October 2016 Office Update

As I write this, the last warm days of the year have passed us by and the Chicago Cubs are in the World Series.  Legislation that I helped write to authorize student loan forgiveness in the event of the borrower death or disability passed both the Assembly and Senate and is now on the Governor’s desk. The Assembly also passed a resolution I wrote urging Congress and the President to enact legislation to ensure students have access to debt-free higher education at public colleges and universities.

Growing New Jersey’s economy continues to be my top priority. My tour of local high-tech businesses is a key part of my effort to better understand how to make our state more attractive to innovative businesses.

It is my honor to represent you and, as always, do not hesitate to contact to my office at (609) 454-3147 with any questions or concerns.

Sincerely,

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Helping Constituents:

My staff and I are working tirelessly both out in the community and in the office to help you directly:

  • Unclaimed Property: My office has sent over 700 letter to constituents who have unclaimed property in their names. You can learn more about the Unclaimed Property program at http://www.unclaimedproperty.nj.gov/ or call my staff directly at (609) 454-3147.

  • Diesel Fuel Refund: Recently, my staff helped a constituent with the paperwork needed to apply for a diesel fuel tax rebate through the Division of Taxation.

  • Letters of Support: Many qualified constituents have reached out to my office seeking my support for reappointment to several state commissions and boards. I was happy to write letters for these capable individuals.

My staff have also hosted mobile offices in Flemington, South Brunswick and Somerville, and have many planned for the future as well. These office hours give you the opportunity to receive support in matters related to state agencies, voice your opinions on state issues and familiarize yourselves with services available through my office.

Upcoming events:

Fall Open House

I will be on hand to provide information about government resources and assistance with any state or local issues. There will be a wide range of resources, some of which are listed below. 

Fall Open House
Office of Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker
Monday, November 14, 2016
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
23 Orchard Road,
Skillman, NJ 08558
 
Groups attending:
Office of U.S. Senator Cory A. Booker (NJ)
Office of Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (CD-12)
NJ Army & Air National Guard
NJ Shares (provides energy assistance)
Mercer Street Friends Food Bank
Enable Inc.
NJ Library Association
Raritan Valley Community College
Middlesex County College
American Cancer Society
Women Aware
 
Light refreshments and food will be served. The event is open to all. To RSVP, please email: AsmZwicker@njleg.org by Monday, November 7th, 2016.

Winter Food Drive 
Office of Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker
23 Orchard Road,
Skillman, NJ 08558

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My office will be collecting nonperishable food donations in preparation for the winter season. The donations will go to Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex and Somerset County Food Banks. We will be collecting donations at our office until Tuesday, December 13th, 2016


Assemblyman Zwicker Visits Montgomery Senior Center

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On Thursday, October 13, I visited the Senior Center in Montgomery and had a great discussion with local residents on property taxes, pensions, the high cost of living in NJ, the environment, and more. 

Assemblyman Zwicker Honors Future New Jersey Scientists and Engineers with Assembly Floor Resolutions

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On Thursday, September 29, I had the distinct honor of presenting resolutions on the floor of the New Jersey General Assembly to some of the most outstanding future scientists and engineers in New Jersey.

My gratitude to Kamana Misra for all of the work she does as the President of the New Jersey chapter of the Association for Women in Science and to my colleagues in the Assembly for their support.

Assemblyman Zwicker Speaks at Governor’s STEM Scholars Conference at Rutgers University

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I was delighted to meet with the next generation of NJ scientists and engineers at the Governor’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Scholars conference at Rutgers University. I spoke about how New Jersey plays an instrumental role in the country’s STEM economy, as well as about the vast opportunities available to the students in the state.


 

Legislative Updates from the State House:

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AR183: Urges Congress and President to enact legislation to ensure students have access to debt-free higher education at public colleges and universities

I am pleased to announce that this month the Assembly passed my resolution (AR183) that urges both Congress and the President to form legislation to ensure that students have sufficient access to higher education without having to worry about going into an insurmountable level of debt to meet their goals.

AR182: Commemorates 100th anniversary of founding of Planned Parenthood

This month I also sponsored a resolution commemorating the 100th anniversary of the founding of Planned Parenthood. Since 1916, the organization has provided educational resources and vital health services to women and families all across the U.S.


Recently in the news:

Zwicker Tours KWG Industries in Hillsborough, Discusses Innovation & Jobs Creation https://www.tapinto.net/towns/hillsborough/articles/zwicker-tours-kwg-industries-in-hillsborough-dis

Zwicker, Benson, Schaer & Holley Legislation Urging Congress to Ensure Students Access to Debt-Free Higher Education Clears Assembly http://www.assemblydems.com/Article.asp?ArticleID=11690

Zwicker, Prieto, Vainieri Huttle, Lampitt & Muoio Measure to Commemorate 100th Anniversary of Planned Parenthood Clears General Assembly http://www.assemblydems.com/Article.asp?ArticleID=11688

Assemblyman Zwicker Tours Manufacturer, Discusses Innovation and Job Creation https://www.tapinto.net/towns/piscataway/articles/assemblyman-zwicker-tours-manufacturer-discusses-3

Singleton, Gusciora, Benson, Zwicker & Danielsen Bill to Fight Christie Admin’s Attempt to Resurrect Cruel & Inhumane Hunting Practice Gains Assembly OK http://www.assemblydems.com/Article.asp?ArticleID=11699

Assembly Dems Bill Forgiving Student Loan Debt in Event of Borrower’s Death or Permanent Disability Heads to Governor’s Desk http://www.assemblydems.com/Article.asp?ArticleID=11709