Bucco wants action on bill to provide more protections for police, first responders

Press Release – Assemblyman Anthony M. Bucco said the killing of another police officer today, the 34th this year, should prompt legislative leaders to take action on legislation he sponsors to provide more protections for all law enforcement officers, including first responders. “There’s no question police officers are under attack,” said Bucco (R-Morris), who serves …

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Schepisi endorses Christie school funding plan as fair option for New Jersey students and taxpayers

Assembly Republican Press Release – Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi, in attendance as Gov. Chris Christie spoke with the public about his school funding plan in Fair Lawn today, released the following statement: “There are two school funding proposals on the table. The governor’s plan will reduce property taxes and encourage efficiencies in the classroom and administration …

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Rumana: Sweeney school funding plan unaffordable

Press Release – Assembly Republican Whip Scott Rumana (R-Passaic, Bergen, Essex and Morris), who attended Gov. Christie’s forum supporting a “Fairness Formula” for school funding, today released the following statement: “Senator Sweeney’s funding plan is unaffordable. Taxpayers will pay an additional $600 million to $2 billion annually in addition to the $3.1 billion more per …

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Wolfe: Fairness Formula gives all students the opportunity to succeed

Press Release – Assemblyman Dave Wolfe (R-Ocean), who sponsors Gov. Christie’s “Fairness Formula” that provides equal funding for all students, released the statement below following the governor’s forum in Fair Lawn today: “Equal per-pupil funding will ensure that every student, regardless of address, is treated the same. I sponsored the governor’s fairness formula because it …

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Dancer bill would make it a crime to endanger child in locked car

Source: NJ 101.5 – Despite the dangers of leaving children alone in vehicles in lethal heat, it continues to happen across the United States and in New Jersey. According to Amy Artuso, program manager with The National Safety Council, 683 children have died from heatstroke in the United States from being left unattended in a …

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Death penalty needs to be an option after Dallas police killings, says Bramnick

Assembly Republican Press Release – The Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick called today for the reinstatement of the death penalty that was repealed in 2007. “The death penalty should be an option for predators that shoot and kill a police officer,” said Bramnick (R-Union). “Those in law enforcement are protecting and serving the public, risking …

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Could Dems force gas tax hike without Christie? ‘Absolutely not,’ Bramnick says

Source: NJ 101.5 – Three and a half weeks ago, when New Jersey lawmakers could not agree on a proposal to fund the Transportation Trust Fund with a gas tax increase, Gov. Chris Christie issued an executive order that froze hundreds of road and bridge projects. It’s now the end of July, the TTF will …

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Ciattarelli opposes Dem’s latest TTF plan

Source: MyCentralJersey.com – While legislators and the governor wrangle over a proposed hike in New Jersey’s gasoline tax, two major Somerset County road projects have come to a standstill. When elected officials could not agree on a plan to replenish the state’s Transportation Trust Fund this month, the state Department of Transportation placed a statewide …

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Stalemate Continues Over 23-Cent Gas Tax Increase; Ciattarelli Critical of Latest Proposal

Source: Tapinto South Brunswick-Cranbury – The stalemate between Gov. Chris Christie and state legislators over the beleaguered Transportation Trust Fund continues as the latest compromise proposal cobbled together by lawmakers was rejected by Christie on Monday. The latest plan would increase the state’s gas tax 23 cents per gallon; in return, residents would receive a …

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Ciattarelli: Count me out for any immediate 23 cent gas tax increase

Press Release – Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli (R-Somerset) issued the following statement today: “It seems like what we needed all these years for there to be ‘tax reform’ is a Transportation Trust Fund (TTF) crisis. “While we absolutely need a reliable, pay-as-you-go funding source for the TTF, most in Trenton still willfully ignore the other side …

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