Archive for Tag: John DiMaio

Assembly GOP tells Democrats to stop playing politics and pass medical marijuana legislation

TRENTON, N.J. – Democrats have failed to pass legislation helping the nearly 50,000 medical marijuana patients across the state in an attempt to pass recreational marijuana. Assembly Republicans Hal Wirths and John DiMaio are challenging legislative Democrats to act in the interest of constituents who rely on medical marijuana...

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DiMaio defends Small Business Development Centers facing 65 percent cut from Murphy budget

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman John DiMaio questioned Gov. Phil Murphy’s 65 percent cut to funding for Small Business Development Centers at an Assembly budget hearing April 29. “The governor has said many, many times that he wants to help small businesses grow and drive economic growth in the state,”...

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DiMaio blasts use of EDA Tax Credits

TRENTON, N.J. –  Assemblyman John DiMaio blasted tax credits doled out under the state Economic Development Authority, which have been under heavy scrutiny for corruption. “Actually lowering taxes doesn’t end up with criminal investigations because the government is picking winners and losers with backroom deals,” said DiMaio (R-Warren). “The...

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GOP web-ad explains why Murphy’s budget doesn’t tell the real story behind his spending

TRENTON, N.J. – Assembly Republicans posted a two-minute video with Assemblyman John DiMaio explaining the truth behind Gov. Phil Murphy’s actual spending increases. Murphy has repeatedly said his proposed budget for next year only increases spending by $651 million, when his proposal is actually $1.2 billion more than the...

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Property taxes overshadow discussions during education budget hearing

TRENTON, N.J. – When state Education Commissioner Lamont Repollet came before the Assembly budget committee Wednesday, New Jersey’s nation-high property taxes overshadowed the discussion. “There is no doubt that we spend money on education in New Jersey,” Assemblyman John DiMaio told the commissioner. “If you add the local property...

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DiMaio: New Jersey has a tax problem – not a revenue problem

TRENTON, N.J. – Worries about a shortfall in New Jersey’s tax revenue continue after testimony by the state treasurer before an Assembly budget panel Monday. Revenues are $310 million below current spending levels for the fiscal year that began in July, state Treasurer Liz Muoio confirmed to lawmakers. Adjusted...

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DiMaio: Jobs sacrificed as a result of Democrats’ progressive policies

TRENTON, N.J. – February was a dismal month for New Jersey’s workers. The monthly jobs report shows that 9,300 private-sector workers lost their jobs statewide. Assemblyman John DiMaio says that the corporate surcharge, multi-millionaires tax, paid sick and family leave, and anticipation of the minimum wage are the reasons...

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The devil is in the details: DiMaio says Murphy’s budget is a “voodoo science”

TRENTON, N.J. – Following the first public hearing on Gov. Phil Murphy’s proposed 2020 budget Wednesday, Assemblyman John DiMaio, the Republican budget officer, spoke about the state’s strain for cash and how high taxes are making life more difficult, not better, for New Jerseyans. “One of the things that’s...

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DiMaio pens op-ed urging taxpayers to speak out for paying billions more under Murphy

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. – Assemblyman John DiMaio (R-Warren), the Republican budget officer, penned an op-ed for The Star-Ledger Wednesday encouraging New Jerseyans to attend public hearings on the state budget to speak out against the Democrats’ tax increases while the biggest problem is that our state is too expensive in...

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Republicans blast Murphy’s budget: More taxes, increased spending make New Jersey unaffordable for businesses and families

TRENTON, N.J. – In their response to Gov. Phil Murphy’s second budget address to the Legislature Tuesday, Republicans warned that proposed tax hikes, expensive programs, lack of pension and health benefit reform and a failed school funding formula would drive families and businesses out of the state.  Assembly Republican...

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