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Assembly Approves Rible & Bucco Bill Increasing Options for Eye Care Patients

Source: Assembly Republican Press Release – A bill sponsored by Assembly Republicans Dave Rible and Anthony M. Bucco was approved today by the General Assembly that provides vision patients more freedom to choose the in-network eye doctor of their choice. The bill, A-1035, prohibits health insurance carriers from requiring optometrists to accept a vision care …

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General Assembly Approves Webber’s ‘NJTEAM Act’ Making College More Affordable to Returning Veterans

Source: Assembly Republican Press Release – Assembly Republican Jay Webber sponsors legislation, approved today by the General Assembly, that helps make college affordable for military veterans and their families. Entitled the “New Jersey Tuition Equality for America’s Military (NJTEAM) Act,” the bill (A-3967) allows all veterans and their children to pay in-state tuition to attend …

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Fiocchi Bill Helping Veterans Afford a College Degree Gets Approved by the General Assembly

Source: Assembly Republican Press Release – Legislation Assembly Republican Sam Fiocchi that allows returning military veterans to pay in-state tuition rates to attend New Jersey colleges was approved today by the General Assembly. The bill, A-3967, is known as the “New Jersey Tuition Equality for America’s Military (NJTEAM) Act.” “These brave men and women have …

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Assembly Republicans rail against Democrat-sponsored legislation, call it ‘anti-American’

PolitckerNJ – Republican leaders in the General Assembly are lashing out against a whole host of Democratic-sponsored legislation that is slated for a vote today, calling bills aimed at encouraging the purchase of American-made products in the state part of a “bad for business round-up.” At a press conference convened by Assembly Minority leader Jon …

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Casagrande/Consumer Advocates Push State to Resolve JCP&L Rate Case

NJ Spotlight – Angry that a pending rate case has dragged on for more than three years, legislators and consumer advocates yesterday called on state regulators to quickly make a decision on a proposal that could mean significant reductions in bills for customers of Jersey Central Power & Light. The rate case, initiated by a …

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Angelini talks about Facilities Housing Poorer NJ Residents

NJ Spotlight – New Jerseyans who live in boarding homes or homeless shelters — as well as the agencies that place people in these facilities — don’t have easy access to health and safety reports by state and local inspectors. That would change under a bipartisan proposal advancing in the Legislature that would require the …

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Bramnick: Canada is sending NJ a warning

Source: NJ 101.5 – New Jersey governments at every level, colleges and transportation authorities would have to buy only American-made products under a bi-partisan package of bills that could receive final legislative approval Thursday if it passes the full Assembly. The sponsors said it is a job creation bill package, but the top Republican in …

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Brown: Freeze A.C. property taxes for five years

Source: Press of Atlantic City – A state lawmaker Wednesday proposed a recovery plan for Atlantic City that would freeze all property taxes in the resort for five years and eliminate millions of dollars in casino tax breaks that he called “corporate welfare.” Assemblyman Chris Brown, R-Atlantic, said his plan would also bar the spread …

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Brown announces Atlantic City recovery plan

Source: Shore News Today  – Assemblyman Chris Brown announced a plan to help Atlantic City recover while providing tax relief for all Atlantic County taxpayers at a press conference Wednesday, Dec. 17 at the Egg Harbor Township Community Center. “Any recovery plan for Atlantic City must also be fair to all taxpayers, protect jobs, and …

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Brown: Scrap Atlantic City casino tax plan

Source: Asbury Park Press – Proposed tax breaks to help Atlantic City’s eight casinos would be eliminated under a plan proposed Wednesday by a Republican state assemblyman. Chris Brown’s proposal would freeze Atlantic City taxes for five years at 2014 levels on all taxable property, including casinos. It also would retain a multimillion-dollar marketing effort …

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