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Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips , “When you pass a budget where we had 18 new tax increases built into that budget, you scare the daylights out of people,”

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Wyckoff NJ, Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips joined Jill Horner on Comcast’s Newsmakers last week to discuss capping state spending each year at the same 2 percent placed on local government tax levies. Municipalities have a two percent cap, which is credited with helping to slow the rapid growth of New Jersey’s notoriously high property taxes; but the state is not subject to that cap.
“The towns have been largely living within the two percent cap without a problem,” DePhillips (R-Bergen) explained to Horner. “I think it would be hypocritical for us not to do this when we are imposing the same requirement on towns.”

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National Association of Wholesale-Distributors (NAW) endorsed New Jersey’s 12th District GOP Candidate Daryl Kipnis in the 2018 congressional race

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Washington DC,  The National Association of Wholesale-Distributors (NAW) endorsed New Jersey’s 12th District GOP Candidate Daryl Kipnis in the 2018 congressional race.
“As a successful attorney for over a decade, Mr. Kipnis has been a strong advocate fighting against excessive and unfair taxation as well as over-burdensome governmental regulations,” Blake Adami, vice president of government relations for the association said Friday. “Mr. Kipnis believes in building a strong national infrastructure program to address our nation’s failing roads, bridges and highways and pledges to work tirelessly with the administration and congress to pass a large-scale comprehensive infrastructure package, that will help to revitalize the country’s infrastructure and drive economic growth in all sectors of the economy. The Board of Directors of the NAW Political Action Committee (NAW-PAC) fully endorses Daryl Kipnis for the New Jersey 12th Congressional seat.”

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Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney introduced legislation that would raise the age limit for students to be claimed as dependents on their parent’s state income taxes

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Wyckoff NJ, Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney introduced legislation that would raise the age limit for students to be claimed as dependents on their parent’s state income taxes.
“Paying college tuition isn’t cheap,” said Rooney (R-Bergen). “It takes many students more than four years to finish, and time is money – especially for parents who are footing the bill while their son or daughter lives at home.”

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Democratic Councilman Breaks With Party Endorses Hugin

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BRICK NJ,  Widespread support for Bob Hugin’s election to the U.S. Senate continues to mount as today Democrat Councilman Jim Fozman endorsed his Republican campaign to unseat admonished, Democrat incumbent Bob Menendez.

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Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) Sponsors Anti-Corruption Measure

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FLEMINGTON NJ , Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07), is now the first and only New Jersey member of Congress to cosponsor legislation outlawing members of Congress from serving on the boards of publicly-held companies. Lance joins the bipartisan leads of U.S. Representatives Tom Reed (NY-23) and Kathleen Rice (NY-04) in offering the resolution to change the rules of the House.

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Police Benevolent Association Endorses Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) for Reelection

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Clinton Township NJ, Lance for Congress today received the endorsement of the New Jersey State Policemen’s Benevolent Association.

“I stand with our police,” said Lance, a member of the Congressional Law Enforcement Caucus. “I vote with the men and women of law enforcement and I am proud to receive their endorsement in this race. Results matter and this Congress pro-police lawmakers have stood up and delivered at a time when too many are turning away from public safety priorities. Residents want capable and equipped police departments in their neighborhoods. I am proud to work with the Policemen’s Benevolent Association to help make that happened.”

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Pillars Of A Safe And Fair Immigration System

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Whippany NJ,  Jay Webber, candidate for Congress released a policy paper announcing his four pillars of a safe and fair immigration system.

“Our country is held together by a shared set of values and should be open to those who will commit to upholding them. Those values we hold dear include respect for the rule of law and protecting our nation from those who do not share that respect. We can work together to make sure that our nation of immigrants continues to be a welcoming place, even as we uphold our laws and ensure fairness for all Americans.” – Jay Webber

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NJ 12th District GOP Candidate Daryl Kipnis Responds To Opponent’s Venomous Tweet

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SOMERSET NJ,  Republican 12th District Congressional Candidate Daryl Kipnis responded today to his Democratic incumbent’s nasty and sexist tweet against the U.S. House of Representatives and President Donald Trump.

Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman ✔ @RepBonnie
For a Congress so full of men, it’s incredible that we don’t have the balls to check a president that: asks aides to violate protocol and law; praises dictators from Russia to the Philippines; and torpedos relationships with our allies.
9:58 PM – Aug 22, 2018

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Senator Pennacchio Urges Eligible Residents to Take Part in Senior Freeze Property Tax Relief Program

 

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Montville NJ, In light of the affordability struggles many homeowners are currently facing in New Jersey, Senator Joe Pennacchio is strongly encouraging all eligible residents to apply for the Senior Freeze Property Tax Relief Program, before the October 31, 2018 deadline.

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Assemblyman Rooney Bills Move to Stem Excessive E-ZPass fees

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August 11,2018

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Wyckoff NJ, Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney moves to stem excessive fees on E-ZPass users.

Rooney commented on Facebook , “Recently, the news has highlighted the excessive and outrageous administrative fees the Turnpike Authority is charging drivers for missing an E-ZPass toll. If the system malfunctions, then drivers shouldn’t be penalized. One of the primary reasons E-ZPass was created was to offer discounted rates. Charging these fees completely contradicts this purpose.

Last year I introduced three pieces of legislation – A1002, AR34, and AR35 – to address a different “discount deception” that New Jersey E-ZPass users suffer. If you use your toll transponder out of state, you’ll often be charged the cash rate instead of the discounted E-ZPass rate. My legislation moves to fix that. Drivers need to be treated fairly no matter what the circumstances. New Jersey is already the most expensive state in the country to live in; we cannot become the most expensive state to drive in too.”

In an email Rooney went on, “If you use your NJ-issued toll transponder out of state, you’ll may be charged the cash rate instead of the discounted E-ZPass rate. Especially in New York. For example, NJ drivers using the Queens-Midtown Tunnel are charged $8.50 instead of the discounted rate of $5.76. My legislation moves to fix that.

Commuters and New Jersey drivers do not deserve the outrageous fees being charged against them. Drivers need to be treated fairly no matter what the circumstances. New Jersey is already the most expensive state in the country to live in; we cannot become the most expensive state to drive in too.”