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July 4th Events in the 27th District

As we approach the Fourth of July, I would like to wish you a happy, safe holiday weekend.  There are a number of great events happening around the district.

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Now is the time to act on N.J.'s failing water infrastructure

The drinking water contamination crisis in Flint, Michigan should serve as a wakeup call in New Jersey that we have neglected our water infrastructure for far too long.

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Campaign against new pipelines launched

Organizers of ReThink Energy NJ say a poll shows voters prefer move to renewable energy

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Events Raise Domestic Violence Awareness

crowd of about 70 people gathered at the Livingston Oval on Oct. 15 to mark Domestic Violence Awareness Month, lighting candles and observing a moment of silence for victims and survivors of abuse.

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McKeon and D-27 team takes top spot in environmental ranking

“From protecting drinking water and clean air so folks don’t get sick, to stopping dirty energy and promoting clean renewables to combat the climate crisis and green the economy, no one is stronger on the environment in the Legislature than John McKeon and Mila Jasey,” David Pringle, Clean Water Action’s N.J. campaign director, said in a press release. “They’re the legislative green dream team — concerned, dedicated and effective. We would all be better off if their colleagues were more like them.”

 

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Video from Sunday's Up Close w/Diana Williams

This past Sunday I had a chance to speak with ABC 7's Diana Williams on Up Close. I was joined by Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick as we discussed the recent State of the State, Governor Christie, and other New Jersey issues. You can watch the video here. 

One Year of Equality

One year ago today, marriage equality came to New Jersey.  It was a long struggle, and a difficult one, but for the last year, everyone in New Jersey has had the same right to be with the person they love.  Over my twelve years in the legislature, I am proud of the strides towards equality that have been made.

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Increasing the Judicial Retirement Age

Recently, the Assembly Judiciary Committee heard testimony on increasing the judicial retirement age.  After considering various proposals, we sent legislation to the full Assembly that increases the mandatory retirement age for judges and prosecutors from 70 to 75, excluding the Supreme Court.  This legislation will help improve the quality of our judiciary here in New Jersey, and help to modernize a standard set based on life expectancy back in 1947. Below, you can check out a video I recorded to help explain why this is a good proposal for New Jersey.

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NJ Keep it Green Kickoff

A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of speaking at a press conference supporting Question 2 on this year's ballot, which provides for a permanent source of funding for open space preservation.  This important issue, which you get to decide on November 4th, will help New Jersey's economic future and quality of life for years to come.  After the event, I had the opportunity to talk about why this proposal is so critical to our state.  Check out the video below.

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A Simple Way to Reduce Gun Violence

Great news from Trenton!  In last week's voting session, the Assembly passed A2895, my bill to create a permanent series of gun buybacks in the state of New Jersey.  The 53-22-5 vote showed a clear, bipartisan majority in favor of this simple, common sense step towards reducing gun violence in our state.  What does this program mean for New Jersey?  How will it work?  Below ("Read more"), you'll be able to see the video I recorded explaining the details of this exciting legislation.

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