Archive for Tag: Hal Wirths

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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Heated debate preceded Assembly vote on Murphy’s 3-month spending plan

TRENTON, N.J. – Democrats pushed a $7.7 billion three-month supplemental spending plan through the state legislature Monday over strong Republican opposition. “It really blows my mind that the other day those on the other side of the aisle were patting themselves on the back because they said we have...

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Republicans on budget: Taxpayers face cuts while paying for public employee raises

TRENTON, N.J. – Republicans on the Assembly budget committee voted against a $7.75 billion three-month budget that was made public only two hours before the vote.  They were dismayed that seniors and homeowners face cuts in tax relief and services while public unions still get raises. “There is a...

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Assembly passes bill protecting communities from fees mandated by some homeowner associations

TRENTON, N.J. – The state Assembly passed legislation Thursday protecting homeowners from voluntary associations that try to impose mandatory fees on all residents, regardless of membership. The bill (S908/A2480), sponsored Assemblyman Hal Wirths and Holly Schepisi and co-sponsored by Assemblyman Parker Space, bans associations or clubs from compelling non-members...

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Space, Wirths blast unconstitutional borrowing and tax scheme

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblymen Parker Space and Hal Wirths today voted against the borrowing bill, which would allow up to at least $14 billion in new borrowing without voter approval, which runs afoul of the state Constitution’s debt limitation amendment and the 2004 Lance vs. McGreevey decision, which further...

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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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