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Danielsen: President Should Apologize For Racist Remarks To Congresswomen

Danielsen: President Should Apologize For Racist Remarks To Congresswomen

Pres. Donald Trump should apologize to the four House of Representative members he targeted in “racist” weekend tweets, telling them to “go back to where they came from,” a local state Assemblyman said on July 16. State Assemblyman Joe Danielsen (D-12), called for the president’s apology in a Facebook post. Danielsen, a Franklin resident, referred […]

Danielsen: I’ll Fight For Brook Restoration Money

Danielsen: I’ll Fight For Brook Restoration Money

About $1 million of the state’s Fiscal Year 2020 budget targeted for a township stream project was frozen by Gov. Phil Murphy, but a local state Assemblyman has promised to fight for it. The $1.1 million was to go to restoration efforts along DeRussey’s Brook, which sustained damage during Superstorm Sandy in 2012. Murphy in […]

Assemblyman Danielsen Looking For Donations For Backpack Drive

Assemblyman Danielsen Looking For Donations For Backpack Drive

State Assemblyman Joe Danielsen (D-17) is looking for school supply donations for his annual backpack drive. The backpacks are distributed in September to students who live in the 17th Legislative District. Most needed now are: Backpacks #2 pencils Pocket folders Lined notebooks Scissors Rulers Pens Colored pencils or crayons Markers Glue sticks Donations can be […]

Danielsen’s Medical Marijuana Bill Signed Into Law

Danielsen’s Medical Marijuana Bill Signed Into Law

The state’s medical marijuana program will undergo expansion and changes thanks to a bill, co-sponsored by a township-based state Assemblyman, that was signed into law July 2 by Gov. Phil Murphy. The bill, A-20, will create more medical marijuana dispensaries, make it easier for medial marijuana patients to receive the product, and make it easier […]

Danielsen Vows To Push For Medical Marijuana Expansion Bill’s Approval

Danielsen Vows To Push For Medical Marijuana Expansion Bill’s Approval

A local state Assemblymen who played an integral role in proposed legislation designed to expand medial marijuana opportunities in the state said he’s not deterred by the bill’s failure to be voted on this week. The bill, A-10, was paired with another bill that would legalize recreational marijuana. The measures were scheduled to be put […]

‘Mental Health Parity’ Bill Co-Sponsored By Danielsen Gets Legislative Approval

‘Mental Health Parity’ Bill Co-Sponsored By Danielsen Gets Legislative Approval

A bill co-sponsored by state Assemblyman Joe Danielsen (D-17) designed to expand health insurance coverage for behavioral health care services and enhance enforcement and oversight of mental health parity was approved March 26 by a vote of 73-3. The bill, A-2031, would require plans to provide coverage for medically necessary behavioral health care services and […]

Danielsen Playing Key Role In Crafting New Medical Marijuana Legislation

Danielsen Playing Key Role In Crafting New Medical Marijuana Legislation

A local state legislator looks to play a role in what promises to be groundbreaking marijuana legislation due later this year. State Assemblyman Joe Danielsen (D-17) is working to include key segments of medical marijuana legislation he introduced into the final bill, which is now being formed in a Democratic caucus. What’s expected to emerge […]

Danielsen’s Assembly Committee Begins Fact-Finding On Cannabis Legislation

Danielsen’s Assembly Committee Begins Fact-Finding On Cannabis Legislation

If the March 5 hearing before the committee he chairs is any indication, state Assemblyman Joe Danielsen is going to have an interesting Spring. Danielsen (D-17), chairman of the Assembly’s Oversight, Reform and Federal Relations Committee, held the first of what are planned to be several public hearings on cannabis regulation. To say interest in […]

Assemblyman Danielsen Part Of Unofficial State Delegation Heading To Cuba

Assemblyman Danielsen Part Of Unofficial State Delegation Heading To Cuba

State Assemblyman Joe Danielsen (D-17) is one of three state legislators spending the weekend in Cuba, at the invitation of the Cuban government. Danielsen is joined on the trip by state Assemblyman Gordon Johnson and state Senator Loretta Weinberg, both (D-37). Also on the trip is Somerset County Democratic Party chair Peg Schaeffer and former […]

State Assemblyman Danielsen Named Chair Of Chamber’s Regulatory Oversight Committee

State Assemblyman Danielsen Named Chair Of Chamber’s Regulatory Oversight Committee

State Assemblyman Joe Danielsen (D-17) has been named chairman of the Assembly’s Regulatory Oversight/Federal Regulation Committee. Danielsen, who was recently sworn in to his second full term as an Assemblyman, was named to the post by Assembly Speaker Craig J. Coughlin (D-19). “I am both honored and humbled by the trust shown to me by […]

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