Assemblyman Mike Torrissi Jr

Representing New Jersey's 8th Legislative District and the residents of Atlantic County, Burlington

Operating as usual

03/24/2022

NJ recently expanded income eligibility to allow more residents to benefit from utility assistance programs, so if you’re behind on your utility bills, you may be newly eligible for help paying past-due balances. Visit: bit.ly/DCAIDportal or call 1-800-510-3102.

03/23/2022

Great news! The Small Cities CDBG program has approved Hammonton to receive a $400,000 award from the Small Cities CDBG program! This award will provide funds to improve ADA-Compliance features at the recreation facilities at Hammonton Lake Park.

President Biden needs to look in the mirror on rising gas prices. Here's why | Opinion 03/22/2022

President Biden needs to look in the mirror on rising gas prices. Here's why | Opinion

Ever since President Joe Biden took office, he signed a series of executive orders halting new oil and natural gas leases, canceling the Keystone Pipeline and generally signaling to the nation that the U.S. is anti-natural gas and oil.

President Biden needs to look in the mirror on rising gas prices. Here's why | Opinion If we want to enjoy a summer of leisure, we need a president willing to flex his muscles on the gas crisis.

03/21/2022

I had a great time at the Regional Economic Perspective hosted by the Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey and Burlington County Regional Chamber of Commerce. Thank you for setting up this great event!

03/20/2022

On March 24th, Burlington County is hosting a Career Fair from 11 am to 1 pm at the Human Services Facility in Westampton. This event will feature employers from the Construction, Trades, and Utility sectors. For a list of participating businesses, please visit: CO.BURLINGTON.NJ.US/1964/CAREER-FAIRS

I'm sleeping on the street so homeless kids don't have to. 03/19/2022

I'm sleeping on the street so homeless kids don't have to.

As an act of solidarity with the 4.2 million homeless youth in America, the LD8 team accepted the Covenant House challenge! We will spend a night sleeping outside in our office parking lot along Route 541 in Lumberton.

Thank you to Covenant House for the invaluable work you do to keep our homeless youth safe. It’s an honor to be in a position to give back to such a great cause. Please consider donating!

I'm sleeping on the street so homeless kids don't have to. I've joined the Sleep Out: Covenant House New Jersey Community 2022 and am sleeping on the street for one night so homeless kids don't have to. As part of my Sleep Out, I'm raising funds and awareness for Sleep Out, an organization that provides shelter, safety, and support to nearly 2,000 kids each...

03/18/2022

Happy Women's History Month!

During the month of March, we celebrate the contributions and achievements of women around the world from the past and present.

03/17/2022

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Don’t let anyone tell you that you have to choose between low gas prices and supporting Ukraine in the heinous war started by Russia. It’s a convenient argument used by an administration that has done nothing but signal its anti-natural gas position.

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Torrissi Sponsors Legislation to Promote Opportunities for Young People in the Trucking Industry - Insider NJ 03/16/2022

Torrissi Sponsors Legislation to Promote Opportunities for Young People in the Trucking Industry - Insider NJ

It’s more important than ever that we promote workforce opportunities for young people that pay well and don’t require a four-year college degree. This bill will bring government into the ongoing industry dialogue and help promote trucking as a viable career path for New Jerseyans from all walks of life.

Torrissi Sponsors Legislation to Promote Opportunities for Young People in the Trucking Industry - Insider NJ Torrissi Sponsors Legislation to Promote Opportunities for Young People in the Trucking Industry TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Michael Torrissi, Jr. (R-Hammonton) has become the co-lead sponsor of a bill to expand workforce opportunities for young people in the commercial trucking industry as many m...

Umba, Torrissi bill expands authorized representatives at Department of Labor – NJ Assembly Republicans 03/15/2022

Umba, Torrissi bill expands authorized representatives at Department of Labor – NJ Assembly Republicans

Employers shouldn't have to worry that a determination made by a Labor officer in a state department will come back to hurt them in a court case. This is a simple fix but an important one. When a business is seeking advice on how to follow a law, they're taking the appropriate steps to try and be a responsible community partner. Let's meet them halfway and give them the support they need.

Umba, Torrissi bill expands authorized representatives at Department of Labor – NJ Assembly Republicans Posted on 10 Mar 2022 / 0 / Jennifer Peacock Umba, Torrissi bill expands authorized representatives at Department of Labor TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly Labor Committee on Thursday advanced a bill that would allow authorized Department of Labor employees to give guidance to employers about possible...

