In NH, Wisniewski Says Sanders Shows What Politics is ‘Supposed to Be’


The Assemblyman talks Sanders, New Jersey and what's next.

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Wisniewski Forms Gubernatorial Exploratory Committee, Announces Campaign Team

October 06, 2016

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October 6, 2016

Sayreville, New Jersey – Assemblyman John Wisniewski today announced he has officially filed an exploratory campaign committee for governor of New Jersey.

“After seven years of Chris Christie’s self-centered theatrics,

...Read more.

Why I Think America Needs Bernie Sanders for President

February 01, 2016

John Wisniewski is New Jersey Assembly Speaker and NJ State Chair of the Bernie Sanders for President Campaign. In the years since the Great Recession, I have watched with frustration over the tepid response from government at all levels to the personal tragedies that have played out for far too...Read more.

NTSB, Others Testify Before NJ Panel About Distracted-Driving Risks

October 10, 2016

Officials from the National Transportation Safety Board and the American Automobile Association of New Jersey testified on Sept. 22, 2016 in Trenton on the dangers of inattentive driving.

They made their comments about A-1908, a bill that would crack down on distracted driving and is sponsored by...Read more.

Fox 5 TV Interviews Wisniewski on Need for Distracted-Driving Bill

October 10, 2016

In a Sept. 26, 2016 interview with Ernie Anastos on Fox 5 TV in New York, Assemblyman John S. Wisniewski explains his legislation to reduce distracted driving. Wisniewski says fatal accidents tied to distracted driving are on the increase for the first time in 50 years. He notes that in the five...Read more.

Assembly Panel Clears Wisniewski, Coughlin, Danielsen & Benson Wind Energy Development Bill

February 04, 2016

(TRENTON) - An Assembly panel on Thursday advanced legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats John S. Wisniewski, Craig Coughlin, Joseph Danielsen and Daniel Benson to provide incentives for companies exploring wind energy development.

"Rising electricity costs and environmental concerns urge us...Read more.

Assembly Speaker Prieto, Assemblyman Wisniewski, Senator Lesniak Introduce $15 Minimum Wage Bill

February 04, 2016

Workers & Advocates Praise Sponsors, Say Raise Would Give Big Boost to Working Families & Economy

(TRENTON) -- Legislators joined NJ Working Families and its partners in New Jersey's Fight for $15 to unveil a groundbreaking bill that would raise New Jersey's minimum wage to $15 from its current...Read more.

Prieto & Wisniewski Champion $15 Minimum Wage for NJ

February 03, 2016

Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto and Deputy Speaker John S. Wisniewski announced on Wednesday that they will introduce legislation to raise New Jersey's minimum wage to $15 per hour from the current $8.38.

"As we continue to review other proposals as part of our new anti-poverty initiative, this...Read more.

Wisniewski Statement on Transportation & Poverty in NJ

January 27, 2016

Assembly Transportation and Independent Authorities Committee Chair John S. Wisniewski issued the following statement Wednesday after the committee received testimony regarding ways in which the state's transportation system acts as a barrier to those living in poverty:

"With 2.8 million of our...Read more.

Why I’m Endorsing Bernie Sanders for President

January 05, 2016

Today I am proud to announce to you that I am endorsing Senator Bernie Sanders' campaign for President and signing on as his New Jersey Chairman. I wanted to share with you directly some of the reasons why I believe in Bernie's campaign and his message of taking back our democracy for the people,...Read more.

Wisniewski Endorses Sanders.  Appointed State Chair of NJ Campaign.

January 04, 2016

MANCHESTER, N.H. – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders on Monday welcomed a major endorsement from John S. Wisniewski, deputy speaker of the New Jersey General Assembly, Democratic National Committee superdelegate and former New Jersey Democratic Party chairman. Wisniewski has been appointed chairman of the...Read more.

Quijano, Wisniewski & Jimenez Bill to Allow Drivers to Indicate Drug Allergy on License Advances

December 22, 2015

(TRENTON) - Assembly approved legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Annette Quijano, John Wisniewski and Angelica Jimenez to give drivers the option to note on their driver's license a drug allergy was advanced Monday by a Senate panel.
About 5.4 million people in the United States suffer...Read more.

Assembly Democratic Bill to Force NJ Transit to Defend Proposed Fare Increases Continues to Advance

December 22, 2015

(TRENTON) - Legislation Assembly Democrats Wayne DeAngelo, John Wisniewski, Timothy Eustace, John McKeon, Annette Quijano, Daniel Benson and Eliana Pintor-Marin sponsored to better protect NJ Transit riders from fare increases recently cleared the Senate Transportation Committee.

