Archive for Tag: Rob Clifton

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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Dancer, Clifton support Great Adventure reopening plan

JACKSON, N.J. – Assemblymen Ron Dancer and Rob Clifton said Gov. Phil Murphy should consider Six Flags Entertainment’s plan to reopen its theme park in Jackson by setting the highest levels of hygiene and social distancing protocols. “Six Flags has made a significant amount of investment to put together...

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Dancer, Clifton call for plan to reopen small businesses swiftly and safely

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblymen Ron Dancer and Rob Clifton are calling on Gov. Phil Murphy to stop the delay in reopening small businesses, noting that safety precautions now underway at big businesses can also be done effectively at small businesses. “Small businesses can safeguard the health of patrons and...

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