Community

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The following editorial by Sen. Dawn Addiego (R-8) on her district office’s cookie drive to benefit members of the military serving overseas was published on Dec. 12, 2018, in The Burlington County Times.

Sen. Dawn Addiego’s editorial on her office’s cookie drive to benefit military overseas was published on Dec. 12, 2018 in The Burlington County Times. (Flickr)

This is about the time of year when the weather goes from brisk to the type of cold that smacks your face as soon as you step outside. Families put the cover over the grill, swapping dinners outdoors for the indoor warmth of the oven. While the calendar on the wall above the dinner table plans out your meals for the week, the weekend is circled for a special activity that the kids participate in.

Baking holiday cookies with the family is a time-honored tradition. Parents will always have the memories of bringing recipes to life with their children. The kids roll the dough or mix the batter in a bowl without any fear of making a mess on the table, while the sweet smell of the last batch permeates through the kitchen.

Little moments like this are often ones we take for granted that plenty of people in our country don’t get to experience. That includes certain members of our military. Our men and women serving overseas made the decision to trade in the tastes and smells of the holiday for a full time job protecting our freedom.

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Addiego, Howarth, Peters to Introduce Bill to Save Local Teddy Bear Academy

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A local school district developed a creative way to provide a trusted daycare facility that doubled as taxpayer relief and then was told by the state to shut down.

In response, Senator Dawn Marie Addiego and Assemblymen Joe Howarth and Ryan Peters will introduce legislation on Monday, Dec. 17, 2018, that would revive Evesham Township’s Teddy Bear Academy and allow other school districts in the state to use public schools and district property for child care services.

District 8 lawmakers will introduce legislation to revive Evesham Township’s Teddy Bear Academy and allow other school districts in the state to use public schools and district property for child care services. (©iStock)

The bill by the 8th District Legislators is in response to a ruling made by New Jersey Commissioner of Education Lamont Repollet in October that gave the childcare and preschool program for infants and toddlers until June 30, 2019 to shut down.

“Simply put, we did not agree with the ruling, and we don’t believe the state should come in the way of school districts finding creative ways to provide a service by using unoccupied space that they have,” said Addiego (R-Evesham).

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Operation Yellow Ribbon Teaming with 8th District Legislators to Collect Cookies for Soldiers Overseas

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Cookies Will Be Collected at 8th District Office on Saturday, Dec. 1st from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The 8th Legislative District Office is teaming up with Operation Yellow Ribbon of South Jersey to host a holiday cookie drive to send treats to troops deployed in the Middle East.

Senator Dawn Marie Addiego, Assemblymen Ryan Peters and Joe Howarth and volunteers will be on hand during the drive on Saturday, Dec. 1, to pack and box the donated baked goods and store bought items.

While Operation Yellow Ribbon and the 8th District Legislators are packing up, Santa will be making the trip from the North Pole to welcome people who make donations.

The drive will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the 8th District Legislative Office at 176 Route 70, Suite 13 in Medford.

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Senator Dawn Addiego

Addiego bill Providing Veteran Tax Exemption to Widowed Spouses Advances

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Senator Dawn Marie Addiego’s bill that would make surviving spouses of veterans eligible for the state’s $3,000 Income Tax Exemption for Veterans cleared the Military and Veterans’ Affairs Committee on Thursday.

Sen. Dawn Marie Addiego’s bill making surviving spouses of veterans eligible for the state’s $3,000 Income Tax Exemption for Veterans cleared the Military and Veterans’ Affairs Committee. (Flickr)

The exemption is currently only available to surviving spouses if their veteran spouse died that year. The bill (S-2398) would allow spouses to receive the exemption every year going forward.

“The sacrifices made throughout the years by the wives, husbands and partners of our veterans are not lost on me,” said Addiego (R-8). “They too give up a part of themselves for our nation and are often what keeps our brave men and women in the military courageous enough to keep fighting.”

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Senator Dawn Addiego

Addiego Measure Adding Safeguard to Horse Auctions Clears Senate

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Owners of stolen or lost horses would have the means to relocate them before their sale under a bill sponsored by Senator Dawn Marie Addiego (R-8) that passed the Senate on Thursday, June 26, 2018.

Owners of stolen or lost horses would have the means to relocate them before their sale under a bill sponsored by Sen. Dawn Marie Addiego that passed the Senate on Thursday, June 26, 2018. (SenateNJ.com)

The measure, S-455, requires a horse auctioneer or seller to determine whether the horse has an implanted microchip or has been tattooed or branded and, if so, to display the information online for at least 72 hours before the sale.

“Horses that are stolen, or lost during times like a terrible storm, or rented out by a trainer and not returned, often find their way to auctions or sales with the rightful owner never knowing of the horse’s whereabouts,” Addiego said.  “Horse rescues and owners have decried the lack of resources to locate and get these horses back, most of which are sold and sent off to slaughter.”

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Senator Dawn Addiego

Addiego Bill to Create Career Opportunities in Manufacturing Passes Senate

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The Senate has passed legislation sponsored by Senator Dawn Addiego (R-8) to support the growth of jobs in the state’s manufacturing industry.

Sen. Dawn Addiego’s bill to support New Jersey’s manufacturing industry. (SenateNJ.com)

“A step to a successful career begins with a step towards training,” said Addiego (R-Burlington, Camden, Atlantic). “We can create new pathways to employment by helping the state’s manufacturers to provide New Jersey residents with the skills they need to be valuable members of the workforce.”

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Assemblyman Joe Howarth
Assemblyman Ryan Peters

Peters, Howarth Introduce ‘Property Taxpayer Protection Amendment’ to End State Diversion of Property Tax Relief Funds

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Amendment Would Restore $368 Million in Property Tax Relief Aid

Nearly $1 billion dollars in property tax relief has been diverted from municipalities to balance the state’s budget since 2002. New Jersey 8th District Assemblymen Ryan Peters and Joe Howarth introduced a constitutional amendment (ACR-176) to end the practice once and for all.

Assemblymen Ryan Peters and Joe Howarth have introduced a ‘Property Taxpayer Protection Amendment’ to end the diversion of property tax relief funds. (SenateNJ.com)

“We have the highest property taxes in the nation,” said Peters (R-Burlington). “You don’t get stuck in a hole this deep without doing a lot of digging, and for years, state politicians have been taking a backhoe to two of the most important revenue funds that municipalities have.”

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Assemblyman Ryan Peters

Assemblyman Peters to honor New Jersey ‘Black Hawk Down’ heroes with new bill

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Day of remembrance proposal follows school board’s denial to name school after fallen hero

Assemblyman Ryan Peters introduced a bill on Thursday to honor two New Jersey natives that were heroes in the military mission made famous by the critically acclaimed movie Black Hawk Down.

Asm. Ryan Peters (R-Burlington) introduced a bill to honor two New Jersey natives that were heroes in the military mission made famous by the critically acclaimed movie Black Hawk Down. (Flickr)

The bill would designate October 3rd, “Sergeant Dominick Pilla and Corporal Jamie Smith Day,” in the State of New Jersey.

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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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The 8th District Team

Dawn Marie Addiego

Senator - District 8

Joe Howarth

Assemblyman - District 8

Ryan Peters

Assemblyman - District 8

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