The bill...Read more.

Wisniewski Reminds Residents to Remember Fire Safety This Holiday Season

December 18, 2015

Christmas Tree Burned to Demonstrate Potential Fire Hazard as Fire Safety Commission Chair Offers Safety Tips for Celebrating the Holiday Season.

Sayreville, N.J – Assemblyman John S. Wisniewski, Chairman of the New Jersey Fire Safety Commission, today joined with New Jersey Fireman’s...Read more.

Wisniewski & Fire Safety Officials to Demonstrate a Christmas Tree Burn to Highlight Fire SafetyTips

December 17, 2015

On Friday, December 18, Assemblyman John S. Wisniewski, Chair of the New Jersey Fire Safety Commission, will join with fire safety officials at the Middlesex County Fire Academy to highlight important safety tips for the holiday season. Fire Academy staff will conduct a demonstration of a Christmas...Read more.

Wisniewski Statement on Pulaski Skyway Rehabilitation Hearing

December 14, 2015

Assembly Transportation and Independent Authorities Committee Chair John S. Wisniewski (D-Middlesex) issued the following statement on Monday after the committee's hearing on the Pulaski Skyway Rehabilitation Program:

"For the safety of motorists in New Jersey, the structural deficiencies of the...Read more.

Chris Christie’s Undeserved Endorsement from the Union Leader

December 11, 2015

Assemblyman Wisniewski sent the following letter to New Hampshire’s Union Leader newspaper following its endorsement of Chris Christie’s presidential campaign

Dear Editor,

While the Union Leader is entitled to its opinion on who is best suited to be the next President of the United States,...Read more.

Assembly Approves Gusciora, Wisniewski & Benson Bill to Penalize Unlawful Use of Handicapped Parking

December 09, 2015

Assembly Approves Gusciora, Wisniewski & Benson Bill to Penalize Unlawful Use of Handicapped Parking Placards Legislation -- Would Establish Fine of Up to $500 for Abuse of Privileges

(TRENTON) - Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Reed Gusciora, John Wisniewski and Daniel Benson to...Read more.

Planting new ideas in the Garden State

December 08, 2015

By Shanna O’Mara

Gov. Chris Christie has been making headlines since he was elected in 2010, but, more often than not, he does so for all the wrong reasons, according to State Assemblyman John Wisniewski.

“Our governor is renowned for his intolerance for anyone who may disagree with him, and...Read more.

Coughlin, Wisniewski & Mazzeo Bill Explores New Revenue Opportunities at Rest Areas & Service Plaza

December 08, 2015

(TRENTON) - Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Craig Coughlin (D-Middlesex), John Wisniewski (D-Middlesex) and Vincent Mazzeo (D-Atlantic) to direct the New Jersey Turnpike Authority and South Jersey Transportation Authority to study and report on potential revenue generating services of...Read more.

Remember Fire Safety This Holiday Season

December 07, 2015

Assemblyman John S. Wisniewski (D-19, Middlesex), Chair of the New Jersey Fire Safety Commission, today released the following column reminding residents of the increased risk of home fires over the holiday season and highlighting steps they can take to reduce such risks.

Sayreville, N.J - - The...Read more.

Wisniewski Calls for Release of Christie Administration’s Emails

November 13, 2015

Christie Executive Privilege Claim Raises Question: What is He Hiding?

Assemblyman John S. Wisniewski - the state legislator who first exposed Chris Christie's "Bridgegate" scandal and Co-Chair of the Joint Legislative Investigative Committee examining the matter - is calling on Governor Christie...Read more.

Wisniewski Calls for Release of Christie Administration’s Emails

November 13, 2015

(SAYREVILLE, NJ) – Assemblyman John S. Wisniewski – the state legislator who first exposed Chris Christie’s “Bridgegate” scandal and Co-Chair of the Joint Legislative Investigative Committee examining the matter – is calling on Governor Christie to release emails between key members of...Read more.

Quijano, Wisniewski & Jimenez Bill to Allow Drivers to Indicate a Drug Allergy on Driver’s License C

November 10, 2015

(TRENTON) - Assembly approved legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Annette Quijano, John Wisniewski and Angelica Jimenez to give drivers the option to note on their driver's license a drug allergy was advanced Monday by a Senate panel.
Approximately 5.4 million people in the United States...Read more.

