Archive for Tag: Ned Thomson

A link to New Jersey’s past, a mission to make a difference – a lawmaker’s story

TRENTON, N.J. – With a lineage tracing back to the first proprietors of the state of New Jersey and the first Assembly in 1703, Assemblyman Ned Thomson’s mini biography released today provides a unique look at the actuary turned lawmaker. From helping those less fortunate by donating the fish...

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30th District lawmakers introduce bill to keep in-person voting for future elections

TRENTON, N.J. – Sen. Robert Singer and Assemblymen Sean Kean and Edward Thomson are sponsoring legislation that would guarantee in-person voting and prohibit automatically distributing mail-in ballots for future elections. The legislators said confusion surrounding the voting changes and the resulting delays of election results illustrate the need to...

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Thomson bill package would crack down on violent protests, assault on police

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Edward Thomson plans to introduce legislation that would impose stricter penalties for people involved in violent protests and attacks on police officers. Thomson said violent protests across the country, and most recently in Philadelphia, have made it necessary to strengthen state laws to prevent rioting...

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NJ financial transactions tax robs residents’ retirement, says Thomson

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Edward Thomson said legislation imposing a new tax on financial transactions would deplete the retirement savings of New Jersey taxpayers and threatens our already troubled public employee pension funds. Thomson, an actuary who manages pension plans, said the new tax would be passed on to...

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Thomson bill to allow home bakers to sell goods passes committee

TRENTON, N.J. –Assemblyman Ned Thomson’s bill (A-4580) to establish requirements for the sale of home-baked goods passed an Assembly committee Monday. The bill allows home bakers to sell baked goods from home, at farmer markets, farm stands, and festivals. “Home bakers should have the same opportunity to profit from...

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Lawmakers propose amendment to guarantee in-person voting

TRENTON, N.J. – Sen. Robert Singer and Assemblymen Sean Kean and Edward Thomson plan to introduce an amendment to the state constitution that prevents changes to future elections like those imposed this year. The 30th District lawmakers said they wanted to head-off attempts to make permanent any changes to...

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Heated debate preceded Assembly vote on Murphy’s 3-month spending plan

TRENTON, N.J. – Democrats pushed a $7.7 billion three-month supplemental spending plan through the state legislature Monday over strong Republican opposition. “It really blows my mind that the other day those on the other side of the aisle were patting themselves on the back because they said we have...

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Thomson: Legislature should reject Murphy plan deferring pension payments

WALL, N.J. – Assemblyman Edward Thomson is calling for legislative leaders to reject Gov. Murphy’s proposal to defer this fiscal year’s payment into the state’s massively underfunded pension plan. Thomson, an actuary who manages pension plans, said failing to follow the payment schedule recommended by the state’s actuaries would...

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Thomson bill would require state to buy PPE from New Jersey companies

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Edward Thomson is sponsoring legislation that would require the state to purchase personal protective equipment from New Jersey manufacturers. Thomson said requiring the state to purchase products like masks, gloves and other protective clothing would help stimulate New Jersey’s manufacturing sector and create and maintain...

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