Archive for Tag: Hal Wirths

No reason Murphy can’t go to voters for borrowing after budget extensions, says Assembly GOP Budget Officer

ALLAMUCHY, N.J. – Once again Democrats are only considering increasing debt and raising taxes to address New Jersey’s fiscal problems. Gov. Phil Murphy has proposed bypassing voters to fund the state budget by asking for a multi-billion-dollar federal loan. Assemblyman Hal Wirths says that voters should be given the...

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Wirths points to soaring unemployment in effort to rethink economic shutdown

ALLAMUCHY, N.J. – As unemployment claims continue to mount by hundreds of thousands and economists warn that mandatory stay-at-home orders are pushing the economy into depression territory, Assemblyman Hal Wirths says it’s time for lawmakers to rethink the strategies in place. “On one-hand a lot of lives have been...

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DiMaio and Wirths introduce legislation prohibiting reusable bags during coronavirus health emergency

TRENTON, N.J. – To further protect the public’s health and prevent the spread of germs during the coronavirus outbreak, Assemblymen John DiMaio and Hal Wirths are introducing legislation (A3931) to prohibit reusable carryout bags in grocery stores during the COVID-19 state of emergency. “Reusable bags, just like any purchases...

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Oroho and Wirths drive home need to open car dealerships

TRENTON, N.J. – Two legislative budget officers, Sen. Steve Oroho and Assemblyman Hal Wirths, are asking the governor to open New Jersey car dealerships as the state faces declining sales tax revenue and residents must navigate limited public transportation options. Gov. Phil Murphy’s recent executive order closed all non-essential...

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Wirths’ post on social media shows support for single-use plastic and paper bags

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Hal Wirths shared a photo to his Facebook page from a supermarket in Franklin that announced it was discontinuing reusable bags to limit the exposure to germs from outside sources. The lawmaker praised the move as studies have shown that the bags harbor dangerous bacteria...

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Wirths doubts Murphy’s millionaire’s tax will move forward after COVID-19

TRENTON, N.J. – Gov. Phil Murphy’s third attempt to institute a millionaire’s tax won’t likely get legislative support as the state braces for significant drop-offs in the collection of taxes, said Assemblyman Hal Wirths. “There aren’t as many millionaires now with the economic downturn,” said Wirths (R-Sussex). “And those...

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Committee passes Wirths bill protecting communities from fees mandated by some homeowner associations

TRENTON, N.J. – Under a bill advanced unanimously by the Assembly Housing Committee today, homeowners would be protected from voluntary associations that try to impose mandatory fees on all residents, regardless of membership. The bill (A2480), sponsored by Assemblyman Hal Wirths and co-sponsored by Assemblyman Parker Space, bans associations...

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GOP leaders blast Murphy’s budget for increasing taxes, spending and lack of reforms

TRENTON, N.J. – In their response to Gov. Phil Murphy’s fiscal 2021 budget message to the Legislature Tuesday, Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick and Assemblyman Hal Wirths, the Republican budget officer, criticized the six new taxes and fees, $2.2 billion spending increase and lack of any relief for New...

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Wirths’ climate and cost friendly amendment to food waste bill rejected by Dems

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Hal Wirths advocated to improve alternative energy sources and reduce costs for counties, towns, colleges, restaurants and other businesses before a vote requiring large food waste generators like the aforementioned to recycle. Democrats rejected his goodwill attempt to be more environmentally and cost friendly. “I...

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