Archive for Tag: transparency

Hiding unemployment data, Murphy administration continuously lacks transparency

TRENTON, N.J. –  The state Department of Labor’s last press release concerning unemployment claims data was May 13. Since then, the department has been selectively tweeting the information every Thursday, except for yesterday. Replies were never very kind as people complained about how they couldn’t get the help they...

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Dunn calls for more transparency from school boards

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywoman Aura Dunn has been fighting to make the government process more transparent. Most recently, a public relations debacle involving a school board in her district, and the ensuing public outcry, prompted Dunn to introduce legislation (A5932) that requires those boards to publicly post full agendas...

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Bramnick’s call for legislative hearings on coronavirus response supported by Bergen Record legal case

TRENTON, N.J. – Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick said quotes by the Bergen Record’s legal team in news stories Monday calling for more transparency demonstrates the need for legislative hearings. C.J. Grinnin, who represents The Record, said, “…there is a hostility toward transparency and a complete lockdown of information...

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Assembly passes Dunn legislation helping taxpayers see savings through shared services

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly passed a measure (A2972/S1298), sponsored by Assemblywoman Aura Dunn, that allows municipalities to include the amount saved through shared services on property tax bills. The bill now goes to the governor for his signature. “The bill would allow fiscally responsible towns to show taxpayers...

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Bramnick voices support for override of Dark Money bill

TRENTON, N.J. – Gov. Phil Murphy conditionally vetoed the “Dark Money” bill (S1500) on Monday that would require independent expenditure committees to disclose sources of contributions of $10,000 or more. Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick says he would support an override of the governor’s conditional veto. “This is an...

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Bramnick renews push quarterly meetings by government officials

TRENTON, N.J. – Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick says more than ever legislation requiring governor and legislative leaders meet quarterly and report to the public is needed. “Joint efforts on both sides of the aisle are extremely important to the success of government,” said Bramnick (R-Union).  “Corporations are required...

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