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Ciattarelli: NJ plagued by unjust school funding formula [Op-Ed]

Source: Home News Tribune [Op-Ed by Asm. Jack Ciattarelli] – The Wall Street Journal recently chronicled a Hoboken house selling for $6.5 million. According to the article, the house “shattered the record price for a home sold in the city.’ The annual property taxes on the Hoboken house are $43,000. On average, the property taxes …

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Rumana: $15 Minimum wage hurts the middle class

Assembly Republican Press Release – Assembly Republican Whip Scott Rumana today argued why a minimum wage hike would hurt the middle class during the legislative debate on A-15. “This bill kills the middle class,” said Rumana (R-Passaic). “A 70 percent rise in labor costs is going to do only one thing – force every small …

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Rible Seeks ‘Training Wage’ to Protect Small Business under Minimum Wage

Assembly Republican Press Release – During the legislative debate to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour, Assemblyman Dave Rible today called for a committee substitute establishing a training wage for new employees. “As a former small business owner, I have seen firsthand how difficult it is to run a business in New Jersey,” …

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Peterson bill creating task force to track stolen valuables earns Assembly approval

Assembly Republican Press Release – The General Assembly today approved legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Erik Peterson creating a task force to help law enforcement crack down on criminals and return stolen jewelry and other valuables to the rightful owners. The secondhand valuables transaction reporting task force established by the bill (A2224), the will make recommendations …

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Dancer-Space-Phoebus resolution recognizing role of Future Farmers of America Association passes Assembly

Assembly Republican Press Release – The General Assembly today passed a resolution (AR59) sponsored by Assembly Republicans Ron Dancer, Parker Space and Gail Phoebus that recognizes and supports the New Jersey Future Farmers of America Association (FFA) and its statewide role in agricultural education. “Agriculture is a vital economic and environmental resource as the third …

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Bucco bill shielding identity of violent crime victims approved by Assembly

Assembly Republican Press Release – Legislation protecting the identities of violent crime victims and witnesses, sponsored by Assemblyman Anthony M. Bucco, earned the approval of the General Assembly today. The bill (A3626) prohibits the release of identifying personal information in response to an Open Public Records Act (OPRA) request. “Protecting the privacy and safety of …

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Muñoz/Bucco bill increasing penalties for vehicular homicide earns approval of General Assembly

Assembly Republican Press Release – Assemblywoman Nancy F. Muñoz and Assemblyman Anthony M. Bucco’s legislation increasing vehicular homicide penalties passed the General Assembly today. The bill (A3686), designated as “Ralph and David’s Law,” establishes the crime of strict liability vehicular homicide and removes the presumption of non-imprisonment for first-time offenders convicted of the new third-degree …

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Webber bill extending tax checkoff program to benefit autism programs clears Assembly

Assembly Republican Press Release – The General Assembly today passed legislation by Assemblyman Jay Webber to help taxpayers contribute to autism programs on their state income tax returns. “We’re seeing a lot more children diagnosed with autism, and New Jerseyans are looking for a way to help them,” said Webber (R—Morris). “This legislation will help …

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Assembly approves Dancer and Space bill to feed the hungry with excess food from school cafeterias

Assembly Republican Press Release – The Assembly today approved legislation sponsored by Assemblymen Ron Dancer and Parker Space to increase the amount of food available at soup kitchens and food banks. The measure (A3056) encourages schools and colleges to donate excess food to feed the poor through nonprofit organizations. “It’s a waste to throw good …

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Space and Phoebus Shared Services Bill Approved By Assembly

Assembly Republican Press Release – The General Assembly approved a bill today that allows for shared services between county and local governments and school districts and local federal military bases. The bill is a 2015 recommendation by the New Jersey Military Installation Growth and Development Task Force and sponsored by Assembly Republicans Parker Space and …

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