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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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Wirths spars with colleague over misquote

TRENTON, N.J. – You first have to get your facts straight if you’re going to conjure Daniel Patrick Moynihan, who famously remarked that people are entitled to their own opinions but not their own facts. Assembly Democrat John McKeon chastised Assemblyman Hal Wirths for saying Gov. Phil Murphy supported...

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Dems violate Assembly rules to block GOP energy crisis debate

TRENTON, N.J. – In blatant violation of the rules of the General Assembly on Thursday, Speaker Craig Coughlin and Democrats shut down Republican efforts to address the skyrocketing gas prices and America’s energy crisis. The contentious exchange between Assembly Republican Leader John DiMaio and the speaker arose following Coughlin’s...

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Piperno and Eulner plan to support corrections officers’ health, safety and staffing levels through legislation

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywomen Marilyn Piperno and Kim Eulner say Gov. Phil Murphy’s ill-advised mandates are prioritizing prisoners over officers to the detriment of the state’s correctional system and public safety. On Friday, a New Jersey appeals court rejected a lawsuit from law enforcement unions challenging Murphy’s latest Covid-19...

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