Dancer Legislation to Save Simulcasting in Atlantic City Signed into Law

Assembly Republican Press Release – Legislation sponsored by Assembly Republican Ron Dancer to protect the simulcasting of horse races in Atlantic City casinos was signed into law today by Gov. Christie. The bill, S-2626/A-3972, allows casinos to negotiate with out-of-state racetracks for signal fees. The Borgata is the last remaining horseracing simulcast facility in Atlantic …

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CASAGRANDE ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR YOUNG WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE

Assembly Republican Press Release – Assemblywoman Caroline Casagrande is now accepting applications for the fifth class of the Young Women’s Leadership Institute – a program to mentor and guide young women to be leaders. “I designed this program to prepare young women in New Jersey to become tomorrow’s leaders,” said Casagrande, R-Monmouth. “Everyone in public …

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Bucco: If Democrats want to talk tax reform in N.J. Assembly, Republicans are waiting

Star Ledger op-ed by Anthony M. Bucco – Republicans have been waiting a long time for the opportunity to have a serious discussion in the N.J. Legislature about property taxes. So when Assembly Majority Leader Lou Greenwald (D-Camden) recently stated that Assembly Republicans have “no interest” in participating in a bipartisan discussion on taxes, I …

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N.J. Teachers Who Sexually Assault Students Overseas Could Face Charges Under McGuckin’s Bill

Source: Brick Shorebeat – Teachers who sexually assault or endanger the welfare of their students outside of the jurisdiction of New Jersey courts could be charged anyway if a new bill proposed by Assemblyman Gregory P. McGuckin (R-Ocean) is enacted. “It is disturbing to think that the person responsible for caring for your child on …

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Dancer looks to ban herbal drug Kratom in NJ [video]

Source: WB Channel 11 (New York) – A New Jersey lawmaker is taking aim at a new drug that he calls the latest craze. It’s an herb that comes from the same family as the coffee tree. “This drug is addictive as cocaine and gives a high like heroin,” said New Jersey State Assemblyman Ron …

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Kean Bill Would Provide Funding for Private School Security Measures

Source: Shorebeat – Public schools in New Jersey receive $75 per student to go toward security measures to ensure safety during the school day, but private schools receive no such funding – a gap one local lawmaker is trying to close with a bill that would provide funding for student security in private schools. In …

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Dancer Looks To Ban Organic Herb That Produces Heroin-Like High

Source: CBSNews Radio – A New Jersey lawmaker wants to ban an organic herb fueling the latest drug craze among teens…As WCBS 880’s Sean Adams reported, Kratom gives a high similar to heroin… The plant is related to coffee; it is native to southeast Asia and has long been used as an herbal pain reliever. …

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Dancer Bill To Recover Taxpayer Costs Defending Flag Pledge

Press Release – Assemblyman Ron Dancer has introduced legislation that affirms the right of a school system, council or commission to recite the Pledge of Allegiance. Under current law, those in attendance are not required to recite the pledge, however full respect must be shown to the flag while the pledge is being given by …

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Dance effort aims to prevent new drug craze in NJ

Source: NJ 101.5 – It has been around for years and can easily be bought in New Jersey tobacco shops, gas stations and on the internet. Kratom – an organic herb which grows naturally in Southeast Asia – is quickly becoming a “go-to’” drug for young people because of its opioid-like effects. The drug can …

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Muñoz on Study Showing No Link Between Vaccines and Autism: Vaccinations are Effective and Necessary

Press Release – Assembly Deputy Republican Leader Nancy F. Muñoz, R-Union, Morris and Somerset, issued the following statement in response to a study released Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) which found no link between autism and childhood vaccines, including those with an older sibling who has autism: “With autism rates …

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