Press Releases

Greenwald: Christie Owes Haddonfield Families Explanation for His ‘Jersey Setback’ Policies

(VOORHEES)--Assembly Majority Leader Lou Greenwald (D-Camden/Burlington) issued the following statement Tuesday on Gov. Christie's impending visit to Haddonfield:

"I'd like to welcome Gov. Christie to the 6th District. The governor owes the middle-class families and senior citizens who make our communities strong an explanation: when will he give up his obsession with massive tax breaks for the wealthy that continue to harm New Jersey's families?
"And when will he end his policies of catering to the wealthy instead of the middle-class, policies that have landed New Jersey 47th in the nation for economic growth? The governor talks a lot about a Jersey Comeback, but under Gov. Christie, we're seeing a Jersey Setback with ever-increasing property taxes, an economy that's falling behind and an unemployment rate that is far worse than the national average.
"When you look past the slogans, the governor's record becomes clear. Under Gov. Christie's policies, net average property taxes have gone up 20 percent while New Jersey's economy is ranked 47th in the nation. Our unemployment rate is worse than our neighbors' and a full percentage point worse than the national average.

PENNSAUKEN TO HOST 14th BEACH, GREENWALD, AND LAMPITT “MOBILE OFFICE”

6th District Legislators to Bring Convenient, Local Constituent Services to Pennsauken

(VOORHEES)—Senator James Beach, Assembly Majority Leader Louis Greenwald and Assemblywoman Pamela Lampitt (all D-Camden) announced today that members of their staff will be at the Pennsauken Free Library on Wednesday, February 8th, 2012 from 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. to help local residents navigate a variety of State issues and services. This “mobile office” event will provide a convenient opportunity for local residents to receive direct assistance with State issues that affect them and their families.

This outreach event will be staffed by experienced constituent service representatives who will assist residents with questions or concerns on a variety of State issues including, but not limited to unemployment, taxation, utility assistance, financial aid and veterans’ affairs. Informational materials covering a broad range of topics will also be available.

This expanded service is the fourteenth in a series of events started in 2010 hosted by Beach, Greenwald and Lampitt designed to make State services more accessible to and convenient for 6th District residents. It follows successful “mobile office” hours hosted in Berlin Township, Oaklyn, Haddonfield, Haddon Township, Collingswood, Voorhees, and Cherry Hill.

Staff from the offices of Beach, Greenwald and Lampitt will continue to travel throughout the Sixth Legislative District to further assist area residents.

Beach, Greenwald & Lampitt to Host September Job Fair

For Immediate Release
Contact: Senator Beach, (856) 429-1572
Assemblyman Greenwald & Assemblywoman Lampitt (856) 435-1247

Beach, Greenwald & Lampitt to Host September Job Fair

Sixth District Legislators Bring Local Employers, Job-Seekers Together in Cherry Hill Event

(CHERRY HILL)—Today Senator James Beach, Assemblyman Louis Greenwald and Assemblywoman Pamela Lampitt (all D-Camden), announced they will host a job fair for area residents. This event will bring together a diverse mix of local employers looking to hire, as well as helpful state services for unemployed individuals and struggling families.

The job fair will be held September 8, 2011 from 11:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. in the Cherry Hill Community Center at 820 Mercer Street, Cherry Hill, 08002. For planning purposes, those wishing to attend are asked to register by calling (856) 435-1247, (856) 429-1572 or emailing AsmGreenwald@njleg.org .

“In these tough economic times, many New Jerseyans are struggling to find a job,” said Beach. “Our Sixth District job fair will feature a wide variety of employers looking to hire, as well as a number of state agencies that provide valuable assistance to families struggling to make ends meet.”

“With unemployment historically high, it is more important than ever that we bring local employers together with area residents looking for work,” said Greenwald. “We hope this event will bring some help to the middle-class families of the Sixth District who need it the most.”

Coughlin, Greenwald & Riley Bill to Improve Quality of Health Care for Medicaid Recipients Now Law

For Release: August 22, 2011
Contact: Press Office, (609) 292-7065

(TRENTON) – Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Craig J. Coughlin, Louis D. Greenwald and Celeste Riley creating a three-year pilot program to improve health care outcomes, quality and access for Medicaid recipients at reduced costs has been signed into law.

The law (S-2443/A-3636) creates the Medicaid Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Demonstration Project. Under the program, nonprofit groups can apply to provide healthcare to Medicaid fee-for-service recipients residing in an area with more than 5,000 Medicaid recipients.

Providers that can deliver improved care, expand access to primary and behavioral health care services, and reduce unnecessary and inefficient costs associated with care rendered to Medicaid recipients would be entitled to gain sharing or cost savings payments from Medicaid.

“This program will provide improved health care at reduced costs for New Jersey’s most vulnerable patients, many of whom have limited access to coordinated and primary care services, and tend to delay care, underutilize preventive care, and seek care in hospital emergency departments for preventable problems,” said Coughlin (D-Middlesex).

“The ACO model is recognized as a mechanism that can be used to improve health care quality and health outcomes, while lowering the costs of medical care by providing incentives to coordinate care among providers throughout a region,” said Greenwald (D-Camden). “This is welcomed news for Medicaid patients and taxpayers.”

Cherry Hill Katz JCC Lobby To Host Beach, Greenwald and Lampitt "Mobile Office"

For Release: July 22, 2011
Contact: Senator Beach, (856) 429-1572
Assemblyman Greenwald & Assemblywoman Lampitt, (856) 435-1247

6th District Legislators Bring Convenient Constituent Services to Katz Jewish Community Center

(VOORHEES)—Senator James Beach, Assemblyman Louis Greenwald and Assemblywoman Pamela Lampitt (all D-Camden) announced today that members of their staff will be in the Lobby of the Katz Jewish Community Center (JCC), an agency of the Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey, on Wednesday, July 27, 2011 from 8:00 A.M.-11:00 A.M. to help local residents navigate a variety of State issues and services. This “mobile office” event will provide a convenient opportunity for local residents to receive direct assistance with State issues that affect them and their families.

This outreach event will be staffed by experienced constituent service representatives who will assist residents with questions or concerns on a variety of State issues including, but not limited to unemployment, taxation, utility assistance, financial aid and veterans’ affairs. Informational materials covering a broad range of topics will also be available.

This expanded service is the twelfth in a series of events started in 2010 hosted by Beach, Greenwald and Lampitt designed to make State services more accessible to and convenient for 6th District residents. It follows successful “mobile office” hours hosted in Berlin Township, Haddon Township, Pine Hill, Oaklyn, Haddonfield, Collingswood, Winslow Township, Voorhees, and Cherry Hill.