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Pallone Announces $1.5 Million for Repairs to Long Branch Parks

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) announced that Long Branch, NJ will be receiving more than $1.5 million in federal funding to repair two of the city’s recreational parks, Manahassett Park and Jackson Woods Park, both of which were damaged as a result of Superstorm Sandy.  The funding is being provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) via the Sandy aid package Pallone fought for in Congress.

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McGuckin: Nothing funny about Wisniewski’s Comments on Bridgegate

McGuckin: Nothing funny about Wisniewski’s Comments on Bridgegate

Assembly Republican Greg McGuckin responded to Co-Chairman John Wisniewski’s advice to Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick for changing the name of the so-called Bridgegate investigation to the “Wiz-gate” hearings.

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Carroll: No need to wait on reforming Port Authority and Bi-State Agencies – Bills are ready for debate

Carroll: No need to wait on reforming Port Authority
and Bi-State Agencies – Bills are ready for debate

Assembly Republican Michael Patrick Carroll, who serves on the New Jersey Legislative Select Committee on Investigations (SCI), said that if the committee is sincerely interested in finding solutions to problems existing at the Port Authority and other agencies, all it has to do is consider the 14 reform bills introduced by both Republicans and Democrats. Six of the 14 reforms are sponsored by Democrats, one is a bipartisan bill and the remainder are sponsored by Republicans. Two of the Republican proposals have been introduced in the New York Senate.

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The Democratic Task Force (DTF) of the Women's Political Caucus of New Jersey (WPCNJ) is proud to announce its endorsement of Mary Dougherty and Arlene Quiones Perez, Esq. for Democratic County Chairwomen

The Democratic Task Force (DTF) of the Women's Political Caucus of New Jersey (WPCNJ) is proud to announce its endorsement of Mary Dougherty and Arlene Quiones Perez, Esq. for Democratic County Chairwomen. For Immediate Release                                          Contact: Lisa Chapland, Esq.
Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014                                                  (732) 239-3356

The Democratic Task Force (DTF) of Women's Political Caucus of New Jersey (WPCNJ) is proud to announce its endorsement of Mary Dougherty for Morris County Democratic Chairwoman and Arlene Quinones Perez, Esq. for Hunterdon County Democratic Chairwoman. Mary Dougherty is currently Vice Chairwoman of the Morris County

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Thompson: Millions Wasted in Newark Abuses Could Have Been Used to Fund Public Safety, Prevent Spike in Violent Crimes

Senator Sam Thompson (R-12) said that the spike in violent crimes in Newark precipitated by budget problems and police layoffs demonstrates the tangible harm caused by fraud and the abuse of government authority by public officials in the city:

“At the same time that the State Comptroller identified millions of dollars being wasted at the Watershed Corporation under ex-Mayor, now U.S. Senator Cory Booker, hundreds of Newark police officers were laid off due to budget cuts leading to a surge of violent crimes, including a 41 percent increase in murders in the city from 2009 to 2013.

“It is crystal clear that the reported waste, abuse or fraud associated with the Newark Watershed has directly impacted the safety and well being of residents.

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CHIVUKULA PLEDGES TO PUSH FOR NJ TO REJOIN RGGI ON EARTH DAY

CHIVUKULA PLEDGES TO PUSH FOR NJ TO REJOIN RGGI ON EARTH DAY

  

Assembly Utilities Chair Says Reduction in C02 Levels, Highest in Human History, Critical to Saving Planet


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Pallone Voices Opposition to Proposed Shift of Sandy Aid to Other Disasters

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) spoke out against reports that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is planning to shift a portion of the Sandy relief package to disasters in other regions of the country.  Pallone voiced his opposition to any plan that would divert Sandy funds away from the storm’s victims and their rebuilding efforts in favor of unrelated incidents.

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AFP RELEASES 2012-2013 TAXPAYER SCORECARD

AFP Releases 2012-2013 Taxpayer Scorecard

“Out of Touch” Legislature Yields Few “Taxpayer Heroes”, Many “Taxpayer Zeroes”

MONMOUTH JUNCTION, NJ – The 215th New Jersey Legislature was no friend to hard-working New Jerseyans looking for tax relief, a pro-growth agenda and a return to fiscal sanity in Trenton. This is the message from Americans for Prosperity upon the release of the grassroots, free-market group’s Taxpayer Scorecard—the state’s premier fiscal legislative scorecard.

 

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Obamacare an enemy to New Jersey seniors and kids, says Senate candidate Sabrin

Obamacare rips off seniors and middle-class kids

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COMMUNICATIONS WORKERS OF AMERICA LOCAL 1042 ENDORSES LINDA GREENSTEIN

Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 1042 has today endorsed Senator Linda Greenstein for Congress in New Jersey’s 12thCongressional District.

