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NJ Legislators Respond to New Jersey Attorney General’s Attempt to Prohibit Implementation of LGBTQ+ Parental Notification Policies

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Middletown NJ,  Senator Declan O’Scanlon, Assemblyman Gerry Scharfenberger and Assemblywoman Victoria Flynn (Monmouth-R’s) respond to the latest attempt by the State of New Jersey to limit parental rights as news comes that the Middletown and Marlboro boards of education have become the object of a lawsuit by the State’s Attorney General’s Office (OAG).

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Marine life Massacre Continues at the Jersey Shore

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Union Beach NJ,  Assemblyman Gerry Scharfenberger and Assemblywoman Victoria Flynn have introduced new legislation (A5566) which seeks to regulate the use of acoustic sonar surveying and subsequently pause current testing while a new permitting structure is developed by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) which would offer greater protection of marine life off the Jersey Shore.

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Save the Whales: New Jersey’s So Called “environmental groups” Cave to Governor Murphy and the Wind Turbine Industry

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Atlantic City NJ, Congressman Van Drew demanded that all offshore wind activity in the state of New Jersey end, following an unprecedented number of whales have washed ashore in the New Jersey/New York area over the past month.

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Bill Introduced to Stop School Policies that Block Military Members from Meeting with Students

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Holmdel NJ, Assemblywoman Victoria Flynn and Assemblyman Gerry Scharfenberger (Monmouth R’s) are introducing legislation to end the disgraceful, unpatriotic practices by some New Jersey School Districts in which members of the United States Military and Army Reserve Officer’s Corps (ROTC) are being barred by school personnel from speaking with students.

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Dr. Fauci Says We Can Continue to Reopen, So Let’s Do It !

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Middletown NJ,  Assemblyman Gerry Scharfenberger (R-Monmouth) strongly agrees with Dr. Anthony Fauci when he said during an interview with Governor Phil Murphy yesterday that New Jersey can and should continue to reopen:

“It was great to hear from Dr. Fauci and I couldn’t agree more, New Jersey should continue to reopen as soon as possible so let’s start now,” Scharfenberger commented. “In fact, I am even more confident that we should begin to ease restrictions immediately so businesses can get back to operating safely, at full strength.”

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Murphy’s Budget Balloon is Full of Hot Air & Ready to Pop

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Middletown NJ,  Assemblyman Gerry Scharfenberger (R-Monmouth) criticizes Governor Phil Murphy’s latest budget proposal as the state’s economy continues to sink further in the wake of unrelenting lockdown measures, colossal borrowing plans, and lack of effective cost saving applications pushing New Jersey ever so closer to Depression era fallout:

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Democrats Introduce New “Health Tax” bill for New Jersey Residents

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Middletown NJ, Assemblyman Gerry Scharfenberger (R-Monmouth) is speaking out against a recent bill seeking to impose a new “health tax” throughout New Jersey. This legislation comes at a time when businesses, residents, low-income families, and countless others are severely struggling to make ends meet in the wake of crushing financial waves due to the COVID-19 pandemic:

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In the middle of a Pandemic ,the State Budget facing a $10 billion hole, unemployment and MVC in disarray, businesses going under and Governor Murphy has decided to focus on changing the name freeholder?

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Middletown NJ,  Assemblyman Gerry Scharfenberger (Monmouth – R) criticizes recent remarks by New Jersey’s Governor as he targets the title of “Freeholder” in a feigned attempt to steer attention away from the immeasurable issues facing the State, its residents and economy:

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Murphy Adds Property Tax Surcharge onto Borrowing Binge Bill 

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Trenton NJ, according to Assemblyman Gerry Scharfenberger from Red Bank tagged on to Governor Murphy”s borrowing binge is a surcharge on property tax bills:

In a Facebook post Scharfenberger explained ,”Just when you thought you heard everything, bill A-4175, on schedule for a vote this Thursday, would allow the state to borrow five billion dollars without voter approval that would add a statewide surcharge to everyone’s property tax bill. This, on top of the recent toll hikes, is a double kick in the gut to the New Jersey taxpayer. While the governor keeps business in perpetual lockdown, Trenton is looking for ways to raise money through more egregious taxation. This is outrageous, and shows why it is imperative that we reopen the state now! “

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Coronavirus Pandemic No Excuse Not to Raise Tolls 

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Toll Hike Vote Called “Unconscionable”

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Trenton NJ, New Jersey Turnpike Authority voted to increase tolls on the Garden State Parkway and the New jersey Turn Pike .The Parkway and Turnpike increases were both approved by the New Jersey Turnpike Authority, which manages the highways, in a 7-0 vote during a remotely-held Wednesday meeting. It followed three hours of public comment from many who oppose the increase.

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Call to Open Small New Jersey Retailers for Mothers Day

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Trenton NJ, Senator Declan O’Scanlon, Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso, and Assemblyman Gerry Scharfenberger (R-Monmouth) called on the administration to allow for a limited reopening of small gift shops and jewelry stores in advance of Mother’s Day.

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Assemblyman Gerry Scharfenberger has pledged to forgo his legislative salary until his constituents’ unemployment claims are fulfilled

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Trenton NJ, Senator Declan O’Scanlon, Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso, and Assemblyman Gerry Scharfenberger (all R-Monmouth) called for the Governor and Department of Labor to commit to ending the backlog of unemployment claims as soon as possible in a joint statement today:

Sen. O’Scanlon, Asw. DiMaso, and Asm. Scharfenberger are supporting unemployed residents who are frustrated by delays in processing their claims, calling on Gov. Murphy and the labor commissioner to end the backlog. (Pixabay)

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350 doctors Sign Letter Promoting the use of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) to treat COVID 19

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Trenton NJ,just one day after Trump Derangement Syndrome is propelled  U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) to write to U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Dr. Stephen Hahn trying to block the use of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ therapeutics to combat COVID-19.

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NJDOT Presses forward with Toll Hikes on NJ Turnpike and GS Parkway

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Trenton NJ, Senator Declan O’Scanlon, Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso, and Assemblyman Gerry Scharfenberger (all R-Monmouth) call on Governor Phil Murphy and New Jersey Department of Transportation Commissioner and New Jersey Turnpike Authority Chair Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti to halt hearings and plans to increase tolls during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.

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