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Governor Murphy & Choose New Jersey Announce Opening of the New Jersey India Center

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NEW DELHI, INDIA – Governor Murphy, alongside Choose New Jersey, today announced the opening of the New Jersey India Center in Gurugram, India. The opening of the New Jersey India Center kicks off Governor Murphy’s seven-day, six-city economic mission trip to India. Governor Murphy is the first Governor in New Jersey history to visit India on official business.

“Today’s historic announcement charts a new course and effort to increase economic opportunities and build relationships between New Jersey and India,” said Governor Murphy. “Expanding operations into India will further Choose New Jersey’s goal to attract global businesses to New Jersey. With this new office, we will be able to bring our state’s message of economic prosperity directly to India.”

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Senator Kristin Corrado pushes investigation into the Murphy Administration’s hiring practices

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Trenton NJ, The vice-chair of the Legislative Select Oversight Committee to investigate the Murphy Administration’s hiring practices, Senator Kristin Corrado is calling for the panel to reconvene in light of questions surrounding the employment of a now-fired staff member of the governor.

“The committee left some glaring unfinished business,” Corrado said. “Summer is over. We need to get back to Trenton, sort out the mess and hold the administration accountable for what has become a long and growing list of hiring scandals.”

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Rutgers-NJBIA poll:eighty percent of respondents said they pay too much in property taxes for the services they receive

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Trenton NJ, Assemblyman Anthony M. Bucco, the Republican Conference Leader, called out the Democrats today for not addressing property taxes. The Assembly met to expand a vote-by-mail law and didn’t consider any other bills.

Bucco said that if the legislature spent time on the number one issue for voters, turnout wouldn’t be a problem. A Monmouth University poll found that property taxes were far and away the most important issue to voters. That was followed by a Rutgers-NJBIA poll, where eighty percent of respondents said they pay too much in property taxes for the services they receive, and that state government isn’t doing enough to address cost of living and affordability.

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NO Increase for NJ Gas Tax Rate for Coming Year

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Ridgewood NJ, State Treasurer Elizabeth Maher Muoio announced today that New Jersey’s current tax rate on gasoline and diesel fuel will remain stable for the coming year at 41.4 cents and 48.4 cents per gallon, respectively.

As required by law, the Department of the Treasury conducted a detailed review of fuel consumption data, and the Treasurer consulted with the Legislative Budget and Finance Officer, in order to make this year’s determination in compliance with the 2016 law (Chapter 57) that requires a steady stream of revenue to support the state’s Transportation Trust Fund (TTF) program.

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Congressman Tom Malinowski Called Out on Bigoted Comments

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Trento
n NJ, Following reports and video footage of Congressman Malinowski stating that we need illegal immigrants to “mow our beautiful lawns” and laughing at the idea of his educated audience mowing lawns, NJGOP Chairman Doug Steinhardt had the following strong message for the Congressman:“Plenty of legal New Jersey residents landscape for a living or cut their own grass. They would all be mortified by your limousine liberal, elitist comments. You drawing a parallel between one’s intellectual capacity and their willingness to do manual labor just shows how out of touch you are with your constituents. We are all coming to understand what it means to have a Congressman who rents in New Jersey and lives in Washington, and we don’t like it. Apologize for your offensive comments if you want, but we all see you now Congressman.”

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Murphy administration staffer who posted anti-Semitic comments is out of a Job

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Trenton NJ, the Murphy administration is once again rocked by aa hiring scandal . Jeffrey Dye, the Murphy administration staffer who wrote anti-Semitic and other inflammatory posts on social media, is out of a job.Dye, who is head of the city of Passaic‘s chapter of the NAACP, had been a $58,000 a year business representative at the Department of Labor & Workforce Development since February. But Angela Delli Santi, a spokeswoman for the department, said in a terse one-line statement Tuesday afternoon that’s no longer the case.

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New Jersey Officials Continue to Drop the Ball on Newark’s Water Problems

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Newark NJ, after spending the better part of the last 2 years attacking everything that is “Trump”, New Jersey officials failed to take any action to fix Newark’s water problems . Several other New Jersey cities are currently facing a similar fate.

But in a joint statement issued Sunday afternoon, Gov. Phil Murphy and Mayor Ras Baraka said safe drinking water was critically important and called on the federal government to help.

The EPA tested and found high levels of lead with filters in two residences in Newark. The agency strongly encouraged the city of Newark to take immediate action. DEP Commissioner McCabe responded to EPA that, “EPA has not offered any support in providing bottled water to the city or in distributing that bottled water. Given the concerns EPA has here, we hope that EPA will offer assistance promptly.”

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Old Bridge Councilman Razzoli Calls Congresswoman, Bonnie Watson-Coleman a “slacktivist”

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By Mark Razzoli, Old Bridge Councilman

Old Bridge NJ, District 12 Congresswoman, Bonnie Watson-Coleman has jumped on the D.C. radical socialist bandwagon by aligning herself with the ant-Semitic “squad”. She is neglectful in representing the 12th District voters, which is the job she was elected to do.

She may be a supporter of the “squad”, but people voted for her to represent them as constituents, not to carry on like a “slacktivist” cajoling the far left by boosting their already inflated egos.

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Gov. Murphy’s Pandering To Illegal Aliens Continues To Be Dangerous For New Jersey

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Hackensack NJ, In accordance with an unfortunate edict enacted by Gov. Murphy’s administration, police in Atlantic County released an illegal alien this month who ran over and killed a 7-year-old boy and severely injured his 71-year-old grandmother.

The man accused of the killing — Jorge Rodriguez-Saldana, 30, was charged with third-degree causing a fatal crash and was issued a motor vehicle summons for being an unlicensed driver after the July 10 crash on White Horse Pike.

Rather than detain the man for federal ICE review authorities, the police following Gov. Murphy’s directive released him. According to Murphy’s edict local law enforcement is prohibited from cooperating with federal immigration officials.

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Reader says, “Gov. Murphy and the politicians in Trenton have no interest in finding ways to reduce spending”

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“It is quite amazing that Gov. Murphy and the politicians in Trenton have no interest in finding ways to reduce spending as opposed to raising taxes and increasing spending. Several years ago David Tepper moved himself and his business’s to Florida which put a major dent in New Jersey’s tax collections. Will they ever learn?”