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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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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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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

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NJ Transit Strike Creates Uncertainty for Commuters

A looming strike by railroad workers continues to bring uncertainty on how commuters will get to work.  March 13 at 12:01 am marks the deadline for a deal to get to done.  If a deal isn't reached up to 4,000 railroad workers are expected to strike and 65,000 people will have to find a new way to

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HOUGHTALING AND DOWNEY SPONSOR BIPARTISAN LEGISLATION TO DELIVER PROPERTY TAX RELIEF

PRESS RELEASE OCEAN TWP -- Monmouth County Assembly Members Eric Houghtaling and Joann Downey have become sponsors of bipartisan legislation to deliver more than $330 million in property tax relief statewide. The bill (A-302) would reimburse local governments for the approximately $331 million in “Energy Tax Receipts” that the state diverted back to the general treasury to balance

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Christie Proposes 2017 Budget to Mixed Reactions

Governor Chris Christie proposed a 2017 fiscal year budget Tuesday that the administration says continues his commitment to get and keep New Jersey's fiscal house in order without resorting to tax increases.  The budget totals $34.8 billion, a modest 2.2% increase over the 2016 budget. Christie stressed the budget is balanced, "through fiscal responsibility, and not