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Rible-Auth Bill Changing Response Rate for Firefighters to Receive Death Benefit Now Law

Assembly Republican Press Release – Legislation sponsored by Assembly Republicans Dave Rible and Robert Auth changing the percentage of responses needed to be made by paid and volunteer firefighters in order to receive a death benefit provided by the State Fireman’s Association was signed into law today by Gov. Christie. “Firefighters are selfless individuals devoted …

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Muñoz Bill to Reduce Hospital Re-admissions Signed by Gov.

Press Release – Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Assembly Deputy Republican Leader Nancy F. Muñoz that is designed to help reduce costly hospital re-admissions by having patients designate a caregiver for post hospital care was signed into law today by Gov. Christie. “Nationwide, we spend $17 billion in Medicare funds annually on unnecessary hospital re-admissions. In …

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Senate Panel Approves Casagrande Measure on Life-Saving Allergy Treatment in Schools

Source: Assembly Republican Press Release – Assembly Republican Caroline Casagrande’s legislation to increase access to life-saving medicine for children with sever allergies in school earned approval today from the Senate Education Committee. The bill, A-304, approved by the General Assembly in May, authorizes school nurses and trained personnel to administer epinephrine to any student having …

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Bucco Expresses Appreciation for Veterans

Source: TheAlternativePress.com – Randolph VFW post 7333, and the Ladies Auxiliary Club, paid tribute to America’s Veterans on Tuesday, Nov. 11, in a well attended Veterans Day ceremony. Post Commander Scott Montanio led the ceremony on behalf of the Randolph VFW members. Montanio introduced the days speakers, the first being Assemblyman Anthony Buco Junior, who …

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Christie, Brown discuss emergency manager for A.C.

Philadelphia Inquirer – With casinos folding like bad poker hands in this ailing Shore resort, Gov. Christie said Wednesday he would consider a proposal to create an emergency manager for the city – drawing a sharp dissent from its mayor. Christie said he had not decided what steps to take to help stabilize the city’s …

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Simon, freeholders and educators urge district consolidation

Hunterdon County Democrat – A South Hunterdon board member and freeholders each spoke of the benefits of regionalization to the Joint Committee on Public Schools on Nov. 12. Introducing the hearing, Assemblywoman Donna Simon cited issues with curriculum changes and shared services as reasons for regionalization. The Republican representing Hunterdon, Somerset, Middlesex and Mercer counties …

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Schepisi talks about the passing of former Congresswoman Marge Roukema

The Express-Times – Former Congresswoman Marge Roukema, who represented Warren County for more than 20 years, has died, according to media reports. The 85-year-old, who was being treated for Alzheimer’s disease, was 85 years old. New Jersey Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi, R-Bergen and Passaic, said Wednesday that Roukema was an inspiration to women entering politics. “I …

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Bramnick: Gov. Christie Demonstrates Real Leadership in Atlantic City

Assembly Republican Press Release – Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick, R- Union, Morris and Somerset, issued the following statement today following Gov. Christie’s second Summit discussing Atlantic City’s future: “Governor Christie was successful in having everyone at the table in Atlantic City. This is the first step in solving the problems facing our gaming capital. …

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Bucco hopes poll finding people want to leave NJ is a wake-up call for the Legislature [video]

Source: NJTV [video] – A Monmouth University poll of 800 New Jerseyans showed half of those surveyed want to leave New Jersey because of high property taxes and the high cost of living. “I hope it’s a wake-up call to my colleagues on both sides of the aisle,” said Assemblyman Anthony Bucco. Deputy Assembly Republican …

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Simon: School Regionalization More than a Concept – It’s Reality

Joint Committee on the Public Schools meets in Lambertville to discuss benefits and challenges Source: Assembly Republican Press Release – Assemblywoman Donna Simon said today’s meeting of the Joint Committee on the Public Schools on school regionalization is an important step that increases awareness for districts, parents and property taxpayers that school consolidation is worth …

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