- Assembly Panel Clears 10-Bill Package to Improve Internet Safety
- Beach, Greenwald, and Lampitt Urge Residents to Apply for ‘Senior Freeze’ Program for Property Tax Relief
- Assembly Bills to Update, Improve New Jersey’s Corporate Business Rules Now Law
- Assemblywoman Lampitt discusses her legislation to encourage in-state "green" technology manufacturing
SENATE PANEL CLEARS SCHAER/LAMPITT/COUTINHO BILL TO TEACH KIDS FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Legislation Would Create Pilot Program To Educate High Schoolers
On Sound Financial Practices
(TRENTON) – Legislation Assembly members Gary S. Schaer, Pamela R. Lampitt, and Albert Coutinho sponsored to initiate a pilot program to educate high school students on personal finance management so they can avoid irresponsible spending habits that lead to excessive personal debt and bankruptcy was released today by the Senate Education Committee.
“Too many young people have taken an ‘out of sight, out of mind’ attitude to their personal finances, setting themselves up for financial hardship before they even get their college degree,” said Schaer (D-Passaic/Bergen/Essex), a professional financial advisor.
“We must do a better job of preparing students to be financially responsible adults.”
A 2005 analysis of credit card debt by student-loan provider Nellie Mae found the average college freshman carried a credit card balance of $1,585. That debt load ballooned to an average of $2,864 for college seniors.
LAMPITT/DeANGELO BILL PROMOTING NJ-BASED
SOLAR AND WIND ENERGY BUSINESSES ADVANCES
Bill Designed to Promote Clean, Energy;
Is Among Many Pushed by Assembly to Promote Alternative Energy
(TRENTON) – Legislation sponsored by Assemblywoman Pamela R. Lampitt and Assemblyman Wayne DeAngelo to promote New Jersey’s solar and wind energy businesses was released today by an Assembly committee.
The bill (A-3616) would grant a preference to New Jersey businesses in the awarding of state contracts for solar panels, wind turbines and other solar and wind energy devices further supporting “green” businesses and jobs in the state.
It also would support projects that aim to use a majority of parts manufactured or produced in the state for the assembly of a final product.
The lawmakers noted a study by the Center for American Progress and the Political Economy Research Institute at the University of Massachusetts estimated New Jersey could create more than 57,000 jobs through investments in alternative energies.
“Investing in ‘green jobs’ not only will help bolster New Jersey’s reputation as home to cutting-edge technology companies, but will produce good-paying jobs for our world-class workforce during this economic crisis,” said Lampitt (D-Camden). “Creating and promoting new opportunities for investment will pay-off huge for New Jersey and its residents for years to come.”
Assemblywoman Lampitt talks about Governor Corzine signing her bill to allow local governments to create “green” jobs and save t
Assemblywoman Lampitt talks about Governor Corzine signing her bill to allow local governments to create “green” jobs and save tax dollars through energy efficiency projects
December 31, 2008
By Pamela Lampitt
In just a few years, NJ STARS has been wildly successful — almost too much so.
Over the past decade, New Jersey has faced a real problem — "brain drain." Many of our top students, the cream of our academic crop, have been leaving the state in droves, deciding to attend colleges in neighboring Pennsylvania, Delaware or New York, if not even farther out of state.
The Garden State was left with two choices: act, or watch even more students put down roots in other states.
It was with this problem in mind that the Legislature established the NJ STARS program.
Created in 2004, NJ STARS gives our best and brightest students merit scholarships to cover tuition at New Jersey's county colleges, with the opportunity to work toward a bachelor's degree from one of the state's four-year public colleges if they continue to achieve academically.
Top 20 percent
Currently, students must rank in the top 20 percent of their high school class and maintain a 3.0 grade point average throughout their college studies to be eligible for a STARS scholarship. This truly is an opportunity-focused program, with merit-based aid to students kicking in only after a student has exhausted all options for need-based aid.
December 30, 2008
By Courier Post Staff
A bill that would require state reports to be filed electronically, instead of being printed, has advanced in the state Legislature, a South Jersey assemblywoman said Monday.
The measure, recently approved by the Assembly, has been referred to a Senate committee for consideration, according to Assemblywoman Pamela Lampitt, D-Camden, a co-sponsor.
"It's astonishing that in the age of electronic communications the state remains mired in a paper-and-ink mentality," Lampitt said in a statement. "The savings on postage alone could make this change pay for itself."
The measure would affect all periodic reports required by law to be presented to the governor or the Legislature.