Archive for Tag: Hal Wirths

Wirths glad Murphy administration heeded Republican calls on double-taxation

TRENTON, N.J. – The state Attorney General’s office announced today that they filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court challenging New York’s tax guidance for employers to tax employees working at home in New Jersey as if they were “days worked in New York.” New Jersey provides a...

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Horizon’s payoff to the state should be dedicated to affordable health care, says Wirths

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Hal Wirths questioned why the $600 million going to the state in the Horizon bill (A5119) is not being used to lower costs for customers. “If Horizon is a nonprofit and has that much money leftover in the first place, premiums and rates should be...

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Effective police interaction with the deaf addressed at Assembly hearing

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly Human Services Committee voted unanimously to approve a resolution sponsored by Assemblyman Hal Wirths that urges law enforcement agencies to train officers on how to approach those who are hearing impaired. The resolution (AR35) was among three bills taken up by committee Thursday to...

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Families at risk of losing Earned Income Tax Credit, GOP lawmakers propose solution

TRENTON, N.J. – Taxpayers that have lower earned income this year could be receiving a lower tax credit from the federal government, and consequentially from state government, because of economic shutdowns resulting from the pandemic response. Assemblymen Brian Bergen, Hal Wirths and John Catalano want to make sure working...

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GOP lawmakers fault Dems for failing to reign in Murphy’s executive powers

TRENTON, N.J. – State Sen. Steve Oroho and Assemblymen Parker Space and Hal Wirths assailed legislative Democrats for blocking attempts to end government by executive orders and restore legislative checks and balances. “It is astonishing to me that the legislative process is now viewed as a burden to effective...

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Promoting craft beer a priority for Wirths and the state Assembly

TRENTON, N.J. – New Jersey’s craft beer industry is a mosaic of 123 breweries. A bill sponsored by Assemblyman Hal Wirths would establish at least three brewery trails to help enthusiasts hop from one establishment to the next. It unanimously passed the Assembly today. Wirths wants New Jersey’s brewery...

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Wirths urges Congress to pass the Community Broadband Act

TRENTON, N.J. Assemblyman Hal Wirth’s resolution (AR92) urging Congress to pass the Community Broadband Act of 2019 passed committee Monday.  If this act passes, local governments would have the ability to explore every available option when deciding how to deliver broadband internet service to residents and businesses. With access...

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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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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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