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DePhillips and Rooney bill would help residents weather the storm

TRENTON, N.J. – Ahead of what Farmers’ Almanac is predicting to be a snowy and cold winter for New Jersey, the Assembly Telecommunications and Utilities Committee held a hearing on a measure (A108) that would ensure customers receive high-quality service from their utilities. Assemblyman Christopher P. DePhillips, a prime...

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Bramnick: Stock exchange tax won’t raise revenue if transactions leave New Jersey

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Republican Leader Jon Bramnick criticized a proposed new tax on financial transactions heard in the Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee Monday. He pointed out that if the stock exchange follows through on its threat to leave, New Jersey will lose revenue. “The more we...

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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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Panel approves bill permitting traffic duty for trained community responders

TRENTON, N.J. –The Assembly Homeland Security Committee today passed a bill sponsored by Assemblyman Jay Webber that permits trained community volunteers to perform traffic duties in emergency situations. “The coronavirus has sidelined thousands of police officers in New Jersey. At one point, one in 20 officers were unable to...

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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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