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Fiocchi press conference a show of support of police officers

Source: NBC 40 [video] – We in the state of New Jersey have the best and finest trained law enforcement personnel in the nation,” said Cape May County Freeholder Director, Gerald Thornton. And with that in mind, several local officials took the opportunity to support state and local police officers during a press conference Monday …

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Fiocchi offers support to police, law enforcement in District 1

Source: Middle Township Gazette – Police, sheriff’s officers and state troopers lined the steps of the Old Courthouse on Main Street as state Assemblyman Sam Fiocchi announced his support of law enforcement throughout the county.   “We have your back. You are not alone. You are appreciated. You are loved and respected by those you …

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Brown bill to stop children from suing parents gains bipartisan support

Source: Burlington County Times – Assemblyman Chris J. Brown made good on his promise to introduce legislation to prevent children from suing their parents for college tuition and his bill has landed over two dozen co-sponsors already. Brown, R-8th of Evesham, introduced the bill earlier this month in response to a Superior Court judge’s ruling …

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O’Scanlon a lone voice of realism on the budget mess

Source: Star Ledger Editorial – Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon, fresh from his glorious campaign to shut off the red-light cameras, is now bringing the same bipartisan common-sense to New Jersey’s budget crisis. O’Scanlon got rid of the red light cameras by focusing on facts, namely that these things did not make us safer. They only allowed …

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Handlin speaks about PA bill

Source: Bergen Record – Governor Christie and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo blocked the efforts of lawmakers in both states to reform the Port Authority and instead endorsed their own sweeping proposal on Saturday, nearly a year after the George Washington Bridge lane closure scandal brought the agency under unprecedented scrutiny and criticism. The governors …

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Schepisi talks about Port Authority legislation

Source: Bloomberg – Governors Chris Christie and Andrew Cuomo vetoed legislation passed unanimously in both of their state legislatures that would change the management structure at the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey. Instead, Christie, New Jersey’s Republican governor, and Cuomo, a New York Democrat, said they accepted revisions recommended by a special …

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Schepisi continues effort to keep Mercedes-Benz in NJ

Source: Philadelphia Inquirer – German luxury automobile maker Mercedes-Benz hasn’t even publicly said it’s considering moving its U.S. headquarters out of New Jersey, but some state officials are so concerned about the possibility they’re campaigning publicly to try to keep the company and its 1,000 jobs where they are. The possibility of Mercedes-Benz USA, the …

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Handlin comments on heavy overtime at Port Authority

Source: Bergen Record – Staggering amounts of overtime at the Port Authority, especially in the police ranks, underscore widespread mismanagement and the need for greater oversight of the bi-state agency, which has come under critical scrutiny since the George Washington Bridge lane-closings scandal last year, state lawmakers said Friday. The reactions followed a report by …

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Casagrande discusses deer hunting legislation

NJ Herald – Is allowing commercial deer hunting a good idea? Some lawmakers in New Jersey are trying to overturn the state’s ban on hunters selling deer meat, and they are getting support from some ecologists. A bill was introduced into the General Assembly earlier this year that would do just that, and the bill …

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Bramnick Leads Bipartisan Charge vs. Pilgrim Pipeline

Source: Alternative Press – Bipartisan resistance to the Pilgrim Pipeline is growing as 21 of the 28 communities the oil pipeline is slated to pass through in New Jersey have passed resolutions objecting to the project based on environmental and public health and safety concerns. Local efforts are being bolstered in the New Jersey Legislature, …

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