PolitickerNJ Wire Feed

By ARep | December 14th, 2012 - 4:05pm
| More

DiMAIO BILL WOULD ALLOW VOLUNTARY CONTRIBUTIONS TO HOMELESS VETS ON INCOME TAX RETURN

Under legislation sponsored by Assembly Republican Appropriations Officer John DiMaio, taxpayers will be allowed to make voluntary contributions to homeless veterans on their gross income tax returns.

“Currently, taxpayers may contribute, via their tax returns, to a number of diverse causes including the Boy and Girl scouts, cancer research and literacy programs. These are all very worthy causes. It only makes sense to give residents an opportunity to assist the men and women of our armed forces who have honorably served their country, but have faced some very difficult challenges following their discharge,” stated DiMaio, R-Warren, Hunterdon and Somerset.

“While homelessness among veterans is a problem of national importance, we can do something about it in our own backyard as there are nearly 8,000 homeless vets in New Jersey,” continued DiMaio. “This measure provides taxpayers with a very simple and convenient means to reach out to those who put their lives on the line for each of us, but now face very difficult circumstances for a variety of reasons.”

The bill, A-2011, establishes the New Jersey Homeless Veterans Grant Program in the Department of the Treasury into which all donations from gross income tax returns would be deposited.

####

On the Net:
www.NJAssemblyRepublicans.com
NJ Assembly Republicans on Facebook
NJ Assembly Republicans on Twitter

Contact Info: 

Assemblyman John DiMaio / 908-684-9550

Wake-Up Call

Morning Digest: September 30th

Dems fail to pry sufficient number from abstemious GOP caucus to pass debt report bill TRENTON - The Assembly this afternoon could not summon the necessary votes to override Gov. Chris Christie's veto of A961, as Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick (R-21) prevented Democrats - some of them outraged...

Op-Ed

Legislation needed for publicly financed gubernatorial elections

By JEFF BRINDLE It is critical that the Legislature soon enact a pending bill that would ensure the state’s Gubernatorial Public Financing Program is available in the event of a special election for governor.  Not only is there no current legal... Read More >

Contributors

In tribute to John Sheridan, a good and great man     I first learned late last night from television news that John P. Sheridan, Jr. and his wife, Joyce had... more »
(9-24-14) The Founding Fathers and the Militarization of the Police - No matter what the grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri decides, the debate over the militarization of... more »
(Trenton, NJ) --  On September 23, 2015 I shall dig this up and eat whatever crow I've got coming, but in the meantime only a listicle... more »
 The following letter was sent today to Republican state legislators, county chairs, state committee members, and New Hampshire... more »

Quote of the Day

quote of the day

"When you're asked to cast a vote on a bill and it seems innocuous, and it's got a hidden land mine that perhaps only an expert would see, it would sort of behoove those experts to tell us in advance rather than make us look, shall we say, a little bit indecisive later on." - Assemblyman Michael Patrick Carroll (R-25).

- NJTV

Poll

Which of these "Mount Rushmore of Corruption" states deserves the centerpiece?:

Blogroll

Visit the PolitickerNJ.com/resources page for links to the best collection of information on New Jersey state government.

 

  • Polls
  • The best blogs
  • Columnists
  • State election results
  • Assembly election results
  • Local party websites
  • And more.

PolitickerNJ.com/resources