Archive for Author: NJ Assembly Republicans

Lawmaker’s bill to publicize Junior Firefighter regulations passes committee

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywoman Jean Stanfield and Assemblyman Parker Space’s bill (A1106) requiring the director of fire safety to publicize regulations to train Junior Firefighter Auxiliary members passed an Assembly committee Monday. “We must ensure junior firefighters are aware of all the regulations put in place to keep them...

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NJ financial transactions tax robs residents’ retirement, says Thomson

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Edward Thomson said legislation imposing a new tax on financial transactions would deplete the retirement savings of New Jersey taxpayers and threatens our already troubled public employee pension funds. Thomson, an actuary who manages pension plans, said the new tax would be passed on to...

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Webber: Financial transactions tax would simply hurt New Jersey

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Jay Webber, a member of the Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee, issued a statement after the committee held a hearing on a proposed tax on financial transactions, such as electronic stock trades. “Today’s Assembly Financial Institutions Committee makes clear that the last thing New Jersey...

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Wirths urges Congress to pass the Community Broadband Act

TRENTON, N.J. Assemblyman Hal Wirth’s resolution (AR92) urging Congress to pass the Community Broadband Act of 2019 passed committee Monday.  If this act passes, local governments would have the ability to explore every available option when deciding how to deliver broadband internet service to residents and businesses. With access...

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Murphy vetoes Bramnick, Sweeney bipartisan bill to help restaurants

TRENTON, N.J. – Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick questioned Gov. Phil Murphy for vetoing bipartisan legislation Monday that reimburses New Jersey restaurants that lost money when the governor pulled the plug on the planned reopening of indoor dining this summer. “It is unthinkable that the governor would veto bi-partisan...

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Thomson bill to allow home bakers to sell goods passes committee

TRENTON, N.J. –Assemblyman Ned Thomson’s bill (A-4580) to establish requirements for the sale of home-baked goods passed an Assembly committee Monday. The bill allows home bakers to sell baked goods from home, at farmer markets, farm stands, and festivals. “Home bakers should have the same opportunity to profit from...

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Dancer’s resolution would keep data server farms in New Jersey

TRENTON, N.J. –Stock exchanges have consistently warned that they will move out of New Jersey if a new transaction tax is implemented, even successfully testing alternate sites in other states, but that won’t stop some in Trenton from hearing more about the bill during a hearing Monday. Assemblyman Ron...

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Dancer bill would create an interest-free loan program for the purchase of generators

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Ron Dancer has introduced legislation (A4798) that would help consumers buy home power generators that they otherwise might not be able to afford.  Dancer’s bill would require electric companies to work with the Board of Public Utilities and the Division of Rate Counsel to create...

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Bramnick: With stock exchange tax, New Jersey faces losses

TRENTON, N.J. – Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick warned Gov. Phil Murphy not to test the stock exchange’s reaction to his proposed new tax on financial transactions. “The governor is discussing a new tax on financial transactions,” said Bramnick (R-Union). “This tax will cause the financial industry to move...

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