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Bramnick: ‘I Think We Missed Something. Let’s Give it Some Review.’

Source: The Star-Ledger – Gov. Chris Christie’s winning streak remains intact: State lawmakers have still yet to override one of his vetoes. The Democratic-controlled state Assembly today attempted to override the Republican governor’s veto of a bill that would require the state to issue new annual reports on its debt obligations — a measure nearly …

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Webber Resolution Offers Solution to Absentee Votes in Legislature

Source: Bergen Record – New Jersey lawmakers who have staff and other elected officials cast votes for them in their absence are violating state Senate rules, according to a report from NBC New York. The report shows several instances of votes being cast on behalf of senators who are not present in the room. The …

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Bramnick, Webber, Carroll Comment on Override Attempt

Source: Bergen Record – Six months ago, every Republican in the state Assembly voted for a bill that would have required more detailed reporting by the state about the long-term impact of its soaring debt. The bill passed unanimously. But Governor Christie, a fellow Republican, vetoed the measure, calling any such debt analysis “highly speculative.” …

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Bramnick, Carroll on Failed Override Attempt in the Assembly [video]

Source: NJTV [video] – In general, there is no upside — for Republicans — to override a Chris Christie veto. In fact, it’s never happened to a Christie bill, although it’s been tried, like today’s attempt to override the governor’s veto of Assembly bill 961. The bill — which passed both houses unanimously — calls for …

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Dancer Bipartisan Bill Secures Funds to Educate Children of Military Families

Source: Assembly Republican Press Release – Assemblyman Ron Dancer is securing millions of dollars in federal money for the education of military members’ children in New Jersey under a bipartisan bill he sponsors that was approved today by the General Assembly. The bill, A-1286, would allow school districts to establish a special account using federal …

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Rible-Auth Bill Changes Response Rate for Firefighters

Assembly Republican Press Release – Legislation sponsored by Assembly Republicans Dave Rible and Robert Auth changing the percentage of responses needed to be made by paid and volunteer firefighters in order to receive a death benefit provided by the State Fireman’s Association was approved by the Assembly today. “Firefighters are selfless individuals devoted to saving …

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Farmers to Benefit from DiMaio-McHose Measure

Press Release – (Trenton, NJ) – Legislation Assemblyman John DiMaio and Assemblywoman Alison Littell McHose sponsor, that allows 16-year-olds with agricultural driver’s licenses to operate farm vehicles without adult supervision, today won General Assembly approval. “Farming is very much a family business and often, in this economy, everyone needs to help,” said DiMaio, R-Warren, Hunterdon, …

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Rible-Sponsored Resolution Supporting Israel Passes Assembly

Assembly Republican Press Release – Assembly Republican Conference Leader Dave Rible, R-Monmouth and Ocean, who is a primary sponsor of Assembly Resolution 154, which expresses support for the State of Israel in defending itself against attacks from the Hamas terrorist organization, said he was pleased the bill received unanimous approval in the Assembly today. “Israel …

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Brown Resolution Supporting Israel’s Right to Defend Itself Passes Assembly

Assembly Republican Press Release – With overwhelming bi-partisan support, a resolution introduced by Assemblyman Chris Brown expressing support for the state of Israel’s right to defend itself terrorism passed the Assembly today. Assemblyman Brown, a veteran twice activated for war, said it is important to support Israel. “The ability of our friend Israel to defend …

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Kean Disappointed with Court Decision Releasing State Trooper Murderer

Assembly Republican Press Release – Assemblyman Sean Kean said he is extremely disappointed with an Appellate Court decision today releasing Sundiata Acoli (a.k.a. Clark Edward Squire) on parole. Acoli was convicted in the 1973 slaying of New Jersey State Trooper Werner Foerster. Joanne Chesimard, who was also convicted in the killing, escaped to Cuba where …

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