Archive for Tag: Gov. Phil Murphy

Scharfenberger: Murphy’s budget balloon is full of hot air & ready to pop

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Gerry Scharfenberger criticized Governor Phil Murphy’s latest budget proposal as further sinking the state economy in the wake of unrelenting lockdown measures, colossal borrowing plans, and a lack of real savings. “New Jersey’s economy was decimated long before the coronavirus pandemic became the scapegoat,” said...

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DiMaso says new $40B Murphy budget mortgages our children’s future

TRENTON, N.J. – Following Governor Murphy’s budget address this morning, Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso criticized yet another inflated budget without substantial tax relief or long-term solutions. She advocated for more property tax relief and school funding. “Once again Governor Murphy has disappointed the taxpayers in our beautiful state,” said DiMaso...

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Bramnick calls on Murphy to meet with restaurant owners on reopening plans

TRENTON, N.J. – Following a news report that Gov. Phil Murphy declined to meet with restaurant owners, Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick called on Murphy to meet with them about their plans to reopen safely. “Restaurant owners worked years to build their business and deserve respect from Governor Murphy,”...

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GOP Assembly lawmakers united against Murphy borrowing plan, support court challenge

TRENTON, N.J. – Assembly Republicans will vote against Gov. Phil Murphy’s plan to borrow up to $9.9 billion to balance the state’s budget and support filing a lawsuit blocking it’s implementation when it becomes law. “While families and businesses must cut back and reduce spending, Governor Murphy plans to borrow...

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Murphy’s blanket 14-day quarantine policy unworkable without rapid tests, says Rooney

TRENTON, N.J. – New York, New Jersey and Connecticut issued a travel advisory last month that requires people arriving from states with high coronavirus rates to quarantine for 14 days. “Two-weeks of captivity solely for the ‘offense’ of coming from out of state is really an unworkable plan,” said...

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Bramnick makes call of action against Murphy’s controversial borrowing plan

TRENTON, N.J. – Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick called on residents across New Jersey to push back on Gov. Phil Murphy’s borrowing plan before the Legislature votes on Thursday. “This Thursday the Democrats in the legislature will vote for a ten billion dollar borrowing plan that will result in...

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Bramnick, Sweeney bill to reimburse restaurant owners for ‘Murphy almost opening’ to be introduced Thursday

TRENTON, N.J. – Bipartisan legislation, sponsored by Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick and Senate President Steve Sweeney, to reimburse restaurants that had spent money on supplies in preparation for indoor dining’s return will be officially introduced in the Assembly and Senate Thursday. The bill appropriates $30 million to the...

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Wirths says budget-borrowing deal still does more long-term harm than good

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Hal Wirths says that an apparent borrowing agreement between Gov. Phil Murphy and Senate President Steve Sweeney won’t solve the state’s long-term budget problems but make it worse, and that borrowing to replace revenue is still unconstitutional. “When we borrow to replace revenue now, it...

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