Bramnick comments on new pension reforms leading to new surge in N.J. retirements

Star Ledger – As Gov. Chris Christie bangs the drum for a second round of pension reform in New Jersey, public officials and union leaders are bracing for another wave of public workers rushing to retire. Employees in state and local government headed for the door in record numbers at the beginning of Christie’s first …

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Handlin speaks about Fulop getting a free pass on his mini-Bridgegate

Star Ledger op-ed by Tom Moran – Two months after Gov. Chris Christie’s crew deliberately snarled traffic at the George Washington Bridge, another manufactured traffic jam bottled up one of Jersey City’s port terminals for several hours on consecutive days. This one was the brain-child of Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop, the ambitious young Democrat …

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Rible Lauds DOT Action to Promote “Move Over” Law

Assembly Republican Press Release – Will use message signs July 28-August 1 to raise awareness of law designed to protect emergency workers on highways Assemblyman Dave Rible, R-Monmouth, applauded the New Jersey Department of Transportation (DOT) for its decision to promote the state’s “Move Over” law by advertising the policy on its variable message signs. …

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Fiocchi explores workforce development and career opportunities

Daily Journal letter-to-the editor by Sam Fiocchi – Recognizing the potential career opportunities that vocational training and technical education provide, I hosted a Workforce Development Roundtable discussion on Monday with businesses leaders and vocational and technical school administrators to discuss employment opportunities available to people with the proper training. The roundtable was held at the …

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Rodriguez-Gregg discusses incentivizing the right businesses in NJ

NJ 101.5 – Assemblywoman Maria Rodriquez-Gregg(R-Medford) and Assembly Republican Conference Leader Dave Rible (R-Wall) joined business leaders to discuss boosting job creation and growing the economy. Business tax incentives were also discussed, with a focus on making sure incentives that are already available in New Jersey are being offered to the right industries. “There needs …

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Rodriguez-Gregg hosts industry groups for conference on drumming up business in N.J.

Source: NewsWorks.org – Some Republican lawmakers met with business leaders at the Statehouse in Trenton Thursday to map out strategies for making New Jersey more attractive for business. Representatives of business organizations said the state’s income tax and corporate business tax and a variety of regulations can deter companies from setting up shop in New …

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Rodriguez-Gregg hears from business leaders

Burlington County Times – Assemblywoman Maria Rodriguez-Gregg is one of the newest lawmakers in the New Jersey Legislature. Senate President Stephen Sweeney is likely the most powerful. State and local business leaders had the chance to speak to both legislators Thursday during separate events in Mount Laurel and Trenton. At the Statehouse, Rodriguez-Gregg, R-8th of …

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Rumpf, Gove Bill Would Help Connect Senior Communities with Solar Power

Source: The SandPaper – Senior communities would be eligible to receive grants and low-interest loans for purchase and installation of solar panels for their clubhouses under legislation reintroduced by Sen. Christopher J. Connors, Assemblyman Brian E. Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne C. Gove of the 9th District. The energy cost reduction initiative would be offered under …

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Rodriguez-Gregg, Rible hold roundtable discussion with business leaders

Source: NJBiz – Assemblywoman Maria Rodriguez-Gregg (R-Medford) led a roundtable discussion Thursday in Trenton with business leaders from various industries and sectors, seeking feedback on the state’s business climate and future economic prospects. Joined by Assemblyman Dave Rible (R-Wall Township), Rodriguez-Gregg opened the meeting by contrasting the need for business-friendly initiatives with Wednesday’s news that …

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Rible wants more NJ drivers to ‘Move Over’

NJ 101.5 – Assemblyman Dave Rible (R-Wall), who co-sponsored the 2009 Move Over legislation which requires motorists to change lanes for emergency vehicles on the side of the road, said recent accidents made it clear that not enough drivers are aware of the law. “The Move Over was great when it was written,” Rible said. …

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