Archive for Tag: affordability

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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Bramnick: Murphy’s Energy Master Plan ignores what residents can afford

TRENTON, N.J. – Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick called on Murphy to think about what residents can afford before he acts on his energy master plan. He says Murphy needs a more thoughtful approach to ramp-up clean energy. “A significant amount of the state’s energy comes from natural gas,...

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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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Wirths bill allowing long-term tax exemption for low-income housing is signed into law

TRENTON, N.J. –This week the governor signed a bill (A2536/S538), sponsored by Assemblyman Hal Wirths, to allow municipalities to accept payment-in-lieu-of-taxes for state or federally-subsidized low-income housing beyond the term of a housing project’s mortgage. The town of Sparta established such an agreement with a low-income senior housing project;...

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DePhillips and DiMaso to create a tax cut caucus in Trenton

TRENTON, N.J. – In order to force Trenton to consider the real concerns of residents, Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips and Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso announced the creation of a tax cut caucus that would fight for state taxpayers who are overburdened by the Democrats’ tax-and-spend policies. “It’s time we talk affordability...

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