Senator Jeff Van Drew, a member of the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee, announced today that he will embark on a district-wide listening tour on the proposed FY 2011 state budget later this month to hear from real people about their concerns.
The senator will travel to supermarkets across the 1st Legislative District to speak with residents about Governor Christie’s proposed spending plan. His announcement comes at the start of the budget review process by members of the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee, who began hearing from state department heads in Trenton this week.
“This is a painful budget that will affect real people across South Jersey, and I want to hear from them,” said Senator Van Drew (D-Cape May/Atlantic/Cumberland). “Their input will be taken back to Trenton to be part of the process as we assess the full impact of the governor’s plan and consider alternatives.”
The senator will also open the discussion to any issue on the minds of his constituents in Cape May, Cumberland and Atlantic counties.
“Whether residents want to voice concerns or provide suggestions for how we can do better in Trenton, I’m willing to listen,” said Senator Van Drew.
First District Assemblymen Nelson Albano and Matt Milam (D-Cumberland/Cape May/Atlantic) will be present at some locations for constituents to speak with as well.
Below are the scheduled stops:
Date Time Location
April 30 4pm-6pm Millville Shoprite, Route 47
May 1 1pm-3pm Vineland Shoprite, Lincoln and Landis
May 3 4:30pm-6:30pm Marmora Shoprite, Roosevelt Boulevard
May 7 6pm-8pm Seaville Acme, Route 9
May 15 5pm-7pm Somers Point Shoprite, Bethel Road
May 18 6pm-8pm CMCH Super Fresh, Courthouse-Dennisville Road
May 20 4pm-6pm Rio Grande Shoprite, Route 47
May 23 4pm-6pm Somers Point Acme, New Road
May 27 3pm-5pm North Cape May Acme, Bayshore Road