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Senator Vince Polistina

Senator Vince Polistina

Polistina Praises Reynolds’ Nomination for Atlantic County Prosecutor

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Senator Vince Polistina today welcomed the nomination of William E. Reynolds as Atlantic County prosecutor by Governor Murphy.

Calling him ‘the right pick for the job,’ Sen. Vince Polistina welcomed the nomination of William E. Reynolds as Atlantic County prosecutor by Governor Murphy. (Pixabay)

“Bill Reynolds is the right pick for the job,” said Polistina (R-2). “Since joining the Senate, one of my primary focuses has been finding the best possible candidate to serve as prosecutor of Atlantic County. “The Governor’s nominee is well-regarded, respected by officials on both sides of the political aisle, and committed to protecting local residents and ensuring safe neighborhoods,” Polistina continued.

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2nd District Legislators Announce Mobile District Office & MVC Services

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The 2nd Legislative District Office of Senator Vince Polistina, Assemblyman Don Guardian, and Assemblywoman Claire Swift have announced their next mobile office for Friday, May 20th, 2022.

The 2nd Legislative District Office of Sen. Vince Polistina, Asm. Don Guardian, and Asw. Claire Swift have announced their next mobile office for Friday, May 20th, 2022. (SenateNJ.com)

Staff from the legislative office will be on hand at the AMVETS, located at 415 Shore Road in Somers Point. Legislative staff will be able to assist residents with unemployment, utility assistance, temporary disability, and other government services. On-site assistance will be available to Spanish-speaking residents.

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Polistina Introduces Bill to Restore Fiscal Prudence to A.C. Schools

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Requires Coordination to Enhance State Oversight

Senator Vince Polistina introduced legislation this week that would increase fiscal oversight of the Atlantic City board of education and school district.

Senator Vince Polistina introduced legislation this week that would increase fiscal oversight of the Atlantic City board of education and school district. (Pixabay)

Classified as a “municipality in need of stabilization and recovery” under state law, the city’s municipal government is supervised by the Department of Community Affairs, and the Commissioner of Education has appointed a state monitor for oversight of the board of education’s business operations.

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Polistina Bill Creating Higher Education Student Advisory Commission Advances

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Senator Vince Polistina’s legislation that would establish the New Jersey Higher Education Student Advisory Commission and give college students more input on higher education policy was approved by the Senate today.

College students could have input on higher education policies under legislation sponsored by Sen. Vince Polistina and advanced by the Senate. (Pixabay)

The student advisory commission established by the bill, S-1731, would help forge the direction and priorities of higher education in the state.

“The bill will give a voice to hard-working young students on their way to earning their degrees,” said Polistina (R-2). “The insights provided by college students who understand not only the challenges and the obstacles as well as the opportunities of higher education can be invaluable in the ongoing quest to improve the college experience in our state.”

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Panel Clears Polistina Bill to Link A.C. Airport to Tourist District

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Senator Vince Polistina’s legislation that could make it easier for tourists to visit Atlantic City casinos was approved today by the Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism & Historic Preservation Committee.

Sen. Vince Polistina’s legislation that could make it easier for tourists to visit Atlantic City casinos was approved by the Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism & Historic Preservation Committee. (Pixabay)

The measure, S-1110, would authorize the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) to finance transportation projects that would link the Atlantic City Airport and city’s tourism district.

“Travelers from outside the area can easily book a flight to the city but getting to and from the casinos and tourism district is another story,” said Polistina (R-2). “Convenient and accessible transportation from the airport would be a boon not only for tourists but the entire Atlantic City community.”

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2nd District Lawmakers Announce Two Mobile Legislative Office Locations

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Senator Vince Polistina, Assemblyman Don Guardian, and Assemblywoman Claire Swift have introduced two additional mobile legislative offices in partnership with Atlantic County officials to bring government services directly to the people of Atlantic County.

Sen. Vince Polistina, Asm. Don Guardian, and Asw. Claire Swift have introduced two additional mobile legislative offices to bring government services directly to the people of Atlantic County. (SenateNJ.com)

The mobile offices will have staff from the 2nd district legislative office to assist with issues the residents of the district are having including assistance with unemployment, Division of Motor Vehicles, utility bills and will have information on the various programs and services offered through the State of New Jersey and Atlantic County.

