Press Releases

Diegnan & Sweeney Bill to Create Governor Jim Florio Day

923d4aa8cb12f126ed1c_Gov_Florio.jpg
923d4aa8cb12f126ed1c_Gov_Florio.jpg

SOUTH PLAINFIELD) –Senator Patrick Diegnan and Senate President Stephen Sweeney have sponsored legislation that will designate August 29, 2017 as Governor James Florio Day in the State of New Jersey. This date coincides with the Governor’s 80th birthday.

“His ideas and ideals are ringing examples of courageous political leadership in gun control, education, economic reform, and environmental protections that provided a model for standing up to the economic and social challenges of our times,” said Senator Diegnan, D-Middlesex. “Governor Florio Day will in some small way reflect the appreciation of the people of New Jersey to a devoted public servant who represented his fellow citizens in the U.S. House of Representatives and as Governor of New Jersey for over two decades and who fought for children to know education's promise, and families to know new opportunity”.

“Jim Florio is one of New Jersey’s most respected and distinguished statesmen,” said Senator Sweeney. “He demonstrated the courage of his convictions by putting the needs of the people he served ahead of personal political ambitions. As a member of the New Jersey Legislature, as a member of Congress and as Governor, he always acted on behalf of those in need. His reputation and his stature has grown over the years.”

Sign Up for E-News

The pending bill would decree August 29, 2017 as Governor James Florio Day in the State of New Jersey in recognition of his many outstanding contributions to this State and the nation. During his term as Governor of New Jersey from 1990 to 1994, Governor Florio accomplished signing into law the Clean Water Enforcement Act (1990), which was the strongest environmental law of its type in the United States, the Quality Education Act, which provided greater equity in New Jersey’s school finance system, a landmark welfare reform package, and the nation’s toughest assault weapons ban.

A companion bill will also be introduced in the New Jersey Assembly by Assemblywoman Nancy Pinkin, Assemblyman Robert Karabinchak and Assemblyman Craig Coughlin. 

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

South Brunswick-Cranbury

South Brunswick and Cranbury Police Blotter

August 9, 2017

Sponsored by Reilly's Collision Center in Monmouth Junction. Click here and scroll down for the latest updates and alerts from South Brunswick and Cranbury Police.

See the most recent messages from South Brunswick Twp Police Department, powered by Nixle.

New Brunswick Civic League Leader Still Looking for New Challenges After 48 Years at Helm

June 16, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - After 48 years of leading the charge for change in New Brunswick, Dr. C. Roy Epps can still be found quietly working on weekends in The Civic League of Greater New Brunswick offices.

The tireless commitment of the 77-year-old President and CEO of this non-profit has helped provide residents access to a variety of health, housing and education services over the ...

Couple Netted $8M from Fake Uggs, Designer Bags, Prosecutor Says

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Plainsboro couple could face charges of of selling counterfeit designer shoes and handbags, netting $8 million and sending $3 million to people in China, authorities said today.

Yan Shi, 36, and her husband, Weiping Liu, 40, were arrested Thursday and charged with first-degree money laundering and second-degree conspiracy to violate the New Jersey Trademark ...

Brookside Pool Club Celebrating 65th Anniversary

MILLTOWN, NJ - The calendar may not officially say summer, but the water is certainly fine at the borough's Brookside Swim Club. Brookside is marking its 65th anniversary this year and the festivities will make a big splash of fun as they do every June, July and August.

Weather dampened the swim club's grand opening weekend. Brookside opens up to its members young and young at heart ...

Applications to Rutgers Jumps Nearly 10 Percent; Increase from Out-of-State Students

June 15, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Applications to Rutgers University this year increased 9.4 percent over last year, university President Robert Barchi told the Board of Governors at a meeting this week.

The university received nearly 45,000 applications this year, Barchi said.

That included a 20 percent increase in the number of students from out-side New Jersey applying to Rutgers, the university ...

Watson Coleman Introduces Resolution Acknowledging the Failures of the War on Drugs

June 15, 2018

As the House prepares to vote on more than 20 bills aimed at fighting the opioid epidemic over the next two weeks, Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ) announced a resolution that seeks parity in the treatment of drug use and addiction and a formal apology for the War on Drugs. H.Res. 933 expresses the sense of Congress that the War on Drugs failed, and calls out the disparate treatment of ...

MCRO Chairwoman Panos Celebrates Re-Election, Promises Party Unity to Defeat Menendez

FORDS, NJ-  Middlesex County Republican Organization (MCRO) Chairwoman Lucille Panos of Old Bridge was re-elected to a second two-year term as that organization's chairwoman.  Also re-elected were Edison chairwoman Sylvia Engel as vice-chair, and South Brunswick chairwoman Antonia Kulberda as secretary.  Rounding out the victors was Harold Kane of Monroe, ...

Franklin Township: Ladies Days Every Tuesday at KPS Garage

Every Tuesday throughout the ​summer, women will receive 10% off all repairs and service at KPS Princeton Garage located at 3860 Route 27 in South Brunswick.

Simply mention this promotion at time of drop-off. 

KPS Princeton Garage can be reached at 732-297-9515 or at kpsprincetonauto@aol.com

Back in the Green Lane...

Source: Independent Investigative Reporter- Journalist and Author Samuel K. Burlum returns to TAPinto; providing readership with additional perspectives on issues and concerns relating to business development, green technology, public policy concerns, environmental and economic sustainability, and small business advocacy. So it’s time to shift gears and get into “The Green ...