Archive for Tag: Ron Dancer

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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Assembly moves Dancer bill protecting disabled veterans’ federal student loan debt from state income taxes

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly voted today to assure disabled veterans that their federally-discharged student loan debt would not be subject to state income taxes. Assemblyman Ron Dancer sponsors the bill (A803) codifying that New Jersey’s income tax exclusion for cancelled debt also applies to a disabled veteran’s federal...

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Dancer resolution opposes electric rate increase as BPU and JCP&L charge ahead

TRENTON, N.J. – Today, the Board of Public Utilities unanimously approved a rate increase for Jersey Central Power & Light that will impact ratepayers beginning November 1 next year. BPU President Joe Fiordaliso also announced that they would be initiating a management audit of JCP&L to review their finances...

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

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Ron Dancer’s bill to extend the deadline for this year’s annual audit of school districts advanced from the Assembly Education Committee Thursday. The bill (A4603) extends the Dec. 5 completion deadline to not later than January 31, 2021, and the deadline for submission to the commissioner of...

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Dancer’s bill allowing employees to live on horse farms advances

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Ron Dancer’s bill to allow housing for employees at facilities that board horses passed the Assembly Agriculture Committee Thursday. The bill (A2768) would amend the Right to Farm Act to allow housing for equine-related farm employees as long as the newly constructed housing is in...

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