Archive for Tag: Hal Wirths

Bill that would allow homeschoolers to participate in extracurricular activities advances

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly Education Committee on Thursday advanced a bill that would allow all homeschooled students in New Jersey to participate in extracurricular activities in their hometown school districts. Assemblymen Jay Webber and Hal Wirths are sponsoring the bill (A1041). “This bill is really about fairness to...

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GOP lawmakers grill treasurer, state finance officers on taxes, spending and surplus in Murphy’s budget

TRENTON, N.J. – During an Assembly Budget Committee hearing on Monday, Republican members grilled N.J. state Treasurer Elizabeth Muoio and the Office of Legislative Services on Gov. Phil Murphy’s proposed $49 billion spending plan. From one-shot revenues to fee holidays, Assembly Republican budget officer Hal Wirths, Assemblywomen Nancy Munoz...

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Wirths and Space to Gov. Murphy: Time to come clean on energy master plan costs

TRENTON, N.J. – Two years after the government promised to provide the bill for Gov. Phil Murphy’s energy master plan, which would force every building in New Jersey to switch to electric heating, the public is still waiting for answers. Assemblymen Hal Wirths and Parker Space want government energy...

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Structural deficit and affordability problems persist in proposed budget say GOP leaders

TRENTON, N.J. – Assembly Republican Leader John DiMaio and Assemblyman Hal Wirths said New Jersey’s lagging unemployment rate, business closures, increased spending and lack of sustainable property tax relief contest Gov. Phil Murphy’s feel-good talking points in his budget message he delivered on Tuesday. Murphy’s proposed fiscal year 2023...

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Upcoming budget address predictable, says Wirths

TRENTON, N.J. – The unprecedented two-week delay Gov. Phil Murphy requested to deliver his budget message won’t change the result much according to Assemblyman Hal Wirths, the Assembly Republican budget officer. “Murphy will possibly announce three or four billion dollars in unexpected revenue because he and the Democrats have...

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He did it again! GOP releases viral video on Murphy’s budget message mess

TRENTON, N.J. – In a video released Tuesday that mocks Gov. Phil Murphy’s record gubernatorial budget message extensions, the New Jersey Assembly Republicans borrow a line made famous by Britney Spears to convey the governor’s unapologetic disregard for a statutorily-mandated process.  WATCH: Governor Murphy’s Budget Message Mess Although...

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Assembly Republicans object to budget message extension

TRENTON, N.J. – Assembly Republicans rejected Gov. Phil Murphy’s request to push the gubernatorial budget message to Tuesday, March 8 from Tuesday, Feb. 22, saying the move is politically motivated and unnecessarily delays an important process. The bill (A2063) extending the delivery of the statutorily-mandated message was passed in a...

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More farms qualify for deer fencing grant money under new law

TRENTON, N.J. – Under recently-enacted legislation, sponsored by Assemblymen Ron Dancer and Hal Wirths, more farmers will be able to protect their crops from deer by installing fencing with grants through the N.J. Department of Agriculture. The legislation (A4232/S4231) expands a 2017 grant program that provides funding for fencing...

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Increased penalties for occupational license lending now law

TRENTON, N.J. – Unscrupulous contractors who hire unqualified tradespeople while using another person’s occupational license will face stiffer penalties under a new law signed by Gov. Phil Murphy this week. Assemblyman Hal Wirths, a prime sponsor of the bill (A6150), said that the new law will discourage the practice...

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More farms could get grant money for deer fencing under Dancer, Wirths bill going to governor’s desk

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly and Senate passed a measure, sponsored by Assemblymen Ron Dancer and Hal Wirths, to help more farmers protect their crops from deer by installing fencing with grants through the N.J. Department of Agriculture. The bill (A4232/S4231) expands a 2017 grant program that provides funding...

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