Archive for Category: Video

Atlantic County assemblywoman determined to make a difference for South Jersey

TRENTON, N.J. – As one of eight children raised by a single father, Assemblywoman Claire Swift learned the importance of hard work and perseverance from an early age. The freshman lawmaker’s life and political career are featured in the Assembly GOP mini biography video released Thursday.   WATCH: Swift...

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Lawmakers preview graphic sex education materials meeting new state standards

TRENTON, N.J. – As New Jersey schools prepare to incorporate new health and sexual education curriculum, Assemblyman Gerry Scharfenberger and Assemblywoman Beth Sawyer sat down to preview some of the lesson plans that align with the standards approved by the state Board of Education in June 2020. WATCH: NJ’s...

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How true is Murphy’s claim that additional school aid provides property tax relief? It’s disingenuous, GOP lawmaker reveals

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Gerry Scharfenberger challenged Gov. Phil Murphy’s claim that every dollar in additional state aid goes to property tax relief at a legislative budget hearing with acting education Commissioner Angelica Allen-McMillan on April 11.  WATCH: Data doesn’t backup Murphy’s property-tax claims on school funding “Governor Murphy...

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New Jersey students suffering learning loss left out of Murphy’s budget

TRENTON, N.J. – During an Assembly budget hearing on Monday, Assemblywoman Nancy Munoz and Assemblyman Brian Rumpf pressed acting education Commissioner Angelica Allen-McMillan on the administration’s spending and lesson plans to address students’ two-year learning loss. Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration has largely failed to dedicate funding to learning loss...

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Torrissi goes from trucking to Trenton, says he’s not giving up on Jersey

TRENTON, N.J. – Newly elected Assemblyman and life-long Hammonton resident Mike Torrissi doesn’t want to leave the state of New Jersey. The owner of Torrissi Transport, a successful petroleum trucking company, Torrissi sees his role in the legislature as an opportunity to make New Jersey a better place to...

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GOP lawmakers grill treasurer, state finance officers on taxes, spending and surplus in Murphy’s budget

TRENTON, N.J. – During an Assembly Budget Committee hearing on Monday, Republican members grilled N.J. state Treasurer Elizabeth Muoio and the Office of Legislative Services on Gov. Phil Murphy’s proposed $49 billion spending plan. From one-shot revenues to fee holidays, Assembly Republican budget officer Hal Wirths, Assemblywomen Nancy Munoz...

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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, Speaker Craig Coughlin and Democrats shut down Republican efforts to address the skyrocketing gas prices and America’s energy crisis during an Assembly voting session. WATCH: Dems violate Assembly rules to block GOP energy crisis debateCoughlin ruled...

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Structural deficit and affordability problems persist in proposed budget say GOP leaders

TRENTON, N.J. – Assembly Republican Leader John DiMaio and Assemblyman Hal Wirths said New Jersey’s lagging unemployment rate, business closures, increased spending and lack of sustainable property tax relief contest Gov. Phil Murphy’s feel-good talking points in his budget message he delivered on Tuesday. Murphy’s proposed fiscal year 2023...

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Assembly Dems vote down Republican effort to protect health care workers, corrections officers from Covid-19 vaccine mandate

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywoman Beth Sawyer moved to force an Assembly vote today on her bill prohibiting discrimination against corrections officers, first responders and health care workers who have declined the Covid-19 vaccines and boosters. Fully vaccinated health care workers have to show proof of a booster shot no...

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