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Bramnick: Time to Move Forward With Reforms

Source: NorthJersey.com – Democrats investigating the George Washington Bridge controversy are panning today’s report released by a lawyer hired by the Christie administration… The report, released Thursday by Randy Mastro, from the law firm Gibson Dunn, said it found no evidence that the September lane closures at the George Washington Bridge were intended as retribution …

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O’Scanlon Calls for Swift Action from Assembly to Resuscitate Interest Arbitration Cap

Source: Assembly Republican Press Release – Assembly Republican Budget Officer Declan O’Scanlon, R-Monmouth, issued the following statement after the Senate voted overwhelmingly to concur with Governor Christie’s conditional veto of A-3067, extending the interest arbitration cap through the end of 2017: “The Governor has wisely trimmed away provisions that drastically limited the cap at the …

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Ciattarelli: Dem Arbitration Bill Would Wipe Out Property Tax Savings

Press Release – Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli, R-Somerset, Hunterdon, Mercer and Middlesex, provided the remarks below regarding the Democrat’s alternate arbitration bill, A-3067, which was approved today during the General Assembly’s voting session: “A three- or four-year extension of current law or a permanent two percent arbitration cap is the bill we should be voting on …

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O’Scanlon: One Bite at the Apple Leaves Many Hungry

Assembly Republican Press Release – Assembly Republican Budget Officer Declan O’Scanlon, R-Monmouth, issued the following statement regarding comments made by Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto, who is the primary sponsor of A-3067, which deals with the interest arbitration cap. Prieto confirmed that bargaining units which settled a contract under the current arbitration law which sunsets on …

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Dancer Resolution Lauding Volunteers Behind the Wheel Clears the Assembly

Source: Assembly Republican Press Release – A bipartisan resolution sponsored by Assembly Republican Ron Dancer that commends nonprofit organizations and volunteers for providing transportation assistance to mobility-challenged individuals cleared the General Assembly today. ACR-65 acknowledges the invaluable contribution of individuals and groups for providing crucial transportation for those with few or no other options. The …

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Rumana Resolution Calling for N.Y. to Pass Law for Waterfront Commission to Accept Applications as Longshoremen Approved by Assembly

Press Release – A bipartisan joint resolution urging New York’s governor and Legislature to enact legislation requiring the Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor (WC) to accept applications for the inclusion of new employees in the longshoremen’s register was unanimously approved by the General Assembly today. Assembly Republican Whip Scott Rumana, R-Passaic, Bergen, Essex and …

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O’Scanlon: Cap Bill is a Misnomer That Will Hit Property Taxpayers in the Wallet

Source: Assembly Republican Press Release – Assembly Republican Budget Officer Declan O’Scanlon, R-Monmouth, issued the following statement after the General Assembly voted in favor of A-3067, a bill that ostensibly extends the critical interest arbitration cap through 2017: “This bill is a misnomer, a sham that will cost New Jersey taxpayers money while depriving them …

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Muñoz-Sponsored “Jessica Lunsford Act” Approved by Senate

Source: Assembly Republican Press Release – The State Senate approved bipartisan legislation today known as the “Jessica Lunsford Act” which increases the criminal penalties on those who commit sex crimes against minors. Assemblywoman Nancy F. Muñoz, R-Union, Morris and Somerset, is the prime sponsor of the legislation. “I am grateful to all those who support …

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Bramnick: More Evidence Christie not Involved in Bridgegate – Let’s Move Forward with Reforms

Source: Assembly Republican Press Release – Following the report issued by Randy Mastro today regarding his investigation into issues surrounding the George Washington Bridge, Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick, R-Union, Morris and Somerset, issued the following statement: “This is more evidence that Governor Christie had no involvement. We should now move forward with our legislative …

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O’Scanlon can’t see Christie signing flawed Democrat bill to extend key law

Source: The Star-Ledger – A fight over renewing a law crucial to holding back an increase in property taxes is nowhere near resolved, a Republican lawmaker who has led the fight for retaining it said today. Although the Democrat-led Legislature last week began advancing a compromise measure to temporarily extend the law, which expires April …

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