Archive for Tag: Phil Murphy

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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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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GOP committee members take aim at Dems’ gun control package

TRENTON, N.J. – During a legislative debate on Gov. Phil Murphy’s latest gun control package, Republicans in the Assembly Judiciary Committee disputed the Democrats’ claim that the bills would lessen crime in the Garden State. Assemblyman Robert Auth and Assemblywoman Vicky Flynn said the package targets law-abiding gun owners...

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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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Bergen: AG’s car chase policy aids criminals, handcuffs cops

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Brian Bergen is blasting the state attorney general’s revised vehicular pursuit policy that went into effect at the end of last year for increasing car theft and hindering law enforcement’s ability to apprehend criminals. “Criminals are stealing cars to hide their identity as they commit...

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Dunn slams Murphy for stranding children, failing to address school bus driver shortage

TRENTON, N.J. – There have been statewide business shutdowns, statewide Covid mandates, but no statewide solution to the school bus driver shortage that is affecting children’s constitutional right to access education, says Assemblywoman Aura Dunn. Reports show school districts have been largely left to figure out the problem on...

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DePhillips: Democrats’ misguided legislation results in murder

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips warned Democrats in September about their misguided legislation that would release prisoners early due to the Covid pandemic. Now, an 18-year-old is dead at the hands of one of those early released prisoners.  “Awarding early release to prisoners because of Covid is counterproductive...

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Dunn calls for greater transparency in government, public input

TRENTON, N.J. – Bills signed into law without public testimony and meeting notifications without an agenda are pushing one GOP lawmaker to legislate good governance. “I refuse to let public officials silence the people of New Jersey,” Assemblywoman Aura Dunn said. “Transparency in government is essential to maintaining public...

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