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2nd District Lawmakers Announce Mobile Legislative Office Initiative

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Legislators Will Work with Atlantic County Officials to Bring Services Directly to Residents

Senator Vince Polistina, Assemblyman Don Guardian and Assemblywoman Claire Swift will introduce a mobile legislative office in partnership with Atlantic County Executive Dennis Levinson and other county officials to bring government services directly to the people of Atlantic County.

Sen. Vince Polistina, Asm. Don Guardian and Asw. Claire Swift will introduce a mobile legislative office in partnership with Atlantic County Executive Dennis Levinson and other county officials to bring government services directly to the people of Atlantic County. (SenateNJ.com)

The mobile office will have staff from the 2nd district legislative office to assist with issues the residents of the district are having including assistance with unemployment, Division of Motor Vehicles, utility bills and will have information on the various programs and services offered through the State of New Jersey and Atlantic County.

“We committed to providing the best constituent services in the history of Atlantic County and this is one of the tools we will be using to fulfill that commitment,” said Senator Polistina.  “By getting our staff out to senior centers, libraries, municipal buildings and other facilities, our office will be visible and accessible to the community and poised to offer assistance to anyone who needs it.”

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Polistina to Continue Bipartisan Judicial Candidate Review Committee

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Committee Reviews Candidates for Superior Court, Office of Administrative Law & Division of Workers’ Compensation in Atlantic County

Senator Vince Polistina announced he will continue a review committee established collaboratively by former Senator Chris Brown and the Atlantic County Bar Association to assist with the initial review and recommendation of various judicial candidates in Atlantic County.

Sen. Vince Polistina announced he will continue a review committee established collaboratively by former Sen. Chris Brown and the Atlantic County Bar Association to assist with the initial review and recommendation of various judicial candidates in Atlantic County. (©iStock)

“After conversations with Senator Brown and other former Atlantic County senators, I’ve decided the committee should continue with its mission of helping to recommend the best judicial candidates for important positions in Atlantic County,” said Polistina (R-2). “We will continue to look for candidates that have undisputed integrity, a high degree of knowledge of established legal principles and procedures, an appropriate judicial temperament, and a record of service to their community.”

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Polistina: Congratulations to Laura Matos on Her Appointment

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Senator Vince Polistina (R-Atlantic) applauds the appointment of Laura Matos on her historic appointment as the only Latina representative on the 2021 New Jersey Apportionment Commission.

Sen. Vince Polistina applauds the appointment of Laura Matos on her historic appointment as the only Latina representative on the 2021 New Jersey Apportionment Commission. (SenateNJ.com)

“Given the significant and increasing diversity of District 2 and New Jersey in general, Chairman Jones has made an excellent choice to include a Latina representative on the commission,” said Senator Polistina. “We need to ensure that all voices are being heard and considered when undertaking such an important task as redrawing New Jersey’s legislative districts.”

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Polistina: New PILOT Legislation Shouldn’t Cheat Atlantic County Taxpayers

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Polistina Opposes Legislation Which Will Give Casinos Millions Taken from Atlantic County Taxpayers

Following a December 3rd analysis by the Office of Legislative Services which details a shocking reduction in revenue that would be provided to Atlantic County taxpayers as a result of S-4007, Senator Vince Polistina today expressed his opposition to the new PILOT legislation.

Sen. Vince Polistina expressed his opposition to the new PILOT legislation after an analysis showed Atlantic County taxpayers would lose $5 million. (©iStock.com)

“The casino operators and Murphy administration made a deal with Atlantic County taxpayers when the original PILOT legislation was enacted and the litigation settled,” said Polistina (R-2). “The legislation and settlement would result in a $165 million total PILOT for 2021, with $22.275 million going to Atlantic County. Now they want to change the deal to drop the amount going to Atlantic County taxpayers to just $17.55 million, a nearly $5 million decrease. This is completely unfair given the promises made to Atlantic County taxpayers and the many challenges we have in this region.”

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