Archive for Tag: Gov. Murphy

Bramnick addresses progressive push for $3 billion in new taxes

TRENTON, N.J. – Assembly Republican leader Jon Bramnick responded to progressive advocates’ demands for $3 billion in new taxes at a press conference in Trenton Monday. He said Murphy has adopted these groups, and his budget will reflect their radical proposals. “Once the election was over in November, once...

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Bramnick offers bipartisan support for ‘dark money’ veto override

TRENTON, N.J. – Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick said his caucus is prepared to help supply the required two-thirds support needed to override Gov. Phil Murphy’s conditional veto of legislation to boost disclosure requirements for groups that try to influence elections. “There is overwhelming support to override the governor’s...

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Murphy’s budget gimmick burns money dedicated to firefighters

TRENTON, N.J. – Gov. Phil Murphy’s plan to raid more than $30 million from a special fund dedicated to helping the state’s firefighters was condemned today by Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney. “Governor Murphy, once again, refuses to acknowledge New Jersey’s affordability crisis. Instead of cutting spending, Murphy’s budget relies...

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DePhillips and Rooney: Murphy’s bloated budget hurts over-taxed New Jerseyans

HACKENSACK, N.J. – Following an invitation-only budget roundtable for elected Bergen County officials at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Metropolitan Campus, Assemblymen Christopher P. DePhillips and Kevin J. Rooney slammed the Murphy administration’s runaway spending and tax increases. “We can’t have any meaningful discussion around this budget without addressing spending cuts...

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GOP web-ad explains why Murphy’s budget doesn’t tell the real story behind his spending

TRENTON, N.J. – Assembly Republicans posted a two-minute video with Assemblyman John DiMaio explaining the truth behind Gov. Phil Murphy’s actual spending increases. Murphy has repeatedly said his proposed budget for next year only increases spending by $651 million, when his proposal is actually $1.2 billion more than the...

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Governor signs Dancer, Handlin bill increasing penalties for ‘slamming’ by third-party energy suppliers

TRENTON, N.J. – Legislation increasing penalties on energy suppliers and marketers for hijacking consumers’ electric bills was signed Wednesday by Governor Phil Murphy. Sponsored by Assemblyman Ron Dancer and Assemblywoman Amy Handlin, the consumer protection bill (A1683) doubles the penalties for changing a consumer’s power company without approval to...

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Bramnick presses Gov. Murphy for answers to three urgent questions

TRENTON, N.J. – Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick spoke to reporters this afternoon and challenged Gov. Phil Murphy to take a stand on protecting parents’ rights to send their children to neighborhood schools, stopping court imposed high-density housing, and capping state spending at 2 percent. CLICK TO WATCH: Bramnick...

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