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shepisi participates in Youth Goverment meeting

Source: Pascack Valley Community Life For a second year, Pascack Valley High School students took to the dais of council chambers to participate in a student government night with local officials. The annual meeting was held Tuesday, May 12. Students had the opportunity to mirror not only council members, but also the borough’s professionals, department …

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Russo thanks Gov. Christie for signing bill honoring fallen police officer

Source: Waldwick Suburban News – A bill introduced to rename a section of Route 17 in memory of fallen Police Officer Christopher Goodell was signed into law May 11 by Governor Christie. The law will see the renaming of the borough’s portions of the thoroughfare to the Christopher Goodell Memorial Highway, a tribute and solemn …

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Bramnick: NJ Must Help AC Before Allowing Other Casinos [video]

NJTV[video]  – We have word that a Hard Rock casino could be headed for the Meadowlands. Hard Rock and Meadowlands Racing and Entertainment are pushing hard to get it on the November ballot. Meadowlands Racetrack owner Jeff Gural promised the casino could create 10,000 jobs. And the state could make some $400 million a year …

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Muñoz Hosts Kean University Roundtable Discussion on Domestic Violence

Source: Assembly Republican Press Release – Assemblywoman Nancy F. Muñoz, R-Union, Morris and Somerset, led a panel discussion today on domestic violence hosted by Kean University’s Center for History, Politics, & Policy. Muñoz organized the roundtable which included leading nursing organizations, practitioners and professors. The group discussed the education and role of nurses in dealing …

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Carroll hits breaks on drivers’ licenses for illegal immigrants

Source: NJ Advance Media – The Dover Board of Aldermen has passed a resolution saying immigrants in the country illegally should have access to driver’s licenses. The resolution urges the state Legislature to adopt a similar measure so that it could be signed into a state law by Gov. Chris Christie. State Assemblyman Michael Patrick Carroll …

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Rodriguez-Gregg, Brown introduce bill to increase transparency in propane sales

Source: Burlington County Times – Three Burlington County lawmakers want to make sure backyard grillers are not burned by misleading labels for propane sales. Legislation introduced by state Sen. Dawn Marie Addiego and Assembly members Chris J. Brown and Maria Rodriguez-Gregg, all of the 8th District, would require retailers that sell propane for tanks or …

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Bramnick on Memorial Day: Honor and Remember

Assembly Republican Press Release – Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick, R-Union, Morris and Somerset, issued the following statement commemorating Memorial Day: “Memorial Day is a time to thank our American heroes who made the greatest sacrifice to keep us safe and free. We honor their lives, salute their service and remember that we owe them …

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Fiocchi Statement on Memorial Day: Remember The Lives Lost For Our Freedom

Source: Assembly Republican Press Release – Assemblyman Sam Fiocchi, R – Cumberland, Cape May and Atlantic, issued the following statement about Memorial Day. “Each year on Memorial Day, we honor and remember the brave heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country and for our freedom. The selfless dedication and patriotism these warriors demonstrated …

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O’Scanlon calls coalition’s safety warning ‘bogus’

NJ 101.5 – A group called the National Coalition for Safer Roads has a warning for New Jersey drivers: as more people hit the road this summer, the risk of traffic collisions from drivers running red light will increase. The coalition claims it’s helping to save lives and protect communities by demonstrating how red-light “safety” …

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O’Scanlon Statement on Impact of Volatility on State Budget

Source: Assembly Republican Press Release – Assembly Republican Budget Officer Declan O’Scanlon, R-Monmouth, released this statement after discussions during today’s Assembly Budget Hearing regarding the volatility of the state’s gross income tax (GIT) and its impact on the state budget: “New Jersey already relies too heavily on the extremely volatile gross income tax. The GIT …

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