Governor signs Bucco-Rible-Schepisi school security bill

Press Release – Legislation sponsored by Assembly Republicans Anthony M. Bucco, Dave Rible and Holly Schepisi that will allow public and non-public schools and county colleges to hire retired law enforcement officers on a part-time basis to provide security on school grounds was signed into law today by the governor. “This is a common sense …

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Scammer goes after Asw. Handlin; she fights back

Source: Asbury Park Press – Assemblywoman Amy Handlin, R-Monmouth, has seen many scam letters in her day, but this one got her attention. It was from a scammer pretending to be someone by the name of “Bridget Anne Kelly,” presumably the former Christie administration official found guilty in the recent “Bridgegate” case. It didn’t mention …

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Brown: Video lottery terminals another effort to expand gambling to North Jersey

Source: Press of Atlantic City -The resort’s seven remaining casinos may have dodged a bullet when voters rejected a plan to allow North Jersey casinos, but the fight to expand gambling in the state is set to continue. Some state lawmakers are developing a plan that would allow video lottery terminals at the Monmouth Park …

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Webber bill promotes equitable treatment for home-schooled students [video]

Source: NJTV News [video] – Adam Cunard, age 14, has been playing football in a local youth league for a decade. Now that he’s a ninth grader, the league stops and he’d like to play for Seneca High School’s freshman team. But Adam and his younger brother are home-schooled, and the Lenape Regional High School District …

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O’Scanlon: Courts should not be revenue generators

Source: APP.com – The chairman of the Assembly’s Judiciary Committee said Monday he wants state lawmakers to study municipal court reform after an Asbury Park Press investigation called the fairness of the system into question and showed how municipalities increasingly rely on court fines for revenue… Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon, R-Little Silver, said the Press report …

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Bramnick extends best wishes for a happy Thanksgiving

Assembly Republican Press Release – Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick (R-Union) issued the following statement as our nation prepares to celebrate Thanksgiving: “We are blessed to live in a free nation and grateful to the men and women in uniform who protect our freedom at home and abroad. Happy Thanksgiving to all. I wish everyone …

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O’Scanlon’s Prescription Cost Savings Bill Becomes Law

Source: More Monmouth Musings – A bill sponsored by Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon that will save an estimated $200 million per year on government employees’ prescription drugs was passed by the State Assembly and signed into law by Governor Chris Christie today. S2749/A4328 expedites the process in which the state selects contracts and controls costs for …

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Bramnick on special prosecutor: Even Trump not pursuing Clinton investigation

Assembly Republican Press Release – Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick responded to news that Sen. Ray Lesniak has sponsored legislation requiring the attorney general to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the governor’s involvement in Bridgegate. “After three years of investigations by the United States attorney, appointed by President Barack Obama, and multiple legislative investigations, …

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Schepisi: Quarterly pension payment bill protects taxpayers

Source: NJSpotlight – After failing to find any common ground for the past several years over the best way to address New Jersey’s grossly underfunded public-employee pension system, state lawmakers reached a rare, bipartisan agreement yesterday, voting in favor of legislation requiring quarterly instead of yearly state pension contributions. The measure — which legislative leaders …

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Rible, Webber support quarterly pension payment legislation

  Source: NJTV – The vote today in the Senate was 35 to zero. Over in the Assembly, it was 72 to zero. Instead of making one payment into the public worker pension funds at the end of the fiscal year, June 30, the bill would have the state make four payments, one each at …

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