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Freeholder Board Approves Preservation of 75 More Acres of Farmland at No Cost to the County
The Hunterdon County Board of Chosen Freeholders at their July 7th meeting approved preservation of two farms with cooperation from the Hunterdon Land Trust. It will be accomplished using both state and federal preservation funds which will add 75 more acres to the County’s Farmland Preservation inventory.

Freeholder Director Shaun C. Van Doren  stated, " Preserving farmland in the County remains a front burner issue for the Freeholder Board. And finding funding partners to take on 100% of the costs is a real bonus for the taxpayers. These preservation projects add to the total of preserved farmland in the County beyond 34,000 acres."

Hunterdon County has preserved the second most farmland in New Jersey and has preserved the most farms of all the counties in the state.
Senator Doherty Joins Call to Reopen In-Person Unemployment Centers
Senator Michael Testa and Senator Michael Doherty reiterated their call for Governor Murphy to reopen the New Jersey Department of Labor’s (DOL) in-person unemployment offices to better serve residents who lost their jobs due to the economic impact of COVID-19 and lockdown orders issued by the administration.

Senator Mike Doherty (R-23 ) stated, " The governor should listen to calls from both Republican and Democrat legislators who have asked him privately and publicly to open unemployment officers for walk-in services. If residents can now go the MVC, they also should be able to sit down with someone at an unemployment office to quickly resolve whatever issues are preventing their claims from being approved.”

Senator Bateman Calls Out Hypocritical Democrats Trying to Rush Through Constitutional Amendment
New Jersey Democrats showed a new level of hypocrisy by rushing a constitutional amendment onto this November’s ballot that would disenfranchise minority voters in next year’s legislative elections, while simultaneously seeking to avoid the voter approval that is required for a record-setting $10 billion borrowing plan they announced last week.

Senator Kip Bateman (R-16 ) stated, " Democrats say they still have enough time to rush a constitutional amendment onto this November’s ballot that good-government advocates say would disenfranchise minorities, but they somehow can’t manage to give voters a say on $10 billion of debt they plan to issue as our constitution requires.It’s unbelievable how willing Democrats are to play games with our New Jersey Constitution when it serves their political purposes. It’s downright shameful.”
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