Archive for Category: Video

Rooney bill creating horse license plates to support riding therapy for veterans and people with special needs clears committee

TRENTON, N.J. – In the Assembly Transportation and Independent Authorities Committee today, Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney spoke on behalf of his bill (A4800) commemorating New Jersey’s state animal on a special license plate to support the health and well-being of horses as well as therapeutic riding programs for veterans and...

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Thomson says state’s public-worker pension system set up for failure

TRENTON, N.J. – In light of New Jersey’s disappointing returns from public-worker pension fund investments, Assemblyman Ned Thomson released a new video today that cites the critical need to fully fund the pension as soon as possible. New Jersey’s public-worker pension fund investments fell short by returning 6.27 percent...

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Democrats reject Republican effort to help parents save more for college

TRENTON, N.J. –Assembly Republican BettyLou DeCroce pressured Democrats to increase a proposed income-tax deduction for contributions to NJBEST, the state-sponsored college savings account. Watch: Assemblywoman DeCroce pressures Democrats to increase income-tax deduction for college savings. For two years, Assemblywoman DeCroce and Assemblymen Anthony M. Bucco and Ned Thomson have...

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Democrats insistent on taxing patients’ use of medical marijuana

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly voted to expand medical marijuana as legitimate medicine for many illnesses  today, but Democrats aren’t treating it like a regular prescription. Instead, they are taxing it – even though New Jersey’s medical marijuana is already the most expensive in the nation and isn’t covered by...

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Murphy’s pension underfunding illuminated during budget hearing

TRENTON, N.J. – The state’s pension problem, and that Gov. Phil Murphy is not doing better than the path former Gov. Chris Christie paved, was questioned during an Assembly budget hearing with state Treasurer Elizabeth Muoio Wednesday. Assemblyman Ned Thomson, an actuary who has administered more than 500 pension...

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Controversial ‘builder’s remedy’ targeted in Assembly budget hearing

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywoman Nancy Munoz raised the problem of the “builder’s remedy” as a means of forcing municipal compliance with affordable housing obligations at an Assembly Budget Committee hearing Monday. The so-called builder’s remedy allows developers to sue municipalities and force massive residential development with only a small...

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