O’Scanlon Statement Lauding Corrections for Setting New National Standard

Assembly Republican Press Release – Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon, the Republican budget officer, issued the following statement commending the work of the state Department of Corrections and the Parole Board: “New Jersey has been an easy mark. Legislators, the media, entertainers and the public find it easy to point their fingers at the state and say …

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Bramnick on ‘richest man’s’ departure: ‘How can you blame him?’

Source: Excerpt from the New York Times – Our top-heavy economy has come to this: One man can move out of New Jersey and put the entire state budget at risk. Other states are facing similar situations as a greater share of income — and tax revenue — becomes concentrated in the hands of a …

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O’Scanlon criticized Democrat plan for constitutional amendment to fund public pensions

Source: Excerpt from the Star-Ledger – State Senate President Stephen Sweeney defended his proposal to constitutionally mandate billions of dollars in public-sector pension contributions on Friday from a Republican budget officer who argued that without union concessions New Jersey would go bust. The debate at the Public Employment Conference, hosted by the state bar, was …

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Hillslborough Warehouse Fire Prompts Ciattarelli Call for Review of Sovereign Immunity

Source: Tap Into Hillsborough – The February warehouse fire in Hillsborough at Veterans Industrial Park has promoted Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli to ask federal lawmakers to revisit “sovereign immunity” so that federal property used for commercial purposes is subject to local fire regulations. Sovereign immunity is a legal doctrine by which the federal government cannot commit …

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DeCroce to introduce resolution calling for film industry to support Alzheimer’s research after Will Ferrell pulls out of ‘comedy’

Press Release – Following the recent death of her mother who suffered from dementia, Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce today she said she’s glad Will Ferrell pulled out of a ‘comedy’ about President Reagan and his struggles with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. She added that she will introduce a resolution calling on the film industry to get …

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Ciattarelli asks U.S. lawmakers to make federal property subject to local fire codes

Source: Assembly Republican Press Release – Citing public health and safety concerns, Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli is asking the district’s congressional delegation to revisit “sovereign immunity” so that federal property used for commercial purposes is subject to local fire regulations. Sovereign immunity is a legal doctrine by which the federal government cannot commit a legal wrong …

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Clifton and Dancer urge BPU to reject NJNG’s 24 percent rate hike

Press Release – Assemblymen Rob Clifton and Ron Dancer, both R-Ocean, expressed their opposition to New Jersey Natural Gas’ (NJNG) request for a 24.2 percent rate increase at a Board of Public Utilities (BPU) public hearing held Wednesday at the Freehold Township Municipal Building. Clifton and Dancer submitted the following statement: “New Jersey’s infamous high …

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Webber sponsors annual NJ Reagan Day event

Source: NorthJersey.com – In the Republican Party’s annual fond and formal remembrance of President Reagan, former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld praised Reagan’s leadership and criticized what he said was President Obama’s lack thereof before more than 700 people at Westmount Country Club on Wednesday evening. “Don’t blame me for the leadership vacuum,” he said. …

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Brown seeks changes to Atlantic City takeover bill

Source: Press of Atlantic City – Fearing a “non-transparent power grab,” Assemblyman Chris Brown said Wednesday that he’s seeking changes to the Atlantic City state takeover bill. “I’m trying to get you an amended takeover bill,” Brown told The Press of Atlantic City editorial board. “The endgame is to get the best darn deal that …

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Bramnick says there’s a crisis in A.C. and council members should accept proposed salary cuts

Source: Excerpt from NJ.com – So much for that idea. Atlantic City council President Marty Small said the council won’t consider a proposal for the mayor, council members and other city officials to take a 20 percent pay cut as state and local leaders grapple with how to save the Jersey Shore gambling resort from …

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