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Old Bridge Councilman Razzoli: Enforcing Federal Laws is a Duty, Not a Choice

By Mark Razzoli

When the governor and state legislature think they are arbiters of constitutional analysis, there is an intrinsic problem. There is nothing that has been debated since the Civil War that allows for the cherry picking of which federal laws to enforce, and which to opt out of because they don’t happen to agree with our current agendas.

When New Jersey’s Attorney General calls for sheriffs across our state to ignore federal immigration laws, and when the Governor and his soldiers rally behind him, it once again validates that New Jersey is on a slippery slope toward political anarchy.

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New Bill Requires Training for Judges & Court Personnel to Improve Treatment of Sexual Assault Survivors

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Totowa NJ, Following her call yesterday for increased training for New Jersey judges on dealing with sexual assault survivors in their courtrooms, Senator Kristin Corrado will introduce legislation that requires the judiciary to develop and implement such a training program. Additionally, the legislation sets minimum standards to ensure the training is thorough, and requires it to be conducted annually.

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CALLS FOR INVESTIGATION OF MASSIVE TAX BREAKS FOR MURPHY SUPPORTED PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANY WITH LINKS TO OPIOID EPIDEMIC

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Trenton NJ, Assemblywoman Patricia Egan Jones called for an investigation into Teva Pharmaceutical today and submitted testimony to Governor Murphy’s Task Force on the New Jersey Economic Development Authority’s Tax Incentive Program.

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Senator Joe Pennacchio (R-26) is calling for action to end golden parachutes for New Jersey University Employees

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New Brunswick NJ, Senator Joe Pennacchio (R-26) called for legislative action on his bill to end golden parachute payouts following news that Rutgers University is granting a $480,000 payout to the hastily departing New Brunswick campus Chancellor for a one-year sabbatical.

“The state’s largest public research university is forking over nearly half-a-million dollars to pay for an early departing administrator’s one-year vacation,” Pennacchio said. “This handout is a gross misuse by Rutgers of the tuition they receive from students and the tax dollars they receive from the State. Every dollar Rutgers wastes on these payouts is a dollar not spent on teaching and research. With tuition and student debt on the rise, I am calling for the State Legislature to take action to end this fiscally-irresponsible practice.”

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President Congratulates New Jersey Legislature for Finally Not Raising Taxes

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Yes it appears to be a miracle !

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Washington DC, President Donald Trump this morning extended congratulations to the New Jersey Legislature for not affirming Gov. Phil Murphy’s budget, and not raising taxes yet again on New Jersey cash strapped residents .

“Congratulations to legislators in New Jersey for not passing taxes that would have driven large numbers of high end taxpayers out of the state,” Trump tweeted. “Many were planning to leave, & will now be staying. New York & others should start changing their thought process on taxes, fast!”

In his tweet the President reminded New Jersey politicians why so many tax payers and businesses have fled the state ,debasing the state tax base .

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NJ Chamber of Commerce President Tom Bracken : ” It is critical that our state leaders take additional steps to improve New Jersey’s economy and make our state more competitive and affordable.”

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Trenton NJ, NJ Chamber of Commerce President Tom Bracken’s
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The New Jersey Chamber of Commerce believes the 2020 state budget that Gov. Phil Murphy signed today represents a promising step toward the fiscal responsibility New Jersey needs to revitalize its economy.

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Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi sponsors bill to prevent state government shutdown

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Trenton NJ, As the Democrat-controlled Legislature advances their $38.7 billion budget without Gov. Murphy’s controversial millionaire’s tax, the likelihood of a government shutdown over the proposed spending plan increases. Murphy and union leaders held a press conference yesterday to pressure lawmakers to include the tax on those making over $1 million, but their efforts remain unsuccessful.

“The Democrats refuse to back down and the governor has said he is leaving all options on the table in order to get his tax hike. The fighting continues and the budget deadline is getting closer, which means so is a shutdown,” said Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi who sponsors legislation to prevent a government shutdown.

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Cory Booker Shakes Down Donors for Vanity Presidential Campaign

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LAWRENCEVILLE NJ, Upon learning South Jersey Democratic powerbroker George Norcross will be heading up the Turnpike to co-host a fundraiser for Cory Booker’s vanity presidential campaign on June 28, Republican Senate candidate Trisha Flanagan remarked, “We now know what Cory Booker’s reward for co-authoring a Star-Ledger guest column is – a $2,800 per person fundraiser with George Norcross as a co-host.”

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Murphy Moves to Tax Hot Air

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TRENTON NJ, Fulfilling his promise to restore New Jersey’s national leadership in the fight against climate change and sea-level rise, Governor Phil Murphy today announced that the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has formally adopted two rules returning New Jersey to the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). New Jersey was a charter member of RGGI before Governor Christie withdrew the state from the compact in 2012.“Climate change and sea-level rise affect us all, and as a coastal state, New Jersey is especially vulnerable to the impacts of global warming,” said Governor Murphy.

This is code for , “now I can raise your taxes on all carbon based life forms ie… all human activity” .

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Another Manufacturer Set to Leave New Jersey

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By Scott Mele, Tektite Industries

Tektite IndustriesScott Mele is president of Tektite Industries in Trenton.

For 29 years, Tektite Industries has been proud to build a business in New Jersey and help carry the torch for manufacturing in our state’s capital city. I can remember when we first started producing LED lighting and strobes, we had two products. It was here in Trenton that we saw our business grow to more than 100 products.

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