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Fantasia and Inganamort introduce bills to address open border crisis

TRENTON, N.J. – The video and image went viral. Two New York City police officers were attacked by a migrant mob near Times Square on Jan. 27. Then the smug look of one alleged attacker as he flips his middle finger to cameras after being released without bail. Demands...

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Sauickie and Clifton demand DOE explain multimillion-dollar school funding cuts to district

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblymen Alex Sauickie and Rob Clifton are demanding answers and school-funding reform after the Education Department released state aid numbers Thursday that showed Jackson and Old Bridge school districts losing nearly $7 million next year. “I need one of you to explain to me how this...

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McGuckin, Kanitra slam Murphy’s broken school funding formula

TRENTON, N.J. – There were no surprises for coastal Ocean and Monmouth school districts when the state released its school aid figures on Thursday. Every year for the last six years, many of the 17 districts represented by Assemblymen Greg McGuckin and Paul Kanitra have seen that aid slashed...

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Flynn, Scharfenberger applaud funding increases for Monmouth County schools

TRENTON, N.J. – Most school districts across northern Monmouth County as well as the county’s regional schools saw increases in their school state aid, Assembly members Gerry Scharfenberger and Vicky Flynn announced Thursday. Both Assembly members have advocated for fair state aid disbursements amid the devastating cuts brought on...

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Dangers of fentanyl and emerging “tranq” drug should be taught to NJ students, says Azzariti

TRENTON, N.J. – Fentanyl, a synthetic opioid 100 times stronger than morphine, is often mixed with other illegal drugs or found in counterfeit pills and is responsible for increasing fatalities among unwitting users. Now, there is a new emerging threat on the illicit drug market: xylazine, a veterinary tranquilizer...

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Clifton and Sauickie announce increased funding for schools in Ocean, Monmouth and Middlesex

TRENTON, N.J. – The N.J. Department of Education is slated to release more than $3.5 million in stabilization aid to five school districts in Ocean, Monmouth and Middlesex counties, Assemblymen Rob Clifton and Alex Sauickie announced Wednesday. “While this stabilization aid is a huge win for us and a...

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Barlas: Schools facing funding cuts don’t believe Murphy’s budget is stronger or fairer

TRENTON, N.J. – Assembly Budget Committee member Al Barlas criticized Gov. Phil Murphy’s budget address delivered before a joint session of the Legislature Tuesday, for failing to address the school funding formula and educational challenges. “During the governor’s budget address we did not hear a word about learning loss...

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North Jersey lawmakers propose funding to address Peckman River flooding

TRENTON, N.J. – Sen. Kristin Corrado, and Assemblymen Christopher DePhillips and Al Barlas introduced legislation Tuesday to fund projects that will prevent future devastating floods along the Peckman River. “Our job as legislators is to ensure our communities have the resources necessary and are as prepared as possible for...

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State support for Walker home in North Caldwell could be coming

TRENTON, N.J. – Supporting North Caldwell’s efforts to preserve its history, Sen. Kristin Corrado, and Assemblymen Christopher DePhillips and Al Barlas introduce legislation that would provide $500,000 towards the restoration of the Walker family home at Walker’s Park.  “Walker’s Park is a landmark of the North Caldwell community where...

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DePhillips: Murphy serves up corporate business tax hike lite to satisfy appetite for spending

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips denounced Gov. Phil Murphy’s rebranded corporate surtax, announced as a transit fee in Tuesday’s budget message, and said applying it to higher earning businesses will still have devastating consequences for the state’s economy. “Make no mistake, this so-called transit fee is the corporate...

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