Archive for Tag: Hal Wirths

Farmers can sell firewood without penalty under Space, Wirths bill passed by Assembly

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly on Thursday passed a bill that protects farmers’ rights to sell firewood obtained from another property. The bill (A111) is sponsored by LD 24 Assemblymen Parker Space and Hal Wirths. “Farming has evolved through the years, and farmers have had to adapt to those...

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Murphy administration’s Big Oil lawsuit is a political stunt that will only fuel higher prices, says Wirths

TRENTON, N.J. – Taxpayers can’t afford to play politics, says Assemblyman Hal Wirths following Tuesday’s Big Oil lawsuit announcement from Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration. Officials from the attorney general’s office, DEP and consumer affairs are suing five oil and gas companies and a trade group for contributing to the...

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Drivers with moderate to profound hearing loss could soon get special MVC notation on vehicle registration

TRENTON, N.J. – A bill advancing in the Legislature and cleared by an Assembly committee on Monday, would require the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission to issue a vehicle registration with a special designation to drivers with moderate to profound hearing loss or deafness. Assemblyman Hal Wirths, a prime...

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Wirths and Umba bill creating manufacturing career pathway for students advances

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly Higher Education Committee on Thursday advanced legislation to prepare students for future jobs in the manufacturing industry. The “Manufacturing in Higher Education Act,” sponsored by Assemblymen Hal Wirths and Brandon Umba, would create and promote programs at colleges and county vocational schools that align...

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Assembly passes Wirths and Peterson resolution to establish vet center in northwest NJ

TRENTON, N.J. – The General Assembly on Monday agreed with Assemblymen Hal Wirths and Erik Peterson’s call urging the federal Department of Veterans Affairs to establish a vet center in northwestern New Jersey. Their resolution (SCR25/ACR22), co-sponsored by fellow Assembly Republicans Parker Space, Aura Dunn and U.S. Army veteran Brian...

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Wirths and Space bill easing proof of disability for veterans’ parking privileges advances

TRENTON, N.J. — Veterans who are 100% disabled would have less paper to submit when renewing parking privileges under a bill sponsored by Assemblymen Hal Wirths and Parker Space. That bill (A2438) was released from the Military and Veterans Affairs committee Thursday. “I am happy we can provide a...

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Wirths and Peterson call on VA to establish center in northwest NJ

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly Military and Veterans’ Affairs committee on Thursday advanced a resolution urging the federal Department of Veterans Affairs to establish a vet center in northwestern New Jersey. Forty thousand veterans in Morris, Sussex, Warren, and Hunterdon counties must travel 50 miles or more in state...

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Republicans stand up for “extremist” parents in NJEA spoof commercial

TRENTON, N.J. – In a parody ad released on YouTube Wednesday, the Assembly Republican Office in Trenton slams the state’s teachers’ union for its latest 15-second TV commercial calling outspoken parents “extremists.” The parody, “If the NJEA was honest in its commercials,” says the New Jersey Education Association has...

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GOP bill that would expand apprenticeship opportunities for NJ youth now law

TRENTON, N.J. – A bill that will help businesses struggling to find highly qualified workers was signed into law today. Assembly members Brandon Umba, Beth Sawyer and Hal Wirths sponsored the legislation (S525/A280) that will fund pre-apprenticeship programs that match high school students with apprenticeships. “Everyone is aware of the...

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Republicans test Dems’ commitment to affordability by calling for bigger, permanent and immediate tax breaks

TRENTON, N.J. – Did Democrats really heed the call for a more affordable New Jersey after the November election? It seems unlikely as Democrats rebuffed Assembly Republican attempts on Wednesday to provide immediate, expansive and permanent tax relief for struggling families in the state’s massive $50.6 billion budget. “I...

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