Archive for Tag: Hal Wirths

Assembly passes Wirths and Space bill prohibiting public contracts for those banned from federal contracts

TRENTON, N.J. – Under a bill (A3745/S2469) passed by the Assembly today and sponsored by Assemblymen Hal Wirths and Parker Space, a person debarred from contracting with the federal government will be prohibited from contracting for any public work in New Jersey. The bill now goes to the governor...

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Governor signs Wirths bill giving manufacturers preference for workforce development grants

TRENTON, N.J. – The manufacturing industry, which is currently in the midst of a skills-gap crisis, will now receive preference when applying for workforce development grants to train employees under a bill (A4023/S446) sponsored by Assemblyman Hal Wirths and signed into law by Gov. Phil Murphy today.  “This law...

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Wirths bill allowing long-term tax exemption for low-income housing advances

TRENTON, N.J. –The Assembly voted 77-0 to advance a bill (A2536), sponsored by Assemblyman Hal Wirths, to allow municipalities to accept payment-in-lieu-of-taxes for state or federally-subsidized low-income housing beyond the term of the housing project’s mortgage. The town of Sparta established such an agreement with a low-income senior housing...

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Space and Wirths bill establishing food hubs goes to governor’s desk

TRENTON, N.J. – With today’s unanimous vote in the Assembly, legislation (A3592) sponsored by Assemblymen Parker Space and Hal Wirths establishing food hubs to strengthen small-scale New Jersey farms goes to the governor’s desk for his signature. Food hubs help connect food producers to new markets and services. Selling...

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Space and Wirths bill to stop corrupt recycling of contaminated soil heads to governor’s desk

TRENTON, N.J. –In an effort to stop illegal dumping of contaminated dirt, the Assembly voted today to advance a bill (S1683/A4267), sponsored Assemblymen Parker Space and Hal Wirths, that would expand New Jersey’s solid waste licensing law to include soil and fill recycling businesses. The bill reflects recommendations stemming...

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Wirths proposes background checks during illegal immigrant driver’s license debate

TRENTON, N.J. –Citing safety and security concerns, Assemblyman Hal Wirths proposed an amendment to the illegal immigrant driver’s license bill (A4743) that would require all applicants to undergo a wanted person check to determine whether they had an outstanding arrest warrant or pending charges. WATCH: Wirths proposes background checks...

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Wirths and Space bill to stop corrupt recycling of contaminated soil advances

TRENTON, N.J. –The Assembly Appropriations Committee advanced a bill (S1683/A4267), sponsored Assemblymen Hal Wirths and Parker Space, to expand New Jersey’s solid waste licensing law to include businesses engaged in soil and fill recycling in order to prevent illegal dumping of contaminated dirt. The bill is based off recommendations...

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Goodwill GOP amendment supporting intent of Democrat bill rejected by Democrats (BTW, it was about lowering tax burdens)

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Hal Wirths offered an amendment Monday to a bill providing tax credits for apprenticeship programs (A4603) to show bipartisanship. The non-hostile amendment added a new section of findings and declarations supporting the intent of the bill. “It is a very friendly amendment,” Wirths (R-Sussex) told...

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Assembly passes Wirths bill giving manufacturers preference when applying for workforce development grants

TRENTON, N.J. – Employers in the manufacturing industry, which is currently in the midst of a skills-gap crisis, could receive some help through a bill (A4023/S446) sponsored by Assemblyman Hal Wirths that passed the Assembly Monday. The bill gives manufacturers preference when applying for grants to train their employees. ...

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Republicans tell Democrats to prioritize law-abiding taxpayers instead of prisoners

TRENTON, N.J. – Assembly Republicans Jon Bramnick, Hal Wirths, Jay Webber and Betty Lou DeCroce called on Democrats to shift their focus to taxpayers instead of prisoners, probationers and parolees. After raising taxes by $3 billion over the past two years – over half of which hit the middle...

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