Archive for Tag: District 23

VIDEO: Republicans preview Murphy’s budget disaster in latest release

TRENTON, N.J. – In a world fraught with inflation and profligate government spending, with 9 million souls’ futures teetering on the fiscal cliff, three Republican legislators unite to deliver a message of warning, and hope, before Gov. Phil Murphy’s budget address Feb. 27. These leaders—John DiMaio, Christopher DePhillips and...

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Zwicker’s bill protecting librarians proves providing vulgar reading material to children is criminal, says Peterson

TRENTON, N.J. – A recently introduced bill sponsored by Sen. Andrew Zwicker protecting librarians from lawsuits for providing sexually explicit reading material to children proves that their conduct is criminal, says Assemblyman Erik Peterson. “It is illegal to provide minors obscene materials, so ‘Sick Zwick’ crafted this legislation to...

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Illegal immigrants prioritized over veterans by Murphy, says DiMaio

TRENTON, N.J. – Gov. Phil Murphy spent $87.8 million Tuesday on immigrants who didn’t qualify for COVID relief programs because they are undocumented or don’t have social security numbers. Assembly Republican Leader John DiMaio compared that to the relatively meager help for veterans, reducing violent crime and housing discrimination....

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Peterson demands Senate reject Murphy’s activist nominee to state BOE

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Erik Peterson is demanding the state Senate reject Gov. Phil Murphy’s nominee for the New Jersey State Board of Education, Mary Bennett. Bennett, whose nomination stalled in the Senate Judiciary Committee in January after she failed to disclose her connection to a school desegregation activist...

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DiMaio calls for special session to protect parental rights

TRENTON, N.J. – It’s back to school for New Jersey students and teachers this week. It should also be back to Trenton for state legislators, says Assembly Republican Leader John DiMaio. He is calling on Senate President Nick Scutari and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin to put to vote a...

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Assembly Republican Leader reacts to StayNJ property tax cut deal

TRENTON, N.J. – Assembly Republican Leader John DiMaio said the Democrats’ final StayNJ property tax cut plan announced Wednesday still fails seniors who are struggling the most and doesn’t solve New Jersey’s cost-of-living crisis because it omits the state’s school funding obligations. “The Democrats’ StayNJ plan allows the wealthiest seniors...

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Murphy’s school funding announcement falls short again, says DiMaio

TRENTON, N.J. – Gov. Phil Murphy’s sign in front of the podium at his press conference today said “fully funding our public schools.” However, despite the optics, schools are still underfunded. Nearly 150 schools are under their formula-defined adequacy level of funding, and almost all that are above their...

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Change in education funding would lower property taxes, GOP leader and groups say

TRENTON, N.J. – As Gov. Phil Murphy prepares to unveil his new state budget proposal next week, Assembly Republicans announced plans to fully fund schools while also lowering property taxes alongside business leaders at the Statehouse Wednesday. “It’s time the state put money where its mouth is,” said Assembly...

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