Leader Bramnick to Receive NJ’s Highest Arts Education Award Today

The Governor’s Award for Lifetime Contribution in Arts Education Assembly Republican Press Release – Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick has been selected as a recipient of the Governor’s Award for Lifetime Contribution in Arts Education for his efforts in promoting the importance of the arts in New Jersey’s school system. The award is presented by …

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Dancer honors hardworking women with ‘Equal Pay Day’ resolution

Assembly Republican Press Release – Assemblyman Ron Dancer has introduced an Assembly joint resolution (AJR99) establishing an “Equal Pay Day” on the second Tuesday of April annually. The second Tuesday in April represents the number (102) of extra days a typical woman working full time would have to work into the current year just to …

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Ciattarelli Commends Sen. Greenstein for Introducing Identical Highway Worker Safety Bill

Assembly Republican Press Release – Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli was happy Monday to see Senator Linda Greenstein introduce a bill identical to one he dropped in mid-April. The bill (A3643/S2215), “The Highway Worker Safety Act,” increases penalties for vehicular assault and homicide of highway workers and increases the fines for highway working zone penalties. “I thank …

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Under O’Scanlon bill, N.J. towns that don’t reassess could lose millions in state funding

Source: Excerpt from the Star-Ledger – A new bill introduced by a Republican assemblyman raises the stakes for New Jersey municipalities that wait too long to reassess their properties and the tax boards that let them. Under Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon’s bill, the state would withhold state aid from towns that let their assessed value fall …

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Bucco advocates for an affordable New Jersey

Assembly Republican Press Release – Deputy Assembly Minority Leader Anthony M. Bucco Thursday joined guest host Steve Lonegan on The Voice of Liberty, a radio program on WNJE-AM. Bucco shared the results of a report he received from the Office of Legislative Services on outmigration. “Essentially what the data shows is that young people, who …

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Handlin not plugged in to JCP&L electric transmission line project

Source: Excerpted from the Asbury Park Press – Jersey Central Power & Light wants to build a 10-mile high-voltage electric transmission line from Red Bank to Aberdeen, a new attempt at a controversial project that neighborhoods along the route have fought and defeated in the past. The utility said the 230,000-volt transmission line, called the …

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Bramnick calls for tax cuts to make New Jersey competitive

Source: Excerpt from NJ Spotlight – Lawmakers who want to get rid of New Jersey’s estate tax and make other tax cuts say they’re not scared by new forecasts that predict state tax revenue will fall about $1 billion short of original projections through the middle of next year.   “You have to do what …

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Bramnick, Webber on consequences of massive increase to minimum wage

Source: Excerpt from the Bergen Record – An Assembly committee on Thursday advanced a bill that would gradually boost New Jersey’s minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2021. By a 6-3 party line vote, the Assembly Labor committee moved the bill to a vote by the full Assembly. The Senate Labor committee approved an identical …

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Ciattarelli proposes bill to reform affordable housing rules

Source: Excerpt from the Courier-News – With towns trying to solve their affordable housing mysteries without any clues, two Somerset County legislators are co-sponsoring a bill that may provide a short-term solution while they work on comprehensive long-term reform. State Sen. Kip Bateman and Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli, both District 16 Republicans, are developing legislation to …

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Bramnick: Dems are suffering from ‘Bernie Sanders effect’

Source: Politico New Jersey – Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick said Thursday that state Democratic leaders are suffering from the “Bernie Sanders effect,” which, he says, has led the party’s elected officials to move so far to the left that they’re willing to adopt a “radical socialist policy.” Bramnick repreated the phrase “Bernie Sanders effect” …

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