Archive for Tag: Rob Clifton

Local lawmakers condemn racist email to Old Bridge councilwoman

OLD BRIDGE, N.J. – State GOP lawmakers representing the township condemned a racist email sent to a Democrat councilwoman in Old Bridge. “The fact that there is this sort of hate based on race is disgraceful,” said Sen. Samuel Thompson, who lives in Old Bridge. “Diversity is something to...

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District 12 lawmakers slam Murphy administration for slashing school funding

TRENTON, N.J. – Sen. Samuel Thompson and Assemblymen Ron Dancer and Rob Clifton slammed Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration for proposing cuts to schools across the state, including those represented by the lawmakers in Burlington, Middlesex, Monmouth and Ocean counties.  The lawmakers received an email from Department of Education Acting...

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Clifton and Dancer welcome funding for pre-K programs at Matawan-Aberdeen Regional School District

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblymen Rob Clifton and Ron Dancer welcomed $1,574,034 in new aid for the Matawan-Aberdeen Regional School District to expand its pre-k programs starting Feb. 1, 2021. The pair represent Matawan in the 12th Legislative District. “This is great news for the young minds that will benefit...

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Murphy’s charade budget scorned by Assembly GOP during budget hearing

TRENTON, N.J. – The four Republican members of the Assembly Budget Committee took the Murphy administration to task for misrepresenting its actions and projections during a hearing Thursday with the Treasury Department. Assemblyman Hal Wirths, the Republican budget officer, illustrated how the administration is using borrowed funds to create...

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Lawmakers slam Murphy’s cuts to horse racing industry

TRENTON, N.J. – Gov. Phil Murphy’s decision to cut $20 million in funding to the state’s horse racing industry has been met with furious blowback from two shore-area lawmakers who say he is jeopardizing the already hard-hit industry. “The state’s horse racing industry stands alone in providing economic, environmental,...

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Dancer, Clifton bill directs $6 million in CARES Act funding for suburban & rural business support

TRENTON, N.J. –Assemblyman Ron Dancer introduced a bill (A4571) to help suburban and rural businesses impacted by the Gov. Phil Murphy’s economic shutdown to pay rent under a new $6 million grant program to be administered under the state Department of Community Affairs. “In order to help our state...

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Republicans on budget: Taxpayers face cuts while paying for public employee raises

TRENTON, N.J. – Republicans on the Assembly budget committee voted against a $7.75 billion three-month budget that was made public only two hours before the vote.  They were dismayed that seniors and homeowners face cuts in tax relief and services while public unions still get raises. “There is a...

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Dancer, Clifton blast Murphy’s $14 billion borrowing and statewide property tax scheme as “unconstitutional and unconscionable”

TRENTON, N.J. – Reacting to the party-line passage of an unprecedented statewide property tax and borrowing scheme that could add $14 billion to the state’s debt, Assemblymen Ron Dancer and Rob Clifton blasted Gov. Phil Murphy and Assembly Democrats for their out of touch devotion to raising taxes on...

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Republicans ask for fiscal discipline instead of borrowing to fix budget

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly Budget Committee passed a bill Monday that would allow at least $14 billion in borrowing to replace revenue lost during the economic shutdown in response to Covid-19. Republicans on the committee asked that taxpayers get a chance to weigh in, if there was a...

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Republicans disappointed in lack of information provided by Treasury during Assembly budget hearing

TRENTON, N.J. – During today’s Assembly budget committee hearing with state Treasurer Elizabeth Maher Muoio, Republicans asked multiple questions that did not receive direct answers. They say it is an indication that administration’s lack of transparency comes from a lack of information. “The administration was not confident in their...

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