Brown lauds suspension of north jersey casino media campaign

Source: Press of Atlantic City – A nonprofit campaign favoring the expansion of casino gaming to North Jersey has thrown up the white flag. Our Turn NJ announced Thursday it was suspending its paid media campaign, citing poor polling data among the factors. “The current political climate in New Jersey and voters’ concerns about the …

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Rumana, McGuckin, DeCroce weigh in on roadwork shutdown

  NJ101.5 – Roadwork that’s been shuttered since early July at the governor’s direction is going to cost extra once it’s eventually restarted. An Assembly panel has endorsed the idea of making sure the state pays for that, not municipalities and counties. The costs associated with stopping and restarting construction projects haven’t been calculated and …

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Dancer bill extends senior freeze property tax benefits to the disabled

Press Release – In an effort to help residents with disabilities currently not eligible for the state’s senior freeze property tax reimbursement program because they receive disability retirement benefits from the federal government, Assemblyman Ron Dancer has introduced legislation (A-4130) to extend the program to disabled former federal employees. “Just because these residents receive retirement …

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Dancer legislation awakens Civil Service Commission from hibernation

Assembly Republican Press Release – Assemblyman Ron Dancer introduced legislation Thursday that will breathe life back into the Civil Service Commission. With only one of five seats filled, the commission has been unable to meet or take any action because it requires a quorum. The commission’s meeting has been cancelled 17 times this year after …

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Orange stripes on a toy gun does nothing, says Rible

Assembly Republican Press Release –Assemblyman Dave Rible responded to an Assembly panel advancing legislation that requires all toy guns sold in New Jersey to have an orange stripe: “While it may be well intentioned, this measure makes it more difficult for cops to do their job and does nothing to make anyone any safer,” said …

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Bramnick applauds Irvington mayor for reducing crime

Assembly Republican Press Release – Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick applauded Mayor Tony Vauss and Irvington city leaders for their new crime initiative to enhance public safety after meeting with them Wednesday. “Yesterday, I began meeting with urban mayors,” said Bramnick (R-Union). “Irvington has taken a well-coordinated approach to improving safety within their community with …

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Webber: Citizens Lose Again to Naked Corporate Crony ‘Game’ Rigging

Assembly Republican Press Release – Assemblyman Jay Webber (R-Morris) today decried yet another giveaway by the state of New Jersey at the expense of the state’s ordinary taxpayers. Reports today have news of a state-subsidized switcheroo involving multi-billion dollar British luxury automaker Jaguar-Land Rover and multi-billion dollar consumer electronics manufacturer Sharp Electronics. Jaguar, which makes …

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Ciattarelli to shave head for cancer research

Assembly Republican Press Release - Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli announced today that for the third straight year he will shave his head to benefit childhood cancer research. Ciattarelli will join 28 other “shavees” on the Rays of Hope team at the Sergeantsville Volunteer Fire Company on Sunday, Sept. 25 at noon.   The team has raised $162,829 since …

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Bramnick to meet with Irvington and Paterson mayors

Assembly Republican Press Release – Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick announced Tuesday that he is planning to meet with the mayors of Irvington and Paterson to discuss solutions on the persistent problems within their communities. “An urban tour is important to understand the issues facing our cities,” said Bramnick (R-Union). “I look forward to meeting …

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Panel endorses four Dancer-Space-Phoebus bills bolstering Farm to School program

Assembly Republican Press Release – New Jersey’s Farm to School program, already a model being followed by other states, is further strengthened by a package of legislation sponsored by Assemblymen Ron Dancer and Parker Space and Assemblywoman Gail Phoebus. Four farm-friendly bills were advanced today by the agriculture committee. “We are the Garden State, and …

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