Carroll-Handlin discuss SCI panel probing closures

Courier Post – The New Jersey legislative committee looking into the George Washington Bridge scandal will continue its holding pattern — for now. State Sen. Loretta Weinberg said Monday that she and fellow co-chair John Wisniewski plan to meet with each other and the Democrat-controlled leadership about what steps the committee should take next. But …

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O’Scanlon Addresses NJ’s Fiscal Health [video]

Source: NJ Capital Report [video] - Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon, Budget Officer, (R) – NJ, lays out a big picture plan to restructure NJ’s fiscal health, and warns of “de minimis” actions taken by the Legislature that fail to solve NJ’s economic problems in an interview with Steve Adubato for “NJ Capital Report.” “We all should be …

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O’Scanlon: Time for Legislature to Focus on TTF’s Future

Source: Assembly Republican Press Release – Assembly Republican Budget Officer Declan O’Scanlon, R-Monmouth, after hearing testimony from Transportation Commissioner Jamie Fox, today issued the following statement about the Transportation Trust Fund: “It is time to put politics aside and sit down together to find an acceptable solution for maintaining New Jersey’s transportation infrastructure. We all …

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Rible Statement on Passing of NYC Police Officer Brian Moore

Assembly Republican Press Release – Assembly Republican Conference Leader Dave Rible, R-Monmouth and Ocean, issued the following statement regarding the passing of the New York City police officer Brian Moore, who was shot as he approached an armed man in Queens: “I am extremely saddened to learn about the passing of New York Police Officer …

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Christie Signs Dancer Bill Protecting Unemployment Fund from Delinquent Vendors

Assembly Republican Press Release – Legislation S-1622/A-3154 sponsored by Assemblyman Ron Dancer that withholds state payments to vendors who are delinquent on unemployment, disability and family leave payments was signed by Gov. Christie today. “Vendors who contract with the state are expected to complete the agreed upon work and make the required unemployment and disability …

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Webber Bill Updating Access Standards to UI Data Signed into Law

Assembly Republican Press Release – Legislation Assemblyman Jay Webber sponsors to protect the state’s unemployment insurance system was signed into law today by Gov. Christie. The bill, S-2414/A-3155, implements a recommendation by the state auditor that the Department of Labor and Workforce Development (DOLWD) review the procedures used to grant access to unemployment insurance data …

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Bramnick Statement on Passing of Sen. Martha Bark

Assembly Republican Press Release – Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick issued the following statement on the passing of former state Senator Martha Bark: “Our state has lost a dedicated public official whose service spanned four decades. Sen. Bark served on the local Board of Education and as a mayor and freeholder before her election to …

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Gov. Signs Muñoz Bill Allowing APNs to Determine Cause of Death

Press Release – Legislation Assembly Deputy Republican Leader Nancy F. Muñoz sponsors to allow an attending advanced nurse practitioner (APN) to determine their patients’ cause of death was signed into law today by Gov. Christie. “As the patient’s primary treating health professional, the APN is often with the patient at time of death which is …

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Ciattarelli and Bramnick talk about future of NJ Legislature

New York Times – At the height of his political celebrity, Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey persuaded dozens of Democratic officeholders to back his 2013 re-election campaign. The implied transaction seemed simple: Support a well-liked Republican and win a measure of good will from him, perhaps even some acclaim by association. One such attempted …

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Dancer says legal ‘typo’ made slingshots illegal in New Jersey

Source: Philadelphia Daily News – The Boy Scouts, Bart Simpson, angry protesters and random kids in the woods with a stick and rubber band have used them for decades.     “I don’t want any kid to be turned into a juvenile delinquent because of a slingshot.” — Assemblyman Ron Dancer     In New …

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