Sen. Sam Thompson and Assemblymen Ron Dancer and Rob Clifton, who represent parts of Middlesex, Ocean, Burlington and Monmouth counties, today said the nearly $165,000 state Safe Corridor grant recently awarded to Manalapan and Old Bridge townships will allow officials to move forward with enhanced safety initiatives in high-accident areas along Route 9.
“We are thankful to be able to deliver vital safety improvements that can save lives and protect motorists, passengers and pedestrians along one of the state’s most crash-prone routes,” Thompson said. “Such results are priceless.”
The Legislative District 12 Republican team of Sen. Sam Thompson, Ron Dancer and Rob Clifton, who represent parts of Middlesex, Ocean, Burlington and Monmouth counties, are pleased to announce that Matawan’s Art and Education Center (AEC) has been awarded a grant by the state’s Council on Arts.
The grant of $33, 293 will be used to continue the AEC’s mission of providing quality arts education in school curriculums. It was a pioneer in recognizing the need for this type of program for gifted and talented children who attend any school, public, private or home schooled.
Senator Sam Thompson (R-12) issued the following statement in response to the ruling issued by the New Jersey Supreme Court in the case of DePascale v. State of New Jersey:
“Today’s ruling is another example of a liberal Supreme Court that would rather rewrite our laws and constitution than read them for what they obviously say. Quite simply, salary is salary and benefits are benefits. Our constitution only protects the salaries of judges, and nothing else. It is obvious that some judges on our Supreme Court either don’t understand plain English or they just don’t care.
“The pension and benefit reforms that were approved by the Legislature and signed into law by the Governor are meant to apply to all public employees. We cannot allow judges to treat themselves as a protected class of public employee that is immune from necessary reforms that apply to everyone else.