Archive for Author: jpeacock

Fantasia and Inganamort introduce bills to address open border crisis

TRENTON, N.J. – The video and image went viral. Two New York City police officers were attacked by a migrant mob near Times Square on Jan. 27. Then the smug look of one alleged attacker as he flips his middle finger to cameras after being released without bail. Demands...

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McGuckin, Kanitra slam Murphy’s broken school funding formula

TRENTON, N.J. – There were no surprises for coastal Ocean and Monmouth school districts when the state released its school aid figures on Thursday. Every year for the last six years, many of the 17 districts represented by Assemblymen Greg McGuckin and Paul Kanitra have seen that aid slashed...

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Flynn, Scharfenberger applaud funding increases for Monmouth County schools

TRENTON, N.J. – Most school districts across northern Monmouth County as well as the county’s regional schools saw increases in their school state aid, Assembly members Gerry Scharfenberger and Vicky Flynn announced Thursday. Both Assembly members have advocated for fair state aid disbursements amid the devastating cuts brought on...

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VIDEO: Republicans preview Murphy’s budget disaster in latest release

TRENTON, N.J. – In a world fraught with inflation and profligate government spending, with 9 million souls’ futures teetering on the fiscal cliff, three Republican legislators unite to deliver a message of warning, and hope, before Gov. Phil Murphy’s budget address Feb. 27. These leaders—John DiMaio, Christopher DePhillips and...

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Inganamort hosts Jewish leaders for conversation on Israel, antisemitism

SPARTA, N.J. – Assemblyman Michael Inganamort hosted Jewish leaders from across his district in the state’s northwestern corner for a conversation on rising antisemitism on college campuses earlier this month. Inganamort recently returned from a 42-hour visit to Israel, where he met with military leaders at the Gaza border;...

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New Jersey must prioritize cyber security following AT&T outage, Barranco says

TRENTON, N.J. – In light of the nationwide phone outage Thursday, Assemblyman Christian Barranco says that cyber security is of paramount importance in safeguarding against disruptive incidents. Tens of thousands of AT&T customers reported loss of home and cell phone, and internet starting at 3:30 a.m. EST. While it...

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Bill addressing cyberattacks passes Assembly committee

TRENTON, N.J. – Cyberattacks targeting schools are on the rise. The real-life implications were felt in January when an attack compromised essential network systems and forced the entire Freehold Township School District to close for a day. To combat this growing threat, a bill that requires institutions of higher...

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VIDEO: Kanitra wants answers to Trenton’s skyrocketing spending

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Paul Kanitra wants to know how the hell it happened. How does a state budget explode nearly 60% in five short years, from $34.6 billion in 2018 to $54.3 billion today? That’s the question Kanitra poses in his inaugural video, released by the Assembly Republican...

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Fiscal cliff is avoidable with better planning and accountability, Dunn says

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywoman Aura Dunn says Trenton’s kicking-the-can-down-the-road attitude by creating and leaving problems for the next guy is no way to govern. She’s fighting to bring more transparency and accountability to the legislative process. “Politicians come and go. The guy is always the New Jersey taxpayer,” Dunn...

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Proposed affordable housing changes make bad policy worse, McGuckin and Kanitra say

TRENTON, N.J. – It could be called the Unaffordable State. New Jersey’s high taxes and overregulation push millions of New Jersey residents to the brink already. Now, the proposed fix to New Jersey’s affordable housing law will make a bad problem worse, especially for suburban taxpayers, Assemblymen Greg McGuckin...

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