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CASAGRANDE SAYS CLOSING OF ANOTHER HORSE FARM SHOULD SOUND A WARNING BELL TO LAWMAKERS

Assembly Republican Press Release – Assemblywoman Caroline Casagrande said the recent announcement of the planned closing of Showplace Farms should serve as a wakeup call to Trenton. The Millstone-based Standardbred farm is home to 425 horses, a first class training center and a swimming pool for rehabilitation. “The horseracing industry has been warning us for …

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GOP Assemblyman Ciattarelli targets Jersey City

PolitickerNJ – In a potential 2017 precursor to a general election for governor, a Republican lawmaker aimed today to unhorse the hard-charging Democratic Mayor from Hudson County. On the heels of an attack earlier this year by an Assembly colleague and doing his own part to muddy Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop, Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli …

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Holzapfel-Wolfe-McGuckin Bill Eases Beach Access for Veterans’ Families

Source: Press Release – In recognition of the many sacrifices made by the families of the men and women who served in the U.S. armed forces, Jersey Shore legislators Senator Jim Holzapfel and Assemblymen Dave Wolfe and Greg McGuckin, all R-Ocean, sponsor legislation (S-3130) to allow shore municipalities to provide the spouses and dependent children …

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Ciattarelli: Jersey City Tax Abatements Manipulate School Funding System and Unfair to New Jersey Taxpayers

Assembly Republican Press Release – Assembly Republican Jack Ciattarelli, R-Somerset, Hunterdon, Mercer and Middlesex, said Jersey City losing $80 million in property taxes due to tax abatements is a prime example of how the school funding system is manipulated. A recent news report revealed the lost property taxes. Jersey City’s abatements or payments-in-lieu-of-taxes (PILOT) are …

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Bucco bill would protect emergency responders

Daily Record – Hoping to discourage potential violent rioters — such as those who took to the streets in Baltimore in April — Assemblyman Anthony M. Bucco is cosponsoring a bipartisan bill that would toughen and clarify penalties for those who interfere with or harm law-enforcement officers and other emergency responders when they are on …

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Brown hosts panel against North Jersey casinos

Atlantic City Press – About 150 people turned out Monday night in Egg Harbor Township for a panel discussion focused on a possible expansion of casino gaming to northern New Jersey. The panel, moderated by Assemblyman Chris Brown, R-Atlantic, included Republican Freeholder Will Pauls, who is running for an Assembly seat, Olivia Caldwell, president of …

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DeCroce Bill to Prevent Gas Shortages During Emergencies Headed to Governor’s Desk

Source: Assembly Republican Press Release – The Senate approved legislation sponsored by Assembly Republican BettyLou DeCroce to prevent gas shortages during declared states of emergency. The bill, a response to a lesson learned from Super Storm Sandy, cleared the Assembly in June and is now moves to Gov. Christie’s desk to await action. “This measure …

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Bucco Bill Establishes Protections for Peacekeepers During Civil Unrest

Source: Assembly Republican Press Release – To prevent the chaos and lawlessness that erupted in Baltimore from being duplicated in New Jersey, Deputy Assembly Republican Leader Anthony M. Bucco introduced legislation creating criminal penalties for interfering with law enforcement officers and emergency service personnel in the line of duty. “The public is guaranteed the right …

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Bucco bill increases penalties after examining issues in Baltimore

NJ 101.5 – The nation watched as rocks and bricks rained down from rooftops, injuring first responders and damaging their equipment during the recent riots in Baltimore. There was a complete breakdown of law and order, as hoses were slashed so that fires couldn’t be put out, and police cars were torched and overturned. One …

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Westfield Could Lead the Way as Bramnick Bill Makes Growing Environmentally Friendly Gardens Easier

Source: TapInto.com – Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick held a press conference Friday at his home in Westfield to talk about legislation that encourages homeowners to provide native habitats for birds and other wildlife. The bi-partisan bill, which passed the New Jersey General Assembly in June with unanimous support (76-0), establishes a native species habitat …

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