Veterans to receive CDL knowledge test waivers under proposed bill 03/14/2022

Veterans to receive CDL knowledge test waivers under proposed bill

This is an opportunity to serve our veterans and help get our state moving again. This proposal ought to be placed on the fast track immediately.

Veterans to receive CDL knowledge test waivers under proposed bill Veterans with driving experience could obtain knowledge test waivers under a proposed New Jersey bill, streamlining the CDL process.

03/12/2022

I attended the Burlington County Police Chiefs Association annual installation dinner last Friday!

Thank you to all of Burlington County's law enforcement officers for keeping Burlington County safe. I will always support the men and women in blue!

03/11/2022

Yesterday in my Special Committee on Infrastructure, I voted no on a measure that would incentivize towns to create a “Rain Tax” on businesses and residents. The last thing we need right now is another creative new tax in New Jersey. I’m in full support of clean water, but we’ve been able to advance clean-water initiatives without saddling the people with another tax.

Torrissi Sponsors Bill Allowing Military Veterans to Fill Trucking Vacancies - Insider NJ 03/10/2022

Torrissi Sponsors Bill Allowing Military Veterans to Fill Trucking Vacancies - Insider NJ

Streamlining the CDL process for qualified military drivers just makes sense – not only to motor carriers looking to offer opportunities for veterans, but to military members making their transition to civilian life in a good-paying career. This proposal would allow our military veterans to bypass the mind-numbing wait times at Motor Vehicles, without compromising our federally-recognized safety and training standards for new truck drivers.

Torrissi Sponsors Bill Allowing Military Veterans to Fill Trucking Vacancies - Insider NJ Torrissi Sponsors Bill Allowing Military Veterans to Fill Trucking Vacancies LUMBERTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Michael Torrissi, Jr. (NJ-08) is the lead sponsor of a new proposal to promote more licensed truck drivers while helping military veterans use their acquired skills to professionally excel. A...

03/09/2022

On March 27th, Operation Yellow Ribbon is filling a school bus with care package items for our troops deployed overseas. Our office at 668 Main St. Lumberton will be one of many drop-off locations for Operation Yellow Ribbon's Fill a Bus donation drive! If you can, please consider donating items from the wishlist linked below.

https://www.operationyellowribbon.org/donate-care-package-items/

Senate unanimously passes Scutari resolution demanding governor address unemployment backlog - New Jersey Globe 03/08/2022

Senate unanimously passes Scutari resolution demanding governor address unemployment backlog - New Jersey Globe

It's a disgrace. Governor Murphy should be embarrassed. It's been two years since the beginning of Covid-19, yet he has done nothing to address the unemployment backlog. It's long past due to put an end to these pandemic-era measures. State workers need to return to offices.

Senate unanimously passes Scutari resolution demanding governor address unemployment backlog - New Jersey Globe The State Senate today unanimously approved a resolution by Senate President Nicholas Scutari and State Sen. Fred Madden (D-Washington) calling on Gov.

03/07/2022

Need help with your utility bills? The State has programs to help with heating/cooling bills, emergency heating system repairs, and emergency fuel assistance. To apply for help, visit: bit.ly/DCAIDportal or call 1-800-510-3102.

$1M in grants for the town 03/04/2022

$1M in grants for the town

As a native Hammontonian, I’m pleased to see the state make this welcome investment to promote transportation alternatives like walking and biking in our community. This town’s greenery and open spaces are some of its greatest assets, and I’m pleased those of us in state government are doing our part to make sure they remain safe and accessible to pedestrians. These state grant funds will ease the burden on municipal taxpayers as we develop infrastructure that promotes greater safety and quality-of-life for the biking community.

$1M in grants for the town Last week, Governor Phil Murphy announced more than $1 million in grants for the town of Hammonton.

Boundaries of State’s 8th and 9th Legislative Districts to Change Beginning with 2023 Election Cycle After Redistricting Concludes 03/03/2022

Boundaries of State’s 8th and 9th Legislative Districts to Change Beginning with 2023 Election Cycle After Redistricting Concludes

The redistricting compromise was a great moment for the people of this state and the 8th District. I’m excited to bring more of Atlantic County and the Pine Barrens into the 8th District, which coincides with the blue-collar, open space, and farming culture the residents already possess.

Boundaries of State’s 8th and 9th Legislative Districts to Change Beginning with 2023 Election Cycle After Redistricting Concludes Many other legislative districts have either gained or dropped various municipalities through the latest redistricting process.

I'm sleeping on the street so homeless kids don't have to. 03/02/2022

I'm sleeping on the street so homeless kids don't have to.

