Avery Hart for NJ Assembly, District 26
WE NEED ACTION, NOT MORE TALK and BACKROOM DEALING
Our Seniors deserve to have quality home care services which can be improved through better home health care worker training and compensation.
Property Tax Reform means taking a fresh look at the way we pay for schools. Our schools are currently funded by towns, and since NJ has 655 towns (California has 303), the result is that we have over 600 School Superintendents for just 2,500 schools! No wonder we have the highest property taxes in the US! Just think, if we organized our school systems by county, we would need just 21 school superintendents. Just that change, would free nearly $100 million dollars for tax relief. Every school would still have a principal, and each town, a Board of Education, just as before.
Environment Protecting air, water and land is essential for prosperity state. I don't believe that allowing the Pilgrim Oil Pipeline will bring anything but potential oil spills. But our district's current representatives, abstained when they had a chance to vote against this potential disaster. They have also voted to weaken the Highlands water protection Law by allowing more development of sensitive watershed lands. (Watersheds are the land that produce water in underground aquifers.) I will be a reliable vote and advocate for what remains of New Jersey natural lands.
Quality Education mandates that schools positively engage student minds, bodies and emotions. I support quality education, including pre-K in New Jersey.. Given all the research about brain development, pre-K is one of the best ways to improve learning potential and outcomes.
Health Care includes ease of access, affordability, and qualified personnel who provide care for both physical and emotional problems. My goal is for New Jersey to have a good supply of well-trained doctors, nurses, therapists, and home health aides. If elected, I would advocate for women's health initiatives, increased training for home health care workers who serve the elderly and disabled, and continuation of the State's programs which help seniors pay for their medications.
Creating jobs in NJ It's sad to see empty buildings in our district where businesses used to be. Where are NJ towns active economic development teams? WHy doesn't NJ have business incubators, a concept that has a proven track record in other state? Business incubators are private businesses that grow enterprise...write to me for more information about them.
OUR CURRENT ASSEMBLY REPS ARE FAILING TO PROTECT AND UPLIFT OUR STATE