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Christie and Taxes: Bridge traffic isn’t the Garden State governor’s biggest problem

Source: Wall Street Journal – Long after people have forgotten or ceased to care which of Chris Christie’s fired aides caused a traffic jam, the New Jersey governor will still have a big political problem. After his two terms, citizens of the Garden State will likely suffer under essentially the same oppressive tax burden that …

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Bramnick: ‘My members are extremely frustrated’ with investigation

Source: Wall Street Journal – Some of the George Washington Bridge scandal’s costs are coming into focus. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s re-election campaign has $264,000 of debt after being billed at least $314,000 in legal fees related to defending itself from subpoenas issued by a federal grand jury and a special legislative committee, according …

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Bramnick Objects to Bridgegate Panel Partisanship (audio)

Source: NJ 101.5 (with audio) – Partisanship on the Democrat-controlled legislative committee investigating Bridgegate is getting worse, according to the top Republican in the Assembly. He said if things don’t improve, Republican members of the panel have options — one of which is to simply walk away. “There are three Assembly members and one Senate member …

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Dancer Targets Prescribed Burns

Source: NJ 101.5 – With a goal of lessening the likelihood of massive forest fires in New Jersey, reintroduced legislation would set standards for state-run controlled burns, and allow private individuals to conduct such burns on their own property. The measure from Assemblyman Ron Dancer (R-Ocean) would create a prescribed burn program that can certify …

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Bramnick: Let’s Keep Politicians from Destroying Reputations (video)

Source: MSNBC (video) – Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick: “When you have a prosecutor [issuing subpoenas], they understand the seriousness of serving a subpoena. Are you telling me that politicians in New Jersey are now going to control who gets subpoenas? … “As you speculate, you damage people, you damage reputations. That is distressing, disconcerting, …

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Bucco: Repeal estate taxes, fees that prompt people to flee N.J.

Source: Trenton Times – letter-to-the-editor by Anthony M. Bucco Estate taxes and real estate transfer fees are two onerous taxes that contribute to the tax migration out of New Jersey. The bills I have sponsored over the last two legislative sessions speak to both of these issues. Creating jobs and economic development are very important, …

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Fiocchi: Manufacturing can make a comeback in New Jersey

Source: Asbury Park Press – op-ed by Sam Fiocchi The good news for New Jersey’s manufacturing industry: In 2013 that sector experienced an increase of nearly 2,700 jobs. That is significant because it is the first time the state has seen an annual increase since 2000, according to Manufacturers’ News. Why is this significant? Consider …

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Ciattarelli weighs in on OTW facility in Hillsborough

Source: Star Ledger – Town leaders updating residents on the status of a proposed off-track wagering establishment got a mixed, but mostly negative, reaction from residents at Wednesday’s public information session. More than 100 residents and interested parties attended a public information center hosted by the township to learn more about the proposed Favorites at …

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Bramnick: The Future of NJ Politics should not be Politicians Investigating Politicians

Source: Assembly Republican Press Release – Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick, R-Union, Somerset and Morris, said today that voices around the country agree with Republican concerns that the bipartisan committee led by Assemblyman Wisniewski is partisan. Following are observers who agree that Chairman Wisniewski’s committee is not bipartisan: Chuck Todd (NBC News) – “Democrats made …

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Bucco Happy to Hear Discussion on Eliminating Estate and Realty Transfer Taxes

Source: Assembly Republican Press Release – Hopes Legislature will take action on A-397 and A-389 Assembly Deputy Republican Leader Anthony M. Bucco said he is pleased to hear of the support for repealing the estate and realty transfer taxes which lead New Jersey residents to leave the state for a more tax-friendly climate. Bucco sponsors …

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