Following United Airlines Resignations, Wisniewski Calls on Christie to End Campaign, Come Home and

September 09, 2015

Following United Airlines Resignations, Wisniewski Calls on Christie to End Campaign, Come Home and Clean House

Assemblyman John S. Wisniewski (D-Middlesex), co-chair of the Joint Legislative Committee investigating the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and the Christie administration,...Read more.

Wisniewski Statement on Court Approval of Christie Administration’s Proposed Exxon Settlement

August 25, 2015

SAYREVILLE, NJ - Assemblyman John S. Wisniewski (D-19) issued the following statement in response to today's court decision approving the Christie Administration's proposed settlement of environmental claims against Exxon.

"Today's ruling in support of the Christie administration's settlement...Read more.

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August 25, 2015

SAYREVILLE, NJ - Assemblyman John S. Wisniewski (D-19) issued the following statement in response to today's court decision approving the Christie Administration's proposed settlement of environmental claims against Exxon.

"Today's ruling in support of the Christie administration's settlement...Read more.

Wisniewski Calls on Christie to Put Aside Criticisms and Fix New Jersey’s Transportation Problems

July 24, 2015

Assembly Transportation Committee Chairman John S. Wisniewski (D-Middlesex) called Gov. Christie's comments about Amtrak on Friday hypocritical as he continues to ignore New Jersey's pressing transportation needs:

"While we're all in agreement that these delays are unacceptable, the governor has...Read more.

Wisniewski Statement on NJ Transit Fare Hikes

July 15, 2015



Assembly Deputy Speaker John S. Wisniewski (D-Middlesex), chair of the Assembly Transportation and Independent Authorities Committee, issued the following statement Wednesday after New Jersey Transit board members voted to increase fares by an average of 9 percent and reduce service:

"After nine...Read more.

Wisniewski Reaffirms Support for Same Day Voter Registration

June 26, 2015

Wisniewski Reaffirms Support for Same Day Voter Registration

SAYREVILLE, NJ – Assemblyman John S. Wisniewski issued the following statement in response to reports that same-day voter registration had been stripped from the “Democracy Act” currently being crafted to ease access to the ballot...Read more.

Wisniewski Statement on Degnan Transportation Committee Testimony

June 23, 2015

Wisniewski Statement on Degnan Transportation Committee Testimony

Assemblyman John Wisniewski, Assembly Transportation and Independent Authorities Committee chair, issued the following statement Monday after the committee received testimony from Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Chairman...Read more.

Gusciora, Wisniewski & Benson Bill to Penalize Unlawful Use of Handicapped Parking Placards Clears

June 11, 2015

Gusciora, Wisniewski & Benson Bill to Penalize Unlawful Use of Handicapped Parking Placards Clears Assembly Panel

Legislation Would Establish Fine of Up to $500 for Abuse of Privileges

Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Reed Gusciora, John Wisniewski and Daniel Benson to strengthen...Read more.

Coughlin, Wisniewski & Mazzeo Bill to Explore New Revenue Opportunities along State Highways Heads t

May 19, 2015

Coughlin, Wisniewski & Mazzeo Bill to Explore New Revenue Opportunities along State Highways Heads to Gov's Desk

(TRENTON) - Legislation sponsored by Assemblymen Craig Coughlin (D-Middlesex), John Wisniewski (D-Middlesex) and Vincent Mazzeo (D-Atlantic) to explore ways to capitalize on the state's...Read more.

Benson, Moriarty & Wisniewski Bill to Help Prevent Consumers from Getting Roped Into Endless Contrac

May 16, 2015

Benson, Moriarty & Wisniewski Bill to Help Prevent Consumers from Getting Roped Into Endless Contracts Clears Assembly

A consumer protection measure sponsored by Assembly Democrats Dan Benson, Paul Moriarty and John Wisniewski was approved by the Assembly on Thursday, moving New Jersey closer to...Read more.

Wisniewski & Coughlin to Tour DEP Remediation Project at Home of Sayreville Resident

May 08, 2015

Wisniewski & Coughlin to Tour DEP Remediation Project at Home of Sayreville Resident

Ground Water and Soil Contamination Remediation Work Underway

On Friday, May 8 at 11:00 a.m. Assemblymen John S. Wisniewski and Craig Coughlin (both D-Middlesex) will tour the site remediation work being...Read more.

Assembly Panel Advances Democratic Legislation to Revitalize NJ Manufacturing Industry, Economy

May 08, 2015

Assembly Panel Advances Democratic Legislation to Revitalize NJ Manufacturing Industry, Economy

"Garden State Manufacturing Jobs Act" Promotes New Tax Incentives, Employee Involvement; Measure Part of Assembly Democratic Job Creation Effort

An Assembly panel on Thursday advanced legislation...Read more.

