Bramnick Welcomes Sweeney’s Support for Strategic Long-Term Planning

Assembly Republican Press Release – Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick, R-Union, Morris and Somerset, said he was pleased to learn that Senate President Steve Sweeney supports Bramnick’s idea to create strategic long-term bipartisan commissions or committees. Bramnick looks forward to working with the Senate President on many long-term issues affecting the State of New Jersey.

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Bramnick discusses legislation on violent crime epidemic in NJ

NJ 101.5 – Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick (R-Westfield) wants to hold a special session of the New Jersey Legislature this summer to deal with the state’s growing violence epidemic. “I’m hoping that we can have a special session of the Legislature to discuss all of the crime-related bills and include a broad-based discussion on …

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Bramnick says ‘the devil is in the details’ on bail reform

Bergen Record – A deadline early next week is pushing Democrats in the Legislature to find consensus on measures that would transform New Jersey’s bail system aimed at improving public safety and treating the poor more fairly. The complex reform package has changed numerous times – concerns have been raised about costs, the details, and …

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Dancer legislation would punish “upskirters”

NJ 101.5 – When someone uses a cellphone to secretly record videos or take pictures under the dresses or skirts of unsuspecting victims, it’s called “upskirting.” One New Jersey legislator said the perpetrators of this crime need to be punished more harshly. A bill introduced by Assemblyman Ron Dancer (R-Jackson) would clarify that upskirting is …

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Bramnick comments on new pension reforms leading to new surge in N.J. retirements

Spource: The Star Ledger – As Gov. Chris Christie bangs the drum for a second round of pension reform in New Jersey, public officials and union leaders are bracing for another wave of public workers rushing to retire. Employees in state and local government headed for the door in record numbers at the beginning of …

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Handlin speaks about Fulop getting a free pass on his mini-Bridgegate

Source: Star Ledger op-ed by Tom Moran – Two months after Gov. Chris Christie’s crew deliberately snarled traffic at the George Washington Bridge, another manufactured traffic jam bottled up one of Jersey City’s port terminals for several hours on consecutive days. This one was the brain-child of Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop, the ambitious young …

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Rible Lauds DOT Action to Promote “Move Over” Law

Assembly Republican Press Release – Will use message signs July 28-August 1 to raise awareness of law designed to protect emergency workers on highways Assemblyman Dave Rible, R-Monmouth, applauded the New Jersey Department of Transportation (DOT) for its decision to promote the state’s “Move Over” law by advertising the policy on its variable message signs. …

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Fiocchi explores workforce development and career opportunities

Daily Journal letter-to-the editor by Sam Fiocchi – Recognizing the potential career opportunities that vocational training and technical education provide, I hosted a Workforce Development Roundtable discussion on Monday with businesses leaders and vocational and technical school administrators to discuss employment opportunities available to people with the proper training. The roundtable was held at the …

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Rodriguez-Gregg discusses incentivizing the right businesses in NJ

NJ 101.5 – Assemblywoman Maria Rodriquez-Gregg(R-Medford) and Assembly Republican Conference Leader Dave Rible (R-Wall) joined business leaders to discuss boosting job creation and growing the economy. Business tax incentives were also discussed, with a focus on making sure incentives that are already available in New Jersey are being offered to the right industries. “There needs …

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Rodriguez-Gregg hosts industry groups for conference on drumming up business in N.J.

Source: NewsWorks.org – Some Republican lawmakers met with business leaders at the Statehouse in Trenton Thursday to map out strategies for making New Jersey more attractive for business. Representatives of business organizations said the state’s income tax and corporate business tax and a variety of regulations can deter companies from setting up shop in New …

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