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Webber: Trenton produces “Wimpy” gas tax hike

Press Release – New Jersey awoke Tuesday morning to news that Trenton’s taxers had moved a massive midnight gas tax hike through the General Assembly. The next day, taxpayers continue to express their opposition to the proposed deal. In response, Assemblyman Jay Webber (R-Morris, Essex, Passaic) stated: “Trenton’s backrooms are pushing another Wimpy ‘deal,’ gladly …

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Ciattarelli, Webber: Gas tax will hurt over-burden New Jersey taxpayers

Source: Excerpt from Tap Into Somerville – A showdown is expected Thursday when the state Senate opens debate on a contentious plan to increase the state’s gasoline tax by 23 cents a gallon. The estimated $2 billion raised annually by the gas tax would be used to replenish the state’s battered Transportation Trust Fund over …

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Schepisi: Implications of TTF plan uncertain

Source: Bloomberg – New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s hastily proposed 1 percentage point sales-tax cut, his condition for unlocking billions of dollars for transportation projects, would blow a $1.6 billion hole in the general fund. Christie, a two-term Republican, and newfound allies among Assembly Democrats are hailing the reduction as a fair trade-off for a …

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Muñoz cites first broad-based tax cut in twenty years

Press Release – Assemblywoman Nancy F. Muñoz voiced her support today for a sales tax cut and transportation funding plan that will create thousands of jobs and boost the state’s economy. “When fully implemented, this plan will return $1.4 billion to over 9 million New Jerseyans with the first broad-based tax cut in over twenty …

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DeCroce outlines benefits of sales tax cut in TTF deal

Assembly Republican Press Release – Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce voiced support Monday for a sales tax cut and transportation funding plan to create thousands of jobs and boost the state’s economy. “This is the largest broad-based tax cut in over twenty years,” said DeCroce (R-Morris) citing the enactment of a 30 percent income tax cut on …

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Assembly approves Dancer/Bramnick bill allowing wagers at annual Far Hills Steeplechase races

Assembly Republican Press Release – The General Assembly has approved a bill sponsored by Assemblymen Ron Dancer and Jon Bramnick authorizing pari-mutuel wagering on horse races at the Far Hills Race Meeting. Under the bill (A1697), the New Jersey Racing Commission is authorized to grant one special two-day permit each year to allow wagering on …

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O’Scanlon, Bucco warn against Democrats’ pension referendum

Source: Excerpt from The Star-Ledger – The state Assembly took its final step Monday toward placing a referendum on the fall ballot asking voters to commit to spending billions of dollars to repair the public worker pension system. With the governor cut out of the ballot question process, it is now up to the Democratic-controlled …

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Webber says gas tax hike, TTF plan a “raw deal” for NJ

Source: NJSpotlight – Lawmakers had no problem sending a budget bill to Gov. Chris Christie yesterday, but finding consensus on a way to renew the state’s going-broke Transportation Trust Fund was a different story. Without any debate or disagreement, a $34.8 billion spending plan proposed by Democratic legislative leaders for the fiscal year that begins …

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Webber voices opposition to gas tax hike

Press Release – Assemblyman Jay Webber (R-Morris) released the following statement after the General Assembly voted to increase New Jersey’s gas tax: “Tonight, all the Trenton insiders did was pave New Jersey’s road to higher taxes. This State Street ‘deal’ is an instant $850 million tax hike on overtaxed Main Street New Jerseyans, with as …

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After Assembly approval, Kean and Auth bill protecting school students moves to Governor’s desk

Assembly Republican Press Release – The General Assembly today approved legislation sponsored by Assemblymen Sean Kean and Robert Auth to ensure safe and secure school environments for non-public schools. The Secure Schools for All Children Act (A2689) requires the state to fund security measures to protect all students. “Schools are taking action to provide protection …

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