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This Monday, December 5, the Senate Budget Committee will hear S-1285, also known as the Out-of-Network Consumer Protection, Transparency, Cost Containment and Accountability Act, or simply, the “Out-of-Network bill.” This bill will help consumers avoid surprise bills when they receive medical care from a provider who is out-of-network while lowering costs of health care.Read
Created on Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Earlier today, the Senate and Assembly passed identical bills that would require the state to make its required pension contributions each fiscal year on a quarterly basis, with payments on Sept. 30, Dec. 31, March 31, and June 30. The Senate passed S-2810 by a vote of 35-0 while the Assembly passed its companion bill, A-4, by a vote of 72-0. The bill now moves to the governor’s desk. If passed and signed by the governor, the law would take effect on July 1, 2017.Read
Created on Monday, November 21, 2016
An NJEA-supported bill to help control prescription costs without reducing health benefits, A-4328, passed the Assembly today by a vote of 71-1 and is headed to Gov. Christie for his signature. Its companion bill, S-2749, previously passed the Senate 34-0.Read
After months of member outreach, including phone banking, door-to-door canvassing, and campaign events, 12 of NJEA PAC’s 14 endorsed candidates won election last night. Additionally, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton won New Jersey’s 14 electoral votes by a large margin, but ultimately fell short of victory in the national election.Read
Created on Wednesday, November 09, 2016
Senator Nilsa Cruz-Perez, Assemblywoman Patricia Egan Jones, and Assemblyman Arthur Barclay visited Avon Elementary School in Barrington on Nov. 4 to help educate students about the political process in New Jersey.Read
Created on Tuesday, November 08, 2016
The State Board of Education met Nov. 2 to hear testimony regarding proposed amendments to public charter school regulations. There are several major changes being proposed.Read
Created on Wednesday, November 02, 2016
Following an intensive lobbying effort by NJEA members who sent over 1,500 emails and showed up in Trenton today with NJEA leaders and staff to speak to senators directly, Senate President Steve Sweeney cancelled a scheduled vote on S-979. That bill contained language that would have infringed on NJEA members’ collective bargaining rights.Read
Created on Thursday, October 20, 2016
NJEA members, leaders and staff descended upon Trenton today to convince senators to reject S-979, a bill that seeks to eliminate the right to bargain health insurance waivers.
The New Jersey Education Association’s 125-member political action committee (NJEA PAC) today unanimously endorsed Ambassador Phil Murphy for the Democratic Gubernatorial Primary.Read
Created on Saturday, October 08, 2016
NJEA praised today’s long-overdue announcement that students in Camden will finally get a new public high school. NJEA has worked for several years with the Healthy Schools Now (HSN) coalition to highlight the terrible conditions in too many of New Jersey’s public schools. An event in front of the Statehouse on October 13, 2014 drew attention to the plight of students and educators who are forced to attend and work in schools that are inadequate, outdated and, in many cases, dangerously unhealthy.Read
Created on Wednesday, October 05, 2016
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