Archive for Tag: Hal Wirths

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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State stalling the sale of Westminster Choir College is a good sign say Wirths and Space

TRENTON, N.J. – In a letter to state Superior Court Judge Paul Innes on Wednesday, the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office requested more time to consider the legality of Rider University’s proposed sale of Westminster Choir College to a Chinese for-profit company that is partly owned by the Chinese...

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Bipartisan legislation would require Department of Community Affairs to verify income of LIHEAP recipients

TRENTON, N.J. – The state auditor issued a report yesterday criticizing the Department of Community Affairs for failing to verify the income of those who received benefits through the low-income home energy assistance program (LIHEAP). This is not the first time the Department of Community Affairs’ federally-funded low-income home...

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Wirths bill replacing county snail-mail notices with emails set for Assembly action

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly votes Monday on legislation allowing counties to send proposed bond ordinances to municipalities by email. “Everybody wins when we pass a bill that increases efficiency, improves reliability and saves taxpayer dollars,” said Assemblyman Hal Wirths (R-Sussex), sponsor of the bill (A4476). “We should be...

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Panel approves bill lifting obstacles to land preservation

Could open door for Green Acres acquisition of eight acres in Sandyston TRENTON, N.J. – Legislation approved by the Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee today gives a tool for municipalities to sell land they acquired through tax foreclosures. Sponsored by Assemblymen Parker Space and Hal Wirths, the bill...

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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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