March 26, 2012
(TRENTON) â€“ Following a rash of accidents involving school buses in recent months, Senator Norcross announced today that he is drafting legislation that requires every school bus in New Jersey to be fitted with a strobe light on the roof in order to make the vehicle more visible.
â€śThis is another step to increase school bus visibility,â€ť said Senator Norcross. â€śGiven recent events, it is clear that we need to include more measures to ensure the safety of the children on board.â€ť
There have been eight reported school bus crashes in New Jersey since mid-February. The most severe accident injured 17 children and killed an eleven-year-old girl.
â€śSchool buses are historically safe vehicles, but there is always room for improvement,â€ť added Senator Norcross. â€śAny measure taken to reduce the possibility of an accident should be considered.â€ť
By: ASSEMBLYMAN TROY SINGLETON- MARCH 23, 2012
March 23rd marks the two-year anniversary of President Obama signing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law. While some of the components of the law will not be fully effective until 2014, the ramifications are already being felt around the country.
Anyone questioning the success of the Affordable Care Act need only ask:
The college student, or the recent college grad struggling to find full-time employment with benefits, who is now allowed to be covered under their parents insurance until age 26.
The working mom with breast cancer who previously would not have been able to change healthcare providers because of her "pre-existing condition."
Seniors who are now saving hundreds of dollars on prescription drugs and receiving access to free life-saving tests for chronic diseases.
TRENTON â€“ Legislation sponsored by Senators Donald Norcross (D-Camden/Gloucester) and Fred Madden (D-Gloucester/Camden) to aid the families of fallen police officers, firefighters, emergency medical responders and correctional officers by providing assistance to help cover funeral costs was approved today by the full Senate.
â€śNew Jerseyâ€™s public safety officers put their lives on the line every day in an effort to keep the residents of this state safe,â€ť said Senator Norcross. â€śUnfortunately, there are times when these courageous men and women pay the ultimate sacrifice. We owe it to these heroes and their families to honor their tremendous contribution to this state, and this bill allows us to do so.â€ť