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WILSON BILL TO CREATE A PILOT PROGRAM BRINGING FRESH PRODUCE TO URBAN AREAS SIGNED INTO LAW

TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Gilbert L. “Whip” Wilson to improve access to fresh produce for residents living in as few as one selected low-income community with little or no supermarkets – known as a ‘food desert’ – was signed into law yesterday.

The bill (A-3688/S-2728) authorizes the Department of Agriculture to establish a mobile farmers’ market pilot program to be conducted in one or more municipalities to be determined by the Secretary of Agriculture in which residents are unable to obtain adequate access to nutritious foods. The municipality must then agree to participate in the program. Under the pilot program, state-authorized vendors will transport fresh fruits and vegetables into the state-designated community or communities where the produce is to be sold. Vendors will be encouraged to accept government-issued low-income food vouchers as payment, but will be allowed to accept any form of payment at their discretion.

Leaders across New Jersey slam activist judge for overturning the will of the voters

Leaders across New Jersey slam activist judge for overturning the will of the voters.



Here are statements from leaders across New Jersey regarding Superior Court Judge George Leone’s outrageous and unprecedented decision to throw out the votes of 21,000 4th District residents based on flawed legal analysis:

NORCROSS BILL ALLOWING FOR SCHOOL ELECTIONS IN NOVEMBER NOW LAW

JANUARY 17, 2012

Reform Measure Will Allow Voters to Take Control of Local Finances, Save Money

TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Senators Donald Norcross (D-Camden/Gloucester) and Shirley K. Turner (D-Mercer) to give voters, municipalities and school districts the ability to move local school elections from April to November is now law.

The law (A-4394/S-3148) will provide residents more control over their property taxes, by allowing voters to decide – without the approval of a government entity – to eliminate a local election date, in some cases saving hundreds of thousands of dollars locally. The law sets forth several methods by which the April school elections could be moved to the date of the November general election, a move which also would provide for greater participation in the election process.

NORCROSS NAMED ASSISTANT MAJORITY LEADER, CHAIR OF SENATE LAW & PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE

By Trish Graber- NJ Senate Democrats- January 13, 2012

TRENTONSenator Donald Norcross (D-Camden/Gloucester) has been appointed to the position of Senate Assistant Majority Leader and selected to serve as chair of the Senate Law & Public Safety Committee for the 2012-2013 Legislative Session.