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Carroll on State Supreme Court order for new hearings in immigration amnesty cases [video]

Source: NJTV News [video] – Immigration rights attorney Brian O’Neil and frequent immigration critic and state Assemblyman Michael Patrick Carroll agree with the New Jersey Supreme Court decision that orders new hearings for three immigrants from El Salvador and India.   “I think they got the law right,” said Carroll. “I think it will create a …

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Bateman-Ciattarelli-Simon Congratulate Hillsborough, Again Named One of the Top Small Towns in the United States

Assembly Republican Press Release – Sen. Kip Bateman, Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli and Assemblywoman Donna Simon, all R-Somerset, Hunterdon, Mercer and Middlesex commended the residents, businesses and elected officials of Hillsborough after Money magazine tabbed the township as one of the best places to live in the country. Hillsborough, ranked No. 30, is the only New …

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Ciattarelli: A reform plan to solve teachers’ pension problem once and for all

Source: The Star-Ledger [Op-Ed by Jack Ciattarelli] – For decades, Trenton politicians from both parties have shied away from providing real long-term solutions. We can’t afford to wait any longer. Why are pension systems for municipal and county employees, as well as the Police and Firemen’s Retirement System, all solvent? Because the employer pension contributions …

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Wolfe-McGuckin bill targets traffic jughandles

Source: NJ 101.5 – There is a push to not only ban the construction of any new jughandles in the Garden State, but to prohibit even the planning or designing of them. Legislation (S-493) sponsored by Holzapfel would bar additional jughandles. It would apply to roads or highways under the jurisdiction of the state, counties, …

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African American Chamber of Commerce Presents DeCroce with ‘Women Who Empower’ Award

Assembly Republican Press Release – Assembly Republican BettyLou DeCroce was honored at the African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey (AACCNJ) luncheon Wednesday, Aug. 26. DeCroce was presented with the “Women Who Empower” award during the luncheon, part of the organization’s 2015 Speaker Series. “I am honored to be recognized by this outstanding organization …

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Ciattarelli Statement Concerning the NJEA Leadership’s Working Relationship with State Legislators

Assemblyman to meet with the NJEA President Source: Assembly Republican Press Release – Assemblyman Republican Jack Ciattarelli, R-Somerset, Hunterdon, Mercer and Middlesex, issued the following regarding the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) and the need to continue discussions in areas where parties both agree and disagree. Ciattarelli and the union’s president have agreed to meet. …

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Fiocchi: Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants a Mistake

Source: PolitickerNJ – Following the Cumberland County Board of Chosen Freeholders’ decision to officially urge the legislature to pass bills A4425 and S2925, which would make it easier for undocumented immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses, incumbent Assemblymen Sam Fiocchi says the resolution is a mistake. “We strongly disagree with the decision by Cumberland County to pass …

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Dancer proposes alternative to controversial pipeline route

Source: Burlington County Times – Opponents of a proposed natural gas pipeline through northern Burlington, Monmouth and Ocean counties continued to make their case Wednesday during the third and final public hearing on the proposed project. Held at the Enterprise Center at Rowan College at Burlington County in Mount Laurel, the hearing was dominated by …

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Ciattarelli seeks dialogue with NJEA on pension reform

Source: NJ 101.5 – Many New Jerseyans want the state to make full payments into the public employees pension system, but the Garden State simply does not have the money, according to a legislator who is working on new pension reforms. The ideas include changes for the state’s teachers and that was not well-received by …

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Fiocchi op-ed: Higher taxes threaten job security

Courier-Post op-ed by Sam Fiocchi – New Jersey’ economy continues to struggle as compared to our neighbors, and South Jersey continues to trail behind the state as a whole. Unfortunately, the Trenton Democrats’ recent push for higher taxes on businesses and individuals will only make things worse. While Gov. Chris Christie vetoed the tax hikes, the …

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