Fiocchi Sponsors Bill to Revitalize Business Districts in Millville, Vineland

Press Release – In his effort to create jobs and strengthen the South Jersey economy, Assembly Republican Sam Fiocchi has signed on to sponsor legislation to continue the Urban Enterprise Zone program in Millville and Vineland. The bill, A-4120, extends the UEZ programs in 10 urban areas across the state. “The local economy of Millville …

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Rodriguez-Gregg supports ‘Dress Our Vets’ campaign

Source: Burlington County Times – Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno is teaming with more than two dozen women legislators to help veterans transition to civilian jobs.   “This grass-roots effort helps veterans make the critical adjustment from military uniforms to business attire and eases the transition from the war room to the board room.” – Assemblywoman …

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Fiocchi Sponsors Bill Addressing Antique Gun Possession

Press Release – To protect vintage gun collectors from unwarranted prosecution, Assemblyman Sam Fiocchi has introduced legislation exempting antique firearms from the state’s gun laws. “Many people from a variety of backgrounds collect vintage guns for many reasons. Some enjoy trading and selling while others are history buffs who attend national gun shows looking for …

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Casagrande antique gun bill endorsed by South Jersey Times

South Jersey Times Editorial – Mention guns and you’ll trigger passionate discussions. The recent case of a Cumberland County gun collector who found himself charged after cops discovered him with an antique weapon has focused the spotlight on the need for revisions in our own state laws governing firearms. The story all unfolded on Nov. …

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Bucco says governor’s budget speech was ‘on point’ [video]

Source: NJTV [vide] – “I’m pleased to announce today that the commission has — with my support — reached an unprecedented accord with the NJEA,” said Gov. Chris Christie at the beginning of a budget address that even some Republicans here were fearing could mean curtains for Christie’s political fortunes. Instead, it turned out to …

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Bramnick discusses pension proposal

Bergen Record – A day after Governor Christie announced what he is calling a “road map for reform” on public employee pensions and health care, legislators and union leaders aren’t sure what exactly the next step is, but they say any progress is most likely to hinge on negotiating changes to employee health benefits. And …

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Angelini fighting to keep legal pot out of New Jersey

Source: The Star-Ledger – A New Jersey Assemblywoman said that in light of the formation of a group that launched last week to fight for the legalization of recreational marijuana use in New Jersey, she is planning a group that will actively advocate against it. Assemblywoman Mary Pat Angelini (R-Monmouth) has been a vocal opponent …

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Handlin discusses Port Authority Reform on panel at university

Source: The Jersey Journal – How should Port Authority be fixed? The short answer, all five members of a panel discussing Port Authority reforms at Saint Peter’s University Monday agreed, is with more responsible leadership and greater transparency. The five members of the panel at the event — entitled “How Should We Fix the Port …

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Fiocchi Bill Saving Customers on Electricity Costs Wins Assembly Approval

Source: Cape May County Herald – Legislation (A-2385) sponsored by Assemblyman Sam Fiocchi, R-Cumberland, Cape May and Atlantic, which allows municipalities with their own electric utility to form a shared services authority was approved by the Assembly. “Consumers will save on their electric bills as the combined purchasing power of participating towns will make it …

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Assembly Republicans on Christie’s FY 2016 Budget Plan

Source: NJ 101.5 – Shortly after Gov. Chris Christie proposed a $33.8 billion state budget for the fiscal year that begins on July 1, lawmakers commented on the state spending plan. Assembly Republican Deputy Conference Leader Mary Pat Angelini (R, Monmouth): “This is another fiscally responsible budget that keeps New Jersey on the right track. …

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