Archive for Tag: taxpayers

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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Budget surplus should be returned to taxpayers, Wirths chides Murphy administration for dodging questions

TRENTON, N.J. – The Murphy administration is projecting a $7.9 billion surplus this year outside of rainy day fund deposits. That would be whittled down to $4.7 billion after it is used to cover the $3 billion deficit from spending more than revenue next year. The deficit may be...

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Webber bill replacing county snail-mail notices with emails advances to governor

TRENTON, N.J. – In an effort to save taxpayer money and modernize communications, the Assembly advanced a bill, sponsored by Assemblyman Jay Webber, allowing counties in New Jersey to send proposed ordinances to municipalities by email. “We live in the 21st century, where written communications move inexpensively at the...

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Dancer bill providing property tax relief through local merchant loyalty programs signed into law

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Ron Dancer’s bill allowing municipalities to create a property tax reward program for residents who patronize local businesses was signed into law today by Gov. Phil Murphy. “By encouraging people to shop locally we are helping to rebuild our main streets and small business communities,”...

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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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Scharfenberger: Murphy’s budget balloon is full of hot air & ready to pop

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Gerry Scharfenberger criticized Governor Phil Murphy’s latest budget proposal as further sinking the state economy in the wake of unrelenting lockdown measures, colossal borrowing plans, and a lack of real savings. “New Jersey’s economy was decimated long before the coronavirus pandemic became the scapegoat,” said...

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No reason Murphy can’t go to voters for borrowing after budget extensions, says Assembly GOP Budget Officer

ALLAMUCHY, N.J. – Once again Democrats are only considering increasing debt and raising taxes to address New Jersey’s fiscal problems. Gov. Phil Murphy has proposed bypassing voters to fund the state budget by asking for a multi-billion-dollar federal loan. Assemblyman Hal Wirths says that voters should be given the...

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Assembly passes Wirths and Space bill prohibiting public contracts for those banned from federal contracts

TRENTON, N.J. – Under a bill (A3745/S2469) passed by the Assembly today and sponsored by Assemblymen Hal Wirths and Parker Space, a person debarred from contracting with the federal government will be prohibited from contracting for any public work in New Jersey. The bill now goes to the governor...

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