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Lance Denounces Militant Tactics

Lance Denounces Militant Tactics

 

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Bucco Happy to Hear Discussion on Eliminating Estate and Realty Transfer Taxes

Bucco Happy to Hear Discussion on Eliminating
Estate and Realty Transfer Taxes

Hopes Legislature will take action on A-397 and A-389

Assembly Deputy Republican Leader Anthony M. Bucco said he is pleased to hear of the support for repealing the estate and realty transfer taxes which lead New Jersey residents to leave the state for a more tax-friendly climate. Bucco sponsors two bills in the Assembly (A-397 and A-389) that address both issues which he has sponsored in the previous legislative session as well.

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Pallone Participates in Internet Safety Event at Fords Middle School

WOODBRIDGE, NJ– Today, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) participated in Google’s Online Safety Roadshow, an innovative program designed to teach young adults how to stay safe on the internet, at Fords Middle School in Woodbridge, New Jersey.  Congressman Pallone highlighted the importance of carefully considering what is being shared with others online and the lasting impacts that even seemingly small actions can have on the internet. 

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Bateman Recognized by New Jersey Environmental Lobby

Senator Christopher “Kip” Bateman (R-Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex and Somerset) was recognized Wednesday evening by the New Jersey Environmental Lobby for his contributions to the protection and preservation of New Jersey’s environment.

Senator Bateman and U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. were awarded the annual Frank J. Oliver Environmental Award at NJEL’s awards reception at Seton Hall University.

“I am extremely honored to receive this recognition from the tireless advocates at the NJEL,” said Bateman, a member of the Senate Environment and Energy committee. “I have always believed as a legislator that we have a responsibility to make our beautiful state a healthier and safer place to live for future generations.

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Sabrin tops GOP field in fundraising efforts

Sabrin fundraising amount bests combined total of rest of GOP field in U.S. Senate primary

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Allen to Introduce Bill Repealing Realty Transfer Fees

Senator Diane Allen (R-Burlington) is introducing legislation to repeal Realty Transfer Fees in New Jersey, in response to Gov. Chris Christie’s vow to eliminate this tax if given the opportunity.

“When you sell your home in New Jersey, you’re getting whacked by this arbitrary tax, and that’s wrong,” Allen said. “This initiative will help struggling homeowners, including those who might be facing short sales or foreclosures. It will save property owners across this state a burden of thousands of dollars, which particularly hurts those who have lost equity in their homes due to the economic recession.”

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AFP COMMENDS GOV. CHRISTIE’S CALL FOR THE ELIMINATION OF THE REALTY TRANSFER FEE

AFP Commends Gov. Christie’s Call for the Elimination of the Realty Transfer Fee

Urges Legislature to Get Rid of “Foolish” Tax 

MONMOUTH JUNCTION – Americans for Prosperity is commending Gov. Christie who earlier today called for the elimination of the Realty Transfer Fee, or better known as an exit tax.

“This legislation is foolish. New Jerseyans are leaving our state because they are taxed too much and yet the state gives them one more reminder as to why they should never return,” submitted Justin Henson, grassroots coordinator for AFP’s New Jersey chapter. “Taxes like these show how out of touch Trenton is with the struggles of every day folks.”

 

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Pallone Highlights Concerns with Seismic Testing Off New Jersey Coast

BELFORD, NJ – Today Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) visited the Belford Seafood Cooperative to highlight the potentially damaging impacts of seismic testing off the coast of New Jersey.  Congressman Pallone specifically addressed concerns regarding the application recently submitted to the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) to conduct marine seismic surveys off the coast of New Jersey.  NMFS has proposed granting permission for the tests that would potentially be conducted this summer.  Pallone was joined by Roy Diehl, President of the Belford Seafood Co-Op and Cindy Zipf, Executive Director of Clean Ocean Action. 

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Wake-Up Call

Morning Digest: April 23, 2014

Colorado politicians invite Christie to experience 'Rocky Mountain High'Colorado politicians slapped back at Gov. Chris Christie after he questioned their Rocky Mountain quality of life under the rule of legalized marijuana.“Whether it’s hiking season or snow season, we invite Gov. Christie to experience Colorado’s quality of life anytime,"  Sen....

Op-Ed

How the City of Paterson became a city in crisis

By HAYTHAM YOUNES As the May 13th election for Paterson officials nears, I've noticed a lot of candidates running using slogans and empty promises as if they weren't around watching Paterson get to where it's at today. I think it's important that... Read More >

Contributors

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