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Dancer Bill Brings NJ into Compliance with Federal Child Abuse Act; Measure will Protect Federal Funding

Press Release – In an effort to require public disclosure of findings and information in child abuse cases and prevent the loss of federal funding for child abuse identification, prevention, and treatment activities, Assemblyman Ron Dancer has introduced legislation mandating that New Jersey regulations conform to federal regulations. “Despite preventative measures and interventions, child fatalities …

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Republican leader Bramnick promises fight over bill that would ban employers from asking about criminal histories

Source: The Star-Ledger – A fight is looming in the state Legislature over a bill that would ban employers from asking job applicants if they have criminal backgrounds until the final stage of the hiring process. Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick (R-Union) today fired off a warning shot to Democrats who control the state Senate …

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Rumana: They weren’t lane closures, they were lane adjustments

Source: PolitickerNJ – North Jersey lawmaker Scott Rumana, (R-40), wanted Monday to focus the questioning of the Port Authority’s Cedrick Fulton on the overall issue of the George Washington Bridge users who are inconvenienced because three lanes are given over to host town Fort Lee. “I know what it’s like to sit in this traffic,’’ …

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Bramnick: Democrats using Constitutional Amendment to Avoid Legislative Process is Dangerous Approach

Source: Assembly Republican Press Release – Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick, R-Union, Somerset and Morris, said Democrat resolutions (SCR-146/ACR-187 and SCR-162) which are proposals to amend the state’s Constitution are a dangerous pattern that avoids the legislative process. Both resolutions concern the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) requiring the state’s participation and are scheduled to …

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Criminals will be Allowed to hide Conviction on Employment Application if Democratic Bill is Posted during Lame Duck

Source: Assembly Republican Press Release – Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick is trying to stop the posting of a “bad” bill allowing criminals to hide their background of criminal convictions on an employment application. The bill, A-3837, prohibits an employer from asking about an applicant’s criminal history. “This legislation should not be posted and we …

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Westfield Schools to Get Over $7 Million from State for Facilities

Source: The Alternative Press – Westfield schools will receive $7,526,310 in state funds to modernize and improve facilities, Senate Minority Leader Tom Kean, Jr., Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick, and Assemblywoman Nancy Muñoz, all R-Union, Morris and Somerset, announced today. The Department of Education has allocated a total of $27,174,342 dollars in state funds for …

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Bateman-Ciattarelli-Simon Welcome News of $8.7 Million in School Construction Grants

Source: Assembly Republican Press Release – Senator Christopher “Kip” Bateman, Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli and Assemblywoman Donna Simon, all R-Somerset, Hunterdon, Mercer and Middlesex, welcomed the Christie administration’s announcement that schools in Legislative District 16 will be receiving nearly $8.7 million in grants for school construction projects. On Wednesday, the administration announced the approval of $507.7 …

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Thompson-Dancer-Clifton Announce Construction Funding for Schools in the 12th Legislative District

Source: Assembly Republican Press Release – Sen. Sam Thompson and Assemblymen Ron Dancer and Rob Clifton, all R-Monmouth, Ocean, Burlington and Middlesex, announced more than $9 million in state funding for school construction projects in seven school districts in the 12th Legislative District. “We are confident districts will well-utilize this funding to provide safer, more …

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Rible encourages businesses to take part in Super Bowl dining program

Source: The Coast Star – Assemblyman Dave Rible is urging local businesses to take part in a NJ Transit program that is hoping to lure Super Bowl visitors to local restaurants, hotels and other businesses. As part of NJ Transit’s Championship Dining program, businesses offer Super Bowl-week discounts and other promotions to patrons who display …

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O’Scanlon discusses ‘Left Lane Hanger Video’ on NJ 101.5 [AUDIO]

Source: NJ 101.5- The “Discourteous Richards” (among other colorful names) as they are known on the Jim Gearhart show, are the frustration to many NJ drivers. These drivers are oblivious to their surroundings and just hang in the left lane driving at barely the posted speed limit or less. (CLICK HERE to view video) Assemblyman …

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