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Lt. Governor
Kim Guadagno
On November 3, 2009, the people of New Jersey elected Kim Guadagno as the first Lieutenant Governor in the state's history.
The mission of the Department of State is to enhance the overall quality of life for New Jersey residents by advancing and supporting our State’s economic vitality, cultural and historical programs and civic engagement responsibilities.

Core Mission Areas:
  1. Economic vitality
  2. Cultural and historical programs
  3. Civic engagement responsibilities
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P.O. Box 300
Trenton, NJ 08625

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Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno Convenes Public Meeting
of Red Tape Review Commission
Commission Hears Final Public Testimony of 2014

Trenton, NJ — Holding its third public meeting since Governor Christie signed Executive Order No. 155 reauthorizing its charter on April 30, Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno today convened the bi-partisan Red Tape Review Commission (RTRC) to hear public testimony on a variety of regulatory issues impacting economic growth in New Jersey.

The meeting took place at Rutgers University in Camden.
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Lt. Governor Guadagno Tours Greater Goods Thrift Store Locations in Hightstown
Mercer County Non-Profit Grantee Provides Community with Training, Employment
and Affordable Goods

Trenton, NJ —Recognizing organizations that have received grant awards through the Department of State’s Office of Faith Based Initiatives (OFBI), Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno today visited the Community Action Service Center, also known as Rise: A Community Service Partnership, to meet with staff and tour two Greater Goods Thrift Store locations in Hightstown.

Rise is a neighborhood-based not-for-profit serving Hightstown and East Windsor and is one of four centers strategically positioned throughout Mercer County as part of its Community Action Program. Rise began its journey toward a social enterprise venture in 2006 with the addition of its first Greater Goods Thrift Store, which offers affordable, gently-used basic necessities such as clothing, furniture and household items while also providing training and employment opportunities for at-risk members of the community.

“Rise and its Greater Goods Thrift Stores display the best qualities of community-based services,” said Lt. Governor Guadagno. “Members of the community support each other through donations and volunteerism, giving their neighbors access to the goods they need and the employment opportunities that will help them achieve independence.”
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