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Assemblywomen Schepisi Not Buying Verniero Report Findings

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Trenton NJ, in an astonishing turn of events an independent investigation by former State Supreme Court Justice Peter Verniero failed to find out who was responsible for hiring former Schools Development Authority chief of staff Al Alvarez.

Alvarez is at the center of rape allegations by former Murphy staffer State Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency chief of staff Katie Brennan alleged that Alvarez sexually assaulted her in April 2017, when Alvarez was in charge of Muslim and Latino outreach for Murphy’s campaign, for which Brennan would later volunteer.

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New Jersey’s Fiscal Apocalypses May Finally Be Here

Phill Murphy -Sara Medina del Castillo

May 22,2018

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, , In a new report, Moody’s Investors Service described New Jersey’s April income tax collections, which were down 1 percent from last year, as an outlier and “weaker than expected.” NJ Treasurer Elizabeth Muoio told the Assembly Budget Committee on Monday. “A reality check on the urgent need for new revenues.”

Both Democrat and Republican leadership in both houses of the state Legislature say they’re opposed to those tax hikes, and they’re now firmly in the position of having to come up with $1.5 billion in cash or slashing as much to keep the budget in balance.

The ugly reality is that increases taxes ill continue to erode the already shrunken tax base in New Jersey .

While the Murphy Administration has promised a wild spending spree with no visible budget cuts anywhere else and the pace of taxpayer exodus from New Jersey has quickened ,Holly Schepisi , New Jersey State Assemblywoman for District 39 , “While wanting to create programs such as free community college, expansion of financial programs and aid, raising salaries and providing retroactive pay increases may be laudable progressive goals of Governor Murphy, New Jersey is in a real financial crisis necessitating a combination of budget cuts, large scale reforms to our pension and health system and a restructuring of our entire tax code and school funding mechanisms. Our legislature must work in a bipartisan manner and have the intestinal fortitude to do what is needed in order for our State to become fiscally healthy. Then, and only then, should conversations regarding the Governor’s proposed increases in spending take place.”

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Schepisi Pushes Trenton for $2500 minimum school funding for every child in this State


January 24,2018

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Riverdale NJ,GOP Assemblywomen Holly Schepisi has joined the Assembly Education, Housing, and Health and Human Services committees as well as the Joint Committee on Housing Affordability in a Facebook post Schepisi explained ,

“Excited to announce that for the 2018-2020 legislative session, I have joined the Assembly Education, Housing, and Health and Human Services committees as well as the Joint Committee on Housing Affordability.

While in office, I have become one of the louder voices in Trenton regarding the need to reform how we fund our schools and how we address housing affordability. Too often these issues are compartmentalized and as a result no proper solutions are discussed or implemented. With the new changes to the federal tax law, now is the time to have bipartisan discussions regarding how to fund our schools in a different manner. Suburban residents pay upwards of 70 percent of their property tax burden to fund schools. High property taxes in turn drive unaffordability in our housing markets, resulting in seniors, our young and our middle class being unable to stay in their homes as well as causing our businesses to leave our communities. Providing “outside of the box” solutions we can work together towards making New Jersey a State that people and companies want to move into rather than a State with a continued exodus.

My first proposal will include a minimum of school funding for every child in this State that follows such child regardless of where they attend public school. Every child should be worth no less than $2,500 per year for education. Many of our communities currently receive under $700 per child per year under the current educational formula. This is wrong and needs to be fixed.”

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Tomorrow begins the hard core campaign season in New Jersey

Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi

Tomorrow begins the hard core campaign season in New Jersey. People oftentimes ask me, particularly in this current climate, why did I agree to run for office? I am an accomplished businesswoman, attorney, wife and mom. I have survived a bout of melanoma and a recent brain aneurysm. I have worked at the local truck stop flipping burgers and at a premier NYC law firm handling multi billion dollar transactions. I made more money prior to running for office than I do now. …I ran for office six years ago because I care. I grew up here and I chose, as an adult, to return. I am not a career politician. I became involved because I am passionate about trying to save our state from the bad fiscal policies enacted by mostly one party control over the past 15 years. I have watched my property taxes almost double, my take home pay shrink, our insurance premiums skyrocket but yet I stay because I love the state I grew up in. I have been the loud voice on difficult topics (and have subjected myself to horrible name calling as a result) because we must address a better way to govern this state. I am certain you will hear nasty, mostly untrue, things about me over the next 60 days but please remember leadership takes a spine of steel. Real leadership involves discussing and listening to all sides on the most sensitive topics. Leadership is voting no on bad legislation regardless of how much a special interest group may want it. If you ever have a question on why I voted a certain way or what my position is on a particular topic please reach out and ask. I also will be going door to door in all 23 of the towns I represent. I’m taking all volunteers for the journey.


Let me know if you’d like to help out.


Holly Schepisi New Jersey State Assemblywoman for District 39

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Assembly Republican Caucus Make major leadership changes in Trenton

Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi

August 16,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ , the Assembly Republican caucus  has made some major leadership changes in Trenton. We are excited to announce Assemblywomen Holly Schepisi has been named to leadership in the Assembly Republican caucus.

Schepisi has been very active in recent months shedding light on the court forced over development
of Bergen County .

Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick announces leadership additions :

TRENTON, N.J. – Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick made the following statement regarding leadership appointments:

“I am proud to announce new leadership appointments to lead the Republican caucus in Trenton.

· Ron Dancer, deputy leader
· BettyLou DeCroce, assistant leader
· Holly Schepisi, assistant leader

We expect Jay Webber to assume the position of appropriations officer in January 2018.”


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For Bergen County Freeholder: Mitchell, Tyburczy and Ortiz-Berger


We would like to add good luck today for

Bergen County Freeholder: Mitchell, Tyburczy and Ortiz-Berger

Assemblyman Robert Auth  New Jersey’s 39th Legislative District.
Assemblywomen Holly Schepisi New Jersey’s 39th Legislative District.

The Cosgrove Team for Fair Lawn Council

from the staff of the Ridgewood blog


By Paul Nichols
Friday, Oct 30, 2015

When thinking of who to vote for in the 2015 election for Bergen County Freeholder we must look ahead. This year three seats on the board of seven are on the ballot, all three are currently held by Democrats who make up a 5-2 majority.

In 2016 voters again will choose three people to represent them on the board however two of those seats include the two republicans who currently make up the minority. Simply put, a victory for the Democrats in 2015 means two years of Democrat control of the Freeholder Board as well as the office of County Executive.

To operate properly government requires a system of checks and balances. The Bergen County Board of Chosen Freeholders is an important and necessary means of oversight in our form of government in Bergen County.

While the Freeholder Board has little control over the day-to-day operation of our county’s government it acts as a financial backstop overseeing the County’s purse.

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Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno Joins Republican Freeholder Campaign focusing on Reducing Property Taxes


Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno Joins Republican Freeholder Campaign focusing on Reducing Property Taxes

October 25,2015

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Park Ridgewood NJ, John Mitchell  and the Republican Bergen County Freeholder team was joined by Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno at our District 39 headquarters. Her straightforward message was this: Stay on point about reducing property taxes and continue to work hard until the polls close on November 3rd.

As for reducing property taxes ,it’s interesting that the Democrats claim to have saved The Bergen County Taxpayers $200 Million on the Police Merger when it was then Freeholder John Mitchell who started the wheels moving on that project.

The 4.3% Budget Passed yes at 7-0 but if not for the efforts of Republicans John Felice and Maura McMahon DeNicola that number would have been closer to 6%. Easy to call it a Bi-partisan Budget Solution when you outnumber 5-2.