O’Scanlon: Christie’s Position on Red-Light Cameras is Spot-On

Source: Assembly Republican Press Release – Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon today said that Governor Chris Christie’s comments on the NJ101.5 segment “Ask the Governor” last night concerning the future of red-light cameras in this state were “on the money”. The Governor said he was “disturbed” that there were indications that the program appeared to have become …

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Bramnick to Hold Cyberspace Discussion with Homeland Security on Oct. 20

Assembly Republican Press Release – Event open to public at Kean University Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick will hold a public discussion on cyberspace security with state Homeland Security officials on Monday, Oct. 20, at Kean University, in the STEM Auditorium, Room 221. The event will begin at 1:00 p.m. Home Depot reported a data …

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70 N.J. Assembly members ‘present’ in an empty chamber? Webber says ‘that’s wrong,’ has a solution

Source: The Star-Ledger – Assemblyman Jay Webber wants to let his colleagues phone it in — literally. Here’s why: On a Friday evening in July, just one Assembly member – Reid Gusciora (D-Mercer) — was in the chamber. But 70 members were recorded as present by staffers who walked around the room and pushed the …

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Gove, Rumpf Opposes Establishment of Casinos Outside Atlantic City

Source: The SandPaper – In a proactive initiative directed at protecting the regional economy of Atlantic City, and its workers, Sen. Christopher J. Connors, Assemblyman Brian E. Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne C. Gove of the 9th District have started an online petition to thwart any legislative effort that would allow casinos to operate at sites …

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Bramnick bill would ban GPS tracking devices on cars

Star Ledger – A bill introduced Thursday by the Assembly’s top Republican would make it a crime to put a GPS tracking device on a car without the owner’s consent. Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick (R-Union) said he only recently learned that it’s not a crime when he got a call from a constituent who …

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Rible 911! Bill would require emergency call centers be ready to receive text messages

Star Ledger – A bill that would require facilities that handle 911 calls to accept emergency text messages was approved by the state Assembly Telecommunications and Utilities Committee this morning. Sponsors said the legislation (A3461) said it will help those with “communication disabilities,” as well as people in emergency situations that require them to be …

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Bramnick says partisan legislative panel needs to stop acting as if governor involved in bridge closing

Assembly Republican Press Release – Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick issued the following statement regarding the Bridgegate investigation: “NBC New York reports governor Christie is not involved. Now it’s time for the panel that prejudged the governor to end its relentless attacks.”

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Bramnick Bill Prevents Vehicle Tracking Devices Without Owner’s Consent

Assembly Republican Press Release – In New Jersey, it is not illegal if someone such as an ex-husband or ex-wife attaches a tracking device to their former spouse’s car without their knowledge or consent. Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick believes that is wrong and introduced legislation (A-3747) on Thursday that makes such an act a …

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Handlin urges Port Authority reform during N.J. Senate hearing

Bergen Record - Legislators pushed for structural reforms to the Port Authority Thursday, targeting an agency that has seen several of its executives resign over the past year in the shadow of the George Washington Bridge scandal. The reforms are aimed at making the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey more transparent and accountable …

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Handlin Expresses Support for Senate Port Authority Transparency Bill

Assembly Republican Press Release – Bill is just the beginning of the reform process Deputy Assembly Republican Leader Amy Handlin testified today regarding a Port Authority bill that increases transparency and accountability at the agency. Also joining Handlin in support of the bipartisan, bicameral, bi-state legislation was New York Assemblyman Jim Brennan (D-Brooklyn), Sen. Bob …

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