Archive for Tag: Gerry Scharfenberger

In the state legislature, Scharfenberger keeps local focus

TRENTON, N.J. – The state Assembly Republican Office’s fourth mini biography of its series was released today, highlighting Assemblyman Gerry Scharfenberger. WATCH: In the state legislature, Scharfenberger keeps local focus | Biography A professional archaeologist by trade, Schargenberger’s political career took him from the Middletown Township Committee, to Monmouth...

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DiMaso and Scharfenberger condemn ‘ridiculous’ new health insurance tax

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso and Assemblyman Gerry Scharfenberger condemned the passage of legislation Thursday that would assess a new tax on health insurance premiums:  “During these extremely difficult financial times, adding new taxes to families is unconscionable,” said DiMaso (R-Monmouth).  “The health industry is already losing money...

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Ensuring July and August graduations good but allowing June ceremonies better say GOP lawmakers

TRENTON, N.J. – A group of Republican lawmakers are pointing out that Gov. Phil Murphy has made a mess of high school graduations and that the problems for students, parents and schools continue despite an Assembly bill addressing an insurance problem. “Governor Murphy has made a mess of graduations,...

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Scharfenberger offers sensible reopening plan

MIDDLETOWN, N.J. – As uncertainty and questions grow with a lack of a structured economic reopening plan, Assemblyman Gerry Scharfenberger has composed a set of protocols small businesses could implement to start reopening the state economy. “Without a doubt, the impact which Covid-19 has had on New Jersey’s health...

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Scharfenberger releases coronavirus PSA: We must continue to stay strong

MIDDLETOWN, N.J. – Assemblyman Gerry Scharfenberger released a PSA urging New Jersey residents to heed the advice of health officials and practice social distancing to stop the spread of the coronavirus and “flatten the curve.” “The coronavirus has greatly impacted our world and we must continue to stay strong...

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Scharfenberger acts to return energy tax receipts to municipalities

TRENTON, N.J. – Municipalities would gain revenue and be in a position to provide property tax relief under a bill (A3482) recently introduced by Assemblyman Gerry Scharfenberger. The legislation requires energy providers and public utilities to pay energy taxes directly to municipalities instead of the state. “The state is...

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Monmouth lawmakers take skeptical look at JCP&L request for rate increases

TRENTON, N.J. – Sen. Declan O’Scanlon, Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso and Assemblyman Gerry Scharfenberger are calling on the state Board of Public Utilities to thoroughly evaluate a request from Jersey Central Power & Light to increase electric rates. “We call on the BPU and the state rate counsel to thoroughly...

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New Jersey needs to learn history – not tear it down, says Scharfenberger

MIDDLETOWN, N.J. – The chapter of American History where the past is unceremoniously torn down, adds yet another page as Democrat members of the state Senate passed a measure to petition the U.S. Library of Congress to remove the statue of Gen. Phillip Kearny from the U.S. Capitol’s National Statuary...

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