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Assembly GOP leader calls for action on property tax reform

Burlington County Times – With the general election just days away, Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick challenged his Democratic colleagues to defend their records on New Jersey’s thorniest issue: property taxes. Speaking at a Statehouse news conference Thursday, Bramnick waved a large stack of petitions and letters from residents demanding property tax relief in the …

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GOP on New Jersey property tax problem

NJ 101.5 – It should come as no surprise that politics was at play at the State House on Thursday just days before the Nov. 3 election in which all 80 seats in the Assembly are on the line. Leading Republicans had a press conference to blast Democrats. The GOP Assembly members said New Jersey’s …

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N.J. Republicans accuse Dems of obstructing property tax reform

Star Ledger – Less than a week before voters head to the polls in every Assembly district throughout New Jersey, Republicans sharply criticized Democrats for snuffing out their efforts to reduce the state’s notoriously high property tax burden. At a Statehouse news conference Thursday, Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick (R-Union) said New Jersey taxpayers want …

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Tax cut petition delivered to Trenton

Asbury Park Press – The Asbury Park Press citizen petition calling for reform of New Jersey’s highest-in-the-nation property taxes prompted one of the state’s top lawmakers to promise Thursday to press for changes as more than half of his fellow Assembly members signed the Press’ tax reform pledge. What seemed like an uphill battle last …

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Bramnick and Assembly Republicans Start Throwing Punches as Election Winds Down

PolitickerNJ – As the Assembly election dies down and legislators start filing back into the capitol, Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick is getting an early start lashing out at Democratic leadership. Citing dark money and what he and other prominent Republicans described as Democrats’ inaction on budget and tax reform, Bramnick said Thursday that it …

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Dancer Bill Remedies Parking Meters That Can’t Tell Time

Assembly Republican Press Release – Assembly Republican Ron Dancer has introduced legislation to protect New Jersey drivers from imprecise parking meters. Dancer’s bill, A-4585, allows a person issued a parking ticket to challenge the reliability of the meter. “Time flies when you’re having fun, but an hour’s worth of parking should last a full 60 …

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O’Scanlon on the public pension system and work done by the Pension and Benefits Review Commission [video]

Source: Excerpted from NJTV [video] – “Times are tough in Atlantic City, but the special interests in Trenton would make it worse by building casinos in North Jersey. We need leaders who put South Jersey first.” This ad for Democrats looks like it’s about casinos, but the Super PAC that produced it is really more interested in …

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Crackdown needed on parking meters that can’t tell time, Dancer says

Source: NJ 101.5 – Have you ever put change into a parking meter, noted the expiration times and returned to your car only to find an expired meter when you were sure you had more time left? Assemblyman Ron Dancer (R-Jackson) said he had anecdotal evidence that there were areas of the state where meters …

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O’Scanlon on Christie’s selection for next state treasurer

Source: Excerpted from NJ Spotlight – As lawmakers gear up for a major debate with Gov. Chris Christie over what to do about transportation funding and state tax policy, Christie said yesterday that he’s picked a financial analyst from Princeton who most recently worked alongside an icon of Reagan-era tax-cut economics to be the state’s …

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O’Scanlon Welcomes Scudder as New State Treasurer

Assembly Republican Press Release – Assembly Republican Budget Officer Declan O’Scanlon released the following statement after Gov. Christie named Ford M. Scudder as New Jersey State Treasurer: “I’d like to congratulate Ford M. Scudder on his appointment to serve as New Jersey’s next State Treasurer. I’d also like to thank Acting Treasurer Robert Romano for …

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