Dancer, Bucco, Rible seek reinstatement of death penalty

Source: Press of Atlantic City – A state lawmaker wants to reinstate the death penalty in New Jersey for certain crimes against children, police and corrections officers. Assemblyman Ron Dancer, R-Ocean, on Friday said he will introduce a bill to restore capital punishment for convictions of certain homicides, including the killing of a victim 17 …

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KEAN: State must tackle anti-competitive estate tax

Source: APP.com – I was not surprised to read two recent letters in The Press from Ocean County residents about the estate tax driving people out of New Jersey. Both writers said they intend to move out of New Jersey because they refuse to pay the estate tax, especially after paying a lifetime of sky-high …

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Dancer seeks to restore death penalty to protect the lives of children

Assembly Republican Press Release – Following the horrific death of a 2-year-old Camden boy allegedly at the hands of his mother’s boyfriend, Assemblyman Ron Dancer is again calling for the reinstatement of the death penalty. Dancer has legislation (A3279) restoring capital punishment for convictions for certain homicides, including the killing of a victim under 18 …

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Space, Phoebus applaud Christie’s conditional vetoes on smart guns, handgun permits bills

Source: Associated Press – Gov. Chris Christie on Wednesday rejected legislation to increase the sales of smart guns, saying the measure would make the state “inhospitable” to legal gun ownership. Christie, a Republican, conditionally vetoed the measure that would have required state gun retailers to keep an inventory of smart guns, which can be fired …

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O’Scanlon, Bucco join Gov. Christie’s efforts to increase efficiency at MVC

Source: Morristown Patch – Gov. Chris Christie ended online driver’s license fees and took other steps aimed at reducing Motor Vehicle Commission wait times and costs on Wednesday. Christie visited the Randolph MVC agency to announce the new initiatives and improvements to existing programs that he says will cut transaction times and make it easier …

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Space & Phoebus support Governor’s conditional vetoes on gun bills

Assembly Republican Press Release – Statement from Senator Steve Oroho, Assemblyman Parker Space, and Assemblywoman Gail Phoebus on the Governor’s conditional vetoes of A-3689 and S-816: “We applaud Governor Christie’s conditional vetoes issued today on A-3689 and S-816 and we urge Democrat legislative leadership to post these changes for a vote when the legislature convenes …

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O’Scanlon to introduce legislation alleviating MVC wait times

Revamping the driver’s license renewal system will ease ‘end of month rush’ at MVC locations Assembly Republican Press Release – Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon today unveiled legislation to curb wait times at motor vehicle offices. O’Scanlon’s proposal would change driver’s license expiration dates to each driver’s birth date. Currently licenses in New Jersey expire at the …

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Bucco backs MVC reforms to improve customer service

Assembly Republican Press Release – Deputy Republican Leader Anthony M. Bucco (R-Morris) today issued the following statement supporting Gov. Chris Christie’s proposed reforms to improve service at Motor Vehicle Commission offices: “While the MVC has come a long way under Commissioner Martinez’ leadership, the process should be more efficient. I proudly support the governor’s reasonable …

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Gove, Rumpf Vehemently Oppose Gas Tax Hike

Source: The SandPaper – A proposed 23-cent per gallon gas tax increase had New Jersey motorists buzzing at the end of June. Drivers got a reprieve when that legislation, which had been passed by the Assembly and had the support of Gov. Chris Christie, died when the Senate refused to vote on the bill. The …

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Phoebus, Space honor Water Gap NRA on 100th anniversary of National Park Service

  Source: New Jersey Herald – Two area state Assembly members were co-sponsors of a joint Legislature resolution which honors the National Park Service on its 100th anniversary. The resolution, approved unanimously by the state Senate and Assembly in late June was signed by Gov. Chris Christie on Saturday, said Assembly members Gail Phoebus and …

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