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Historic bipartisan legislative disability caucus launches with GOP lawmakers’ support

TRENTON, N.J. – Four GOP Assembly members will promote policies to better the lives of individuals with disabilities as part of the first bipartisan legislative caucus dedicated to championing services that support the disability community. Assembly Republican Conference Leader Nancy Munoz, Assemblywomen Aura Dunn and Holly Schepisi, and Assemblyman...

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Dancer proposes realty-transfer tax exemption for beginning farmers

TRENTON, N.J. – If sold to aspiring new farmers, nearly 234,000 acres on more than 2,600 preserved farms would be exempt from the state’s reality-transfer tax under legislation recently introduced by Assemblyman Ron Dancer. “Most young and beginning farmers do not inherit their land, and, instead, purchase farmland to...

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Murphy’s new limits are without merit, say Bergen and DiMaso

TRENTON, N.J. – Gov. Phil Murphy announced new limits on outdoor gatherings to 25 people from 150 people among other restrictions. This comes as the Covid-19 transmission rate has dropped over the last three days and hospitalizations have fluctuated recently. Deaths have remained low. “The legislature has resolved itself...

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Dancer calls on Congress to increase Social Security cost of living adjustment

TRENTON, N.J. – Citing major financial concerns for seniors during the coronavirus pandemic, Assemblyman Ron Dancer said Congress needs to pass the COVID-19 Emergency Social Security Cost of Living Increase Act of 2020. “Seniors have suffered exceedingly devastating consequences from the coronavirus,” said Dancer (R-Ocean). “Not only are they...

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Dancer bill protects consumers from paying for cable TV services they never receive

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Ron Dancer wants cable television providers to prorate bills for customers who experience service disruptions or cancellations. “This is commonsense legislation – consumers shouldn’t be paying for services they do not receive,” said Dancer. Altice, which operates as Optimum in New Jersey – one of...

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Dancer proposes more funding for Jersey Fresh program

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Ron Dancer introduced legislation last week in an effort to significantly boost funding for the Jersey Fresh program. The bill (A5045) would make a supplemental appropriation of $200,000 from the Unclaimed Property Trust Fund. The state’s current 2021 budget allocates $100,000. “This creates an additional...

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Dancer introduces bill expanding Earned Income Tax Credit to seniors

TRENTON, N.J. – Taxpayers older than 65 without dependents could be eligible for New Jersey’s Earned Income Tax Credit under new legislation introduced by Assemblyman Ron Dancer. “New Jersey seniors are working much later in life, either by choice or circumstances, and many are surviving on limited incomes. In...

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Stanfield’s bill publicizing Junior Firefighter regulations now law

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywoman Jean Stanfield’s bill requiring the director of fire safety to publicize regulations to train Junior Firefighter Auxiliary members was signed by Gov. Phil Murphy Friday. “This will ensure junior firefighters are aware of all the regulations put in place to keep them safe,” said Stanfield (R-Burlington)....

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DePhillips demands state open more rapid Covid testing facilities

TRENTON, N.J. – New Jersey is struggling to keep afloat as it is hit by a second wave of the coronavirus. In an effort to keep transmission rates down and buoy the economy, Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips will introduce a bill on Monday to mandate additional rapid testing facilities in...

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Bipartisan backing for Made in New Jersey tax credit measure supports state-sourced goods and jobs

TRENTON, N.J. – Investing in state-made products supports a sound economy and stable jobs said Assemblymen Brian Bergen and Bill Moen, who introduced the Made in New Jersey Tax Credit Act this week. “Now is the time to show businesses we are serious about supporting their productivity and getting...

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