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Ciattarelli on expectations for New Jersey’s 217th Legislative Session

Source: Meet the Leaders [video] – Republican Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli of the 16th Legislative District joins Meet the Leaders host Jeff Henig for a discussion on the need to revise New Jersey’s tax code, as well as his views on North Jersey casinos, pensions, and the Transportation Trust Fund as the 217th session of the …

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Bramnick: “Property Tax Relief Should Also Be Assembly’s Focus”

Source: Wall Street Journal – A top New Jersey lawmaker is calling for a major government push to combat poverty in the state. Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto, a Democrat, has instructed four committees to hold hearings next week to assess the effectiveness of existing programs and to see if additional steps need to be taken …

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Bramnick pushes Legislature to make property tax relief a priority

Source: NJBiz – Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto announced Wednesday that Assembly committees will hold hearings next week to gather testimony on how best to develop legislation to help fight poverty across the state. Prieto referenced a report by Legal Services of New Jersey, which estimates that in 2014, some 2.8 million adults and 800,000 children …

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DiMaio Bill Improving Computer Science Education Is Signed Into Law

Assembly Republican Press Release – Gov. Christie has signed legislation sponsored by Assembly Republican John DiMaio to better prepare high school students in the demanding field of computer science. “Computer scientists are in high demand, but only a fraction of U.S. high schools offer advanced training on the subject,” said DiMaio. “If you think for …

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Ciattarelli: State Should Expand Investigation and Evaluate Impact of Abatements, PILOTs and School Funding

Assembly Republican Press Release – Assembly Republican Jack Ciattarelli called for increased scrutiny of tax abatement programs and Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILOTs) in towns being investigated by the State for not properly assessing their tax properties. In a letter to acting director Dennis Shilling of the Division of Taxation, Ciattarelli urged expanding an …

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Bramnick: “Property Tax Relief Should Also Be Assembly’s Focus”

Assembly Republican Press Release – Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick said today the Assembly State and Local Government Committee should also be convened to consider property tax reform on Wednesday. “Republicans look forward to joining that discussion, and we should also address high property taxes to help the middle class,” said Bramnick (R-Union). “For too …

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Brown on Gov’s rejection of PILOT bills

Source: Press of Atlantic City – Gov. Chris Christie rejected an Atlantic City financial rescue package Tuesday, putting the city at risk of running out of cash and possibly giving state lawmakers more leverage to take over the city. In response, Mayor Don Guardian said the city would declare bankruptcy if the state did not …

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‘Christopher’s Law’ signed by Governor; sponsored by Bucco, Munoz, Phoebus

Source: Daily Record – Gov. Chris Christie signed a bill Tuesday that hopes to prevent future tragedies like the one experienced last year by the D’Amico family of Mount Arlington. The bill was named in honor of 10-year-old Christopher D’Amico of Mount Arlington, who was killed in a pontoon boating accident on Lake Hopatcong on …

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Christie puts signature on Bucco-Phoebus-Munoz ‘Christopher’s Law’

Source: Excerpted from New Jersey Herald – Gov. Chris Christie signed “Christopher’s Law” into effect on Monday in hopes of preventing future pontoon boat propeller accidents. Named after Christopher D’Amico, the 10-year-old Mount Arlington boy who was killed after he fell from and was struck by a pontoon boat on Lake Hopatcong in June of …

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Bucco legislation for permanent signs to honor fallen law enforcement and EMTs is law

Source: Daily Record – Gov. Chris Christie on Tuesday signed into law a bill named after the late Mount Arlington Patrolman Joseph Wargo that allows permanent roadside memorials to be erected, at no cost to taxpayers, to honor police, EMTs and firefighters killed in the line of duty. “For the friends and family of heroes …

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