Archive for Tag: Hal Wirths

Bill shields homeowners from surprise association fees

TRENTON, N.J. – Legislation advanced Monday by the Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee clarifies a 2017 law that has been used to justify new homeowner association fees on some property owners. Assemblyman Hal Wirths sponsors the bill (A5043) addressing misinterpretations of the law by some community associations to...

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GOP efforts to fix Airbnb tax voted down by Democrats as summer tourism season begins

TRENTON, N.J. – Ahead of the Memorial Day weekend and the unofficial start to summer, Assemblyman Hal Wirths and Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso fought to protect consumers and the tourism industry from the so-called “Airbnb tax.” Last July, Gov. Murphy and the Democrat-controlled legislature passed a law that applied an...

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Bill removing obstacles to land preservation moves to governor’s desk

TRENTON, N.J. – Legislation enabling municipalities to preserve land they acquired through tax foreclosures is on awaits Gov. Phil Murphy’s review after gaining Assembly approval today. Sponsored by Assemblymen Parker Space and Hal Wirths, the bill (S1707/A2534) exempts municipalities from community fees on land acquired for open space. It...

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Assembly clears bill establishing loan program for farmers

TRENTON, N.J. – Legislation assisting farms with loans to buy equipment was approved today by the Assembly. Sponsored by Assemblymen Hal Wirths and Ron Dancer, the bill (S2401/A3810/2535) creates a 15-year small-loan program for farmers, farm co-ops and dairies to finance machinery purchases. The program will be administered by...

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Wirths, Space bill creating training program for job-seekers clears Assembly

TRENTON, N.J. – A pilot program providing training for workers looking to enter the job market would be established by legislation approved today by the Assembly. Assemblymen Hal Wirths and Parker Space sponsor the bill (S1887/A4164) to train unemployed and underemployed job-seekers in math, literacy, technical and communication skills....

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Assembly GOP tells Democrats to stop playing politics and pass medical marijuana legislation

TRENTON, N.J. – Democrats have failed to pass legislation helping the nearly 50,000 medical marijuana patients across the state in an attempt to pass recreational marijuana. Assembly Republicans Hal Wirths and John DiMaio are challenging legislative Democrats to act in the interest of constituents who rely on medical marijuana...

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Wirths, Space want action on bills reforming municipal courts, saving taxpayer money

SPARTA, N.J. – New Jersey has too many local courts and taxpayers are shelling out too much money to sustain them, Assemblymen Parker Space and Hal Wirths said today. “The cost to run things like this is out of control,” said Space (R-Sussex). “The state doesn’t reimburse towns for...

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Wirths and Webber demand action after mounting evidence of fraud in federally-funded low-income home energy assistance program

TRENTON, N.J. – After multiple reports of the Department of Community Affairs’ mismanagement of the federally-funded low-income home energy assistance program (LIHEAP), Assemblymen Hal Wirths and Jay Webber push for the legislature to take action on their bills to ensure only eligible applicants receive benefits. “How much evidence do...

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Wirths pens op-ed blasting Dems for failing medical marijuana patients

SPARTA, N.J. – Assemblyman Hal Wirths (R-Sussex) wrote in an op-ed for The Star-Ledger Wednesday criticizing Gov. Phil Murphy and the Democrats for putting legalizing recreational marijuana ahead of medical marijuana. The Democrats’ political machine is failing medical marijuana patients, a Republican legislator says By Hal Wirths, Star-Ledger Guest...

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Wirths and Space: Trenton needs to get its priorities straight

Murphy’s proposed budget increases funding for illegal immigrants facing deportation, cuts school aid TRENTON, N.J. – An additional $1 million will go to help unauthorized immigrants fight deportation while school districts across the state are reeling from a failed school funding formula that once fully phased in will give...

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