Archive for Tag: Gov. Phil Murphy

Bramnick: With stock exchange tax, New Jersey faces losses

TRENTON, N.J. – Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick warned Gov. Phil Murphy not to test the stock exchange’s reaction to his proposed new tax on financial transactions. “The governor is discussing a new tax on financial transactions,” said Bramnick (R-Union). “This tax will cause the financial industry to move...

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Lawmakers propose amendment to guarantee in-person voting

TRENTON, N.J. – Sen. Robert Singer and Assemblymen Sean Kean and Edward Thomson plan to introduce an amendment to the state constitution that prevents changes to future elections like those imposed this year. The 30th District lawmakers said they wanted to head-off attempts to make permanent any changes to...

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Indoor sports should mean expanded indoor dining, says Bergen

TRENTON, N.J. – Gov. Phil Murphy signed an executive order Monday allowing indoor contact sports, such as basketball and hockey, to resume as long as capacity is limited to 25 percent. The stated reason for capacity limits is to enforce social distancing, but sports require constant close contact with...

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Dancer and Rooney to Murphy: It’s time to be a team player

TRENTON, N.J. – Ice hockey players are feeling the cold shoulder from Gov. Phil Murphy. Now that New Jersey has authorized gyms, indoor dining and entertainment venues to resume operations with proper safety precautions, Assemblymen Ron Dancer and Kevin J. Rooney are calling on the governor to allow athletes...

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Bramnick schools Murphy for bringing home ‘F’ on fiscal-policy report card

TRENTON, N.J. – Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick pointed to a Cato Institute report card released Monday that ranked Gov. Phil Murphy among the worst seven governors in the United States when it comes to fiscal management. The report, entitled the Fiscal Policy Report Card on America’s Governors 2020,...

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Murphy’s charade budget scorned by Assembly GOP during budget hearing

TRENTON, N.J. – The four Republican members of the Assembly Budget Committee took the Murphy administration to task for misrepresenting its actions and projections during a hearing Thursday with the Treasury Department. Assemblyman Hal Wirths, the Republican budget officer, illustrated how the administration is using borrowed funds to create...

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Bramnick: Let the people speak at budget hearings

TRENTON, N.J. – As the state Legislature begins its review of Gov. Phil Murphy’s budget Tuesday, Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick is urging that public comment be allowed during hearings. “I believe that we should allow the public to speak about the proposed budget,” said Bramnick (R-Union).  “Instead the...

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Lawmakers slam Murphy’s cuts to horse racing industry

TRENTON, N.J. – Gov. Phil Murphy’s decision to cut $20 million in funding to the state’s horse racing industry has been met with furious blowback from two shore-area lawmakers who say he is jeopardizing the already hard-hit industry. “The state’s horse racing industry stands alone in providing economic, environmental,...

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