Could Dems force gas tax hike without Christie? ‘Absolutely not,’ Bramnick says

Source: NJ 101.5 – Three and a half weeks ago, when New Jersey lawmakers could not agree on a proposal to fund the Transportation Trust Fund with a gas tax increase, Gov. Chris Christie issued an executive order that froze hundreds of road and bridge projects. It’s now the end of July, the TTF will …

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Ciattarelli opposes Dem’s latest TTF plan

Source: MyCentralJersey.com – While legislators and the governor wrangle over a proposed hike in New Jersey’s gasoline tax, two major Somerset County road projects have come to a standstill. When elected officials could not agree on a plan to replenish the state’s Transportation Trust Fund this month, the state Department of Transportation placed a statewide …

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Stalemate Continues Over 23-Cent Gas Tax Increase; Ciattarelli Critical of Latest Proposal

Source: Tapinto South Brunswick-Cranbury – The stalemate between Gov. Chris Christie and state legislators over the beleaguered Transportation Trust Fund continues as the latest compromise proposal cobbled together by lawmakers was rejected by Christie on Monday. The latest plan would increase the state’s gas tax 23 cents per gallon; in return, residents would receive a …

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Ciattarelli: Count me out for any immediate 23 cent gas tax increase

Press Release – Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli (R-Somerset) issued the following statement today: “It seems like what we needed all these years for there to be ‘tax reform’ is a Transportation Trust Fund (TTF) crisis. “While we absolutely need a reliable, pay-as-you-go funding source for the TTF, most in Trenton still willfully ignore the other side …

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Bramnick on gas tax hike: ‘We need compromise that includes a broad-based tax reduction’

Source: NJ 101.5 – Gov. Chris Christie said the Democrats’ latest plan for replenishing the Transportation Trust Fund is “dead on arrival,” deeming the package of tax cuts as insufficiently fair to green-light a 23-cent per gallon hike in the gas tax. That’s not surprising, given that Christie has demanded a broad-based tax cut, such …

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Dancer bill protects student privacy

Source: Asbury Park Press – A New Jersey legislator is pushing back against federal guidelines governing bathroom and locker room access for transgender students in schools, calling the measures an “overreach” by the executive branch. Assemblyman Ron Dancer, R-Ocean, has introduced legislation that would empower the state Attorney General’s Office to protect schools from losing …

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Bramnick can’t support TTF deal without broad-based tax relief

Assembly Republican Press Release – Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick commented today on the Democratic leaders’ new deal to replenish the Transportation Trust Fund without a sales tax cut. “There are not enough votes to pass the Prieto-Sweeney bill,” said Bramnick (R-Union). “We need compromise that includes a broad-based tax reduction for all New Jerseyans.”

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Dancer introduces bill protecting NJ schools’ federal aid and students’ privacy rights

Assembly Republican Press Release – Assemblyman Ron Dancer introduced legislation committing the legal assistance of the attorney general to New Jersey schools threated with the loss of federal funding for failing to meet the Obama administration’s new guidelines for transgender students provided our schools are fully compliant with New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination. “We are …

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Wolfe weighs in on dueling school funding plans

  Source: NJSpotlight  - Since Gov. Chris Christie and state Sen. Steve Sweeney proposed competing plans for remaking school funding in New Jersey, it’s been more talk than action. Both Christie and Sweeney have gone on public campaigns to muster support for their proposals, each winning their share of endorsements for what are radically different …

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Bramnick can’t support TTF gas tax agreement without broad-based tax relief

Source: Politico New Jersey – The state Legislature appears yet again to be headed toward a collision with Gov. Chris Christie after the Democratic leaders cut a new deal on Friday to raise the state’s gasoline tax and replenish the Transportation Trust Fund, throwing out a sales cut the Republican chief executive had been seeking. …

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