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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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Senator Dawn Addiego

ADDIEGO: ‘Eileen’s Law’ Signed by Governor

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Senator Dawn Marie Addiego’s legislation giving prosecutors discretion to hand out harsher penalties to drivers who fail to maintain a traffic lane was signed into law.

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. (SenateNJ.com)

The bill (S-2342/A4062) amends the law so drivers who cause fatal accidents because they failed to maintain their lane can be charged with vehicular homicide. It was sponsored by the 8th District delegation of Senator Dawn Marie Addiego and Assemblyman Joe Howarth.

“I’m extremely pleased Eileen’s Law has been signed by the governor. It’s going to help make our roads safer by holding drivers more accountable,” Addiego said

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Senator Dawn Addiego
Senator Steve Oroho

Addiego/Oroho Bill to Promote Local Agriculture Passes Senate

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Allows Counties to Create Marketing Labels to Promote Local Products

The Senate has approved legislation sponsored by Senators Dawn Addiego (R- Burlington, Camden, Atlantic) and Steven Oroho (R-Morris, Sussex, Warren) that allows counties to create labels to help promote local agricultural products.

Legislation sponsored by Sen. Addiego and Sen. Oroho allows counties to adopt individualized “Jersey Fresh” labels to promote locally grown produce (Wikimedia Commons.)

Based on the success of the “Jersey Fresh” marketing program, S-2444 would authorize 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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Senator Dawn Addiego

Addiego ‘Eileen’s Law’ Heads to Governor’s Desk

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Legislation giving prosecutors discretion to hand out harsher penalties to drivers who fail to maintain a traffic lane was approved by the Senate on Monday and will head to the governor’s office for final approval.

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. (SenateNJ.com)

The bill (S-2342/A4062) amends the law so drivers who cause fatal accidents because they failed to maintain their lane can be charged with vehicular homicide. It was sponsored by the 8th District delegation of Senator Dawn Marie Addiego and Assemblyman Joe Howarth.

“I’m extremely pleased Eileen’s Law passed through the Senate, today. It’s going to help make our roads safer by holding drivers more accountable,” Addiego said

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Senator Dawn Addiego

Addiego’s ‘Eileen’s Law’ Passes Senate Budget Committee

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Legislation giving prosecutors discretion to hand out harsher penalties to drivers who fail to maintain a traffic lane was approved by the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee on Friday.

Bruce and Eileen Lafferty testified in favor of S-2342 during a Senate Law & Public Safety Committee hearing on September 29, 2016. The legislation, Eileen’s Law, is named in honor of their late daughter, Eileen Marmino. (SenateNJ.com)

The bill (S-2342/A4062) amends the law so drivers who cause fatal accidents because they failed to maintain their lane can be charged with vehicular homicide. It was sponsored by the 8th District delegation of Senator Dawn Marie Addiego and Assemblyman Joe Howarth.

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District 8 (2016)

Addiego/Howarth/Rodriguez-Gregg’s ‘Eileen’s Law’ Clears Assembly

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Legislation making it possible for prosecutors to charge drivers with criminal vehicular homicide was approved by the General Assembly. Sponsored by the 8th District delegation of Senator Dawn Marie Addiego, Assemblyman Joe Howarth, and Assemblywoman Maria Rodriguez-Gregg, the bill (S-2342/A-4062) amends the law so drivers who cause fatal accidents because they failed to maintain a traffic lane can be charged with vehicular homicide.

Bruce and Eileen Lafferty testified in favor of S-2342 during a Senate Law & Public Safety Committee hearing on September 29, 2016. The legislation, Eileen’s Law, is named in honor of their late daughter, Eileen Marmino. (SenateNJ.com)

Known as “Eileen’s Law,” the measure was written by Addiego in response to the death of Eileen Marmino, a special education teacher at Burlington City High School and the mother of twins. The 34-year-old Medford woman was struck and killed by a driver who swerved into a bicycle lane in July 2015.

“This horrible tragedy was compounded when the driver could not be charged with a crime,” said Addiego. “Eileen’s father summed up the frustration, telling the Senate Law and Public Safety Committee that ‘Eileen’s life was reduced to a $300 traffic violation.’ That’s unacceptable. This bill addresses the inadequacies of the law.”

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District 8 (2016)

Almost 6,000 Pounds of Cookies Collected During Holiday Cookie Drive at 8th Legislative District Office

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Operation Yellow Ribbon of South Jersey partnered up with New Jersey’s 8th Legislative District on Saturday and collected nearly 6,000 pounds of cookies and other treats to send to troops overseas for the holiday season.

The Holiday Cookie Drive, which was hosted at the 8th Legislative District Office in Medford on Saturday, featured a constant stream of people driving up and dropping off homemade cookies. Dozens of volunteers were on hand to receive the cookies, box them up and then ship them out throughout the rest of the weekend.

Click here to view a full photo gallery from the cookie drive on Facebook.

Boxes of treats, that included hot chocolate packets, marshmallows, other desserts, and even bones for dogs overseas, were stacked high throughout the entire office.

“We have cookies piled up to the ceiling. We’re going to be sending thousands of pounds of cookies to our troops overseas to thank them and to give them a little piece of home,” said Senator Dawn Addiego.

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Dawn Marie Addiego

Senator - District 8

Joe Howarth

Assemblyman - District 8

Ryan Peters

Assemblyman - District 8

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