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Politician Inappropriately uses Veteran’s Initiative to Promote his Political Campaign

HAZLET - Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden is facing steep criticism from veterans after using a Veteran focused social media initiative to promote his political campaign for re-election. Golden has never served in the military in any capacity. During a day of political campaigning, signs labeled #OnDutyForSheriffGolden were passed out to fellow politicos, including Golden himself.

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HOUGHTALING AND DOWNEY INTRODUCE BILL TO ALLOW MOTORCYCLE ENDORSEMENTS FOR OUT-OF-STATE MILITARY PERSONNEL

OCEAN TOWNSHIP -  State Assembly Members Eric Houghtaling and Joann Downey have introduced a piece of legislation that would allow the issuance of motorcycle endorsements for New Jersey military personnel currently assigned out-of-state. Because members of the military stationed out-of-state often cannot return to New Jersey to physically receive a motorcycle endorsement on their New Jersey

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Law to help senior & disabled citizens clears Assembly

A bill sponsored by Monmouth County Assembly Members Eric Houghtaling and Joann Downe passed Assembly 72-0.  Under the new rule, senior and disabled citizens would be allowed to set up a payment plan to return homestead credit debts owed to the government. The homestead credit is a tax benefit for renters and homeowners

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‘Survivor’ winner is from Freehold

FREEHOLD - Michele Fitzgerald of Freehold won the 32nd season of CBS's Survivor and it's $1 million prize. According to a bio on CBS, Fitzgerald is a 24-year-old bartender, adventure junky, and avid Harry Potter fan. Fitzgerald told the Asbury Park Press she watched every season of Survivor before joining the show.  "My strategy was to

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HOUGHTALING AND DOWNEY SPONSOR LEGISLATION TO PREVENT RAIDS OF TAXPAYER MONEY MEANT FOR OPEN SPACE PRESERVATION

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Joe Libutti (732) 895-0409 April 29, 2016 OCEAN TOWNSHIP -   Assembly members Eric Houghtaling and Joann Downey have signed-on as sponsors of legislation aimed at preventing constitutionally dedicated funding meant to protect open space from development from being siphoned-off to pay state salaries. The Preserve New Jersey Act (A780/S969) would

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Cruz Campaign to Rally at iPlay America in Freehold

FREEHOLD - Cruz for President's New Jersey campaign has organized a rally with Heidi Cruz at iPlay America in Freehold.  The event is scheduled for April 20 at 3 p.m.  Heidi Cruz is the wife of Republican Presidential candidate Ted Cruz. Steve Lonegan, Americans for Prosperity New Jersey state director, and former Mayor of Bogota in Bergen County,

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HOUGHTALING AND DOWNEY DRAW ASSEMBLY SPEAKER, BUDGET CHAIRMAN TO MEET WITH LOCAL LEADERS

PRESS RELEASE OCEAN TWP – With budget hearings and deliberations well underway in the New Jersey State House, Eleventh District Assembly Members Eric Houghtaling and Joann Downey recently convened roundtable discussions for local municipal and school leaders to meet and speak with two of the Assembly’s most pivotal leaders, Speaker Vincent Prieto and Budget Committee

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CONDITIONS AT UNDERFUNDED SCHOOLS PROMPT HOUGHTALING AND DOWNEY TO TAKE ACTION

PRESS RELEASE OCEAN TWP – Monmouth County Assembly Members Eric Houghtaling and Joann Downey toured three severely underfunded schools in Freehold Borough Friday, calling the chronic underfunding “a crisis situation.” Before the end of their tour, the Assembly Members had already requested an emergency meeting with state Education Commissioner David Hespe. The conditions at the

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STRIKE IS OFF: NJTRANSIT and Railroad Unions Reach Deal

A deal has been reached between NJTransit and the railroad unions to avoid a strike that would've had devastating result for people traveling along the NJ coastline. About 4,000 railroad workers would've potentially stopped working and effectively shut down operations.  Negotiations had been ongoing since 2011. The APP is reporting a final sticking point was

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Spread the Word- Help a Vet!

The GI Go Fund is hosting a job fair for Veterans on Tuesday, April 12th.  This will be their 8th annual Newark Veterans Job Fair at NJ Performance Arts Center.  The job fair provides jobs, college opportunities, and benefits to military personnel, veterans, and their families.  The event will be held from 10 AM to 2 PM. Click