Latest News

Brown-Supported Atlantic City Recovery Bill Advances

Assembly Republican Press Release – Legislation Assemblyman Chris A. Brown, R-Atlantic, supports to create an Urban Enterprise Zone (UEZ) in Atlantic City was advanced by the Assembly Appropriations Committee today. “Small business is the traditional driver for job creation,” said Brown. “Although Economic Development Authority incentive programs like NJ GROW and ERG target larger businesses, …

read more

Fiocchi-Sponsored Bill to Assist NJ Troops in the Middle East Gets Approval from Assembly Panel

Creates ‘Support the Troops’ license plates; proceeds will fund grants for soldiers Source: Assembly Republican Press Release – Assemblyman Sam Fioochi’s bill to provide financial assistance to New Jersey troops serving overseas and their families earned the approval of the Appropriations Committee today. The bill, A-1183, authorizes a “Support the Troops” specialty license plate. Veterans …

read more

Panel Advances Muñoz Bill to Help People with Addictions

Press Release – An Assembly panel today advanced legislation Assembly Deputy Republican Leader Nancy F. Muñoz sponsors to assist people with drug and alcohol addictions who are seeking help at residential treatment centers. The bill, A-3955, requires the Department of Human Services (DHS) to maintain a database that can be accessed by the public on …

read more

Panel OKs Wolfe and McHose Bill Establishing ‘Support the Troops’ License Plates

Revenue from the Tags Will Help the Families of N.J. Soldiers Serving Overseas Source: Assembly Republican Press Release – Legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Dave Wolfe and Assemblywoman Alison Littell McHose to lighten the financial burden on the families of New Jersey military personnel serving overseas was approved today by the Appropriations committee. The bill, A-1183, …

read more

Fiocchi-Supported “Artist” Bill Clears Committee

Assembly Republican Press Release – Legislation originally sponsored by Assemblyman Sam Fiocchi, R-Cumberland, Cape May and Atlantic, that establishes 25 Artist Districts in New Jersey won approval today from the Assembly Tourism, Gaming and the Arts Committee. The New Jersey State Council on the Arts will develop criteria for a municipality or area to receive …

read more

Muñoz Bill Clarifying Immunization Exemptions Wins Committee Approval

Assembly Republican Press Release – Legislation sponsored by Assemblywoman Nancy F. Muñoz which limits the exceptions from state-mandated immunizations was released by the Assembly Heath and Senior Services Committee today. “Vaccinations are effective and have a proven history of preventing serious childhood diseases,” said Muñoz, R-Union, Morris and Somerset. “Too many children aren’t being vaccinated, …

read more

Muñoz-Bucco Tourism Bill Promoting NJ’s War Contributions Online Advances

Press Release – In an effort to promote New Jersey’s tourism industry, Assembly Republicans Nancy F. Muñoz and Anthony M. Bucco sponsor legislation that allows people to view online the state’s war efforts from the American Revolution to the Vietnam War. The bill today won Assembly Tourism, Gaming and the Arts Committee approval. “Many people …

read more

NJ’s domestic violence penalties would strengthen under Peterson & Casagrande measure

NJ 101.5 – A trio of New Jersey lawmakers are seeking to strengthen penalties for domestic violence offenders after a disturbing case in Atlantic County last year. Andrea Strony was assaulted for over two hours by her now ex-boyfriend in Brigantine on July 28, 2014. Despite being repeatedly and viciously beaten, her attacker was not …

read more

O’Scanlon on state’s fiscal record

Source: Philadelphia Inquirer – In his appeals to a national audience, Gov. Christie is promoting a record of fiscal accomplishment in New Jersey: cutting spending, shrinking the state payroll, and bucking Democratic demands to raise taxes after years of excess in Trenton. “If we did it in New Jersey, . . . for God’s sake …

read more

Lawmakers Pass DeCroce Bill Prohibiting Standardized Testing for Younger Students

Source: Parsippany Patch – A bill sponsored by New Jersey Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce (R-Morris, Essex, Passaic) to prohibit standardized testing for students in lower grades was approved by the state assembly this week. The bill, A-3079, would prohibit commercially-developed standardized testing for students in grades kindergarten through two. It does not, however, stop evaluations being …

read more

top