Assembly Panel Clears Wisniewski & Coughlin Wind Energy Development Bill

May 08, 2015

Assembly Panel Clears Wisniewski & Coughlin Wind Energy Development Bill

(TRENTON) - An Assembly panel on Thursday advanced legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats John S. Wisniewski and Craig Coughlin to provide incentives for companies exploring wind energy development.

"Rising electricity...Read more.

Benson, DeAngelo, Sumter & Wisniewski Bill to Teach New Drivers about the Dangers of Road Rage Becom

May 05, 2015

Benson, DeAngelo, Sumter & Wisniewski Bill to Teach New Drivers about the Dangers of Road Rage Becomes Law

Legislation Inspired by Mercer County Woman Injured in Road Rage Accident

Legislation Assembly Democrats Daniel Benson, Wayne DeAngelo, Shavonda Sumter and John Wisniewski sponsored to teach...Read more.

Wisniewski Statement on GWB Guilty Plea & Indictments

May 02, 2015

Wisniewski Statement on GWB Guilty Plea & Indictments

"Gov. Christie is unable to run a bridge, let alone take on any higher responsibility."

(TRENTON) - Assemblyman John Wisniewski (D-Middlesex), whose work as Assembly transportation committee chairman led to the revelations the Port Authority...Read more.

Wisniewski on NJ Transit Fare Hikes:  Commuters are Paying the Price for the Governor’s Inaction

April 20, 2015

(TRENTON) – Assembly Transportation Committee Chairman John S. Wisniewski (D-Middlesex) released the following statement Monday on the newest round of proposed fare hikes announced by New Jersey Transit:
“Working class families struggling with stagnant wages have barely recovered from the last,...Read more.

Democratic Legislation Inspired by Recent Death of Cinnaminson Firefighter Gains Panel Approval

March 20, 2015

(TRENTON) -- Measure Would Ensure Health Coverage for Family Members of Deceased First Responders
Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Troy Singleton, John Wisniewski, Herb Conaway, Marlene Caride and Annette Quijano to help ensure medical coverage is not canceled abruptly for family members...Read more.

Assembly Democratic Bill to Ensure Safety in Ride-Sharing Services Industry Advanced by Assembly Pan

March 19, 2015

(TRENTON) - Revised legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Joseph Lagana, Troy Singleton, Charles Mainor, L. Grace Spencer, Raj Mukherji, John McKeon, Carmelo G. Garcia, Angelica Jimenez, Craig Coughlin and John Wisniewski aimed at protecting the safety of passengers who use Uber and similar...Read more.

Wisniewski, Green, Jasey & Sumter Bill to Require Residential Fire Sprinklers in New Homes Gains Fin

March 16, 2015

Wisniewski, Green, Jasey & Sumter Bill to Require Residential Fire Sprinklers in New Homes Gains Final Legislative Approval
Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats John Wisniewski, Jerry Green, Mila Jasey and Shavonda E. Sumter requiring the installation of fire suppression systems in...Read more.

Benson, DeAngelo, Sumter & Wisniewski Bill to Emphasize Dangers of Road Rage to New Drivers Gets Fin

March 06, 2015

Benson, DeAngelo, Sumter & Wisniewski Bill to Emphasize Dangers of Road Rage to New Drivers Gets Final Legislative Approval
Bill Inspired by Mercer County Woman Injured in Road Rage Accident

(TRENTON) - Legislation Assembly Democrats Daniel R. Benson, Wayne DeAngelo, Shavonda Sumter and John...Read more.

Riley, Wisniewski, Benson & Lampitt Bill to Create Commission to Study, Recommend Ways to Make Colle

May 08, 2014

(TRENTON) - Legislation sponsored by Assembly Higher Education Committee Chair Celeste Riley and Assembly Democrats John Wisniewski, Dan Benson and Pamela Lampitt to create a task force charged with studying different ways to help make college more affordable for New Jersey students was advanced by...Read more.

Wisniewski Statement on Degnan Nomination

April 29, 2014

(TRENTON) -- Assembly Deputy Speaker John Wisniewski (D-Middlesex), chairman of the Assembly Transportation & Independent Authorities Committee and co-chairman of the New Jersey Legislative Select Committee on Investigation, released the following statement Tuesday on Gov. Chris Christie's...Read more.

