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Senator Dawn Marie Addiego

Senator Dawn Addiego

Statement from Sen. Addiego on Votes Against Minimum Wage Increase Measures

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Senator Dawn Marie Addiego (R-8) issued the following statement regarding her votes against SCR-1 and S-3, measures which would increase New Jersey’s minimum wage and require annual adjustments tied to increases in the Consumer Price Index (CPI):

“It is clear that the large minimum wage increase that Democrats are pushing will make it harder for out of work New Jerseyans to find jobs, and more difficult for struggling small businesses to maintain the employees they already have.

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Addiego, Rudder & Brown Designate Office for Collection of Relief Items for Hurricane Sandy Victims

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Donations of Canned & Shelf-Stable Foods & New Clothing Items Desperately Needed by Families Impacted by Storm

As the full impact of the damage from Hurricane Sandy is being understood, Senator Dawn Marie Addiego, Assemblyman Scott Rudder and Assemblyman Chris Brown designated the 8th District legislative office in Medford as a donation center for relief items for storm victims.

Senator Addiego and Assemblymen Rudder and Brown announced that the 8th District office, located at 176 Route 70 at Jones Road, in Medford, will be open for special Saturday hours on Nov. 3, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., to collect donated food personal hygiene products, and new clothing for storm victims and those who have been displaced by damage or power outages.

Items can also be delivered to the office during normal business hours, weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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Legislative Reforms Target New Jersey American Water

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Addiego and Garganio Collaborate on Plan to Rein in Excessive Rate Increases

With New Jersey American Water actively pursuing yet another rate increase, State Senator Dawn Marie Addiego today announced she was introducing a package of legislative reforms that will give taxpayers and ratepayers more information about excessive utility rate increases, and more clout in addressing them.

Addiego said that the bill package was the result of a collaborative effort with Burlington County Freeholder Director Bruce Garganio, who has spearheaded a campaign since last December to rein in onerous rate increases by New Jersey American Water.

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Addiego, Rudder & Brown Applaud DEP Recycling Grant Funds for Municipalities

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Twenty 8th District Towns Will Receive Money Based on 2010 Tonnage Recycled, Not Funneled to Landfills

Senator Dawn Marie Addiego, Assemblyman Scott Rudder and Assemlbyman Chris Brown today lauded word that the Department of Environmental Protection is releasing more than $317,000 in grants to 20 municipalities in the 8th District for continue and improve recycling programs.

“Residents of our towns have embraced recycling, with the benefit of saving our landfills from an incredible amount of refuse. These grants awards provide tax relief for our municipalities add a tangible value to these efforts,” said Senator Dawn Marie Addiego.

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Sen. Addiego: “Minimum Wage Amendment to NJ Constitution is Inflexible, Ignores Economic Reality”

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Senate Labor Committee member Dawn Marie Addiego (R- Burlington/Camden/Atlantic) issued this statement following today’s public hearing on SCR-1, a constitutional amendment raising the minimum wage and mandating future increases based on inflation:

Amending the state constitution to achieve guaranteed annual minimum wage increases, regardless of unknown economic conditions that employers will face in the future, is irresponsible and inflexible economic policy.

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Addiego Appointed to Casino Revenue Fund Advisory Commission

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Commission Oversees Allocation of Funds for Healthcare, Transportation & Housing Programs for Senior & Disabled Residents

Senator Dawn Marie Addiego (R-8) has been appointed as a member of the Casino Revenue Fund Advisory Commission. The 15 member commission, which includes four legislators, provides recommendations to the New Jersey Legislature on the utilization of a portion of casino revenues dedicated to programs for senior and disabled residents.

“One of the reasons New Jersey established gaming was to generate new sources of income that could be reinvested in our communities to improve the lives of our residents,” said Addiego. “It’s an honor to have been appointed to the Commission where I will have the opportunity to make important decisions on how best to fund healthcare, transportation and housing services for New Jersey residents in need.”

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Addiego Resolution Condemns Rep. Todd Akin for Offensive Comments

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Calls for Candidate to Withdraw from U.S. Senate Race for Insulting Women with Remarks About ‘Legitimate Rape’

Senator Dawn Marie Addiego today introduced a Senate Resolution condemning Congressman Todd Akin for his indefensible comments about rape, and calling for him to withdraw as a candidate for the U.S. Senate in Missouri.

“As a woman and the mother of a daughter, I am deeply offended by the insensitivity and lack of understanding demonstrated in Mr. Akin’s indefensible remarks,” said Senator Addiego. “He has demonstrated a level of ignorance that makes him unsuitable to represent America’s women in the Senate.”

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Senate Approves Addiego Bill Creating Email Notification System for Flag Lowering

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The New Jersey Senate has approved legislation sponsored by Senator Dawn Marie Addiego (R-8) that would create an email notification system to let people know when the Governor orders flags to be flown at half-staff.

“We fly the flags of the United States of America and the State of New Jersey at half-staff at times to honor, mourn and remember,” said Senator Addiego. “It’s important that we have the means to notify people when to lower their flags and explain why we’re doing it.”

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Addiego, Rudder & Brown’s Adult Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Act Signed Into Law

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Dawn Marie Addiego, Assemblyman Scott Rudder and Assemblyman Chris Brown protecting the legal rights of families involved in interstate adult guardianships was signed into law by Governor Chris Christie.

“The law provides desperately needed relief for family members who acting as guardians for aging loved ones and dementia patients,” said Senator Addiego. “By clarifying judicial jurisdiction in interstate guardian battles, we have virtually eliminated the possibility of ‘granny snatching’ by siblings or relatives in another state.”

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Addiego: “Judges Must Share in Sacrifice Like Every Other Public Servant”

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Senate Labor Committee member Dawn Marie Addiego (R- Burlington/Camden/Atlantic) issued the following statement praising the committee’s advancement of SCR-110, legislation reversing the Supreme Court’s decision on judicial benefit cost sharing:

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