Archive for Tag: Christopher DePhillips

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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DePhillips defends religious freedom in vaccination fight

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips backed retaining a religious exemption to school vaccine requirements at an Assembly session Monday.  WATCH: DePhillips defends religious freedom in vaccination fight. “This unconstitutional legislation attempts to write freedom of religion out of the law,” DePhillips (R-Bergen) said before the vote. “In America,...

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DeCroce, DePhillips call for moving SDA functions to Treasury Dept. in light of corruption report

TRENTON, N.J. – The Schools Development Authority has faced intense scrutiny for a plethora of patronage hires under the Murphy administration after it hired a Democratic Party leader to head the bureaucracy. “The SDA has been plagued by poor management for years, and it is too important for our...

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DePhillips bill increases angel-investor tax credit supporting tech start-ups, jobs

TRENTON, N.J. – Among the numerous bills passed by the Assembly yesterday was a key piece of legislation, sponsored by Assemblyman Christopher P. DePhillips, designed to boost emerging technology businesses in the state. “We need to do everything we can to keep innovative and growing companies in New Jersey,”...

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DePhillips and DeCroce shed light on potential savings in public-private partnerships

TRENTON, N.J. – A measure permitting public-private partnerships for energy-related projects cleared a legislative committee today creating an opportunity for more savings say Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips and Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce. “Everyone will see savings as a result of this legislation,” said DePhillips (R-Bergen). “We won’t burden our taxpayers for...

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Burned by Rockland Electric? Now they want to increase your rates.

TRENTON, N.J. – In a letter hand-delivered to the Board of Public Utilities meeting today, Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips blasts Rockland Electric’s request for a rate hike despite their inadequate storm responses and poor customer service record. “Rockland Electric’s initial reason for the increase is higher customer satisfaction. I believe...

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DePhillips says residents drowning in taxes, pushes towns to pledge no rain tax

TRENTON, N.J. – In an effort to provide relief to taxpayers, Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips pushes towns to pledge against passing a rain tax. “Over the past few days I have joined Assemblyman Ryan Peters by imploring municipalities to oppose the rain tax by taking the ‘no rain tax’ pledge...

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GOP lawmakers seek protections in ‘aid in dying’ bill before Murphy signs it into law

TRENTON, N.J. – In a letter sent to the Gov. Phil Murphy Wednesday, Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips and Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso seek additional protections to legislation recently passed by the Legislature allowing terminally ill patients to seek life-ending medication. They are asking the governor to use his veto to advocate...

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Assembly GOP advocates keeping people alive, share personal stories prior to assisted suicide vote

TRENTON, N.J. – Before the Assembly voted on permitting assisted suicide, Republicans took a stand against the bill. Several legislators pleaded with their colleagues on the other side of the aisle to maintain life with dignity rather than death. Many agreed with their plea, as Democrats had to whip...

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DePhillips bill eliminates CBT surcharge, keeps businesses in NJ

TRENTON, N.J. – The state can no longer afford the negative consequences of the massive corporate business tax. Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips’ bill (A5152) would immediately eliminate the 2.5 percent CBT surcharge that was levied on businesses earning over $1 million last year. “Trenton is addicted to taxing and spending...

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