Archive for Tag: Gov. Phil Murphy

Bramnick: Murphy’s plan raising property taxes to pay for borrowing is a bad plan.

TRENTON, N.J. – Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick spoke out against Gov. Phil Murphy’s plan to borrow at least $5 billion to offset revenue losses, which is up for a vote Thursday in the state Assembly. “Tomorrow the state Assembly is being asked to permit the Murphy administration to...

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Republicans ask for fiscal discipline instead of borrowing to fix budget

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly Budget Committee passed a bill Monday that would allow at least $14 billion in borrowing to replace revenue lost during the economic shutdown in response to Covid-19. Republicans on the committee asked that taxpayers get a chance to weigh in, if there was a...

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Murphy’s borrowing scheme puts mortgage on N.J. properties

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Jay Webber said that New Jersey’s already worst property taxes would get a lot worse under Gov. Phil Murphy’s scheme to borrow $5 billion, which imposes a statewide property tax on New Jersey properties. “Governor Phil Murphy’s massive statewide property tax creeped forward today, even...

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Why can’t New Jersey reopen motor vehicle agencies like other states? lawmaker asks

RANDOLPH, N.J. – Drivers who bought vehicles from another person and new drivers, waiting to get learner’s permits or take tests, have gotten an unwelcome surprise during the last two months – they can’t get help from the state’s motor vehicle agencies. Assemblywoman Aura Dunn says that the continued...

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Thomson calls for Murphy to let restaurants use outdoor spaces to aid industry devastated by shutdown

WALL, N.J. – Assemblyman Edward Thomson is calling for Gov. Phil Murphy to allow restaurants open for outdoor dining while adhering to recommended safety guidelines. Thomson said bars and dining establishments been severely impacted since they were ordered closed in March and should be allowed to open if they...

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Area lawmakers support Great Adventure reopening plan

JACKSON, N.J. – Assemblymen Ron Dancer and Rob Clifton said Gov. Phil Murphy should consider Six Flags Entertainment’s plan to reopen its theme park in Jackson by setting the highest levels of hygiene and social distancing protocols. “Six Flags has made a significant amount of investment to put together...

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We can meet New Jersey’s budget obligations after coronavirus with a tax cut, says Assembly GOP Conference Leader. Here’s how.

TRENTON, N.J. – Rather than increasing taxes or borrowing after state revenue has dropped by billions, Assemblyman John DiMaio believes he has found a way for New Jersey to cut taxes for the middle-class while keeping state and local governments afloat. Similar to the reciprocal tax agreement with Pennsylvania,...

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Wirths: Murphy creates more problems than solved; state lost over $10 billion as result

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Hal Wirths is continuing to urge Gov. Phil Murphy to safely, but fully, reopen the state economy to help the state avoid economic destruction while the state Treasurer releases new numbers. “The revenue report today, on the heels of devastating unemployment numbers, is the result...

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Bipartisan resolution urges Murphy to allow graduation ceremonies

TRENTON, N.J. – A resolution (AR162) was introduced Thursday by Assemblyman Jay Webber urging Gov. Phil Murphy to allow high school graduation ceremonies. The resolution has bipartisan support and sponsorship. “The cancellation of graduation ceremonies would be a sad – and unnecessary – punctuation mark on the successful elementary...

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Reopening won’t work like a light switch, GOP lawmaker warns

WALL TWP., N.J. – Because the road to normalcy is set to be a long and potentially difficult one for businesses, Assemblyman Edward Thomson is calling for Gov. Phil Murphy to lay out specific benchmarks and timetables so they can better plan. “Businesses, especially seasonal businesses, can’t just flip...

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