Senator Gopal Secures Millions in State Budget to Support Schools and Nonprofits in Helping People in Need of Mental Health Services
OCEAN TOWNSHIP - Senator Vin Gopal, D-Monmouth, secured 2024 State Budget grants for numerous Monmouth County nonprofit organizations and school districts engaged in helping residents in need of mental health services.Read more
Funds address the needs of schools, police departments, nonprofit organizations, mental health and medical services.
OCEAN TOWNSHIP - For the past several months Senator Vin Gopal, D-Monmouth, has been working in a bi-partisan effort with legislative leadership in Trenton to secure millions of dollars in direct aid for the residents of Monmouth County.Read more
In Monmouth County alone the number of households struggling to make ends meet has recently increased to 29 percent, according to the United Way of Monmouth and Ocean Counties. Here's a look at the nonprofit organizations that will receive assistance on the 2024 State Budget that was approved on June 30, 2023.Read more
GOPAL AND COUGHLIN ANNOUNCE BI-PARTISAN LEGISLATION TO ADDRESS REGIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT FUNDING INCLUDING FREEHOLD REGIONAL Senator Declan O’Scanlon of Monmouth County will co-sponsor key legislation
OCEAN TOWNSHIP – Senate Education Chair Vin Gopal (D-Monmouth) and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin have announced legislation that they will move immediately to stop funding cuts at regional school districts. The legislation will also encourage smaller school districts who are facing cuts due to declining enrollment to go towards regionalization and adding shared services.Read more
In honor of Women's History Month we are proud to announce our campaign to recognize local, woman-owned businesses in Legislative District 11. We hope to foster a more equitable and inclusive business environment and contribute to the empowerment of women in our community.
By Vin Gopal
The Coaster, February 16, 2023
The Legislative District 11 Senate office has been reaching out to residents to make sure they know about the ANCHOR property tax rebate program and help them with information about applying. The deadline to apply is February 28, 2023.Read more
By Vin Gopal
Asbury Park Press, February 12, 2023
When the state Department of Education recently announced the release of stabilization aid to 16 Monmouth County school districts, it was good news for taxpayers as well as students and educators.Read more
Senator Gopal Praises Department of Education Decision on Student Restraint and Seclusion Data Collection
OCEAN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Senate Education Committee Chair Vin Gopal, D-Monmouth, Monday praised the New Jersey Department of Education’s decision requiring local education agencies to begin collecting data concerning the use of restraint and seclusion techniques on students.Read more
OCEAN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Three towns in Legislative District 11 will receive more than $1 million combined in state funding to improve the safety and accessibility of their public transportation, State Senator Vin Gopal, D-Monmouth, noted Monday.Read more
Trenton – Legislation sponsored by Senator Vin Gopal and Senate Majority Leader M. Teresa Ruiz that would require state agencies to update demographic collection methods on Asian, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, Middle Eastern, North African and South Asian and Indian Diaspora residents in the state advanced out of the Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism and Historic Preservation Committee.Read more
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New Jersey state Sens. Vin Gopal and Declan J. O'Scanlon Jr. are a bit of an anomaly in this polarized political world: two representatives from different parties who like and respect each other.
How do Gopal, a committed Democrat, and O'Scanlon, a proud Republican, find ways to get along?Read more