Archive for Author: mriser

Governor signs Wirths bill giving manufacturers preference for workforce development grants

TRENTON, N.J. – The manufacturing industry, which is currently in the midst of a skills-gap crisis, will now receive preference when applying for workforce development grants to train employees under a bill (A4023/S446) sponsored by Assemblyman Hal Wirths and signed into law by Gov. Phil Murphy today.  “This law...

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Committee advances DePhillips and DeCroce bill generating efficiencies and cost-savings through public-private partnerships

TRENTON, N.J. – A measure (A4535) permitting public-private partnerships for energy-related projects cleared the Assembly Appropriations Committee today creating an opportunity for more savings and freeing up public funds say sponsors Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips and Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce.  “Everyone will see savings as a result of this legislation,” said...

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Committee approves DiMaso bill allowing more victims of crime to seek compensation

TRENTON, N.J. – Today the Assembly Appropriations Committee approved a bill (A3391), sponsored by Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso, that amends the Criminal Injuries Compensation Act of 1971 to increase eligibility and financial support for victims. A 2018 investigation by NJ Advance Media found that the state’s Victims of Crime Compensation...

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DeCroce bill aiding victims of crime who seek compensation clears committee

TRENTON, N.J. – Today Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce and renowned crime victims’ lawyer and advocate Richard Pompelio testified before the Assembly Appropriations Committee in support of her bill (A3391/S498) that increases financial support for victims of crime. The bill was unanimously approved by the committee and awaits a vote by...

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Dancer bill excluding horse-boarding services from sales tax advances

TRENTON, N.J. – Today the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee advanced legislation (A1045) sponsored by Assemblyman Ron Dancer that would exempt horse boarding, maintenance and related services from the state sales tax. “There has been ongoing confusion in the industry about tax responsibilities, and as a result, stables have...

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Committee clears Dancer bill creating a loan program and tax credits for new vineyards and wineries in five counties

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly Appropriations Committee approved a bill (A544), sponsored by Assemblyman Ron Dancer, that will establish a loan program and provide tax credits for new vineyards and wineries in Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland, Monmouth and Ocean counties. “New Jersey’s wine industry is very valuable. It not...

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Dancer urges legislature to consider bill allowing armed personnel at places of worship

TRENTON, N.J. – In the wake of the church shooting in Texas and recent anti-Semitic attacks in New Jersey and New York, Assemblyman Ron Dancer urged the legislature to consider his bill (A1695) allowing places of worship to select one person to carry a handgun during religious services for...

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DePhillips and DiMaso to create a tax cut caucus in Trenton

TRENTON, N.J. – In order to force Trenton to consider the real concerns of residents, Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips and Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso announced the creation of a tax cut caucus that would fight for state taxpayers who are overburdened by the Democrats’ tax-and-spend policies. “It’s time we talk affordability...

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