Bramnick’s ‘Real Talk’ Tour: Getting the Job Done [video]

Source: Assembly Republican Video – Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick takes his “Real Talk Tour” to Livingston to listen to local leaders’ ideas on how Trenton can help improve life for New Jersey residents. Leader Bramnick was joined by: Livingston Mayor Michael Rieber, North Caldwell Mayor Joe Alessi, Roseland Councilman Richard Leonard and Nutley Commissioner …

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O’Scanlon: Another strike against red-light cameras

Source: Star-Ledger – Perhaps you’ve heard some of those radio ads in which an Australian company tries to influence New Jersey legislators to keep its red-light cameras by claiming safety benefits to drivers and pedestrians. Or you might have seen a video posted online by the Redflex Co. in which Newark traffic-safety official Jack Nata …

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Ciattarelli: The real fundamentals of betting on college games in N.J.

Source: The Star-Ledger (Letter-to-the-editor by Jack Ciattarelli) – Last week, New Jersey’s Assembly voted to allow racetrack and casino sports betting on professional and college games. The bill (S-2460) passed 73-4. Many see sports betting in New Jersey as another lifeline to racetracks and, especially, Atlantic City. There’s no denying Atlantic City needs help, though …

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Bramnick pushes ‘fiscal sanity,’ bipartisanship at Livingston conference

Source: The Star-Ledger – Assembly minority leader Jon Bramnick was in Essex County yesterday for the latest stop on what he says is a tour to “restore fiscal sanity” to the state. Bramnick (R-Union) held a press conference with local elected officials to tout his idea to set up a bi-partisan strategic long-term planning committee …

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Fiocchi Says Paid Sick Leave is not the Answer to Job Creation

Source: Assembly Republican Press Release – Assemblyman Sam Fiocchi said the Assembly Labor Committee’s approval on Monday of a bill (A-2354) that requires private employers to provide paid sick days is another job-killing government mandate that is costly to small businesses. “As a job creator who operated successful businesses for nearly 40 years, I know …

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Simon: State can Tighten Belt by Reducing Car Fleet

Assembly Republican Press Release – Assemblywoman Donna Simon believes the state can save taxpayers millions of dollars by reducing the number of state-owned vehicles by 20 percent and implementing cost-control measures that reduce expenses. Simon introduced legislation (A-3844) that reduces the fleet count by five percent, 10 percent and five percent over the next three …

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Schepisi on reforms to increase Port Authority transparency [video]

Source: NJTV Online – “Every street, two square miles around here. It was impossible. The worst I’d ever seen,” said Fort Lee resident Ted Allen. Libertarian Allen recalls the traffic nightmares of September 2013 when an aide to Gov. Chris Christie emailed the Port Authority to tie up traffic in Fort Lee leading to the …

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Bramnick and Local Officials Discuss Shared Services, Bipartisan Leadership

Source: The Alternative Press – Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick joined elected officials Mayor Michael Rieber, Mayor of North Caldwell Joe Alessi, Commissioner of Nutley Steven Rogers and Roseland Councilman Richard Leonard for a press conference entitled, “Essex County Real Talk to Restore Fiscal Sanity,” on Tuesday at the Livingston Town Center. Topics discussed included …

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Angelini receives leadership award

Source: Atlanticville – State Assemblywoman Mary Pat Angelini (R-Monmouth) was selected by the board of trustees of Children’s Aid and Family Services to receive the 2014 Building Futures Government Leadership Award for her commitment and support of children and families in New Jersey. “The work that Children’s Aid and Family Services does to help protect …

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Committee Approves Angelini Measure Improving Mental Health and Drug Treatment in Prisons

Source: Assembly Republican Press Release – Legislation sponsored by Assemblywoman Mary Pat Angelini improving the quality of mental health and substance abuse treatment for inmates was approved by the Assembly Human Services committee today. Angelini’s bill (A-3722) requires the Department of Human Services (DHS) and the Department of Corrections (DOC) to share the authority over …

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