Weinberg & Wisniewski Statement on GWB Investigation Subpoenas for Testimony

April 22, 2014

TRENTON) -- The New Jersey Legislative Select Committee on Investigation has issued subpoenas to four people to testify before the panel in May.

The committee will receive testimony from:
Christina Genovese Renna on May 6 at 10 a.m.;
William "Pat" Schuber on May 6 at 2 p.m.;
Michael Drewniak on...Read more.

Weinberg & Wisniewski Statement on Governor’s Press Conference on Internal GWB Report

March 28, 2014

Legislative Select Committee on Investigation Co-Chairs, Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg and Assemblyman John Wisniewski, released the following statement Friday on the Governor's press conference during which he discussed his office's internal report surrounding the investigation into the...Read more.

Wisniewski & Weinberg Statement on Christie Office’s Internal Report

March 27, 2014

Legislative Select Committee on Investigation Co-Chairs, Assemblyman John Wisniewski and Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg, released the following statement Thursday on the Governor's internal report surrounding the investigation into the GWB lane closures and the abuse of government power:
...Read more.

Wisniewski, Green & Jasey Bill to Require Fire Suppression Systems in New Homes Approved by Assembly

March 13, 2014

Fire safety legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats John Wisniewski, Jerry Green and Mila Jasey requiring the installation of a fire suppression system in new single and two-family homes was approved by an Assembly panel on Thursday.

"Requiring fire suppression systems in new home...Read more.

Statement on NJ Transit, NFL & Stadium Owners Refusal to Cooperate with Monday Hearing

February 21, 2014

(TRENTON) – Assembly Transportation Committee Chairman John Wisniewski (D-Middlesex) released the following statement on the refusal of NJ Transit, the NFL and MetLife Stadium owners to cooperate with a planned Monday hearing on NJ Transit’s recent woes:

“Monday’s hearing on NJ Transit’s...Read more.

Wisniewski on Receipt of Subpoenaed Port Authority Documents

December 26, 2013

"This incident was not a traffic cone joke. It was a threat to public safety and abuse of power. We will get the answers whether the governor likes it or not."

(TRENTON) – Assembly Deputy Speaker John Wisniewski (D-Middlesex), chairman of the Assembly transportation panel, released the...Read more.

Appearing on MSNBC’s Politics Nation with Al Sharpton Tonight

December 26, 2013

I am scheduled to appear on MSNBC's Politics Nation with Al Sharpton tonight at 6:30 discussing the latest in the investigation of the Port Authority - George Washington Bridge lanes closure.

Appearing Live on MSNBC’s Up with Steve

December 21, 2013

I'm scheduled to appear on MSNBC's Up with Steve Kornacki Sunday morning at 9:00 AM. I'll be discussing the Port Authority - George Washington Bridge lane closures in Fort Lee.

Major Developments Take Fort Lee Lane Closure Issue National

December 16, 2013


It has been more than three months since the Port Authority's closure of Fort Lee access lanes to the George Washington Bridge caused traffic chaos in the town endangering public safety and raising questions about whether the action was an act of political retribution by members of

...Read more.

Bridge-gate scandal nips at Christie’s heels: Moran

December 15, 2013

Tom Moran/ The Star-Ledger By Tom Moran/ The Star-Ledger

on December 15, 2013 at 7:30 AM, updated December 15, 2013 at 7:33 AM

As scandals go, the manufactured traffic nightmare at the George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee is a mouse, not a lion. No one stole money. No one was hurt. And there was...Read more.

ICYMI: Stile: Christie won’t easily shake GWB flap

December 14, 2013

By CHARLES STILE
COLUMNIST

Governor Christie described Friday’s abrupt departure of a trusted ally from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey as part of a predictable staff shake-up that occurs before any governor begins a second term.

“This was nothing that I hadn’t planned...Read more.

ICYMI: Christie Views Lane Closings on George Washington Bridge as Overblown

December 13, 2013

By KATE ZERNIKE
TRENTON — It began with a few orange traffic cones in September, when local access lanes to the George Washington Bridge abruptly closed for four days, gridlocking Fort Lee, N.J.

But after legislative hearings, the resignations of two of his confidants and demands for more...Read more.

Wisniewski Welcomes Baroni Resignation but Makes Clear Investigation Will Continue

December 13, 2013

(TRENTON) – Assembly Deputy Speaker John Wisniewski (D-Middlesex), chairman of the Assembly transportation panel, released the following statement Friday upon word Bill Baroni is out as deputy director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey amid continued questions on the closing –...Read more.

