Archive for Tag: affordability

Foreclosure spike underscores N.J.’s unaffordability, say Auth and Sawyer

TRENTON, N.J. – New Jersey’s second-highest-in-the-nation foreclosure rate for the most recent quarter is alarming but not surprising, say Assemblyman Robert Auth and Assemblywoman Beth Sawyer. Both lawmakers have their finger to the pulse of the housing market as Realtors and say a recent foreclosure report highlights New Jersey’s...

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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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Republican Leader DiMaio pushes for affordability, property tax relief at General Assembly reorganization

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman John DiMaio, who took the oath of office as the minority party’s new leader, challenged returning and new Assembly members to enact meaningful property tax reform at the ceremony to mark the 220th legislative session at the Trenton War Memorial on Tuesday.  WATCH: DiMaio...

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Wirths’ climate and cost friendly amendment to food waste bill rejected by Dems

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Hal Wirths advocated to improve alternative energy sources and reduce costs for counties, towns, colleges, restaurants and other businesses before a vote requiring large food waste generators like the aforementioned to recycle. Democrats rejected his goodwill attempt to be more environmentally and cost friendly. “I...

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Bramnick addresses progressive push for $3 billion in new taxes

TRENTON, N.J. – Assembly Republican leader Jon Bramnick responded to progressive advocates’ demands for $3 billion in new taxes at a press conference in Trenton Monday. He said Murphy has adopted these groups, and his budget will reflect their radical proposals. “Once the election was over in November, once...

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Bergen criticizes costly electronic permit process legislation in committee

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Brian Bergen expressed concerns about the costs to be borne by businesses and residents with a new municipal electronic permit process introduced in legislation (A1145) heard at an Assembly Community Development and Affairs Committee hearing in Trenton on Monday. “I do have some very large...

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Kean warns NJ cannot rush renewable energy if prices soar

WALL, N.J. – Worried that Gov. Phil Murphy’s Energy Master Plan will drive-up costs on families, Assemblyman Sean Kean urged caution against setting unrealistic goals. “There are positive elements in Governor Murphy’s Energy Master Plan; however, New Jersey is facing an affordability crisis and many people cannot afford to...

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Webber denounces Murphy’s Energy Master Plan for outlawing natural gas

TRENTON, N.J. – The energy master plan announced by Gov. Phil Murphy today calls for eliminating the state’s reliance on natural gas. Assemblyman Jay Webber said the plan is irresponsible and called on the Legislature to stop it from moving forward. “The governor’s plan would effectively end natural gas service...

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