Archive for Tag: Hal Wirths

GOP lawmaker confronts DEP on bear hunt during budget hearing

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Hal Wirths grilled Department of Environmental Protection Acting Commissioner Shawn LaTourette on the increasingly dangerous bear activity during Wednesday’s Assembly budget hearing.  WATCH: GOP lawmaker confronts DEP on bear hunt during budget hearing Wirths: “Do you know if the increased sightings in your department resulted...

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Banning police from polls fought by Republican lawmakers

TRENTON, N.J. – The Democrat-led state Assembly passed legislation Thursday that would bar police officers from being stationed within 100 feet of a polling place after a fiery debate initiated by Republicans. Republicans blasted the bill for demonizing police. Watch: Wirths challenges ban on police near polling locations“I think...

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Wirths’ bill protecting student journalists and preventing administrative censorship advances in Assembly

TRENTON, N.J. – Student journalists in public schools and colleges could soon be guaranteed freedom of expression rights and protected from administrative censorship under a bill advanced by the Assembly Education Committee today and sponsored by Assemblyman Hal Wirths. “Students who have been critical of school policies or decisions...

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Resolution improving police interactions with hearing impaired individuals passes Assembly

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly 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) aims to help the approximately 850,000 New Jersey residents who have varying degrees...

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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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