Archive for Tag: Hal Wirths

Wirths, Space say minimum wage bill signed by Gov ignores reality

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblymen Hal Wirths and Parker Space reiterated concerns about the impact of the minimum wage law signed today by Gov. Phil Murphy on the job market, mom-and-pop business, and local governments. “This is not the best bill the governor could sign, not even close,” said Wirths...

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Republicans blast Democrats for soaking residents with ‘rain tax’

TRENTON, N.J. – New Jerseyans are inundated with taxes, some of which are among the highest in the country, and now they could be taxed based on how much it rains. Republicans blasted Democrats for considering the proposal at an Assembly session Thursday. Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips was strongly opposed...

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Democrats reject GOP plan in the Assembly helping businesses survive minimum wage hike

TRENTON, N.J. – During the Assembly floor debate, Assemblyman Hal Wirths offered his own minimum wage proposal as a substitute, one that would have cut business taxes and provided workers with an effective wage above $15 by 2023. “I have a very reasonable bill accepted by the business community...

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Space & Wirths bill to establish food hubs clears committee

TRENTON, N.J. – Legislation sponsored by Assemblymen Parker Space and Hal Wirths establishing food hubs to strengthen small-scale farms in the state cleared the Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee today. Food hubs help connect food producers with distributors and retailers. The bill (A3592) directs the Department of Agriculture...

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