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Zwicker Announces Fall Mobile Office Hours

(SKILLMAN) – Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker announced three dates on which constituents who are unable to visit his Skillman district office may seek in-person assistance from his legislative staff.

The off-site office hours will give constituents the opportunity to receive support in matters related to state agencies, voice their opinions on state issues and familiarize themselves with services available through Zwicker’s office.  

“Our goal is to make ourselves accessible to constituents, no matter where they live in the district,” said Zwicker (D-Hunterdon/Mercer/Middlesex/Somerset). “I encourage residents to bring their questions and concerns to these mobile office hours.”


Flemington Office Hours

Wednesday, September 28th, 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Hunterdon County Library

314 State Route 12, Flemington, NJ 08822

 

South Brunswick Office Hours

Wednesday, October 12th, 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

South Brunswick Public Library

110 Kingston Lane, Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852

 

Somerville Office Hours

Wednesday, October 19th, 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Somerville Public Library

35 West End Ave, Somerville, NJ 08876

 


NJTV: Bill Forgives Loans if Student Dies or Becomes Permanently Disabled

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By Andrew Schmertz

Correspondent

The Assembly Committee on Higher Education made quick work of correcting what lawmakers say is an embarrassment of New Jersey’s student loan program.

“We had a tragedy where a student was murdered — a New Jersey resident was murdered — and the state filed a lawsuit against the family for the student loan,” said Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker.

The student was Kevin DeOliveira. Despite his death, the state’s Higher Education Student Assistance Agency, or HESAA, demanded his parents, who co-signed the loan, repay it in full.

So on the first day back in session after the summer, state lawmakers moved on a bill to strip the state of the power to collect in certain, rare circumstances.

“It says very simply that upon the death of a student that the loan will be forgiven,” Zwicker said.


Assembly Dems Bill Forgiving Student Loan Debt in Event of Borrower's Death or Permanent Disability Advances

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Preparing to testify before the Assembly Higher Education Committee in support of A-2761, which forgives student loan debt in the event of a student borrower's death or total and permanent disability.    


 

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Zwicker Summer Interns Complete More Than 1,400 Hours of Volunteer Service

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Assemblyman Zwicker with High School and College Interns

(SKILLMAN) — September 6, [AZ1] 2016 —the Office of Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker (Hunterdon/Mercer/Middlesex/Monmouth) enabled 20 high school and college students to participate in constituent service and local community outreach activities this summer while also providing them with the opportunity to earn college credits and community service hours. They each had the opportunity to witness the legislative process, tour the state capital, and attend Assembly voting sessions and hearings. The program allowed students to work closely with constituents, sharpen their research and writing skills and learn a multitude of office skills.

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Zwicker Bill to Help Combat Future Flooding in Hunterdon & Somerset Counties Becomes Law

The new law (S-166/A-3901) establishes the Hunterdon-Somerset Flood Advisory Task Force, which is charged with reviewing past flooding events within Hunterdon and Somerset counties from flooding of the Delaware and Raritan rivers and their respective tributaries, and recommending measures to reduce future impacts from flooding on residents, businesses, and local government units in the Delaware River and Raritan River basins.

"While the Delaware and Raritan rivers afford Somerset and Hunterdon county residents many benefits, they also pose serious threats when it comes to flooding," said Zwicker (D-Somerset/Mercer/Middlesex/Hunterdon). "Towns like Bound Brook are finally getting long-awaited relief from the Army Corps of Engineers project, but there are still many other towns like Manville and Rocky Hill that have been dealing with flooding for decades.

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Zwicker's Office Accepting Fall Internship Applications

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Skillman — Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker (LD-16) is currently seeking college students to serve as fall interns in his district office in Skillman, New Jersey.

Interns in Assemblyman Zwicker’s district office will participate in constituent service and local community outreach activities, while having the opportunity to earn college credits. They will also have the opportunity to witness the legislative process, tour the State Capital, and attend Assembly votes and hearings. The program will allow students to work closely with constituents, sharpen their research and writing skills, and learn a multitude of valuable office skills.

