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Schepisi’s “NJ Family Collaborative Law Act” a Better Way

Assembly Republican Press Release – Legislation sponsored by Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi, R-Bergen and Passaic, helping families resolve divorces and other legal disputes without resorting to litigation, was released by the Assembly Judiciary Committee today. The bill, A-1477, is known as the “New Jersey Family Collaborative Law Act.” Similar legislation has already been signed into law …

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Brown-Bucco Resolution Protecting McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst and Picatinny from DOD Cuts Released

Assembly Republican Press Release – An Assembly resolution sponsored by Assemblymen Chris J. Brown and Anthony M. Bucco urging Congress to exclude the Joint McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst base and Picatinny Arsenal from future defense budget cuts was released by the Assembly Military and Veterans’ Affairs Committee today. The U.S. Department Defense (DOD) has indicated that the Base …

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DeCroce Resolution Recognizes Aviation’s Role in NJ

Press Release – A bipartisan resolution sponsored by Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce that designates May of each year as “General Aviation Appreciation Month” today cleared the Assembly Transportation and Independent Authorities Committee. “General aviation plays a critical role in the operation of businesses and the transportation of people and goods across the country and around the …

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Casagrande Bill Creating a N.J. Cold War Medal Earns Approval of Assembly Military Panel

Source: Assembly Republican Press Release – New Jersey veterans who served during the Cold War would be honored with a new medal under a bill sponsored by Assistant Assembly Republican Leader Caroline Casagrande that was advanced today by the Military and Veterans’ Affairs Committee. “The Cold War was a long, tense and costly period that …

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Muñoz Bill that Addresses Heroin Crisis Advances

Press Release – The Assembly Judiciary Committee has unanimously passed legislation introduced by Deputy Republican Leader Nancy Muñoz to combat the heroin epidemic facing New Jersey. “It’s a frightening epidemic that crosses racial, geographic and socioeconomic lines,” said Muñoz, R-Union, Morris and Somerset. “We need to give law enforcement officials the tools they need to …

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Bucco Bill Honoring Commitment of Residents Attending Military Academies Clears Panel

Source: Assembly Republican Press Release – Legislation sponsored by Assembly Republican Anthony M. Bucco that honors state residents enrolled in one of the federal service academies was advanced by the Assembly Military and Veterans’ Affairs Committee. This bill, A-225, requires the Adjutant General to identify each New Jersey resident who enrolls in the U.S. Military …

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Fiocchi Resolution That Supports Better Access to Healthcare for Veterans Advances

Press Release – A resolution sponsored by Assemblyman Sam Fiocchi that urges Congress to pass legislation allowing veterans to receive hospital care and medical services at non-VA facilities was approved today by the Assembly Military and Veterans’ Affairs Committee. “The men and women who have served our nation honorably deserve better access to healthcare services,” …

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Bramnick: Dems’ Millionaire’s Tax ‘Not Going to Happen’

Source: The Star-Ledger – A leading Democratic lawmaker today said he plans to introduce legislation to repeal New Jersey’s estate tax while raising a different tax on the state’s wealthiest residents. Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick (R-Union) suggested Lesniak focus on other issues. “It’s not going to happen. Simply, the governor’s not going to sign …

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Dancer is Back in the Bike – For One Race

Source: Standard Breeders and Owners Association – The famous blue and gold colors of Hall of Fame driver-trainer Stanley Dancer will be back on the track Friday night, June 13, 2014 at the Meadowlands Racetrack. Dancer’s son, Ronald, a former driver-trainer, will don his late father’s colors in an exhibition race, the 2014 Legislators Pace, …

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Dancer wants to keep local base from possible closure

Source: Tri-Town News – Another round of American military base closings suggested for 2017 has a local legislator taking up a defensive position for Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in south central New Jersey. State Assemblyman Ronald Dancer (RMonmouth, Ocean, Middlesex, Burlington) recently introduced a resolution that would act as a show of support for the nearly …

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