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Peterson: State needs special session on pension reform

Daily Record  (Op-ed by Erik Peterson) – The time has come for New Jersey’s Legislature to stop volleying the blame of who created the perilous state of the public employee pension system. We need to get past the political theater of pandering sound bites and start a bipartisan process to develop and implement fiscally responsible …

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Fiocchi urges EPA, Obama to abandon ethanol increase

Atlantic City Press – Assemblyman Sam Fiocchi, R-Cape May, Cumberland, Atlantic, urged the Environmental Protection Agency and President Barack Obama on Thursday to abandon plans to increase ethanol levels in gasoline up to 15 percent. In a letter sent to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, Fiocchi raised both safety and economic concerns with the proposed ethanol …

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Bramnick Thanks Porrino For Service

Assembly Republican Press Release – Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick, R-Union, Morris and Somerset, issued the following statement regarding the announced departure of Chief Counsel Chris Porrino, following four years of service in the Christie Administration, including the last 18 months as Chief Counsel: “I wish to thank Chris Porrino for his service to New …

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Wolfe: Fast Track Sandy SBA Loan Bill

Source: Assembly Republican Press Release – As a legislative representative of one of the areas hardest hit by Super Storm Sandy, it’s encouraging to see the U.S. House has approved legislation to allow businesses damaged by the catastrophic storm to again seek federal disaster loans. We are fast approaching the storm’s three-year anniversary and yet …

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Fiocchi fires off letter to Obama’s EPA administrator

Source: PolitickerNJ – Running for reelection in LD1 – one of the three most watched districts in the general election season – incumbent Assemblyman Sam Fiocchi (R-1) made President Barack Obama his target today, firing off a letter to the Obama Administration’s Environmental Protection Agency head urging her and Obama to abandon their plans to …

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Schepisi Legislation Will Help NJ Business Compete Around the Globe

Source: Assembly Republican Press Release – To help New Jersey businesses compete in the global market, Assembly Republican Holly Schepisi has introduced legislation establishing an Office of International Trade and Protocol within the Economic Development Authority. “There is a world of opportunity waiting, but many companies are dissuaded by language, geographic, financial and regulatory challenges,” …

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Bramnick discusses issues on Cablevision’s “Meet the Leaders” (video)

Cablevision – New Jersey Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick joins Meet the Leaders host Jeff Henig for a discussion on a variety of topic and the Assemblyman’s belief that the Republican Party can regain control of the lower house in Trenton. The program also concentrates on Governor Christie’s Presidential bid, the recently adopted state budget …

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Fiocchi & Chris A. Brown on $33 million A.C. tax credit deal

Atlantic City Press – New Jersey wants more jobs. Businesses want lower taxes. So awarding nearly $33 million in tax credits to a company that plans to bring 332 jobs to Atlantic City seems like a fair deal, right? Atlantic City Contact Center LLC was the latest to receive a substantial tax credit. The New …

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Rumana discusses ‘Gambling on New Jersey’s future’ – The debate continues

NJ 101.5 – Should casinos be allowed outside of Atlantic City? What’s the best way to cultivate gaming in the Garden state? How can Atlantic City survive and prosper? Tuesday night on NJ 101.5, a special “Gambling on New Jersey’s Future” Town Hall show examined those and other related issues. During the program, Assemblyman Scott …

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Rodriguez-Gregg bill would ban wood suspected of hastening Avalon at Edgewater fire

Source: Excerpted from the Edgewater View – Five months after lawmakers called for a moratorium on the approval and construction of multiple-unit dwellings that utilize the same lightweight wood construction that contributed to the rapid spread of the five-alarm fire at the Avalon apartment complex, the state Assembly on June 29 introduced a bill to outright …

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