ICYMI: Chairman Wisniewski on the Rachel Maddow Show

December 10, 2013

Assembly Transportation Committee Chairman John Wisniewski appeared on the Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC Monday, December 9th to discuss the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey George Washington Bridge lane closures in Fort Lee. Watch his appearance here: http://on.msnbc.com/1aRXm1g

Wisniewski: Baroni & Wildstein Must Go & PANYNJ Dysfunction Frighteningly Rampant

December 09, 2013

Vows Further Inquiry by Committee

(TRENTON) – Assembly Deputy Speaker John Wisniewski (D-Middlesex), chairman of the Assembly transportation panel, released the following statement Monday after hearing testimony from Port Authority of New York and New Jersey officials on the questionable closing...Read more.

Wisniewski Statement on Port Authority Toll Hike Effective Sunday December 1, 2013

November 29, 2013

SAYREVILLE, N.J. - Deputy Speaker John S. Wisniewski issued the following statement in response to the toll hike for Port Authority of NY & NJ bridges and tunnels that will become effective on Sunday, December 1, 2013.

"Sunday's Port Authority toll hike is the third of five, which will end up...Read more.

Wisniewski Bill Penalizing Distracted Driving Advances

November 25, 2013

Wisniewski Bill Penalizing Distracted Driving & Enhancing Ban On Hand-Held Cell Phone Use While Driving Advances
Measure Would Help to Keep Drivers Focused on the Road

(TRENTON) – Legislation sponsored by Assembly Deputy Speaker John S. Wisniewski that would penalize distracted driving and...Read more.

Wisniewski Bill Strengthening Oversight & Transparency of TTF Spending Gets Final Legislative OK

November 18, 2013

Wisniewski Bill Strengthening Legislative Oversight & Transparency of TTF Spending in Response to Increased Christie Borrowing Gets Final Legislative OK

(TRENTON) – Legislation Assembly Deputy Speaker John S. Wisniewski sponsored to increase the reporting requirements of the state’s Financial...Read more.

Wisniewski Statement on Superior Court Ruling in Favor of Gay Marriage in New Jersey

September 27, 2013

SAYREVILLE, N.J. – Deputy Speaker John S. Wisniewski (D-Middlesex) issued the following statement in response to the Mercer County Superior Court summary judgment in favor of plaintiffs and their pursuit of marriage equality in New Jersey.

"Today's Superior Court summary judgment in favor of...Read more.

Statement from Deputy Speaker John S. Wisniewski on the 12th Anniversary of 9/11

September 11, 2013

Assemblyman John S. Wisniewski, Deputy Speaker of the New Jersey General Assembly today issued the following statement to commemorate the events of September 11, 2001.

"Today, we commemorate the shocking events of September 11, 2001. It is a moment that has been burned in our memory. Thousands of...Read more.

Wisniewski on Governor Christie’s Veto of A-1578, the “Truck Operator Independent Contractor Act”

September 09, 2013

Statement from Deputy Speaker John S. Wisniewski on Governor Christie’s Veto of A-1578, the “Truck Operator Independent Contractor Act”

SAYREVILLE, NJ – Deputy Speaker John S. Wisniewski issued the following statement in response to Governor Christie’s veto of Wisniewski’s bill,...Read more.

Wisniewski Reminds Seniors, Disabled of September 16 Deadline for Property Tax Freeze Applications

September 03, 2013

Assemblyman John S. Wisniewski is reaching out to senior citizens and disabled residents to remind them of the September 16th deadline for 2012 property tax reimbursement applications under New Jersey’s “Senior Freeze” property tax relief program. The “Senior Freeze” program reimburses...Read more.

Wisniewski’s “Nikki’s Law” Signed Into Law

August 14, 2013

Wisniewski, Prieto, Moriarty & Conaway “Nikki’s Law” to Erect Signage on Roadways Promoting No Texting, While Driving Law Now Law

(TRENTON) - Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats John Wisniewski, Vincent Prieto, Paul Moriarty and Herb Conaway, Jr. to erect signage warning motorists...Read more.

Deputy Speaker Wisniewski on the NYC Citizens Budget Committee Recommendations

July 16, 2013

Statement from Deputy Speaker John S. Wisniewski on the NYC Citizens Budget Committee Recommendations for Improved Budget Process and More Transparency at Port Authority

SAYREVILLE, NJ – Deputy Speaker John S. Wisniewski issued the following statement in response to today’s letter from the...Read more.

