When critics noted that the very name of the SNAP program shows that it is intended to "supplement" an individual's food budget, not be its sole source, Booker replied that his aim was to spark a discussion about the reality that many Americans rely solely on food stamps to survive.
The Newark Watershed comprises 35,000 acres of reservoirs and water treatment systems for more than 500,000 customers in northern New Jersey, including Newark and neighboring Belleville, Elizabeth, Bloomfield, and Nutley.
Cory Anthony Booker (born April 27, 1969) is an American politician and the junior United States Senator from New Jersey, in office since 2013. and raised in Harrington Park, New Jersey, he went on to attend Stanford University where he played college football and studied sociology.
Previously he served as the 36th Mayor of Newark from 2006 to 2013. He studied abroad at the University of Oxford on a Rhodes Scholarship before attending Yale Law School.
However, his administration imposed one-day-a-month furloughs for all non-uniformed employees from July through December 2010, as well as 2% pay cuts for managers and directors earning more than 0,000 a year.
Booker gained national attention when, on December 28, 2010, a constituent used Twitter to ask him to send someone to her father's house to shovel his driveway because her elderly father was going to attempt to do it himself.
Specifically, Booker referenced a parcel at Broad and South Streets that would generate only ,000 under the proposed land deals yet was valued at .7 million under then-current market rates.On April 12, 2012, Booker saved a woman from a house fire, suffering smoke inhalation and second-degree burns on his hands in the process. Booker's opponents on the council, including Ras Baraka, sought to appoint John Sharpe James, son of the former mayor, while Booker and his supporters favored Shanique Speight.Newark Fire Chief John Centanni said that Booker's actions possibly saved the woman's life. Booker attended the meeting to deal with the eventuality of the lack of a quorum or a tie vote, in which state law would allow him to cast a deciding vote.At his announcement event, he remarked that a "united government" was crucial to progress, knowing his supporters in the city council faced tough reelections.Before taking office as mayor, Booker sued the James administration, seeking to terminate cut-rate land deals favoring two redevelopment agencies that had contributed to James's campaigns and listed James as a member of their advisory boards.The proposed changes included increasing police forces, ending background checks for many city jobs to help former offenders find employment in the city, refurbishing police stations, improving city services, and expanding summer youth programs.One of Booker's first priorities was to reduce the city's crime rate.In late June 2006, before Booker took office, New Jersey investigators foiled a plot to assassinate Booker led by Bloods gang leaders inside four New Jersey state prisons.The motive for the plot was unclear, but was described variously as a response to the acrimonious campaign After his first week in office, he announced a 100-day plan to implement reforms in Newark.At Yale, Booker was a founding member of the Chai Society (now Shabtai), To draw attention to the problems of open-air drug dealing and associated violence, he went on a 10-day hunger strike and lived in a tent and later in a motor home near drug-dealing areas of the city.this pitted him against longtime incumbent Sharpe James.