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SENATOR NORCROSS STATEMENT ON APPELLATE COURT RULING AGAINST SDA

(CAMDEN) – Senator Donald Norcross released the following statement in response to the Schools Development Authority’s (SDA) adoption of rules to allow former Abbot school districts to construct much-needed new schools. The move comes after yesterday’s state appellate court ruling that forced the SDA to do so. Norcross is the Chairman of the School Facilities and Construction Subcommittee of the Legislature’s Joint Committee on Public Schools.

“Children living in our urban centers are one step closer today to having the new schools they so desperately need. It is unfortunate that it took four years and yesterday’s appellate court ruling for the SDA to act on behalf of our state’s students. Now we must monitor how the SDA chooses to implement these rules so we can finally get to the business of repairing and constructing the schools that our children in urban areas deserve.”

FIFTH DISTRICT LEGISLATORS ANNOUNCE $2.57 MILLION IN GRANTS TO FUND LOCAL TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS

March 27, 2012

(CAMDEN) – Senator Donald Norcross, Assemblyman Angel Fuentes and Assemblyman Gilbert “Whip” Wilson have announced a total of $2,578,682.00 in grant funding from the Department of Transportation Local Aid and Economic Development Municipal Aid program for road projects throughout the Fifth District.

“This is an effort to ensure local road improvement projects that matter most to residents have the funding and support they need,” said Senator Norcross.

“Road improvements create jobs and provide more attractive townscapes for residents and visitors to enjoy,” said Assemblyman Fuentes.

“These grants will lead to safer roads, improved infrastructure and a better commute for our drivers,” added Assemblyman Wilson

The following projects are to be funded locally: