Archive for Tag: Hal Wirths

Wirths delivers play-by-play on N.J. taxes as Murphy plans second push for income tax hike

TRENTON, N.J. – As Gov. Phil Murphy prepares to roll out his plan to hike income taxes when he presents his 2020 budget to the state Legislature Tuesday, Assemblyman Hal Wirths, a former labor commissioner and small business owner, breaks down the taxes Democrats have raised. “Governor Murphy’s first...

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Legislature passes tax on people who park in state’s largest cities

TRENTON, N.J. – New Jersey’s six largest cities may be allowed to charge people a 3.5 percent tax for parking within their borders.  The state Assembly took the first step today, but not quietly as Republicans stood against the additional tax hike.  This is the eighth tax passed by...

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Push to add ‘veterans’ to High Point park’s name passes Assembly

TRENTON, N.J. – Almost a hundred years after the park was conceived as a memorial to state residents killed in World War I, legislation to add New Jersey Veterans Memorial to High Point State Park’s name is now sitting on Gov. Phil Murphy’s desk. The bill passed the full...

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Vietnam veterans honored by Sussex lawmakers before county St. Patrick’s Day parade

FRANKLIN, N.J. – Assemblyman Parker Space presented the Wallkill Valley chapter of the Vietnam Veterans of America with a special joint legislative resolution congratulating its members who were chosen to serve as grand marshals of the Sussex County St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 16 in Newton. “We wouldn’t...

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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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