Archive for Tag: Gerry Scharfenberger

Assembly adopts resolution honoring military children

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly on Thursday adopted a resolution designating April 14 as Military Child Appreciation Day. The resolution (SJR106/AJR198) is sponsored by Assembly members Gerry Scharfenberger and Vicky Flynn. “It’s not just our enlisted or commissioned men and women who endure frequent moves and live with the...

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Resolution honoring military children advances

TRENTON, N.J. – A resolution designating April 14 as Military Child Appreciation Day was released from the Assembly Military and Veterans’ Affairs Committee Thursday. Assembly members Gerry Scharfenberger and Vicky Flynn sponsored the resolution (SJR106/AJR198). “It’s not just our enlisted or commissioned men and women who endure frequent moves...

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Climate change curriculum needs to teach children how, not what, to think, Scharfenberger says

TRENTON, N.J. – Supported by New Jersey First Lady Tammy Murphy and signed into law in June 2020, New Jersey is the first state in the nation to mandate that all public schools teach climate change in all grades. Those lessons start this school year. Assemblyman Gerry Scharfenberger, a...

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Assembly Republicans oppose Democrats’ massive $50.6 billion state spending plan

TRENTON, N.J. – The state’s massive $50.6 billion fiscal year 2023 budget represents missed opportunities for real tax reform and relief, backroom deals, big government spending, and one-time gimmicks say Republicans before casting their no votes from the Assembly floor on Wednesday. Assembly Republican Leader John DiMaio: WATCH: GOP...

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Lawmakers preview graphic sex education materials meeting new state standards

TRENTON, N.J. – As New Jersey schools prepare to incorporate new health and sexual education curriculum, Assemblyman Gerry Scharfenberger and Assemblywoman Beth Sawyer sat down to preview some of the lesson plans that align with the standards approved by the state Board of Education in June 2020. WATCH: NJ’s...

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How true is Murphy’s claim that additional school aid provides property tax relief? It’s disingenuous, GOP lawmaker reveals

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Gerry Scharfenberger challenged Gov. Phil Murphy’s claim that every dollar in additional state aid goes to property tax relief at a legislative budget hearing with acting education Commissioner Angelica Allen-McMillan on April 11.  WATCH: Data doesn’t backup Murphy’s property-tax claims on school funding “Governor Murphy...

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GOP lawmakers grill treasurer, state finance officers on taxes, spending and surplus in Murphy’s budget

TRENTON, N.J. – During an Assembly Budget Committee hearing on Monday, Republican members grilled N.J. state Treasurer Elizabeth Muoio and the Office of Legislative Services on Gov. Phil Murphy’s proposed $49 billion spending plan. From one-shot revenues to fee holidays, Assembly Republican budget officer Hal Wirths, Assemblywomen Nancy Munoz...

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Republicans speak out against abortion bill advanced by Legislature

TRENTON, N.J. – Assembly Republicans voiced their opposition to the bill enshrining abortion into state law prior to it passing the Legislature on Monday. GOP members’ efforts to restore reasonable restrictions by moving to amend, substitute and layover the bill were voted down along party lines. The bill (A6260/S49),...

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