The LD8 team accepted the Covenant House challenge! As an act of solidarity with the 4.2 million homeless youth in America, Senator Jean Stanfield, Assemblyman Brandon Umba, and I, along with our District Office staff, will spend a night sleeping outside in our office parking lot along Route 541 in Lumberton. Please consider donating to this great cause!

I'm sleeping on the street so homeless kids don't have to. I've joined the Sleep Out: Covenant House New Jersey Community 2022 and am sleeping on the street for one night so homeless kids don't have to. As part of my Sleep Out, I'm raising funds and awareness for Sleep Out, an organization that provides shelter, safety, and support to nearly 2,000 kids each...

03/01/2022

I would like to recognize Anthony Coluzzi, A high school senior at Cherokee, as my pick for February’s Student Spotlight!

In or out of the classroom, Anthony is a team player. He finds good in all people that he encounters. Making new friendships and working with others comes easily for Anthony. He is an Honors student looking to pursue a career in physical therapy and is a recruited athlete for rowing. He has accomplished countless rowing accolades while competing with the South Jersey Rowing Club. This elite group of athletes has competed at regattas with world-class athletes at events such as the Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston, Massachusetts, and Head of the H***h in Chattanooga, TN.

NJ Poetry Out Loud - YouTube 02/28/2022

NJ Poetry Out Loud - YouTube

Tune in this Wednesday, March 2nd at 6 PM, to watch Victoria King from Rancocas Valley Regional High School compete in the 2022 New Jersey Poetry Out Loud State Finals. You can watch the broadcast on the YouTube channel linked below. The competition winner will represent our state at the National Finals later this spring! Good luck Victoria!

NJ Poetry Out Loud - YouTube Poetry Out Loud, a free national program sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation, encourages high school students across t...

Stanfield, Umba and Torrissi to ‘Sleep Out’ for Youth Homelessness - Insider NJ 02/25/2022

Stanfield, Umba and Torrissi to ‘Sleep Out’ for Youth Homelessness - Insider NJ

Thank you to Covenant House for the invaluable work you do to keep our homeless youth safe. It’s an honor to be in a position to give back to such a great cause.

Stanfield, Umba and Torrissi to ‘Sleep Out’ for Youth Homelessness - Insider NJ Stanfield, Umba and Torrissi to ‘Sleep Out’ for Youth Homelessness 8th Legislative District Team to Raise Money for Covenant House Senator Jean Stanfield, Assemblyman Michael Torrissi and Assemblyman Brandon Umba will be spending a night in their office parking lot along Route 541 in Lumberton t...

Russia invades Ukraine in largest European attack since WWII 02/24/2022

Russia invades Ukraine in largest European attack since WWII

Vladimir Putin is a thug and a tyrant. His unprovoked land grab threatens freedom and democracy around the world. It is critical that the United States stands strong with Ukraine and imposes maximum sanctions on Russia’s economy for Putin's lawless invasion. Please pray for the people of Ukraine.

Russia invades Ukraine in largest European attack since WWII Russia invaded Ukraine on Thursday by land, air and sea in the largest military attack on European continents since WWII. Civilians are fleeing by trains and cars.

02/22/2022

It's no secret it has become increasingly difficult to recruit volunteer EMTs and firefighters. Much more needs to be done to support our volunteers, and I pledge to continue to work to help them.

In the meantime, my three-bill package focuses on increasing volunteer recruitment for fire departments and rescue squads and providing federal stimulus money to help firefighters and EMTs.

02/21/2022

Today, we honor all those who served in the office of president of the United States. Happy Presidents Day! 🇺🇸

Photos from Assemblyman Mike Torrissi Jr's post 02/20/2022

At the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel’s Annual Deer Dinner in Hammonton!

Perspective: Torrissi in Trenton 02/17/2022

Perspective: Torrissi in Trenton

Once a month, I’ll be giving all of you a bird’s eye view of what I’m seeing in Trenton and what I’m working on to make the state a better place for all of us. That’s what you can expect out of this column. It will be an honest, first-person perspective through my eyes.

You can expect anything from an in-depth, technical conversation on legislation I’m pushing to bring financial help to farmers or a more open-ended conversation on the importance of getting back on a track to normalcy in the Covid-era.

Perspective: Torrissi in Trenton It always impresses me how serious the residents of this town take their civic duty to get out and vote.

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Lumberton, NJ
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Representing New Jersey's 8th Legislative District and the residents of Burlington County, Atlantic