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Pensions: Time for New Jersey to honor its obligation

For far too long, governors of both parties have grossly underfunded the New Jersey Pension Fund, which contributed to the state’s rating downgrades. When John first joined the Assembly in 1996, the state’s pension fund had enough funding (across several accounts) to accommodate over 100% of the pension obligations. Today, the fund has half that…

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John Wisniewski Opposes Fracking

What fracking actually is Hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, is the process of injecting highly pressurized liquids deep into the ground for the purpose of extracting oil and gas. It has been conditionally banned in the state since 2011. John Wisniewski is on record with his opposition to pipelines that would cut through preserved…

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Wisniewski Supports A Living Wage

  John supports a living wage No one should work 40 hours a week and live in poverty. We must lift families out of poverty and spark our economy by increasing spending power and enabling people to start building wealth and creating savings. That’s why John supports a clean $15 minimum wage, without exemptions of…

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Standing up for New Jersey’s LGBTQ+ community

Rights for our Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, and Queer (LGBTQ+) brothers and sisters have come a long way in the last decade, but there is still an enormous amount of work to be done.   While New Jersey has been at the forefront of recognizing legal protections, we must remain vigilant to not backslide towards…

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FACT CHECK: Why Phil Murphy’s State Bank for New Jersey will not work

Budgets are about choice and priorities.  There’s no question that New Jersey’s budget has wrongly prioritized the support for programs that did little to invest in people and prepare the state financially for the future. In the wake of unfunded pensions, burdensome student debt, and skyrocketing property taxes, New Jersey has seen its credit rating…

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A Serious Approach to Our Infrastructure

John Wisniewski has a proven record on Transportation and Infrastructure issues.  He will be New Jersey’s first Transportation Governor. “… Transportation guru… As chairman of the Assembly’s Transportation and Independent Authorities Committee, Wisniewski has devoted much of his time as a lawmaker to sponsoring transportation legislation. He had a hand in reshaping the state’s then-Division…

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We must defend our immigrant brothers and sisters. #HereToStay

“We’re in uncharted territory with the Trump administration… What we need to do is make sure New Jersey [becomes] a sanctuary so immigrants can live in this state and thrive and succeed. We’re all immigrants.” – During remarks to Rutgers’ student group RU Progressives, December 7, 2016. We must defend and expand our sanctuary cities……

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Defending and expanding the rights of our disabled community

John Wisniewski’s strong record for persons with cognitive and physical disabilities spans his entire public career. Since his first legislative session in 1996, John has never wavered in his support for protecting the rights of the disabled community and striving to guarantee a dignified quality of life. He has supported bills that appropriated funding to…

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Black Lives Matter

First and foremost, John Wisniewski understands that Black Lives Matter. He looks forward to implementing significant remedies at the state level that would curb mandatory minimum sentencing and curtail the criminalization of nonviolent drug offenders. African Americans, Latinos, and Native Americans are all overrepresented in New Jersey’s correctional system. John Wisniewski is committed to beginning…

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