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910, 2019

Murphy Answers Critics, Lays out Plan to Get Lead Out of Schools

October 9th, 2019|Comments Off on Murphy Answers Critics, Lays out Plan to Get Lead Out of Schools

As worries over lead in drinking water continue to dominate, Gov. Phil Murphy announced a multi-pronged program Monday to bolster the state’s response to specifically addressing the existence of lead in public schools’ water. The [...]

2709, 2019

New Jersey Policy Perspective issues new report on EDA as progressive groups announce tax incentive reform agenda

September 27th, 2019|Comments Off on New Jersey Policy Perspective issues new report on EDA as progressive groups announce tax incentive reform agenda

New Jersey advocates, community organizations and workers collectively demanded today that the Legislature pass meaningful reforms to the state’s economic incentives program following the release of a new report that found that New Jersey saw [...]

2709, 2019

Asw. Pinkin and Asm. Karabinchak Celebrate “National Drive Electric Week” in Edison with Electric Car Show of the Future

September 27th, 2019|Comments Off on Asw. Pinkin and Asm. Karabinchak Celebrate “National Drive Electric Week” in Edison with Electric Car Show of the Future

Edison, NJ —  Assemblywoman Nancy Pinkin and Assemblyman Robert Karabinchak joined with Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center and Jersey Renews to take electric car — and the promise of a zero carbon transportation [...]

1909, 2019

It’s Outrageous that NJ Gives Tax Incentives to Companies that Exploit Workers

September 19th, 2019|Comments Off on It’s Outrageous that NJ Gives Tax Incentives to Companies that Exploit Workers

The warehouse sector that supports the multibillion dollar e-commerce economy is booming. New Jersey shouldn’t give tax breaks to corporations that exploit the warehouse workers who make it happen. There are major problems with [...]

1309, 2019

Weinberg Urges NJ Transit to Expedite Transition to Electric Bus Fleet

September 13th, 2019|Comments Off on Weinberg Urges NJ Transit to Expedite Transition to Electric Bus Fleet

TRENTON– Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg (D-Bergen) today joined transit advocates and environmentalists in urging New Jersey Transit to expedite conversion to an electric bus fleet. “Cutting vehicle emissions is critical to the fight against [...]

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