Archive for Tag: taxpayers

VIDEO: It’s time for Rutgers athletes to sack their lavish taxpayer money spending

TRENTON, N.J. – The average New Jersey family struggled against unemployment, supply chain issues and inflation just to put food on the table last year. Food banks and pantries found it impossible to meet demands for help. But what were Rutgers football players doing at the same time? Racking...

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NJ taxpayers forked over millions for a lecture from Kamala Harris

TRENTON, N.J. – Vice President Kamala Harris’ campaign-style speech at the NAACP national convention in Atlantic City on Monday cost New Jersey taxpayers $3.2 million. During the state Legislature’s last session, the Democrat majority posted and passed a bill (S4218) that appropriated $2 million to support the costs associated...

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Munoz expands legislation to end public employee payouts, punish towns by reducing state aid dollar-for-dollar

TRENTON, N.J. – Reducing aid to towns that pay public employees excessive sums for unused sick leave and other non-salary benefits would save billions of taxpayer dollars, says Assemblywoman Nancy Munoz. She is introducing a bill that would not only end all forms of public employee payouts, but would...

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Taxpayers deserve better than bloated, backroom state budget, say Eulner and Piperno

TRENTON, N.J. – Despite Republican efforts to provide long-lasting and immediate tax relief, Democrats passed a record-high budget full of short-term gimmicks and backroom deals, say Assemblywomen Kim Eulner and Marilyn Piperno. “Like anyone that has followed New Jersey’s budget hearings this year, we have found ourselves frustrated by...

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Munoz renews push for legislation prohibiting public employee sick-time payouts following watchdog report

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywoman Nancy Munoz, a longtime advocate for ending excessive sick-time payouts for public employees, is urging Legislative leadership to move her bills to stop taxpayer waste following the State Comptroller’s report that found widespread unlawful sick-leave payments. “One of the ways to drive down our nation-high property...

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GOP leaders push for tax cut package in budget

TRENTON, N.J. – In response to surging state revenues and record-high inflation, Assembly Republican Leader John DiMaio and Assembly Budget Officer Hal Wirths on Tuesday announced a four-point plan that would provide residents immediate relief in this year’s state budget and achieve sustainable tax reforms. “Taxpayers can’t wait for...

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DiMaio rejects Murphy’s “extreme” push for abortions

TRENTON, N.J. – Assembly Republican Leader John DiMaio rejected Gov. Phil Murphy’s push today to have abortions covered by insurance and taxpayers after signing legislation allowing full term abortions in January. “First of all, allowing abortions up until birth is a heinous stance to take. Now, Murphy is hastily...

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DeCroce bill tackling Medicaid costs, prescription prices advances to governor’s desk

TRENTON, N.J. – Pharmacy benefit managers working within the Medicaid program may soon be required to disclose certain financial information to the N.J. Department of Human Services under a bill advanced to the governor’s desk Monday. The bill’s sponsor, Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce, says greater financial transparency is needed to...

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Bramnick to Democrats: Stop prioritizing prisoners over taxpayers

TRENTON, N.J. – Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick blasted Democrats for posting half a dozen inmate bills, but none that provided relief for taxpayers, for votes during the Assembly session Monday. “The Democrats have their priorities completely backwards. Instead of considering legislation to provide tax relief to our overburdened...

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DeCroce bill tackling Medicaid costs, prescription prices clears committee

TRENTON, N.J. – Greater financial transparency is needed to lower Medicaid costs for taxpayers and prescription drug prices for beneficiaries, says Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce. A bill she sponsors requiring pharmacy benefit managers working within the Medicaid program to disclose certain financial information to the N.J. Department of Human Services...

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