Archive for Tag: John DiMaio

Budget signing signifies a worse-off New Jersey, says Assembly GOP Leader

TRENTON, N.J. – Assembly Republican Leader John DiMaio has been critical of the budget, and again pointed out that the state budget is full of tax relief gimmicks and unsustainable spending as Gov. Phil Murphy signed the $50.6 billion fiscal year 2023 budget. “Governor Murphy likes to say this...

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Assembly Republicans oppose Democrats’ massive $50.6 billion state spending plan

TRENTON, N.J. – The state’s massive $50.6 billion fiscal year 2023 budget represents missed opportunities for real tax reform and relief, backroom deals, big government spending, and one-time gimmicks say Republicans before casting their no votes from the Assembly floor on Wednesday. Assembly Republican Leader John DiMaio: WATCH: GOP...

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Murphy’s knee-jerk reaction to Supreme Court ruling on concealed carry shows differences, says Assembly GOP Leader

TRENTON, N.J. – Assembly Republican Leader John DiMaio said Gov. Phil Murphy’s response, directing state departments and agencies to identify and designate gun free zones and regulate how firearms are transported, shows clear differences in his rhetoric on criminals and law-abiding citizens. “Democrats don’t appear to trust honest law-abiding...

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Vanishing Democrats show Murphy’s agenda too far left, says DiMaio

TRENTON, N.J. – A clear indication Democrats in New Jersey have moved too far left and out of the mainstream, two vulnerable Democrats left an Assembly Appropriations Committee hearing Thursday just prior to votes on Gov. Phil Murphy’s latest gun package. “I have to get somewhere,” Chairwoman Lisa Swain...

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Sales tax holiday another gimmick, says Assembly GOP Leader

TRENTON, N.J. – Assembly Republican Leader John DiMaio continued his call for permanent tax cuts after a joint announcement by Gov. Phil Murphy, Senate President Nick Scutari and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin today that there will be a back-to-school sales tax holiday. “Another underwhelming gimmick when people need real...

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Bigger rebates don’t fix New Jersey’s over taxation addiction, says Assembly GOP Leader

TRENTON, N.J. – Assembly Republican Leader John DiMaio blasted the joint announcement of a bigger ANCHOR rebate program by Gov. Phil Murphy, Senate President Nick Scutari and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin today. “Injecting steroids into Murphy’s recycled rebate program won’t get anyone more excited about it than when Murphy announced...

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Debt soaring under Murphy, report shows

TRENTON, N.J. – The state’s annual Comprehensive Financial Report for fiscal year 2021 was released Wednesday, which shows New Jersey’s debt for pensions and health benefits is soaring despite rhetoric to the contrary from the Murphy administration.  “This goes to show that everything the Governor and his administration have...

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DiMaio agrees with Murphy to break Dems blockade of GOP bills

TRENTON, N.J. – Gov. Phil Murphy further broke away from Senate President Nick Scutari and Speaker Craig Coughlin Wednesday by calling for up-or-down votes on Republican sponsored bills with his stalled gun control package introduced last year. “What’s more American than having a hearing and an up-or-down vote?” asked...

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GOP leaders push for tax cut package in budget

TRENTON, N.J. – In response to surging state revenues and record-high inflation, Assembly Republican Leader John DiMaio and Assembly Budget Officer Hal Wirths on Tuesday announced a four-point plan that would provide residents immediate relief in this year’s state budget and achieve sustainable tax reforms. “Taxpayers can’t wait for...

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DiMaio criticizes Coughlin’s tax relief proposal as another government gimmick, says N.J. needs tax cuts

TRENTON, N.J. – Assembly Republican Leader John DiMaio was critical of Speaker Craig Coughlin’s statement promising to use the surging surplus to fund the ‘largest tax relief program in state history’ as another short-term government gimmick that does little to address the root causes of New Jersey’s affordability crisis. “A...

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