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Angelini: Open Space Preservation is Essential for Monmouth County

Source: Assembly Republican Press Release – Assembly Republican Deputy Conference Leader Mary Pat Angelini, R – Monmouth, was gratified after the General Assembly approved SCR-84, a constitutional amendment that will provide a critical funding source to preserve farmland and open space. Voters will consider the amendment in November. “Passage of this bill is great news …

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Casagrande Pleased with Passage of Open Space Funding Measure

Assembly Republican Press Release – Assemblywoman Caroline Casagrande, R-Monmouth, expressed her support today after the Assembly approved a constitutional amendment (SCR-84) that will ask voters for approval to dedicate four percent of the Corporate Business Tax (CBT) to open space, farmland and historic preservation in November: “The preservation of open space is a critical issue …

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Simon: Bail Reform Bill a Step Towards Safety and Fairness

Assembly Republican Press Release – Assemblywoman Donna Simon, R-Somerset, Hunterdon, Mercer and Middlesex, said she was pleased with the Assembly’s approval of legislation reforming the bail system (SCR-128). Today was the last day for the Assembly to approve the constitutional amendment resolution in order for the public to vote in November on the issue. If …

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Rible: Well-Intentioned Open Space Bill Bad for Taxpayers

Assembly Republican Press Release – Assemblyman David P. Rible issued the following statement regarding Assembly passage of SCR-84 which dedicates a portion of revenues from the Corporation Business Tax to open space, farmland and historic land preservation. “While I support the goal of preserving open space, the bill passed today is bad policy that will …

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Rodriguez-Gregg’s Bail Reform Bill Clears Assembly, Awaits Governor’s Signature

Source: Assembly Republican Press Release – Assembly Republican Maria Rodriguez-Gregg, R – Burlington, Atlantic and Camden, said she was pleased the Assembly interrupted summer recess to approve badly needed bail reform to keep violent offenders off the streets while they await trial. Rodriguez-Gregg supported ACR-177, authorizing the courts to deny bail to dangerous defendants. She …

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Angelini: Bail Reform is a Critical Step Toward Safer Streets, Neighborhoods

Source: Assembly Republican Press Release – Assembly Republican Deputy Conference Leader Mary Pat Angelini, R – Monmouth, said the Assembly’s approval of bail reform legislation will help make New Jersey residents safer. Four days after Gov. Christie addressed a Joint Session of the Legislature urging both houses to vote on two pieces of bail reform …

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O’Scanlon Bill to prevent other states’ traffic cameras from fining N.J. drivers could be in the fast lane

Source: The Star-Ledger – Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon’s (R-Monmouth) bill to stop New Jersey drivers from getting traffic camera tickets in other states may have some juice. When O’Scanlon introduced the bill last month, nobody introduced a companion bill in the state Senate. But that changed Thursday, when two senators with the first name Nick – …

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Rumana, Russo introduce bill to create ‘Christopher Goodell Memorial Highway’

Source: Bergen Record – In a tribute to a fallen policeman, three state legislators introduced a bill Thursday to create the “Christopher Goodell Memorial Highway” along Route 17 in Waldwick. Officer Christopher Goodell, 32, a former Marine and Waldwick High School graduate, died when a tractor trailer struck his unmarked police vehicle that was parked …

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Chris A. Brown works on making A.C. destination resort

Shore News Today – The economic effect of thousands of people out of work due to potential casino closings was the focus of a forum Thursday, July 24 that brought elected officials together from Atlantic and Cape May counties. Atlantic County Executive Dennis Levinson said the purpose of the meeting was to get everyone on …

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Casagrande Bill Assisting Crime Victims is Signed into Law by Governor Christie

Assembly Republican Press Release – Legislation sponsored by Assemblywoman Caroline Casagrande to exempt crime victims from paying for government reports relating to the incident was signed into law by Governor Christie today. “It was just adding insult to injury when a crime victim was told they had to reach into their pockets to pay for …

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