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South Jersey lawmaker says real estate feud with Del. is about securing economic prosperity for Salem County

TRENTON, N.J. – South Jersey Assemblywoman Beth Sawyer says a centuries-old interstate fight with Delaware over the coastline of Salem County is about securing economic prosperity for future generations. “It’s time to bring this agreement into the 21st century and look at what makes the most sense for the...

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Assembly Republican Leader wins Food Council’s legislator award

TRENTON, N.J. – Assembly Republican Leader John DiMaio (center) was presented with the outstanding legislator award by the Food Council Committee for Good Government for championing policies that support food retail and distribution industries. He is pictured with Assembly Republican members Christian Barranco, Aura Dunn, Michele Matsikoudis, Vicky Flynn,...

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Eulner and Piperno say Murphy administration’s testing in schools doesn’t address immediate need for more student support

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywomen Kim Eulner and Marilyn Piperno say the Department of Education’s directive to schools requiring additional Start Strong assessments in the fall fails to help students who need the extra support now. The Monmouth County lawmakers argue it illustrates the Murphy administration’s lack of planning and...

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Assembly Republicans oppose Democrats’ massive $50.6 billion state spending plan

TRENTON, N.J. – The state’s massive $50.6 billion fiscal year 2023 budget represents missed opportunities for real tax reform and relief, backroom deals, big government spending, and one-time gimmicks say Republicans before casting their no votes from the Assembly floor on Wednesday. Assembly Republican Leader John DiMaio: WATCH: GOP...

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Vanishing Democrats show Murphy’s agenda too far left, says DiMaio

TRENTON, N.J. – A clear indication Democrats in New Jersey have moved too far left and out of the mainstream, two vulnerable Democrats left an Assembly Appropriations Committee hearing Thursday just prior to votes on Gov. Phil Murphy’s latest gun package. “I have to get somewhere,” Chairwoman Lisa Swain...

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GOP committee members take aim at Dems’ gun control package

TRENTON, N.J. – During a legislative debate on Gov. Phil Murphy’s latest gun control package, Republicans in the Assembly Judiciary Committee disputed the Democrats’ claim that the bills would lessen crime in the Garden State. Assemblyman Robert Auth and Assemblywoman Vicky Flynn said the package targets law-abiding gun owners...

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Repeal Dems’ anti-cop law that puts students and voters at risk, say Ocean County lawmakers

TRENTON, N.J. – Democrats’ anti-cop crusade in the Legislature is having real-life and dangerous consequences, say Sen. Jim Holzapfel and Assemblymen Greg McGuckin and John Catalano. The Ocean County lawmakers are planning to introduce legislation that would repeal a law banning law enforcement from polling stations and ballot drop...

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In wake of Uvalde, Republicans push back on law limiting police presence at polling places

TRENTON, N.J. – In the wake of the mass school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, Assembly Republican members DeAnne DeFuccio and Robert Auth want to put police officers back into public schools being used as polling places during elections. In January 2022, Gov. Phil Murphy enacted a law that bans...

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Eulner and Piperno aim to arrest rising car thefts with sweeping bill package

TRENTON, N.J. – In response to the statewide spike in motor vehicle thefts, Assemblywomen Kim Eulner and Marilyn Piperno introduced a package of legislation to combat crime through increased penalties and stiffer sentencing. “We believe the issue must be addressed legislatively and demand enhanced penalties for criminals charged with...

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