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Despite a Massive Increase in Gas Tax New Jersey Roads are Terrible

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Ridgewood NJ, According to the annual highway report, released by the Reason Foundation, New Jersey once again has the worst urban traffic congestion in the U.S.

The garden state is also among the worst when it comes to urban pavement conditions and that’s despite a massive increase in gas tax and spending more money per mile on road repairs than any other state.

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Frank T. Pallotta, candidate for Congress in New Jersey’s Fifth Congressional District Says Murphy Administration pushes Polices that will lead to Fiscal Ruin

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Mahwah NJ, Frank T. Pallotta, candidate for Congress in New Jersey’s Fifth Congressional District, released the following statement in response to the report that Governor Phil Murphy’s tuition assistance program awarded $3.8 million in college aid to immigrants that were brought here illegally:

“At a time when our own citizens — including our veterans — are sick, struggling with crippling student loans, and sleeping in the streets, why are we looking to provide free healthcare, tuition, and housing to unauthorized immigrants?  Josh Gottheimer fails to call out and stand up to members of his own party even as they push policies that will lead our country into fiscal ruin and harm our citizens.”

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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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Lawmaker Calls Taxpayer-Funded Benefits for Illegal Immigrants Outrageous

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Sparta NJ, College students without legal status are receiving nearly $4 million in student aid to attend two-year and four-year schools, according to 2019 data released by the Higher Education Student Assistance Authority.

Assemblyman Hal Wirths said that is outrageous, and taxpayers should be wholly benefitting from the fruits of their own labor.

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NJ Judge Halts Phil Muphy’s Doctor Assisted Suicide Law

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Trenton NJ,  A New Jersey judge has put a hold on the state law allowing doctors to prescribe life-ending medications, which went into effect Aug. 1.

The temporary restraining order issued Wednesday prevents doctors from writing fatal prescriptions until at least Oct. 23, said Richard W. Grohmann, a lawyer at Smith & Associates in Bloomfield. The firm filed a lawsuit challenging the law last week.

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Reader says , “I’m so sick of hearing I’m a Racist because I think differently”

“I as a White American Man i’m so sick of hearing I’m a Racist because I think differently. I have issues with all races. Lower class White people who will beg,borrow and steal to get over on Anyone. Disgruntled Black people who think they are owed something because their Black. Lower class Hispanics who use their race to commit crimes. This is not something you normally see in Asian people. You can put all races that want to get along and who want to reach a goal of the American dream together and they will find they have more in common with each other than people would have you believe. Racism is one group of people no matter their skin color thinking they are better than someone else.
You really only hear this statement from Democrats. Let’s not forget it was the Democratic party that was the KKK, Jim Crow,George Wallace the Democratic party was started by White slave owners FACT. The south was really Racist and a lot of their teaching to their children was the Black people were low down sub human criminal people. I am a child of the sixties and that was what a lot of us were taught. It’s all in the ” ideological ” up bringing that you are taught. People have changed considerably since that time in history. I was brought up by Biblical parents who said everyone has red blood and everyone has feelings think about how you want to be treated before you act on impulses. There are very fine people of all races and there are very bad people. All people who think they are better than someone else or think they are owed something because of their skin color make me very angry. The Media and politicians are the driving forces that divide the American people and it’s Sickening. I live in the south and my neighborhood is getting more diverse every year and we all get along very well. I believe that there should be a law that the media and politicians that use race to divide our people should go to jail.”

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AG Grewal Issues Statewide Directive to Enforce New Jersey’s “Extreme Risk” Gun Safety Law

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TRENTON NJ, Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal today issued the nation’s first statewide directive to law enforcement implementing an “extreme risk” gun safety law. The directive, which applies to all 36,000 law enforcement officers in New Jersey, will make it easier for officers to keep firearms away from individuals who present a significant risk of harming themselves or others.

Attorney General Directive 2019-2 – known as the “Extreme Risk Directive”– guides and directs New Jersey’s law enforcement officers on the proper implementation of the state’s Extreme Risk Protective Order (“ERPO”) Act of 2018, which takes effect on September 1, 2019. The new law creates a process through which a family or household member, or a law enforcement officer, may apply for an order against a person who presents a significant danger of bodily injury to himself or others by possessing or purchasing a firearm. Issuance of such an order, known as an ERPO, prohibits that individual from possessing or purchasing a firearm or ammunition and from holding any firearms identification cards or permits.

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Governor Murphy and AG Grewal asked to “come to Sussex” to explain how Murphy came up with Sanctuary directive

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Trenton NJ, Parker Space and Hal Wirths (R-Sussex, Warren, Morris) today followed up on their invitation to Attorney General Gurbir Grewal to come before a public meeting of Sussex County taxpayers to explain the process behind the Murphy administration’s Sanctuary State directive. The directive, which is highly controversial, formed a major part of then-gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy’s political campaign in 2017.  The political rhetoric from that campaign became a law enforcement directive after Murphy assumed office the following year.

“We want to know if this directive is about law enforcement or about politics,” Space said.  “We want to know what the thinking was behind it and who was involved.”

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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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Out of Touch Governor Waited Too Long to Provide Summer Rental Relief

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OCEAN TOWNSHIP NJ, After Governor Phil Murphy allowed months of lost business and income for people who rely on the summer rental season, Assembly candidates Matt Woolley and Mike Amoroso are relieved to hear an 11.625 percent tax passed last year has been repealed. Woolley and Amoroso are challenging Assemblywoman Joann Downey and Assemblyman Eric Houghtaling in the 11th legislative district.

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