Archive for Tag: Ron Dancer

Historic bipartisan legislative disability caucus launches with GOP lawmakers’ support

TRENTON, N.J. – Four GOP Assembly members will promote policies to better the lives of individuals with disabilities as part of the first bipartisan legislative caucus dedicated to championing services that support the disability community. Assembly Republican Conference Leader Nancy Munoz, Assemblywomen Aura Dunn and Holly Schepisi, and Assemblyman...

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Dancer proposes realty-transfer tax exemption for beginning farmers

TRENTON, N.J. – If sold to aspiring new farmers, nearly 234,000 acres on more than 2,600 preserved farms would be exempt from the state’s reality-transfer tax under legislation recently introduced by Assemblyman Ron Dancer. “Most young and beginning farmers do not inherit their land, and, instead, purchase farmland to...

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Dancer calls on Congress to increase Social Security cost of living adjustment

TRENTON, N.J. – Citing major financial concerns for seniors during the coronavirus pandemic, Assemblyman Ron Dancer said Congress needs to pass the COVID-19 Emergency Social Security Cost of Living Increase Act of 2020. “Seniors have suffered exceedingly devastating consequences from the coronavirus,” said Dancer (R-Ocean). “Not only are they...

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Dancer bill protects consumers from paying for cable TV services they never receive

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Ron Dancer wants cable television providers to prorate bills for customers who experience service disruptions or cancellations. “This is commonsense legislation – consumers shouldn’t be paying for services they do not receive,” said Dancer. Altice, which operates as Optimum in New Jersey – one of...

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Dancer proposes more funding for Jersey Fresh program

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Ron Dancer introduced legislation last week in an effort to significantly boost funding for the Jersey Fresh program. The bill (A5045) would make a supplemental appropriation of $200,000 from the Unclaimed Property Trust Fund. The state’s current 2021 budget allocates $100,000. “This creates an additional...

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Dancer introduces bill expanding Earned Income Tax Credit to seniors

TRENTON, N.J. – Taxpayers older than 65 without dependents could be eligible for New Jersey’s Earned Income Tax Credit under new legislation introduced by Assemblyman Ron Dancer. “New Jersey seniors are working much later in life, either by choice or circumstances, and many are surviving on limited incomes. In...

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Dancer legislation loosening reins on horse farm housing goes to governor

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Ron Dancer’s bill permitting full-time, year-round farm employees to reside in facilities that board horses is headed to the governor’s desk after passing the Assembly today. “Farm employees often need more access to the horses they care for,” said Dancer (R-Ocean). “They will be able...

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Assembly advances Dancer’s bill to extend deadline for annual school district audits

TRENTON, N.J. – Acknowledging Covid-19 disruptions in schools, the Assembly advanced legislation extending the deadline to complete this year’s annual audit by two months. Each of the nearly 600 school districts in New Jersey must submit annual audits of their accounts and financial transactions to the board of education...

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Programs to lower property taxes by shopping locally approved by Assembly

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Ron Dancer’s bill allowing municipalities to create a property tax reward program for residents who patronize local merchants unanimously passed the Assembly Thursday. “By encouraging people to shop locally we are helping to rebuild our main streets and small business communities,” said Dancer (R-Ocean). “It...

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