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Applicants sought for Casagrande’s Fourth ‘Young Women’s Leadership Institute’

Source: Asbury Park Press – Assemblywoman Caroline Casagrande, R-Monmouth, is accepting applications for the Fourth Young Women’s Leadership Institute — a program that mentors and guides young women to be leaders. “Everyone in public life has an obligation to help the next generation take control of their own future in an effort to make themselves …

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Kean: Give older firefighters exemption, death benefits

Source: Asbury Park Press (letter-to-the-editor by Sean Kean) – First responders, such as firefighters, are essential to protecting the safety and well-being of their fellow citizens. Emergency responders often face dangerous situations that many people will never encounter, and many offer their services solely on a volunteer basis, which removes a tremendous financial burden from …

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Bramnick’s humor delivers a serious message

Source: PolitickerNJ – The state lawmaker helping to lead the charge into investigating the Gov. Chris Christie administration over the George Washington Bridge lane closings has some friendly advice for his colleague who serves across the aisle. “What is funny is that Steve Kornacki of MSNBC appears to be the new co-chair of the committee. …

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McGuckin: Nothing funny about Wisniewski’s Comments on Bridgegate

Source: Assembly Republican Press Release – Assembly Republican Greg McGuckin responded to Co-Chairman John Wisniewski’s advice to Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick for changing the name of the so-called Bridgegate investigation to the “Wiz-gate” hearings. “There is nothing funny about a one-sided investigation where decisions are unilaterally made,” said McGuckin, R-Ocean. “Republicans are taking the …

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Bramnick: Employers have right to know about applicant’s criminal history

Source: NJ.com – Faith leaders from across the state will convene Thursday as a show of support for a bill to aid New Jerseyans facing barriers to employment due to criminal records. The Rev. Dr. DeForest B. Soaries Jr. will engage leaders from the Jewish, Muslim and Christian faiths in an dialogue titled “Fulfilling Our …

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Carroll: No need to wait on reforming Port Authority and Bi-State Agencies – Bills are ready for debate

Source: Assembly Republican Press Release – Assembly Republican Michael Patrick Carroll, who serves on the New Jersey Legislative Select Committee on Investigations (SCI), said that if the committee is sincerely interested in finding solutions to problems existing at the Port Authority and other agencies, all it has to do is consider the 14 reform bills …

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O’Scanlon, Bramnick, Rumana talk red lights, jobs on Chamber trip

Source: NJ.com – It was impossible to miss state Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon on Tuesday as he walked the crammed aisles of an Amtrak train during the state Chamber of Commerce’s annual trek to the nation’s capital for New Jersey movers and shakers. The Monmouth County Republican, who has made it a mission to abolish those …

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Bramnick: It’s not Bridgegate, it’s ‘Wizgate,’

Source: PolitickerNJ – A week after announcing GOP legislators serving on the legislative committee investigating the George Washington Bridge lane closings are hitting a breaking point, a top Assembly Republican lawmaker now says the controversy dubbed Bridgegate is due for a name change. “It’s Wizgate,” said Assemblyman John Bramnick (R-21) aboard the chamber train to …

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Handlin discusses first subpoenas for oral testimony issued by committee

Source: CNN – A special New Jersey state legislative committee investigating the George Washington Bridge scandal that has upended Gov. Chris Christie’s administration has issued its first subpoenas for oral testimony. The panel said it had served Pat Foye, the executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, agency board member …

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Schepisi reacts to bridge scandal panel to issue 4 subpoenas for testimony

Source: Star Ledger – The co-chair of the state legislative committee investigating the George Washington Bridge scandal said the panel will issue subpoenas today to four witnesses to testify next month. So far, the committee has subpoenaed and released a number of emails and other documents related to the matter. But Wisniewski said the testimony …

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