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Senator Vince Polistina

Senator Vince Polistina

Senator Polistina Introduces Bill to Increase Law Enforcement Presence in Schools

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Bill Would Allow for County Sheriffs to Hire Class III Officers for School Security

Senator Vince Polistina introduced legislation this week that would allow County Sheriffs to hire and place Class III officers in schools to assist with security.

Sen. Vince Polistina introduced legislation this week that would allow County Sheriffs to hire and place Class III officers in schools to assist with security. (Pixabay)

“As our children prepare to return to the classroom, parents shouldn’t be losing sleep with concerns about the safety of their kids,” explained Polistina (R-Atlantic). “Many New Jersey towns do not have local police departments that can place an officer within their schools. Under this legislation, a County Sheriff could hire a retired police officer to work within the schools, during the class day and events, to ensure the highest quality of safety and security.”

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Polistina Congratulates Stockton University President on His Planned Retirement

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Senator Vince Polistina (R-2) congratulated Stockton University President Harvey Kesselman, Ed.D., on his planned retirement and thanked him for his service to Stockton and Atlantic County.

Sen. Vince Polistina congratulated Stockton University President Harvey Kesselman, Ed.D., on his planned retirement and thanked him for his service to Stockton and Atlantic County. (SenateNJ.com)

“Since taking the role as Stockton University’s 5th president in 2016, Dr. Kesselman has worked tirelessly to improve the quality of education, to empower his students to be the best versions of themselves, and to transform Stockton into the leading university it is today,” said Senator Polistina. “Harvey’s vision for Stockton University was not to just improve the college, but to improve the community and Atlantic County overall. Harvey brought Stockton back to Atlantic City and, with it, paved the way for a one-of-a-kind college experience and vision for the future of the city. I want to congratulate Harvey on his planned retirement and thank him for his service to Stockton and Atlantic County.”

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Polistina Sponsors Legislation to Help Injured Police and Firefighters Who Can No Longer Do Their Jobs

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Measure Would Provide Opportunity to Learn New Career with Tuition-Free College Courses

Police and firefighters who were forced to leave their professions due to service-related injury or illness would get help learning a new career under legislation introduced by Senator Vince Polistina.

Police and firefighters who were forced to leave their professions due to service-related injury or illness would get help learning a new career under legislation introduced by Sen. Vince Polistina. (Flickr)

“An individual who chooses a career in emergency services typically does so with the intent of being there for good. Sadly though, many face injuries while in the performance of their duties that result in them no longer being able to perform the job,” said Polistina (R-2). “After dedicating their lives to law enforcement or the fire service, they find themselves needing to start over, many with no training or skills outside their former profession.

“We want to help them prepare to step into a new field that may never replace their chosen occupation, but one that will help fill the void,” Polistina continued.

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District 2 Lawmakers Call on MVC Chief Sue Fulton to Reopen the Cardiff Location

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Senator Vince Polistina, Assemblyman Don Guardian, and Assemblywoman Claire Swift have called on New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission Chief B. Sue Fulton to reopen the Cardiff MVC location for full service.

Sen. Vince Polistina, Asm. Don Guardian, and Asw. Claire Swift have called on New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission Chief B. Sue Fulton to reopen the Cardiff MVC location for full service. (SenateNJ.com)

In a May 24th letter, the legislators cited the spike in gas prices and overall distance of travel for South Jersey residents as the main reasons for the request.

“We understand the changes that happened during the height of the COVID pandemic, but those times are gone,” stated Senator Polistina. “With the price of gas at an all-time high, and more restrictions related to COVID going away, it’s time to get the MVC back to normal.”

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Polistina Bill to Free CRDA to Help with Transportation Link from A.C. Airport to Tourist District Clears Senate

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Vince Polistina that would ease restraints on how the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) can spend money was approved by the Senate today.

Legislation sponsored by Sen. Vince Polistina that would ease restraints on how the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) can spend money was approved by the Senate today. (Pixabay)

Polistina’s measure (S-1110) would pave the way for a long-anticipated transportation line from Atlantic City International Airport that could make it easier for tourists to reach Atlantic City casinos and businesses.

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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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