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Legislature passes tax on people who park in state’s largest cities

TRENTON, N.J. – New Jersey’s six largest cities may be allowed to charge people a 3.5 percent tax for parking within their borders.  The state Assembly took the first step today, but not quietly as Republicans stood against the additional tax hike.  This is the eighth tax passed by...

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Democrats reject GOP plan in the Assembly helping businesses survive minimum wage hike

TRENTON, N.J. – During the Assembly floor debate, Assemblyman Hal Wirths offered his own minimum wage proposal as a substitute, one that would have cut business taxes and provided workers with an effective wage above $15 by 2023. “I have a very reasonable bill accepted by the business community...

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Republicans call Democrats’ minimum wage bill irresponsible

TRENTON, N.J. – There was plenty of opposition to the minimum wage bill passed by Democrats today.  Though they were not opposed to a minimum wage increase, Republicans characterized the bill as irresponsible. Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick spoke about the risk to mom-and-pop businesses and the limited job...

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Assembly passes Bramnick bill prohibiting contracts that silence employees in sexual misconduct cases

TRENTON, N.J. – Legislation sponsored by Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick prohibiting employee contracts from legally binding workers into silence about harassment and assault is headed to the Governor’s desk after passing the Assembly today. The Senate advanced the bill in June. “People should not be allowed to cover...

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Dancer resolution commemorates the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I

TRENTON, N.J. – The First World War ended a century ago, and the Assembly today endorsed Assemblyman Ron Dancer’s resolution (AJR160) highlighting the contribution of the state and it’s young service members in the war effort. “As the years pass, we need to make the conscious effort to never...

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Thomson & Bucco bill helps workers save for retirement with pre-tax money

TRENTON, N.J. – A bill making it more affordable for residents to save for retirement is being considered by the Legislature after the Assembly Financial Institutions Committee heard testimony this week. Sponsored by Assemblymen Anthony Bucco and Edward Thomson, the measure (A4899) exempts contributions to qualified retirement plans from...

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Bucco advocates for patients who struggle to get care under ‘pre-approval’ process

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Anthony M. Bucco testified before the Assembly Health Committee Thursday supporting legislation (A4613) that prohibits health insurance companies from using pre-approvals to prevent patients from getting testing, care or pharmaceuticals. “I can tell you first hand when you receive a cancer diagnosis, the last thing...

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Bramnick concerned NJ taxpayers left out of Murphy’s first State of the State

TRENTON, N.J. – During the Republican Response to Gov. Phil Murphy’s first State of the State message, Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick (R-Union) explains that Murphy has a big heart, but he ignores New Jersey’s fiscal realities. New Jersey is unaffordable and twice as many people are leaving than...

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