Wisniewski Introduces Legislation to Establish Rutgers Study Commission

June 27, 2013

Representatives of State, University Would Review and Make Recommendations Regarding Rutgers Governance

(SAYREVILLE) – New Jersey Assembly Deputy Speaker John S. Wisniewski (D-Middlesex) today introduced legislation to establish the “Rutgers, The State University Study Commission.” The...Read more.

Deputy Speaker Wisniewski on the U.S. Supreme Court Rulings on Marriage Equality

June 26, 2013

(TRENTON) - Assembly Deputy Speaker John S. Wisniewski (D-Middlesex) issued the following statement in response to Wednesday's U.S. Supreme Court's rulings on marriage equality:

"Today's court rulings on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and California's Proposition 8 are a major step forward in...Read more.

Wisniewski’s “Nikki’s Law” Gets Final Legislative OK

June 21, 2013

(TRENTON) - Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats John Wisniewski, Vincent Prieto, Paul Moriarty and Herb Conaway, Jr. to erect signage warning motorists that text messaging while driving is prohibited under state law received final legislative approval Thursday and now heads to the...Read more.

Wisniewski & Prieto Legislative Package to Enhance School Security on Election Day Passes Assembly

June 21, 2013

(TRENTON) – A two-bill legislative package sponsored by Assembly Democrats John S. Wisniewski and Vincent Prieto to ensure the safety of students when a school is used as a polling place on Election Day was approved Thursday by the General Assembly.

The first bill (A-1548) would...Read more.

Wisniewski, Chivukula & Coughlin Wind Energy Development Bill Clears Assembly Panel

June 06, 2013

(TRENTON) – An Assembly panel on Thursday advanced legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats John S. Wisniewski, Upendra J. Chivukula and Craig Coughlin to provide incentives for companies exploring wind energy development.

“Rising electricity costs and environmental concerns urge us to seek...Read more.

Wisniewski to Teach Samsel Elementary School Students Tomorrow

May 22, 2013

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Wisniewski to Teach Samsel Elementary School Students How to Pass a Law; Students to Tell Wisniewski “Make Salt Water Taffy the State Candy”



SAYREVILLE, NJ – On Thursday, May 23 Assemblyman John S. Wisniewski will meet with students of the Samsel Upper Elementary School...Read more.

Wisniewski’s Rutgers Oral History Archives NJ Income Tax Voluntary Contribution Bill Passes

May 20, 2013

Assembly Approves Wisniewski Measure to Allow Voluntary Contributions to Rutgers Oral History Archives on NJ Income Tax Returns

SAYREVILLE, NJ -- Legislation sponsored by Deputy Speaker John S. Wisniewski (D-Middlesex) to allow New Jersey income taxpayers to make voluntary contributions to the...Read more.

Assembly Panel Advances Assembly Democratic Legislative Package to Enhance Security at Schools

May 13, 2013

School safety package is sponsored by Wisniewski, Prieto, Caputo, Diegnan, Ramos, Spencer, Tucker, Quijano and Vanieri Huttle

(TRENTON) - An Assembly committee on Monday approved a three-bill legislative package sponsored by Assembly Democrats John S. Wisniewski, Vincent Prieto, Ralph Caputo,...Read more.

Wisniewski: No Legitimate Reason for Christie Early Voting Veto

May 09, 2013

(SAYREVILLE) – Deputy Assembly Speaker John S. Wisniewski (D-Middlesex) issued the following statement in response to Gov. Christie’s veto of legislation (A-3553) he sponsored to allow for early voting in New Jersey:

“There is no more precious a right than our right to vote. It is the...Read more.

Bill to Help Military Spouses Find Work Heads to Governor

April 30, 2013

Diegnan, Burzichelli, Tucker & Wisniewski Bill to Help Military Spouses Find Work Heads to Governor

(TRENTON) – Legislation sponsored by Democrats Patrick J. Diegnan Jr., John Burzichelli, Cleopatra Tucker and John Wisniewski that would help military spouses with out-of-state teaching license...Read more.

Wisniewski’s “Nikki’s Law” Passes Assembly

April 29, 2013

Wisniewski, Prieto, Moriarty & Conaway “Nikki’s Law” to Erect Signage on Roadways Promoting No Texting, While Driving Law Clears Assembly

(TRENTON) - Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats John Wisniewski, Vincent Prieto, Paul Moriarty and Herb Conaway, Jr. to erect signage warning...Read more.

Wisniewski Response to Governor Christie’s Tax Cut Proposal

April 29, 2013

Calls it a sham and a Trojan horse to provide tax cuts to the rich

(TRENTON) – Deputy Speaker John S. Wisniewski (D-Middlesex) issued the following statement in response to Republican calls to support Governor Christie’s tax cut proposal:

“Gov. Christie's tax cut proposal is a sham. It's...Read more.