“Students have a unique opportunity to experience democracy in action as interns in a legislative office,” said Zwicker. “Interns gain valuable knowledge about both state and local issues and an understanding of the inner workings of a district office. I encourage all college students to consider applying for this rewarding experience.”

Assemblyman Zwicker currently serves as a member of the Regulated Professions, Judiciary, and Telecommunications and Utilities committees.

College students who are interested in interning in Zwicker’s district office, should submit a resume and cover letter by September 23, 2016, to:

Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker

Attn: Joe Forte

By email to: AsmZwicker@njleg.org


Zwicker Legislation Authorizing More than $400 Million for Clean Water & Lead Reduction Projects Becomes Law

TRENTON, NJ – Legislation signed into law this week by Gov. Chris Christie, sponsored by eight lawmakers, including Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker, will enable the state to continue funding critical projects that provide clean drinking water throughout the state.

“The Environmental Infrastructure Trust has a long history of supporting projects that protect our water resources, help deliver clean, safe drinking water, and support sustainable economic development,” said Zwicker. whose 16th Assembly District includes towns in Somerset,Mercer, Middlesex and Hunterdon counties. 

His legislative colleague in the 16th District, Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli was a co=sponsor of the bill. 

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Zwicker Statement on Governor’s Veto of Legislation to Increase Voter Participation

Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker, lead sponsor of a bill that would have allowed 17-year-olds to vote in a primary election provided they will turn 18 on or before the succeeding general election (A-3591), issued the following statement Friday after the governor vetoed the legislation:

"This year alone, more than 23,000 young people who will be eligible to vote in November were unable to participate in the June primary. This bill, which received bipartisan support in both the Assembly and the Senate, presented an opportunity to change that scenario and empower thousands of new voters in future elections. It simply was about making our democracy more fair by ensuring that everyone who can vote in a general election would have a say in nominating who appears on the ballot. 

"Our goal - regardless of party affiliation or lack thereof - should be to encourage more people to engage in the process of choosing who represents them. Leaders in a number of states have enacted legislation similar to the 'New Voter Empowerment Act', because they understand how important that idea is. This veto is a step backward for New Jersey that only serves to discourage young voters and discount the value they can bring to the democratic process."


Assemblyman Zwicker Tours Princeton Junction Manufacturer; Discusses Innovation and Job Creation.

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Assemblyman Zwicker with Ben Reytblat, CEO, and the 3DMonstr Team

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Assemblyman Zwicker Set to Tour Local Manufacturer

Office of Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker 

***MEDIA ADVISORY***

Assemblyman Zwicker Set To Tour Local Manufacturer

WHAT: On Thursday, August 11, 2016, Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker will tour 3DMonstr and Leigh Imaging and have a round table discussion with executives and employees. 3DMonstr is a start-up company developing and using the latest three-dimensional printing technologies for manufacturing and Leigh Imaging is a long-time industry leader in conventional imaging and printing. They currently have 12 employees. The roundtable discussion will focus on what New Jersey needs to do to attract and grow innovative companies to create jobs. 

WHO:  Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker

Ben Reytblat, CEO

Peter Dawson, President 

WHEN: Thursday, August 11, 2016

Tour will begin at 1:30 pm.

Roundtable discussion will begin immediately after tour.

WHERE:  3DMonstr

45 Everett Drive, Suite 130

Princeton Junction NJ

Leigh Imaging

45 Everett Drive, Suite 100

Princeton Junction NJ

PRESS: Open

To attend or for additional information please contact Joe Forte at 732-713-3716 or at jforte@njleg.org

Andrew Zwicker is an Assemblyman representing the 16th Legislative District. Assemblyman Zwicker is a PhD. physicist at the Princeton Plasma Physics Lab where he works on developing fusion energy and heads their science education program.