Archive for Tag: Jay Webber

Assembly Democrats get earful at car theft hearing: bail reform, bail reform, bail reform

TRENTON, N.J. – Democrat leadership unsuccessfully attempted to steer the conversation away from bail reform at the Assembly Law and Public Safety car theft hearing on Monday. Committee Chairman William Spearman said multiple times, “Stay on topic,” and “We’re not here to talk about bail reform,” when law enforcement...

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Democrat policies pleasing progressive activists turns the world upside down, says Webber

TRENTON, N.J. – During Thursday’s Assembly Appropriations Committee, a former convict turned activist and poll worker testified that a police officer’s presence at polling places sends the message to voters that it is not a safe space. Assemblyman Jay Webber says Democrat policies that prioritize a small number of...

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Pro bono legal program for active-duty military and vets clears committee

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Jay Webber’s bill creating a “Military Pro Bono Program” for active-duty and reserve service members and veterans needing legal representation in civil law cases cleared the Assembly Judiciary Committee on Thursday. “When service members or veterans return home from serving our country and are faced with...

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Webber marks importance of N.J. Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month following national controversy over fetal heartbeats

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Jay Webber said the significance of New Jersey’s Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month this October needs to be highlighted in the midst of a national controversy over fetal heartbeats. In 2020, Gov. Phil Murphy signed Webber’s resolution designating October as Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness...

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Webber bill allowing businesses to deduct food donations clears committee

TRENTON, N.J. – Aiming to help New Jerseyans facing food insecurity, the Assembly Consumer Affairs Committee passed Assemblyman Jay Webber’s legislation creating a state income tax deduction for businesses that make charitable food donations. “Food banks are struggling to meet the increase in demand as more and more families...

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Cape May County lawmaker’s bill creating Black Heritage Trail signed into law

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Antwan McClellan’s bipartisan bill creating a Black Heritage Trail in New Jersey was signed into law by Gov. Phil Murphy Wednesday. McClellan, Legislative District 1’s first African American legislator in the General Assembly, was joined by the governor and the bill’s other sponsors at a...

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Republicans stand up for “extremist” parents in NJEA spoof commercial

TRENTON, N.J. – In a parody ad released on YouTube Wednesday, the Assembly Republican Office in Trenton slams the state’s teachers’ union for its latest 15-second TV commercial calling outspoken parents “extremists.” The parody, “If the NJEA was honest in its commercials,” says the New Jersey Education Association has...

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Bergen joins West Point cadets basic training march

WEST POINT, N.Y. – Assemblyman Brian Bergen joined the U.S. Military Academy’s class of 2026 Monday on its 12-mile predawn March Back, the final leg of their six-week basic training called “Beast.” The cadets disembarked at 4 a.m. from Lake Frederick to the academy, where they will be officially...

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Republicans test Dems’ commitment to affordability by calling for bigger, permanent and immediate tax breaks

TRENTON, N.J. – Did Democrats really heed the call for a more affordable New Jersey after the November election? It seems unlikely as Democrats rebuffed Assembly Republican attempts on Wednesday to provide immediate, expansive and permanent tax relief for struggling families in the state’s massive $50.6 billion budget. “I...

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Bill banning body armor possession could have consequences for veterans and schoolchildren

TRENTON, N.J. – Republican members of the Assembly Appropriations Committee slammed Democrats for moving a bill banning body armor possession that could carry criminal consequences for veterans and prohibit parents from buying bulletproof backpacks. Assemblyman Brian Bergen (R-Morris), holding up his U.S. Army-issued body armor he wore as an...

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