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Fiocchi Letter: Don’t Play Politics with People’s Livelihoods

Source: South Jersey Times – To the Editor: As most readers know by now, Sen. Jeff Van Drew and Assemblyman Bob Andrzejczak, both D-1st Dist., trumpeted the formation of a “bipartisan economic development task force” recently. Despite their rhetoric, the reality of bipartisanship didn’t extend to me. A few months ago when Van Drew introduced …

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Dancer Bill Increases Penalties for Terroristic Death Threats Against Police Officers

Press Release – Threatening to kill a law enforcement officer will result in increased penalties under legislation Assemblyman Ron Dancer has introduced. The bill is in response to alleged recent threats made by gang members to target police officers in Jersey City. In July, cops shot and killed a man who murdered Jersey City Police …

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Republicans support domestic violence bills passed by NJ Assembly

Source: Asbury Park Press – With multiple references to suspended NFL star Ray Rice, the Assembly unanimously approved a half-dozen measures Monday aimed at combating domestic violence. None of the proposals was written in response to Rice knocking his now-wife unconscious in an Atlantic City casino hotel elevator in February or last week’s video release …

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Every Republican woman in the N.J. Legislature calls for NFL commissioner’s resignation over Ray Rice video

Source: Star Ledger – Every Republican woman in the New Jersey state Senate and Assembly today called for NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to resign. “When someone sucker punches an innocent woman or takes a switch to his son, something is terribly wrong,” all 10 Assembly Republican women said in a statement. “The league either delays …

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Simon: Bail reform deserves ballot support

Source: Courier-News (Op-ed by Donna Simon) – One of the most important choices voters will make on Nov. 4 is on the public question asking if the state’s constitution should be amended to empower courts to deny bail to dangerous offenders. Amending New Jersey’s constitution should not be taken lightly, but this time it is certainly …

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O’Scanlon Lauds Senate Committee’s Approval of Bill Prohibiting License Plate Info Sharing with other States

Assembly Republican Press Release – Assembly Republican Budget Officer Declan O’Scanlon said he is pleased that legislation (S-2325/A-3527) that prohibits New Jersey drivers’ information from being shared with other states and private companies for purposes of speed or red-light camera enforcement won approval today in the Senate Transportation Committee. “New Jersey’s red light camera program …

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Assembly Republican Women Call for NFL Commissioner to Resign over Handling of Domestic Violence

Assembly Republican Press Release – The Assembly passed a series of domestic violence bills today designed to protect and help victims. In addition, the women in the Republican caucus called for the resignation of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell over his handling of the domestic violence issue. “When someone sucker punches an innocent woman or takes …

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Rible Fully Backs Resolution Supporting Israel

Source: Assembly Republican Press Release – Assembly Republican Conference Leader Dave Rible, R-Monmouth and Ocean, said he strongly supports Assembly Resolution 154, which expresses support for the State of Israel in defending itself against attacks from the Hamas terrorist organization over disagreements regarding Gaza. The resolution was discussed at a State House press conference today …

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Webber Pleased with Senate Committee Release of “NJTEAM Act”

Assembly Republican Press Release – Legislation (S-849) that allows a military veteran who attends a public college or university in New Jersey to pay an in-state tuition rate was released by the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee today. Assemblyman Jay Webber sponsors the identical Assembly version (A-2622) which received approval by the Assembly Military and …

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Casagrande-Muñoz Praise Assembly Vote on Domestic Violence Bill Package

Assembly Republican Press Release – Assembly Republicans Caroline Casagrande and Nancy F. Muñoz voiced their support for today’s Assembly approval of a bill package addressing domestic violence. Casagrande and Muñoz are members of the Assembly Women and Children Committee, which released the bills last week. “As we have seen in the NFL, the incidence of …

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