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Dancer Bill Upgrades Penalty for ‘Knockout Game’ Assault

Press Release – Assemblyman Ron Dancer today introduced legislation, A-4549, that calls for a minimum prison term for an individual convicted of committing a brutal and potentially deadly “knockout game” aggravated assault. The so-called “knockout game” is a new type of random assault in which unsuspecting pedestrians are sucker-punched by youths with the intention of …

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Freeholders Support Dancer’s Winter Celebration Legislation

Source: Atlantic Highlands Herald – The Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders unanimously voted to pass a resolution supporting the passage of Assembly Bill 4481, sponsored by Assemblyman Ronald Dancer (District 12), which would allow school districts to teach about traditional winter celebrations. The vote took place at the freeholder regular Dec. 10 meeting. “School …

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Casagrande-Handlin Physician Loan Redemption Program Bill Released by Committee

Press Release – The shortage of doctors in New Jersey has been an important topic among the medical community and state legislators over the last several years. Today, an important step was taken in addressing the challenge as legislation sponsored by Assembly Republican Policy Co-Chair Caroline Casagrande and Deputy Republican Leader Amy Handlin, which creates …

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McHose-Space Sarcoidosis Awareness Month Resolution Advances

Press Release – A resolution sponsored by Assemblywoman Alison Littell McHose and Assemblyman Parker Space that designates April of each year as “Sarcoidosis Awareness Month was approved today by the Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee. Sarcoidosis is a systemic inflammatory disease that can affect any organ. Sarcoidosis and cancer may mimic one another, making …

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Rumana Bill that Streamlines Review Process for Emergency Warning Light Permits Clears Committee

Press Release – A bill sponsored by Assembly Republican Whip Scott Rumana designed to streamline the process for the issuance of certain emergency warning light permits received Assembly Regulator Oversight and Gaming Committee approval today. The legislation, A-3322, calls for permits to mount and operate blue, red and amber emergency warning lights on motor vehicles …

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DANCER’S BILL WILL EXEMPT CERTAIN STABLE STALLS FROM TAXES

Source: Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of NJ – Legislation introduced by Assemblyman Ron Dancer clarifies that the rental of certain stable stalls is an exemption from tax charges, a measure that is crucial to the viability of the state’s embattled horse industry. “Confusion regarding the taxability of horse boarding and other services has placed …

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Bramnick supports tax-cut as debate erupts anew in Trenton

Source: Inquirer – Republicans and Democrats in New Jersey are again sparring over tax cuts as Gov. Christie prepares to enter his second term with national scrutiny surrounding his expected presidential bid. At a panel discussion Tuesday hosted by the New Jersey Business and Industry Association, top lawmakers split along party lines on the prospect …

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Bramnick, Munoz announce: Chatham to Receive $317,379 to Offset School Construction Projects

Source: The Alternative Press – The Department of Education has allocated $27,174,342 dollars in state funds for schools in the 21st Legislative District. The grants, which have been approved by the Christie Administration, will help individual schools modernize and improve their facilities. “These funds are critical to ensuring that the needs of children are appropriately …

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Brown: limiting casino gambling to Atlantic City is in the best interest of the entire state

Source: The Press of Atlantic City – Legislation expected to be introduced in Trenton today calls for expanding casinos beyond Atlantic City, but the Governor’s Office and local lawmakers say those pushing for the bill are wasting their time. Gov. Chris Christie promised to block the expansion of casinos in North Jersey for five years …

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Bramnick: Obamacare Wreaking Havoc on NJ Healthcare Consumers

Source: Assembly Republican Press Release – Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick, R-Union, Somerset and Morris, said today that Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield’s announcement that it will not renew any small group or individual health plans that were set to expire after this year is a clear indication of the confusion and uncertainty the Affordable …

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