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DiMaio Bill Improving High School Computer Science Education Passes Assembly

Source: Assembly Republican Press Release – Legislation sponsored by Assembly Republican John DiMaio to better prepare high school students in the demanding field of computer science was approved by the General Assembly. “Computer scientists are in high demand, but only a fraction of U.S. high schools offer advanced training on the subject,” said DiMaio. “If …

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Bramnick Calls on Dems to be True Partners for Reform

Assembly Republican Press Release – On the floor of the General Assembly today, Republican Leader Jon Bramnick, R-Union, Morris, and Somerset, called upon the Democratic majority to be partners in the reform agenda. “The Democrats’ answer to budget issues is billions of dollars in new taxes. They need to join us in real reforms as …

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Kean Alimony Reform Bill Passes Assembly

Assembly Republican Press Release – Would provide relief to retired payers & unemployed On Thursday, June 26, the General Assembly approved a bipartisan measure (A-845) sponsored by Assemblyman Sean Kean (R-Monmouth and Ocean) which revises alimony laws including ending alimony payments when the payer reaches federal retirement age, becomes unemployed, or the person receiving the …

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Brown-Bucco Resolution Protecting McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst and Picatinny from DOD Cuts Gets Assembly OK

Assembly Republican Press Release – An Assembly resolution (AR-110) sponsored by Assemblymen Chris J. Brown and Anthony M. Bucco urging Congress to exclude the Joint McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst base and Picatinny Arsenal from future defense budget cuts was approved today by the General Assembly. The U.S. Department Defense (DOD) has indicated that the Base Closure and Realignment …

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Fiocchi: No Doubt that Middle Class Families Will Pay a Steep Price for Job-Killing Budget

Source: Assembly Republican Press Release – Assembly Republican Sam Fiocchi, R-Cape May, Atlantic and Cumberland, issued the following statement after voting “no” on the $1.4 billion tax increase in the Democrats’ Fiscal Year 2015 budget: “Don’t be fooled that the Democrats increase will not impact middle class families. This massive tax increase will drive employers …

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Casagrande’s Nursing Mothers Jury Exemption Bill Advances

Press Release – Continuing her advocacy for women’s health, Assistant Assembly Republican Leader Caroline Casagrande has sponsored legislation that exempts nursing mothers from jury duty. The bill, A-2162, was approved today by the General Assembly. “As a mother myself, I know the important bond that is forged between mother and baby during that first year …

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Angelini: Budget Provides and Incentive for Largest Taxpayers and Job Creators to Take the Next Exit Out of New Jersey

Source: Assembly Republican Press Release – Assembly Republican Deputy Conference Leader Mary Pat Angelini, R – Monmouth, issued the following statement after the General Assembly voted on the Democrats’ budget increasing taxes in New Jersey by $1.4 billion: “The Democrats’ tax hikes make New Jersey less competitive with nearby states. This policy will cost New …

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O’Scanlon: Democrats Revert Back to Old Form – Increasing Taxes and Resisting Reform

Source: Assembly Republican Press Release – Assemblyman Republican Budget Officer Declan O’Scanlon, R-Monmouth, issued this statement after the General Assembly voted on the Democrats’ Fiscal Year 2015 Budget: “The Democrats have made it clear that they have given up on reforms and are back to their tired old policies – spending money we don’t have …

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Rumana on Dem Budget: Taxpayers Will Take Direct Hit

Press Release – Assembly Republican Whip Scott Rumana, R-Passaic, Bergen, Essex, Morris and Somerset, released the statement below following passage today of the Democrat’s budget plan that calls for $1.4 billion in income and business tax increases: “This massive tax hike will have a domino effect on our economy. Businesses will close and relocate or …

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Bucco: Dems’ Budget not the Answer – Will Drive Jobs Out of State

Assembly Republican Press Release – Assembly Deputy Republican Leader Anthony M. Bucco, R-Morris and Somerset, who is a member of the Assembly Budget Committee, issued the following statement in response to the Democrat-sponsored FY15 budget that raises taxes by $1.4 billion and was passed by the Assembly today: “Four and a half years ago, when …

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