Public Service

  • Codey celebrates passage of Temp Workers’ Bill of Rights

    Sen. Richard Codey was one of 21 senators who voted to pass the legislation. The bill, which is expected to be signed by Gov. Phil Murphy, will provide protections including equal compensation, transparency in job assignment, anti-retaliation measures, and elimination of excessive fees for more than 127,000 essential temp workers who work in New Jersey.

  • Codey: NJ Homebuyers, Renters Deserve To Know About Flood Risks

    “This bill would save lives and money by putting in place important consumer protections, ensuring that residents are aware that their home may flood before a big storm hits the state,” Codey said.

  • Codey: N.J.’s vulnerable domestic workers should have a ‘bill of rights’

    “They’re without rights,” said state Sen. Richard Codey, D-Essex, the bill’s primary sponsor. “In the food chain, they’re at the bottom. It’s about time.”

  • Codey will announce plan to combat teen suicide on Wednesday

    A plan to fight teen suicide will be revealed by former Governor Richard Codey Wednesday at Liberty Middle School Auditorium in West Orange. Codey, according to Julie Bannon, executive director of the Codey Fund for Mental Health, will be joined by two New Jersey parents whose children died by suicide.

  • Former Gov. Codey and Wife Mary Jo Start Fund to Help Those with Mental Illness

    The Codey Fund for Mental Health aims to help those suffering from mental illnesses get the help they need. After a personal battle with mental health illness, former Gov. Richard Codey and his wife Mary Jo Codey have begun the Codey Fund for Mental Health.

  • Codey starts 49th year in N.J. legislature today

    When Richard James Codey takes the oath of office at noon today, he will begin his 49th year in the New Jersey Legislature – a continuation of the record he’s held for the last eight years as the longest serving legislator in New Jersey history.

  • Who Is Richard J. Codey Anyway?

    “You made some remark to one of the women on my staff that I’m an unlikely reformer,” Mr. Codey, in his usual calm manner, told an interviewer recently. “Now, she thinks you’re a jerk. And she’s right.”

  • Former New Jersey governor goes undercover as homeless man

    (Reuters) – A phony beard, a fake tattoo and clothes dragged through grass and stained with coffee were all it took to transform former New Jersey Governor Richard Codey into a homeless man looking for shelter on a frigid night this week.

  • Codey sees disparity in how mental illness sufferers treated

    TRENTON – Sen. Richard Codey, (D-27), Roseland, said today there seems to be major differences between the types of facilities

  • N.J. should repeal law for college athletes to profit off name and likeness, give schools immediate oversight, top lawmaker says

    “We need to act before institutions in other states raid the rosters of New Jersey’s colleges. When that happens — and it will happen — it will be because our law sought to provide guidance, but it only put a pair of handcuffs on athletes, coaches, and administrators,” Codey said.

  • Zwicker, Codey want to ban LIV Golf from N.J. over Saudi connections

    Two weeks ago, LIV Golf – a new golf league funded by the Saudi Arabian government – held an invitational at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, the third event of the fledgling organization’s 2022 season. But if two state senators get their way, New Jersey will be left off the itinerary in future years.

  • Newark boarding home shut down after senator, mayor make surprise visit

    A week after state inspectors found no violations, a Newark boarding home where several dozen former psychiatric patients live was shut down by the city yesterday after an unannounced visit by state Sen. Richard Codey and Mayor Luis Quintana revealed a number of problems, including an unlocked medicine cabinet, faulty electrical wiring and an apparent rodent infestation.

  • Former Governor, Current Senator Richard Codey Co-Sponsors Bill to Eliminate New Jersey’s Casino Smoking Loophole

    Codey Signed 2006 Legislation Prohibiting Indoor Smoking in Most Public Places

    Codey: Restaurants Complained Back Then, But Customers Love the Smokefree Environment & Business Has Thrived

  • APA Honors Lawmaker for Major Mental Health Initiatives

    State senators are not known for undertaking one-man undercover investigations. But that is what New Jersey Senate President and former Governor Richard Codey did at the former Marlboro State Psychiatric Hospital 20 years ago.

  • NJ’s Homeless To Get Help From Former Gov. Codey

    Former New Jersey Governor and current State Senator Dick Codey says he will hold a press conference tomorrow inside the waiting room at Newark Penn Station to announce several new initiatives and pieces of legislation that will address the problem of homelessness in New Jersey.

  • Codey, Bucco to Introduce Bill Combating Motor Vehicle Theft

    LIVINGSTON – Senator Richard J. Codey and Senator Anthony Bucco will be holding a press event on Thursday, August 4, 2022 at 11:30 AM, to discuss legislation that he will be introducing to help counter the recent surge in car thefts.