Tag Archive for Inside the Statehouse

Moving Forward With School Funding Reform

 By Assemblyman Joseph Vas Six years ago when I ran for the Assembly, one of my objectives was to strengthen our public schools. For years, the Legislature sought a solution to the oft-controversial process of allocating state tax dollars to…

Answering The Call For Help

by Assemblyman Joseph Vas In my years of public service, one thing always remains the same: When times are good, the public generally asks government to limit its influence, but when rough economic times hit the public often turns to…

Getting Back On Our Feet

By Assemblyman Joseph Vas With each New Year, we must take stock of past accomplishments and turn our sights to future challenges. There is no doubt that our economy is struggling, and if past history is an indicator for New…

Refueling New Jersey’s Economy

By Assemblyman Joseph Vas Over the past month, economic woes have become the central issue of concern, both locally globally, and of course nationally. With the interconnectivity of today’s global marketplace, this concern is more than justified.  What we do…

Transportation Safety Remains A Concern

By Assemblyman Joseph Vas With the new school session quickly approaching, and the increase of drivers on the road as a result, the one issue that stands out in my mind is Transportation Safety. While I know there is a…

Difficult Budget Requires Resident Input

By Assemblyman Joseph Vas The New Jersey FY 2009 Budget process is in full swing and I would like to take the time to bring residents of the 19th Legislative District up to speed on what has been occurring. As…