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Six-Figure Sick Time Parachute for Police Chief in Palisades Park

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Palisades Park NJ, The police chief in Palisades Park is retiring after a scathing review of the operation of his department, but only after he cashes more than $115,000 in checks for unused sick time. It’s just the latest example of a long string of abuses suffered by property taxpayers in the state, Senator Kip Bateman bristled.

“Sick time was never intended to be a personal retirement account for a select group of public employees, but here we go again,” said Bateman (R-16). “Another police chief retiring, and another six-figure invoice for the property taxpayers to deal with.”

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Senator Mike Doherty Joins Senator Kip Bateman Working to Repeal the Gas Tax Increase

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October 21,2016

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Ridgewood NJ, On Tuesday, November 1st, just two weeks from today, every fill-up at the gas pump will cost drivers and commuters 23 cents/gallon more in gas taxes.

A family with two cars will pay about $300 more per year. Commuters with long drives may pay hundreds more.

I announced yesterday that I’m joining with Senator Kip Bateman to sponsor a bill to repeal this unaffordable gas tax increase.

We’re introducing the legislation, but we can’t repeal the gas tax by ourselves. We’ll need your help. Will you join the repeal effort too?

If you want to help stop this tax increase, please take a few seconds to sign our repeal petition:

Every person who signs and shares helps to build the momentum we’ll need for the repeal effort to succeed.