Archive for Tag: Hal Wirths

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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Republicans disappointed in lack of information provided by Treasury during Assembly budget hearing

TRENTON, N.J. – During today’s Assembly budget committee hearing with state Treasurer Elizabeth Maher Muoio, Republicans asked multiple questions that did not receive direct answers. They say it is an indication that administration’s lack of transparency comes from a lack of information. “The administration was not confident in their...

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Wirths: Murphy creates more problems than solved; state lost over $10 billion as result

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Hal Wirths is continuing to urge Gov. Phil Murphy to safely, but fully, reopen the state economy to help the state avoid economic destruction while the state Treasurer releases new numbers. “The revenue report today, on the heels of devastating unemployment numbers, is the result...

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District 24 lawmakers urge Murphy to allow outdoor high school graduations

SPARTA, N.J. – Sen. Steve Oroho and Assemblymen Parker Space and Hal Wirths called upon Gov. Phil Murphy to reverse his opposition to holding safe and responsible outdoor high school graduations for Garden State senior students. “If people can responsibly walk and celebrate in our parks and forests, then...

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Wirths presses Murphy to release state fiscal picture

SPARTA, N.J. – Assemblyman Hal Wirths wants Governor Phil Murphy to start sharing the information he has about New Jersey revenue woes so the legislature knows how to approach the state’s fiscal problems. Murphy has continually warned of a massive revenue shortfall and yesterday said that major cuts to...

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Oroho, Space and Wirths happy state and county parks and golf courses to be opened

SPARTA, N.J. – Senator Steve Oroho and Assemblymen Parker Space and Hal Wirths are happy that Gov. Murphy has heeded their calls to reopen the outdoors to help people cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. “I’m glad to see the governor move today to reopen our parks and golf courses,”...

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Business leaders distraught about lack of economic plan, says Wirths

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Hal Wirths has received numerous calls from businesses about feeling jettisoned by the Murphy administration which is narrowly focusing on stopping COVID-19 without consideration of how long business owners and their employees can put food on the table. “Everybody I talk to is feeling hopeless...

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Lawmakers propose measure to aid farmers and the hungry during coronavirus pandemic

TRENTON, N.J. – Farmers across America without schools, hotels and restaurants to buy their food are being forced to dump millions of gallons of milk, mulch produce back into the soil, and smash hundreds of thousands of eggs. As mandatory shutdowns leave farmers with few options and hundreds of...

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Wirths and Oroho support effort to reopen golf courses with restrictions during coronavirus shutdown

TRENTON, N.J. – In conjunction with several golf associations in New Jersey, Assemblyman Hal Wirths and Sen. Steve Oroho are urging Gov. Phil Murphy to reopen state golf courses with some restrictions. “We have to start reopening the economy where we can and allowing people to participate in responsible...

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