Handlin voices opposition to JCP&L power line

Source: APP.com – The large standing-room-only crowd packed into a room at Middletown Library on Wednesday night seemed ready for a long fight ahead, a battle against a proposed 10-mile Jersey Central Power & Light transmission line that will run along the NJ Transit tracks and behind their houses, yards and pools. “What matters in …

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Ciattarelli seeks to raise awareness on Tourette Syndrome

Press Release – Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli announced he will introduce a resolution on Monday that will dedicate June 4 of every year as Tourette Syndrome Awareness Day in New Jersey. Joining Ciattarelli Thursday at the Statehouse news conference was Faith Rice, executive director of the New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome, and Hallie Hoffman – …

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Bucco votes “no” on TTF bill; says it doesn’t help middle class

Source: PolitickerNJ – The Assembly Budget Committee on Thursday released A10, a bill aimed at replenishing New Jersey’s near-bankrupt Transportation Trust Fund (TTF) and A11, a bill that amends certain NJ taxes in conjunction with the TTF changes. The move is part of a last-minute push by legislators to pass TTF funding legislation before the …

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DiMaio, Peterson voice opposition to gas tax hike

Source: MyCentralJersey.com – New Jersey should not be allowed to raise its gas tax until the state finds a way to eliminate corruption and reduce the cost of road construction. That was the main message at a Wednesday afternoon rally sponsored by Americans for Prosperity on Route 22 outside a district office of state Sen. …

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Rumana, Schepisi say gov’s school funding plan is balanced approach

Source: PolitickerNJ – A controversial proposal from Governor Chris Christie to change the state’s apportionment of school funding aid is drawing immediate, withering criticism from state Democrats. After unveiling the proposal to standardize state school aid at roughly $6,500 per pupil in every school district Tuesday, Christie also earned plaudits from Republican supporters who say …

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Kean, Rumana: Christie school funding plan a fair formula

Source: App.com – Jim Jablonski pays nearly $10,000 in property taxes on his half-acre Millstone property, so when he heard that Gov. Chris Christie had proposed a plan to reduce property taxes by redistributing state aid to schools, he eagerly supported the plan. “Property taxes are ridiculous,” said 63-year-old Jablonski. “We need to lower property …

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Dancer bill defending NJ military bases advancing in legislature

Source: Excerpt from Burlington County Times – Legislation to appropriate taxpayer money each year for the defense of Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst and the state’s other military installations continues to advance through the Legislature. The Assembly Appropriations Committee voted 10-0 on Monday to release the legislation without any discussion and clear it for a vote by …

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Ciattarelli, Republicans laud Christie’s school aid overhaul proposal

Source: 101.5 News – Gov. Chris Christie wants to entirely overhaul New Jersey’s school funding formula, providing every district the same amount of aid per student — which would be unconstitutional at present. Christie Tuesday afternoon unveiled what he calls a “Fairness Formula” in remarks at Hillsborough High School, in a district that could see …

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Ciattarelli, Bramnick voice support for Christie school funding plan

Source: MyCentralJersey.com – In his final 18 months in office, Gov. Chris Christie will be on a mission that could turn out to be his lasting legacy — changing the way public education is funded in New Jersey. In an appearance Tuesday at Hillsborough High School in the heart of Republican-heavy Somerset County, Christie unveiled …

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Bramnick: Gov’s school funding proposal fair to schools and taxpayers

Source: Burlington County Times – Gov. Chris Christie is taking aim at New Jersey’s school funding formula, calling for sweeping changes to the current court-approved system in order to redistribute billions of tax dollars spent on public school education and help lower property taxes. The Republican governor, who has about 18 months left in office, …

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