Press Releases

Lampitt on Christie's Veto of Women's Health Funding

For Release: July 30,2011
Contact: Press Office, (609) 292-7065

(TRENTON) – Assemblywomen Linda Stender, Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Celeste Riley, Connie Wagner and Pamela Lampitt today deemed Governor Christie's decision to once again veto $7.5 million for women's health care a continued affront to women, children and taxpayers throughout New Jersey. The funding had been restored in the democratic budget passed yesterday, but the Governor eliminated it through a line-item veto today.

“Once again, the Governor has made it clear that it is more important for him to pander to the conservative right wing media than to support programs that benefit some of the most vulnerable residents he was elected to represent,” said Stender (D-Union/Middlesex/Somerset). “Restoring this funding would have saved lives and money and protected low and middle income women from being relegated to the shadows under the Governor’s agenda.”

“At every opportunity, the Governor has chosen to marginalize the needs of working-class women,” said Vainieri Huttle (D-Bergen). “This was a sound investment that not only protects public health, but saves taxpayers money. The Governor’s decision-making pattern, whether it’s on women’s health or environmental issues, continues to put New Jersey on a backward trajectory.”

June 9, 2011: Excessive Heat Warning Today

NJ Office of Emergency Management

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Mary J. Goepfert, NJ OEM (609) 963-6818 June 08, 2011
Excessive Heat Today, Tomorrow – Near 100 Degrees

WEST TRENTON, N.J. – The New Jersey Office of Emergency Management, in coordination with the National Weather Service, is monitoring an excessive heat warning starting today and extending into tomorrow. Temperatures and heat indexes are estimated to hit in the upper 90s and possibly even reach 100 degrees or higher. High humidity levels will add to the discomfort; and air quality alerts have also been issued. Children, older adults, people with disabilities and pets are most at risk during excessive temperature conditions. Air quality alerts cause additional concerns for individuals with respiratory issues.

"High temperatures, humidity and reduced air quality make outdoor activities and non air-conditioned facilities extremely dangerous and uncomfortable," said Colonel Rick Fuentes, State Police superintendent and director of the Office of Emergency Management. "Be mindful of the threats that heat waves pose such as heat cramps, heat exhaustion, heat stroke and sometimes death. These threats can be minimized and eliminated if we practice heat-related precautions and guidelines."

Colonel Fuentes suggested the following heat related emergency safety tips:

* Stay indoors in air conditioning as much as possible
* If you do go outside stay in the shade

LAMPITT, COUTINHO, EVANS, RILEY, QUIJANO & COUGHLIN BILL TO HELP MORE BUSINESSES BENEFIT FROM URBAN ENTERPRISE ZONES NOW LAW

(TRENTON) – Legislation Assembly Democrats Pamela R. Lampitt, Albert Coutinho, Elease Evans, Celeste Riley, Annette Quijano and Craig J. Coughlin are sponsoring to spark economic development by increasing the number and types of businesses eligible to benefit from tax exempt purchases in Urban Enterprise Zones has been signed into law.

"In tough economic times, we must do everything we can to ease administrative burdens and red tape that have hurt struggling small businesses in UEZs," said Lampitt (D-Camden) "This law will throw UEZ businesses a lifeline, promoting economic development and job creation by expanding the number and types of businesses that will benefit from tax exempt purchases at the point of sale, at a time when such aid is critical.”

The bill was approved 40-0 by the Senate and 74-2-2 by the Assembly as part of the Legislature's Back to Work NJ job creation and economic development package.

The law (A-1559) eliminates a rebate procedure that made it cumbersome for businesses.

"UEZs have been a successful program throughout our state, but with this change we can make them even more successful by easing back on burdensome rules and regulations that have limited economic growth and job creation," said Coutinho (D-Essex), who chairs the Assembly Commerce and Economic Development Committee that released the bill. "This can only benefit communities that rely on UEZs as a centerpiece of their redevelopment efforts."

Greenwald and Lampitt Announce New Office Location

For Immediate Release

(VOORHEES)— Assemblyman Louis Greenwald and Assemblywoman Pamela Lampitt (both D-6th) today announced their legislative office has moved to a new location in Voorhees Township.

The new office is located at 1101 Laurel Oak Road, Suite 150, Voorhees, NJ 08043. Sixth District constituents are invited to stop by the new location, where the experienced staff will be available to listen to their concerns and to assist residents with questions or concerns on a variety of State issues including, but not limited to, unemployment, taxation, utility assistance, financial aid and veterans’ affairs.

The contact information for the legislative office of Assemblyman Greenwald and Assemblywoman Lampitt will remain the same. Residents can contact the office via phone at (856) 435-1247, via email at AsmGreenwald@njleg.org or AswLampitt@njleg.org, or via Facebook at www.facebook.com/lougreenwald or www.facebook.com/pamlampitt.

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Reminder: Beach, Greenwald and Lampitt Announce Collingswood "Mobile Office" Event this Thursday

BEACH, GREENWALD, AND LAMPITT ANNOUNCE COLLINGSWOOD “MOBILE OFFICE” EVENT

6th District Legislators to Bring Convenient, Local Constituent Services to Collingswood

(VOORHEES)—Senator James Beach, Assemblyman Louis Greenwald and Assemblywoman Pamela Lampitt (all D-Camden) announced today that members of their constituent services staff will be at the Collingswood Library on Thursday, August 19th from 2:00-5:00 P.M. to help local residents navigate a variety of State issues and services. This event is the second in a series of “mobile office” constituent service events designed to provide direct assistance with State issues to residents throughout the Sixth District.

The Collingswood “mobile office” event hosted by Beach, Greenwald and Lampitt follows a prior successful event at the South County Regional Library in Atco, which served the communities of Winslow, Waterford and Chesilhurst. Constituent services staff from the offices of Beach, Greenwald and Lampitt will continue to travel throughout the Sixth Legislative District in the upcoming months to further assist area residents.

This convenient outreach event will be staffed by experienced constituent service representatives who will assist residents with questions or concerns on a variety of State issues including, but not limited to, unemployment, taxation, utility assistance, financial aid and veterans’ affairs. Informational materials, covering a broad range of topics, will also be available for distribution.

The Collingswood Library is located at 771 Haddon Avenue, Collingswood, 08108.