Fiocchi: Manufacturing can make a comeback in New Jersey

Source: Asbury Park Press – op-ed by Sam Fiocchi The good news for New Jersey’s manufacturing industry: In 2013 that sector experienced an increase of nearly 2,700 jobs. That is significant because it is the first time the state has seen an annual increase since 2000, according to Manufacturers’ News. Why is this significant? Consider …

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Ciattarelli weighs in on OTW facility in Hillsborough

Source: Star Ledger – Town leaders updating residents on the status of a proposed off-track wagering establishment got a mixed, but mostly negative, reaction from residents at Wednesday’s public information session. More than 100 residents and interested parties attended a public information center hosted by the township to learn more about the proposed Favorites at …

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Bramnick: The Future of NJ Politics should not be Politicians Investigating Politicians

Source: Assembly Republican Press Release – Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick, R-Union, Somerset and Morris, said today that voices around the country agree with Republican concerns that the bipartisan committee led by Assemblyman Wisniewski is partisan. Following are observers who agree that Chairman Wisniewski’s committee is not bipartisan: Chuck Todd (NBC News) – “Democrats made …

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Bucco Happy to Hear Discussion on Eliminating Estate and Realty Transfer Taxes

Source: Assembly Republican Press Release – Hopes Legislature will take action on A-397 and A-389 Assembly Deputy Republican Leader Anthony M. Bucco said he is pleased to hear of the support for repealing the estate and realty transfer taxes which lead New Jersey residents to leave the state for a more tax-friendly climate. Bucco sponsors …

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Bramnick and Handlin discuss GOP participation on SCI

Source: Bergen Record – The New Jersey legislative committee investigating traffic jams at the George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee has become embroiled in another round of accusations of partisanship and some Republican leaders and conservative members of the panel intend to hold a conference call today to voice complaints that Democrats have excluded them. …

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Bramnick discusses possibility Republicans on NJ bridge scandal panel might withdraw bipartisan support

Source: Star Ledger – Republicans on the state legislative committee investigating the George Washington Bridge lane closings might withdraw their support of the inquiry because they contend they have been kept out of the loop by their Democratic counterparts. Assemblyman Jon Bramnick (R-Union) said his members will hold a conference call in the next couple …

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Angelini talks about Northwestern study on marijuana use

Source: NJ 101.5 – There is new ammunition for those opposed to legalizing even small amounts of marijuana in New Jersey. A new study published Wednesday in the Journal of Neuroscience by researchers at Northwestern University, in collaboration with Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, links significant brain abnormalities to the casual use of …

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Bramnick suggests Republican Bridgegate committee members are hitting a breaking point

Source: PolitickerNJ – A top Assembly Republican indicated Wednesday GOP legislators serving on the legislative committee investigating the George Washington Bridge lane closings are hitting a breaking point. Assemblyman Jon Bramnick (R-21) says GOP lawmakers are in discussions about whether they will continue to be a part of the joint legislative committee investigating the Gov. …

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Fiocchi says it can happen in any neighborhood -Vineland shooting that killed 2 still under investigation

Source: South Jersey Times – City police continue to investigate possible suspects following a string of violence and shootings that occurred Sunday night into Monday morning, which left two dead and two injured. Police were originally dispatched for a home invasion around 11:26 p.m. on Sunday at C&D Apartments on the 700 block of Humbert …

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Fiocchi calls for community cooperation as authorities link Vineland shootings to dispute at party

Source: Atlantic City Press – A home invasion and a pair of shootings that have now resulted in a second death may have started with yet another confrontational event this past weekend, city officials said. At least some of the four people who were shot were involved in a dispute at a private party that …

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