Dancer bill, signed by Governor Christie, makes money available to preserve farms, open space

Assembly Republican Press Release – Legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Ron Dancer to preserve green acres and control sprawl in the nation’s most densely populated state was signed by Governor Christie. The bill (S2456/A4017) ensures a percentage of the corporate business tax, as committed by public referendum in 2014, will be used to preserve farmland and …

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Bramnick offers Christie’s school funding formula, admits prospects look dim

Source: Politico New Jersey – Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick said Thursday he does not believe a measure he’s co-sponsoring that would establish a school-funding formula as Gov. Chris Christie has proposed stands any chance of making it out of the Legislature as is. Not unless “somehow, in the middle of the night, the Republicans …

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O’Scanlon statement on Gov. Christie’s signing of the FY 2017 budget

Assembly Republican Press Release – Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon (R—Monmouth), the Republican budget officer, issued the following after Gov. Christie signed the fiscal year 2017 budget: “Although the Democrats’ budget is significantly improved over the last couple years, there were some glaring shortcomings in their spending plan. In fact, the Democrats relied heavily on some budget …

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Webber: Gas tax scheme no ‘deal’ for NJ taxpayers

Source: PolitickerNJ – Assemblyman Jay Webber (R-26) was among the 22 nay votes on the gas tax hike for sales tax reduction swap vote Monday night. Today, he offered his full explanation for why he believes the assembly and Governor Chris Christie erred. “Trenton’s backrooms are pushing another Wimpy ‘deal,’ gladly giving us tax relief …

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Dancer, Bramnick support wagering on unique Far Hills steeplechase event

Source: Courier News – The state Assembly has unanimously passed a bill to allow pari-mutuel wagering at the annual Far Hills Race Meeting, but the Senate version of the bill is still in committee. The Assembly bill (A1697) would allow the New Jersey Racing Commission to grant one special two-day permit each year to allow …

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Handlin disappointed by JCP&L’s absence at public meeting on proposed power line

Source: Asbury Park Press – Assemblywoman Amy Handlin sent several invitations to Jersey Central Power & Light to attend Tuesday night’s public forum on the utility’s proposal to build a 10-mile high voltage transmission line, but in the end four chairs remained empty. “I had hoped that they would understand if they would attend a …

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Webber: Trenton produces “Wimpy” gas tax hike

Press Release – New Jersey awoke Tuesday morning to news that Trenton’s taxers had moved a massive midnight gas tax hike through the General Assembly. The next day, taxpayers continue to express their opposition to the proposed deal. In response, Assemblyman Jay Webber (R-Morris, Essex, Passaic) stated: “Trenton’s backrooms are pushing another Wimpy ‘deal,’ gladly …

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Ciattarelli, Webber: Gas tax will hurt over-burden New Jersey taxpayers

Source: Excerpt from Tap Into Somerville – A showdown is expected Thursday when the state Senate opens debate on a contentious plan to increase the state’s gasoline tax by 23 cents a gallon. The estimated $2 billion raised annually by the gas tax would be used to replenish the state’s battered Transportation Trust Fund over …

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Schepisi: Implications of TTF plan uncertain

Source: Bloomberg – New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s hastily proposed 1 percentage point sales-tax cut, his condition for unlocking billions of dollars for transportation projects, would blow a $1.6 billion hole in the general fund. Christie, a two-term Republican, and newfound allies among Assembly Democrats are hailing the reduction as a fair trade-off for a …

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Muñoz cites first broad-based tax cut in twenty years

Press Release – Assemblywoman Nancy F. Muñoz voiced her support today for a sales tax cut and transportation funding plan that will create thousands of jobs and boost the state’s economy. “When fully implemented, this plan will return $1.4 billion to over 9 million New Jerseyans with the first broad-based tax cut in over twenty …

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