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Angelini-Muñoz Bill Preventing Teen Cough Medicine Abuse Signed into Law

Assembly Republican Press Release – Efforts to combat drug abuse by adolescents received important support today as Gov. Christie signed legislation sponsored by Assembly Republicans Mary Pat Angelini and Nancy F. Muñoz prohibiting the sale of over-the-counter medications containing dextromethorphan to persons under the age of 18. Dextromethorphan, commonly known as DXM, is an over-the-counter …

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Christie Signs Muñoz ALS Awareness Bill into Law

Assembly Republican Press Release – A resolution sponsored by Deputy Republican Leader Nancy F. Muñoz to increase public awareness about amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease,” was signed into law today by Gov. Christie. ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that attacks nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. “ALS …

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NJ Chamber Honors Casagrande with Legislator of the Year Award

Assembly Republican Press Release – Monmouth County Assemblywoman Caroline Casagrande, R-District 11, is being honored by the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce with its Legislator of the Year award tomorrow evening at the New Jersey Center of Excellence at Bridgewater. The chamber annually recognizes outstanding state legislators for their work and dedication to making New …

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Fiocchi: NJ’s beaches take a beating, but erosion group hasn’t met in 14 years

NJ 101.5 – After Irene, Sandy and last weekend’s storms, New Jersey knows something about powerful storms and massive beach erosion. The state does have a Beach Erosion Commission, but the commission hasn’t met since 2001. Recently, one state lawmaker called on the panel to be reactivated and to meet immediately. “Considering the events that …

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Assemblyman Rible Honored by NJ SEED

Source: The Lakewood Scoop – Assemblyman Dave Rible has been named as a 2015 recipient of the Arthur T. Young Outstanding Legislator Award by the New Jersey Society for Environmental, Economic Development (NJ SEED). “It is an honor to be recognized by this organization that works hard to make sure businesses in our state have …

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Clifton to Draft Legislation to Enhance Regulations for Residential Facilities for the Mentally Ill

In response to safety, health issues at Marianne Manor Assembly Republican Press Release – Following a recent meeting with state and Manalapan officials about the deplorable conditions at the Marianne Manor residential health care facility, Assemblyman Rob Clifton today said he will draft legislation to make significant changes to current statutes regarding inspections of such …

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Bucco: Give GOP chance at property tax reform

Daily Record op-ed by Anthony M. Bucco – I applaud your newspaper for publishing the “Fight Bank on Property Taxes” editorial bringing attention to New Jersey’s burdensome property tax problem. The editorial board is correct that it is the Legislature’s responsibility to address this problem and unfortunately, under its current Democratic Party leadership, it has …

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O’Scanlon: New Jersey hit jackpot by privatizing lottery

Star Ledger op-ed by Declan O’Scanlon – The performance of the New Jersey Lottery and its relationship with sales and marketing vendor Northstar New Jersey has been mischaracterized lately. Here are the facts: Northstar was brought in to manage sales and marketing to protect the state’s fourth largest revenue source and prevent gaming atrophy — …

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Fiocchi says money and a plan needed to fix N.J.’s dunes before it’s too late

South Jersey Times – As the tides and floodwaters receded from the weekend’s storm, it took sand with it — sand needed to protect the Jersey Shore. South Jersey lawmakers have been looking for ways to mitigate the beach erosion before another storm comes to the Jersey Shore. “If you talk to almost all of …

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Bucco, Carroll, Webber welcome opening of AFP Community Center

Source: Daily Record – Offering to “help every American, no matter their walk of life, to live a truly prosperous life,” Americans for Prosperity Foundation President Tim Phillips joined several Morris County Republican leaders for the official opening of its first New Jersey community center.   “AFP has been around for nine years now. I …

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