Oliver, Greenwald, Wisniewski & Giblin Bill to Monitor Post-Sandy Rebuilding Becomes Law

March 29, 2013

Oliver, Greenwald, Wisniewski & Giblin Bill to Use Integrity Oversight Monitors in Post-Sandy Rebuilding Becomes Law

Bill Will Protect Against Fraud, Abuse & Waste

Legislation sponsored by Speaker Sheila Y. Oliver and Assemblymen Lou Greenwald, John Wisniewski and Thomas Giblin to employ...Read more.

Wisniewski ... Early Voting Bill Gets Final Legislative Approval

March 21, 2013

Wisniewski, Oliver, Diegnan, Benson, Conaway & Coughlin Early Voting Bill Gets Final Legislative Approval

Bill Would Have N.J. Join 32 Other States that Allow Early Voting

(TRENTON) - Legislation Assembly Democrats Deputy Speaker John Wisniewski, Speaker Sheila Y. Oliver, Patrick J. Diegnan Jr.,...Read more.

Wisniewski Praises Chase Mortgage Forbearance Program for Sandy-Afflicted Homeowners

March 12, 2013

Reiterates Call for Other Mortgage Lenders to Follow Suit

(SAYREVILLE, N.J.) – Deputy Speaker John S. Wisniewski (D) today praised the decision by JPMorgan Chase bank to allow homeowners affected by Superstorm Sandy to defer mortgage payments and again called for other mortgage bankers to follow...Read more.

Assembly Democratic Early Voting Bill Continues Advancing

March 07, 2013

Wisniewski, Oliver, Diegnan, Benson, Conaway & Coughlin Bill Released by Assembly Panel

Would Have N.J. Join 32 Other States that Allow Early Voting


(TRENTON) – Legislation Assembly Democrats Deputy Speaker John Wisniewski, Speaker Sheila Y. Oliver, Patrick J. Diegnan Jr., Daniel R. Benson,...Read more.

Wisniewski: Human Cost of Closing Pulaski Skyway Must be Measured

February 28, 2013

Cannot Overlook the Impact of 2-Year Closure on Commuters, Local Businesses

(UNION CITY) – As the Assembly Transportation, Public Works and Independent Authorities Committee held a special hearing in Hudson County on Thursday, Chairman John S. Wisniewski cautioned that any plan to repair and...Read more.

Assembly Transportation Cmte to Hold Special Hearing on Plans to Close Pulaski Skyway for 2 Years

February 25, 2013

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Assembly Transportation Committee to Hold Special Hearing on Plans to Close Pulaski Skyway for Two Years


(TRENTON) – The Assembly Transportation Committee will hold a special hearing next Thursday in Hudson County to discuss the state Department of Transportation’s (DOT)...Read more.

Wisniewski: O’Scanlon Quickly Forgets Reality

February 15, 2013

(SAYREVILLE) - Assembly Deputy Speaker John Wisniewski (D-Middlesex), chairman of the Assembly transportation panel, released the following statement Friday on claims by Assemblyman Declan O'Scanlon that red light camera vendors are to blame for legislation revising red light camera operations not...Read more.

Wisniewski: NJ Transit Trip to Super Bowl Shows More Poor Judgment

February 15, 2013

(SAYREVILLE) – Deputy Assembly Speaker John S. Wisniewski, the Assembly Transportation chairman, released the following statement on Friday in response to news reports of NJ Transit sending four employees to the 2013 Super Bowl:

“NJ Transit’s poor judgment is once again on display with the
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Wisniewski Bill Expanding Assembly Panel’s Subpoena Power over Port Authority of NY & NJ Advances

February 11, 2013

Resolution Extends Subpoena Power until End of Legislative Session

(TRENTON) – The Assembly Transportation committee on Monday advanced legislation sponsored by Deputy Speaker John Wisniewski extending the committee’s subpoena power related to its investigation of the Port Authority of New...Read more.

Assembly Democratic Early Voting Bill Released by Committee

February 11, 2013

Wisniewski, Oliver, Diegnan, Benson, Conaway & Coughlin Bill Would Have N.J. Join 32 Other States that Allow Early Voting

(TRENTON) – Legislation Assembly Democrats Deputy Speaker John Wisniewski, Speaker Sheila Y. Oliver, Patrick J. Diegnan Jr., Daniel R. Benson, Herb Conaway M.D. and Craig J....Read more.