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Ciattarelli pleased N.J. Racing Commission opens access to off-track wagering application

Packet Online – The N.J. Racing Commission has decided to make public the application for an off-track wagering facility in Hillsborough. After final public comments were received by Thursday’s deadline, there was nothing new that required investigation, so the commission decided to make the application subject to Open Public Records Act requests, said Frank Zanzuccki, …

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Fiocchi Leads Call for Improved Broadband, Telecommunications for Rural South Jersey Communities

Cape May County Herald – Assembly Republican Sam Fiocchi met with local elected officials and the chairman of the Board of Public Utilities to discuss ongoing frustration with making phone calls and connecting to the Internet in South Jersey. “In the rest of the state, people can take landline and cell phone service for granted, …

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Dancer-Space Bee Bill Package Signed into Law

Assembly Republican Press Release – Three bills Assemblymen Ron Dancer and Parker Space sponsor designed to protect the state’s commercial and recreational bee industry and heighten public awareness about its importance to our food supply were signed into law today by Acting Gov. Kim Guadagno. According to the state Department of Agriculture, more than 80 …

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Acting Gov. Guadagno Signs Fiocchi Bee Bills into Law

Assembly Republican Press Release – Acting Gov. Kim Guadagno today signed two bills sponsored by Assemblyman Sam Fiocchi, R-Cumberland, Cape May and Atlantic, that protect and enhance the state’s commercial and recreational bee industry. “Agriculture is an important industry in South Jersey. Bees play a vital role in crop production,” said Fiocchi. “Many people are …

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Ciattarelli Pleased Racing Commission Making OTW Application Available to Public

Assembly Republican Press Release – Public comment period closed on proposed Hillsborough OTW – Decision due in 30-60 days Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli said the decision by the New Jersey Racing Commission to allow the public to review the application for an off-track wagering facility (OTW) in a former Hillsborough restaurant is in the best interest …

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Handlin op-ed: What can N.J. do to improve its reputation?

Asbury Park Press – We should be used to it by now. New Jersey has been the butt of jokes since before Alaska and Hawaii became the 49th and 50th states. But it still hurts to hear New Jersey spotlighted as the “least liked state in America” in a survey released by YouGov.com, an Internet …

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O’Scanlon op-ed: Not all Republicans see eye to eye on issues of homosexuality and addiction

Star Ledger – Last year, the New Jersey legislature voted on a measure that prohibited the infliction of “sexual orientation reparative therapy” on young individuals of our state. This is the frequently torturous “treatment” designed to turn the gay straight. Although I abstained on the vote because of a potential technical issue, I vocally supported …

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Rumpf, Gove Call for Action on Financial Exploitation Measure

Source: The SandPaper – State Sen. Christopher J. Connors, Assemblyman Brian E. Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne C. Gove of the 9th Legislative District are calling for action on an initiative that would create the new offense of theft by financial exploitation of a vulnerable person. The offense would apply to a person in a position …

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Fiocchi Leads Call for Improved Broadband and Telecommunications for Rural South Jersey Communities

Source: Assembly Republican Press Release – Assembly Republican Sam Fiocchi met today with local elected officials and the chairman of the Board of Public Utilities to discuss ongoing frustration with making phone calls and connecting to the Internet in South Jersey. “In the rest of the state, people can take landline and cell phone service …

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Bucco: American Pharoah Creates Excitement for NJ Horse Racing

Assembly Republican Press Release – Haskell purse increased to $1.75M Assembly Deputy Republican Leader Anthony M. Bucco, R-Morris and Somerset, who attended today’s press conference on the Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park Racetrack this Sunday, issued the following statement about the race and Triple Crown winner American Pharoah’s participation: “The Haskell is the premier thoroughbred …

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