Brown, Handlin, Legislators Announce Support for Israel’s Right to Self Defense

Source: The Alternative Press – The New Jersey State Association of Jewish Federations, representing 11 Jewish federations throughout New Jersey, convened legislative leaders in Trenton September 15 in order to express solidarity with the State of Israel and the Jewish community. Joining them was Deputy Consul General of Israel in New York Amir Sagie. “The …

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Bramnick seeks leniency for Philly woman who mistakenly carried gun into N.J.

Source: NewsWorks – The top Republican in New Jersey’s Assembly says it defies common sense to make a woman with no criminal record face a mandatory prison sentence for bringing a licensed handgun into the state. Shaneen Allen, a mother of two from Philadelphia, would not have been guilty of anything in 30 other states …

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Bramnick urges Atlantic County prosecutors to use discretion in Shaneen Allen case

Source: PolitickerNJ – Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick (R-21) today urged prosecutors in Atlantic County to reconsider the case of Shaneen Allen, a Pennsylvania woman who was arrested for possessing a legal firearm in Atlantic County earlier this year, and called on lawmakers across the state to revisit the issue of prosecutorial discretion to better …

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Bramnick Calls for More Discretion in Gun Cases

Source: WBGO FM [audio] – The top Republican in New Jersey’s Assembly says it defies common sense to make a woman with no criminal record face a mandatory prison sentence for bringing a licensed handgun into the state. Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick says Shaneen Allen, a mother of two from Philadelphia, would not have …

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Bramnick on Legislative remedy urged for handgun case

Asbury Park Press – The Assembly Republican leader wants a special session of the state Legislature to take up a bill clarifying the intent of handgun laws. Assemblyman Jon Bramnick, R-Union, said he is calling for the session in large part because of the case of Shaneen Allen, the Pennsylvania woman arrested in Atlantic County …

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Bramnick: Sending Shaneen Allen to prison would be a ‘mistake’

NJ 101.5 – Philadelphia resident Shaneen Allen is a single mother of two with no criminal record, but she is facing a mandatory three-year prison term because last year she was caught with a gun in New Jersey that she’s legally allowed to possess in Pennsylvania. Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick doesn’t think Allen should …

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Rumana Looks Forward to Working on TTF Solutions

Assembly Republican Press Release – Assembly Republican Whip Scott Rumana (R-Passaic), who is the ranking member on the Assembly Transportation Committee, released the following statement regarding today’s press conference held by Forward NJ, a coalition of state-based organizations seeking solutions to fund New Jersey’s Transportation Trust Fund (TTF): “Republicans welcome the opportunity to discuss practical …

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O’Scanlon: New Jersey Hospital Association Sees Through Red-Light Camera Front Group

Association asks to be removed from website. Source: Assembly Republican Press Release – Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon today heaped praise upon the NJHA (New Jersey Hospital Association) for its demand to be removed from the Traffic Safety Coalition’s website as a partner. The Coalition purports to be an organization dedicated to the improvement of traffic safety …

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Webber Pleased NJTEAM Act Cleared by Key Senate Panel

Source: PolitickerNJ – The Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee blew through a host of bills during its hearing in the Statehouse today. Among the docket of bills, which included legislation aimed at raising awareness for Parkinson’s Disease (S1173) and a “Reader Privacy Act” (S967) that would extend reader privacy protections to book purchases, including the …

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Fiocchi Letter: Don’t Play Politics with People’s Livelihoods

Source: South Jersey Times – To the Editor: As most readers know by now, Sen. Jeff Van Drew and Assemblyman Bob Andrzejczak, both D-1st Dist., trumpeted the formation of a “bipartisan economic development task force” recently. Despite their rhetoric, the reality of bipartisanship didn’t extend to me. A few months ago when Van Drew introduced …

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