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New Jersey Assembly Candidate Forced Out of Primary

Scott Salmon Forced Out of Assembly Race On March 8, 2021, Scott Salmon, candidate for LD 21 Assembly, removed his name from the primary race for the Democratic nomination.  Salmon stated: “Running without the endorsement of the Union County Democratic Committee would mean a contested primary, and I believe instead that our resources would be …

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NJ Sierra Club Endorses the Green Amendment

NJ Sierra Club Endorses NJ Green Amendment March 16, 2021 For Immediate Release Contact: Allen Swanson, Chair, Volunteer Communications Committee, NJ Sierra Club, afswanson@newjersey.sierra.org The Sierra Club’s New Jersey Chapter supports the New Jersey Green Amendment. On March 13, the chapter passed a resolution to endorse a change to the NJ Constitution. The proposed amendment states, …

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Better Ballots New Jersey

BETTER BALLOTS NEW JERSEY On Saturday a ballot initiative was launched by a coalition of organizations.  This was not a usual ballot initiative.  This is a coalition formed to change the primary ballot in New Jersey.  Some of you may know, the ballot in New Jersey is unique, no other state in the country uses …

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Mayor “I imagine the Health Department.”

    UPDATE FROM NOVEMBER 16, 2020 COUNCIL MEETING This letter was not placed on the agenda.  I did not ask for an explanation.  Without elaborating, Mayor Morgan said that enforcement of all Executive Orders from the Governor are enforced by law enforcement.  This is in agreement with my discussions with the Attorney General’s office …

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Fracked Gas Power Plant Put On Hold

Allen Swanson, Union County Conservation Chair Environmental activists across the state achieved a great victory last night. NJ Transit has been planning ground-breaking early next year for a gas-fired power plant on the shores of the Hackensack River in Kearny. The project has been under fire from environmental groups on a continuous basis for nearly …

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Council and Mayor Respond to 10% of “Requests”

Council needs to improve responses to citizens One of my campaig’ns most important and easiest to accomplish goals is for the Borough to review, update and improve the Newprov.org website. Much of the information is outdated.  In some cases, by years.  There is very little explanation of some links.  Here is one example: Below is …

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Seek alternatives to single use bags

On Thursday, the New Jersey legislature passed a ban on plastic and paper bags, polystyrene containers, and plastic straws. The climate change and pollution deniers will be condemning the move as destroying businesses, it’s the wrong time, paper is good, and more. The reality remains, we must decrease the production of waste across the planet. …

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Allen Swanson for Council. Participation Plan

Allen Swanson.    2020 Write in for Borough Council The Participation Plan I plan to advocate for the following reforms in how government functions in New Providence.  I call it my Participation Plan.  The Participation Plan is designed to improve communication between the citizens and our leaders, to increase transparency of government, to make government pro-active …

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