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Lawmaker wants end of NJ ban on commercial deer hunting

Source: Gannett News – A Monmouth County lawmaker wants the state to lift its ban on commercial deer hunting. New Jersey is not unique among states with restrictions on sales of wild game meat. Republican Assemblywoman Caroline Casagrande says she’s introducing a bill this week that directs the state Division of Fish and Wildlife to …

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Bucco: NJ drug court can give youthful offenders chance of a lifetime

Source: The Star-Ledger Op-Ed by Anthony Bucco – All over New Jersey, lives are ruined every day by the erupting heroin crisis. Counties across the state are reporting steady increases in accidental overdose deaths, drug-related emergency room visits, arrests and convictions, and admissions to rehabilitation programs. In spite of an enormous investment that has blossomed …

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Casagrande Featured Guest on AARP New Jersey’s Teletown Hall

Press Release – Assemblywoman Caroline Casagrande will be the featured guest on AARP New Jersey’s Teletown Hall meeting Wednesday, March 19, 2014 from 10 to 11 a.m. “These AARP Teletown Halls are an excellent opportunity for me to hear from my senior constituents about issues of concern to them,” said Casagrande, R-Monmouth. “Without leaving their …

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Bramnick: Dip in January Unemployment Rate Keeps State Pointed in Right Direction

Source: Assembly Republican Press Release – Home sales increase of 18 percent in 2013 more positive news Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick, R-Union, Somerset and Morris, issued the following statement as the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its annual benchmark data showing New Jersey’s unemployment rate for January 2014 was 7.1 percent. The …

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Bramnick wants more notice before life insurance cancellations

Source: NewsWorks – A New Jersey lawmaker is concerned about the limited notices given to consumers before a life insurance policy is cancelled. Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick said wants to make sure policyholders get a letter, email, or phone call from their insurer at least 10 days before the coverage ends because of an …

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Jon Bramnick and Tom Kean Jr. Help Watchung Hills in Anti-Bullying White-Out

Source: The Alternative Press – Friday, March 7 was declared a White Out in Warren Township. The White Out was evident by the sea of white seen at Watchung Hills Regional High School. Warren Middle School will stage a white out on Friday, March 14. The White Out Against Bullying is a day where a community …

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Rumpf, Gove Want Domestic Violence Assessment for Repeat Offenders

Source: The SandPaper – Sen. Christopher J. Connors, Assemblyman Brian E. Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne C. Gove of the 9th District have re-introduced legislation that would require a court to consider the results of a domestic violence assessment before dissolving a final restraining order when the defendant has two or more restraining orders against him …

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Peterson, gun advocates, foes debate merit of magazine limits in N.J.

Source: Philadelphia Inquirer - The emotionally charged rhetoric that dominates the national conversation on  gun control returned to New Jersey’s capital Thursday, as supporters and  opponents of a proposed restriction on magazine ammunition capacity debated the  causes – and at times the facts – of some of the country’s worst episodes of  violence. To gun-rights advocates, the …

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O’Scanlon: Menendez Has No Idea What He’s Talking About

Source: Assembly Republican Press Release – US Senator’s Sandy comments are nothing more than political games Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon took aim at U.S. Senator Robert Menendez after the Senator claimed that state officials were to blame for issues with the Sandy recovery effort. “I have been on the ground since day one. My district was …

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Rible Statement on Gun Magazine Ban

Source: Assembly Republican Press Release – Assemblyman Republican Conference Leader David Rible, R-Monmouth and Ocean, released the following statement on the passage of A-2006 which limits the capacity of gun magazines: “The passage of this legislation does not make the citizens of this state any safer and could actually put people’s lives in danger. In …

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