Asm. Ciattarelli Proposes New Pension Plan [video]

Source: NJTV News [video] – Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli thinks he has a solution to the state’s pension problem. Instead of the state paying for teachers pensions, local governments would make the payment the way they do for police, firefighters, and local government workers. “That’s a piece of the plan. We need a comprehensive reform plan …

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Assemblyman Ciattarelli will again shave head for charity 

Source: Packet Media – Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli will again shave his head for the annual St. Baldrick’s Foundation fundraising event, which aims to raise $40,000 for childhood cancer research. The event is held in honor of Rayanna Marrero, a Sergeantsville resident known as Ray, who succumbed to cancer in 2012 at the age of eight. …

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Dancer Calls for Death Penalty as Deterrent for Cop-Killers

Assembly Republican Press Release – Assembly Republican Ron Dancer today called the frequency of attacks on police officers a national disgrace and a crisis for the law enforcement community. “This is sickening and an appalling lack of respect for the law, and the public servants tasked to keep peace in our neighborhoods,” said Dancer, R-Ocean, …

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Auth Wants NJ Congressional Delegation to Vote No on Iran Deal

Source: PolitickerNJ – Assemblyman Robert Auth (R-39) will introduce an Assembly resolution calling on members of New Jersey’s Congressional delegation to oppose the Iran Nuclear Agreement. Congress is scheduled to vote on the agreement later this month. While U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) stoutly opposes the agreement, his colleague, U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), has …

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Auth to Introduce Bill Opposing Iran Nuclear Agreement

Assembly Republican Press Release – Assemblyman Robert Auth, R-Bergen and Passaic, is introducing an Assembly bill calling on members of New Jersey’s Congressional delegation to oppose the Iran Nuclear Agreement. Congress is scheduled to vote on the agreement later this month. “This agreement enables Iran to become far more dangerous with nuclear weapons in as …

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O’Scanlon bill expanding teacher arbitration panel signed into law

Philadelphia Inquirer – Gov. Chris Christie signed legislation Friday that doubles the size of a teacher arbitration panel. The measure had passed unanimously in the Assembly and state Senate. The new measure amends a 2012 law that established binding arbitration in contested cases over dismissal or reduced pay for tenured teachers. The new law increases …

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Carroll on State Supreme Court order for new hearings in immigration amnesty cases [video]

Source: NJTV News [video] – Immigration rights attorney Brian O’Neil and frequent immigration critic and state Assemblyman Michael Patrick Carroll agree with the New Jersey Supreme Court decision that orders new hearings for three immigrants from El Salvador and India.   “I think they got the law right,” said Carroll. “I think it will create a …

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Bateman-Ciattarelli-Simon Congratulate Hillsborough, Again Named One of the Top Small Towns in the United States

Assembly Republican Press Release – Sen. Kip Bateman, Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli and Assemblywoman Donna Simon, all R-Somerset, Hunterdon, Mercer and Middlesex commended the residents, businesses and elected officials of Hillsborough after Money magazine tabbed the township as one of the best places to live in the country. Hillsborough, ranked No. 30, is the only New …

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Ciattarelli: A reform plan to solve teachers’ pension problem once and for all

Source: The Star-Ledger [Op-Ed by Jack Ciattarelli] – For decades, Trenton politicians from both parties have shied away from providing real long-term solutions. We can’t afford to wait any longer. Why are pension systems for municipal and county employees, as well as the Police and Firemen’s Retirement System, all solvent? Because the employer pension contributions …

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Wolfe-McGuckin bill targets traffic jughandles

Source: NJ 101.5 – There is a push to not only ban the construction of any new jughandles in the Garden State, but to prohibit even the planning or designing of them. Legislation (S-493) sponsored by Holzapfel would bar additional jughandles. It would apply to roads or highways under the jurisdiction of the state, counties, …

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