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Casagrande: Taxpayers Take a Hit on Police Chief Payout

Assembly Republican Press Release – Assemblywoman Caroline Casagrande said it is disgraceful that taxpayers in Middletown are on the hook for nearly $250,000 for their retiring police chief in unused sick and vacation time. Casagrande, R-Monmouth, said it is well past time for the Legislature to make the elimination of unused sick pay for retiring …

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DeCroce has plan to fund public projects without tax dollars [audio]

Source: NJ 101.5 [audio] – You may have heard of Kickstarter.com, the website that allows would-be filmmakers to solicit donations to help fund their movies. The process is called crowdfunding, and a New Jersey lawmaker wants towns and counties in the Garden State to be allowed to do it in lieu of using tax dollars …

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Brown hopes legislation can save Atlantic City

Source: NBC 40 [video] – With the jobs of more than 2,000 Showboat employees on the line, Assemblyman Chris Brown announced three proposed bills that he hopes will reverse the fortunes of not only the Showboat, but also the entire city. “We must ensure promises made by the state and the casino industry to the …

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Dancer’s Bee bills advance in Trenton

Source: News Transcript – A package of bills noting the importance of bees to New Jersey’s food chain was approved by the state Assembly on June 23. The bills grant protections to the state’s commercial and recreational bee industry and heighten public awareness about its importance to the food supply. The six bills put forth …

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Brown Hopes His Bills Will Stabilize Atlantic City’s Struggling Economy

Source: KYW Ch. 3 [video] – There is a push in Atlantic City to force the owners of the Showboat Casino to sell rather than close the property at the end of next month. There’s also a call to protect the city’s casinos from a potential in-state rival up north. Assemblyman Chris Brown says he’s been …

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Brown, Showboat employees decry casino closure [video]

Source: NJTV [video] – Standing shoulder-to-shoulder behind Assemblyman Chris Brown, workers shouted things like “We need our jobs!” and “Middle class!” And they shouted down talk of moving casino jobs out-of-state or to North Jersey. Caesars plans to close the Showboat casino in Atlantic City in August. Brown says 2,100 jobs are at stake. “They …

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Brown speaks on Showboat casino closing

Atlantic City Press – On the same day Assemblyman Chris Brown called Showboat Casino parent group Caesars Entertainment’s plan to close the still-profitable facility an unconscionable act, a representative from Caesars offered some hope the casino could be sold rather than shuttered. Speaking on the Boardwalk in front of the Showboat on Tuesday morning, Brown, …

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Brown proposes trio of casino bills

NJ 101.5 – With just over a month until Showboat Hotel and Casino shuts its doors for good, making it the second Atlantic City casino to close since January, Assemblyman Chris Brown (R-Linwood) is calling for accountability among the city’s gambling houses. With just over a month until Showboat Hotel and Casino shuts its doors …

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Brown to offer ideas to help Atlantic City

Courier Post – In the latest effort for a solution to overcome Atlantic City’s sagging fortunes, Assemblyman Chris Brown, R-Atlantic, will espouse his ideas at a press conference Tuesday. The news event will take place in front of the Showboat Casino Hotel on the Boardwalk. Brown will address not only the closing of Showboat Aug. …

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O’Scanlon says education funding in NJ needs to change

NJ. 101.5 – For more than two decades how New Jersey funds education has been the subject of litigation. Many education advocates accuse Gov. Chris Christie of underfunding schools, but others argue the money being spent isn’t being spent wisely. The ranking Republican on the Assembly Budget Committee thinks it’s time to revisit the issue. …

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