Archive for Tag: Jay Webber

Webber points out Murphy double standard on borrowing: If Murphy won’t follow rules, why should anyone?

TRENTON, N.J. – In the wake of the Assembly Budget Committee’s party-line approval of Gov. Phil Murphy’s unconstitutional proposal to borrow $5 billion and impose a new statewide property tax, Assemblyman Jay Webber pointed out the blatant double-standard of the Murphy Administration in pushing this scheme: “Governor Murphy has...

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Murphy’s borrowing scheme puts mortgage on N.J. properties

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Jay Webber said that New Jersey’s already worst property taxes would get a lot worse under Gov. Phil Murphy’s scheme to borrow $5 billion, which imposes a statewide property tax on New Jersey properties. “Governor Phil Murphy’s massive statewide property tax creeped forward today, even...

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It’s official: In-person graduations can now take place

TRENTON, N.J. – Reconsidering his ban on in-person graduation, Gov. Phil Murphy finally decided to listen to New Jerseyans to allow in-person graduation ceremonies, albeit six weeks from now. Assemblyman Jay Webber has been at the forefront of the “Let them walk” battle because he understands how important this...

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Lawmakers call on Murphy to allow in person graduation ceremonies

TRENTON, N.J. – With graduation season only a few weeks away, the Waldwick Board of Education took matters into its own hands Monday night when it approved a measure to file litigation for in-person graduation ceremony if Gov. Phil Murphy doesn’t make a decision regarding in-person graduations by June...

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Bipartisan resolution urges Murphy to allow graduation ceremonies

TRENTON, N.J. – A resolution (AR162) was introduced Thursday by Assemblyman Jay Webber urging Gov. Phil Murphy to allow high school graduation ceremonies. The resolution has bipartisan support and sponsorship. “The cancellation of graduation ceremonies would be a sad – and unnecessary – punctuation mark on the successful elementary...

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Any plan to borrow for operating expenses is unconstitutional says GOP lawmaker who litigated landmark case

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Jay Webber said there is no getting around the state constitution that prohibits borrowing money to balance the state budget, even in times of war or an emergency. “Borrowed funds cannot be used as income to balance the state budget,” said Webber (R-Morris). “The state...

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Murphy should take Cuomo’s lead on opening state parks, says NJ lawmaker

PARSIPPANY, N.J. – Assemblyman Jay Webber compared the stark contrast between the policies of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, along with other Northeast governors, and Gov. Phil Murphy on utilizing state parks for safe and healthy recreation during the Covid-19 crisis “It is sadly ironic that the Garden State...

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Webber’s work to reopen state parks and forests gains momentum

TRENTON, N.J. – Efforts by Assemblyman Jay Webber to reopen state parks and forests is gaining support across party lines and geographic areas. An online petition that Webber posted on April 7 to rescind Gov. Phil Murphy’s executive order to close all state parks had gathered more than 10,000 signatures as of Tuesday....

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