Archive for Tag: elected officials

Democrats legislate themselves out of mandatory penalties for public corruption

TRENTON, N.J. –  A bill that would eliminate mandatory minimum sentences for non-violent crimes was passed with only Democrat support because it included ending definite punishment for corrupt elected officials. The inclusion of public corruption, termed official misconduct, was made by a state senator whose girlfriend’s son faces current...

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Assembly passes bipartisan bill ending retroactive pay raises for locally elected officials

TRENTON, N.J. – Legislation preventing elected officials from padding their own pockets with retroactive pay increases was passed by the Assembly today. Assemblywoman Nancy Munoz sponsored the bill (S3369/A5090) after the mayor of Linden finagled a salary increase to $100,000, a 36 percent raise, dating back almost a year...

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