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Bramnick weighs in on PARCC testing

Star Ledger – Students who don’t want to take the PARCC exams should be able to attend regular classes or work on other school activities during testing, according to New Jersey’s Assembly. A bill (A4165) requiring schools to accommodate students refusing the state’s standardized tests passed the Assembly 72-0 this afternoon. Before becoming law, the …

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Dancer Legislation to Save Simulcasting in Atlantic City Earns Approval of the General Assembly

Source: Assembly Republican Press Release – Legislation sponsored by Assembly Republican Ron Dancer to protect the simulcasting of horse races in Atlantic City casinos was approved by the General Assembly today. The bill, A-3972, allows casinos to negotiate with out-of-state racetracks for signal fees. The Borgata is the last remaining horseracing simulcast facility in Atlantic …

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General Assembly Approves Rible & Auth Bill Establishing ‘Opt-Out’ Process for Standardized Testing

Press Release – Legislation sponsored by Assembly Republicans Dave Rible and Robert Auth that establishes a process for opting out of standardized testing in the schools was approved today by the General Assembly. The bill, A-4165, allows the parent or guardian of a student to provide written notification to the school district that the student …

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Russo-Rumana Bill Designating Portion of Rt. 17 “Christopher Goodell Memorial Highway” Receives Unanimous Assembly Approval

Assembly Republican Press Release – Legislation (A-3582) sponsored by Assemblymen Dave Russo and Scott Rumana (both R-Bergen, Passaic, Essex and Morris) that designates a section of Rt. 17 in Waldwick the “Christopher Goodell Memorial Highway” in memory of the fallen hero won approval from the General Assembly today. Waldwick Police Officer Goodell, a former U.S. …

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“Sen. Robert E. Littell Memorial Hwy.” Legislation Wins Assembly Approval

Assembly Republican Press Release – Space/Carroll/Rumana/Bucco Bill Honors Long-time Legislator Legislation renaming a 10-mile section of Rt. 15 in Sussex County in memory of the late state Senator Robert E. Littell received unanimous approval from the General Assembly today. Assembly Republicans Parker Space, Michael Patrick Carroll, Scott Rumana and Anthony M. Bucco are sponsors of …

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Assembly Advances Webber-Dancer Bill Expanding Use of Local Open Space Funding

Press Release – Legislation Assembly Republicans Jay Webber and Ron Dancer sponsor that expands the use of county and municipal open space trust funds was approved today by the General Assembly. “Local officials are only permitted to use open space funding for very specific purposes. As a result, there are towns and counties with surplus …

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Bucco: Dems’ Sunsetting Tax Cuts Harms Taxpayers and Businesses

Assembly Republican Press Release – Deputy Assembly Republican Leader Anthony M. Bucco, a member of the Assembly Budget Committee, said today’s passage of A-939, which limits tax cuts to 10 years, and creates more state bureaucracy by increasing reporting and disclosure requirements, is likely to encourage businesses and residents to leave New Jersey. “The business …

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Brown-Supported Atlantic City Job Recovery Bill Advances

Assembly Republican Press Release – Legislation passed the General Assembly today creating an Urban Enterprise Zone (UEZ) in Atlantic City for 10 years with the support of Assemblyman Chris A. Brown, R-Atlantic. “Atlantic City has suffered a major economic decline over the last several years due to gaming in neighboring states,” said Brown. “With an …

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O’Scanlon-Schepisi Bill Limiting Access to Vehicle “Black Boxes” Goes to Governor

Press Release – Legislation Assembly Republicans Declan O’Scanlon and Holly Schepisi sponsor to prohibit anyone except the owner of a motor vehicle to access the vehicle’s “black box” today won General Assembly approval. It now goes to the governor for his consideration. “This data can provide valuable information in the aftermath of an accident, but …

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Brown-Supported Bill Defending Veteran Heroes Wins Assembly Approval

Assembly Republican Press Release – Legislation supported by Assemblyman Chris A. Brown, R-Atlantic, that makes it a third degree crime for a person to illegally use a military uniform, medals or insignias, or make false statements about receiving awards in order to obtain benefits was passed by the General Assembly today. Brown was commissioned as …

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