Demarest NJ, It is with deepest sadness and grief that we share the heartbreaking news that long-serving State Senator Gerry Cardinale (R-39), passed away this morning at Pascack Valley Hospital after a brief illness (not Covid-related). He was 86 years old. Senator Cardinale faithfully served the 39th district for 42 years. He is the second longest serving Senator in New Jersey history.
Twp. of Washington NJ, Immaculate Heart Academy responded by sending a letter condemning a video circulating on social media of a student using racial slurs and mocking the Black Lives Matter movement appearing to be drinking alcoholic seltzer .
River Vale NJ, New Jersey legislator controlled by the Democrats continues to do absolutely nothing when it comes to running the state or improving running the state . Assemblywomen Holly Schepisi some’s it all up in a Facebook post:
Trenton NJ, Murphy Administration Pushing to Amend NJ’s Law against Discrimination to make violent offenders, including murderers and rapists a protected class.
Assemblywomen Holly Schepisi said yesterday on Facebook ,”I feel like I’m in the Twilight Zone. The NJ Division on Civil Rights (the arm of the Governor’s Office) is currently arguing in our Housing Committee meeting that NJ’s Law against Discrimination should be the first in the nation to be amended to make violent offenders, including murderers and rapists a protected class in the State of NJ and that if a landlord refused to rent to such a person because of their criminal background the landlord could be sued under NJ’s Law Against Discrimination , receive attorneys’ fees, penalties, etc. An interesting side note is crime victims in Nj are not provided with the same protections.”
River Vale NJ, Assemblywomen Holly Schepisi , “To be clear I am not against people having the ability to properly and safely voting by mail in New Jersey if they choose to do so. What I am against is a half cocked plan that has no checks and balances. Today my sister who has lived in Texas for 16 years received a New Jersey vote by mail ballot at my mother’s house. This is pure insanity.”
River Vale NJ, Assemblywomen Holly Schepisi : “Since March I’ve been banging a drum about our failures to protect our most vulnerable residents in our Long Term Care Facilities. I started reaching out to the Governor’s office and the Department of Health in late March to ask for assistance and provide suggestions regarding outbreaks that were starting to occur in Bergen and Passaic based facilities. I offered up suggestions such as closing the FEMA testing sites for several days to mandatorily test staff and personnel at the facilities. I begged them to allocate some PPE to the facilities. I offered medically trained professionals to assist with contact tracing. And I warned that unless we took immediate action we would see outbreaks throughout every facility in the State.”
River Vale NJ, Assemblywomen Holly Schepisi ,” last Thursday, the NJ Democratically controlled legislature voted to increase our corporate business tax rate to the HIGHEST in the entire nation. This comes on the heels of our businesses struggling to survive after being closed for months by the Governor’s Executive Orders as a result of COVID. Rather than make cuts to spending, such as $4 million appropriated to a golf course, we decided to proverbially kick our businesses in the head as they attempt to emerge from this fiscal crisis. Below is the video of me arguing against these increases at this time.”
River Vale NJ, according to Assemblywomen Holly Schepisi , “My office is starting to hear stories of loved ones who have died receiving ballots as well as multiple ballots being sent to the same person at the same address for this election. If this has happened to you or someone you know please let me know firstname.lastname@example.org. We are trying to understand how prevalent this issue is in our communities. DO NOT fill in multiple ballots or the ballot of someone who died. It is illegal.”
River Vale NJ, Assemblywomen Holly Schepisi lays out all the Phil Murphy tax increases :
“Governor Murphy promised to raise your taxes and boy has he kept that promise. Rather than cut spending, rather than eliminate government waste, he has increased spending by BILLIONS each year. Our tolls just went up by over 36% on the Turnpike and 27% on the Garden State Parkway. Our gas tax increases by another 9 cents on October 1. A new multi-billion dollar borrowing plan created a new “Statewide Property Tax” and yet these tax increases aren’t enough. Now we have the following coming soon to NJ courtesy of the tax and spend Democrats. Ask yourself one question, has your life in NJ become ANY easier over the past several years as a result of all of the new taxes and increased BILLIONS in spending? If no, where is this money actually going?”
River Vale NJ, Assemblywomen Holly Schepisi ,”Only in New Jersey could we increase spending by BILLIONS, borrow BILLIONS in dollars because we allegedly can’t pay our increased spending, increase the gas tax during a pandemic to the fourth highest gas tax in the nation, cut programs like mental health services for at risk youth (a program that has been in place since the 1980s and has assisted children with mental health, employment, pregnancy prevention, drug abuse education and more) and then announce a program to give free cash starting next year to anyone who gives birth.
It is the equivalent of paying for your neighbor’s HULU account so they can watch Handmaid’s Tale while your own home is in foreclosure. The State of NJ is proposing to borrow money at a cost of $80 million in interest payments to the tax payers in this State in order to issue free “Baby Bonds” that will yield only a 1.35% return over 18 years or an approximate total of $21.6 million in interest. How does this make any sense whatsoever?” Continue reading Governor Murphy’s “Crazy Eddie” Borrowing Scheme
River Vale NJ, Assemblywomen Holly Schepisi, “This is no longer about health and safety. The people of the State of NJ are being played” Schepisi commented on a Facebook post on Tuesday :
“It is so incredibly important for the people of the State of New Jersey to educate themselves regarding what has happened in the past several months. My office gets daily calls and emails regarding the abysmal conditions at NJ’s Motor Vehicle Commission. 8-10 hour waits are the norm with people lining up at 4 am in order to secure an appointment.
River Vale NJ, Assemblywomen Holly Schepisi explains how the democratically controlled NJ Legislature voted to support Governor Murphy’s Executive Order stripping away our right to vote in person on a voting machine and forcing a vote by mail election. This was my floor speech arguing against these bills. https://youtu.be/5shhnCgPc-g
Trenton NJ,People in New Jersey will now be required to wear masks outside in public when social distancing isn’t possible to help prevent the coronavirus from spreading, Gov. Phil Murphy said Wednesday morning. Murphy said during an appearance on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that he is signing an executive order today mandating the practice.
Ridgewood NJ, As part of New Jersey’s Road Back, Governor Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 142, permitting the resumption of non-essential construction, curbside pickup at non-essential retail businesses, and car gatherings for the purpose of drive-through and drive-in events. The construction and non-essential retail provisions will take effect at 6:00 a.m. on Monday, May 18, while the car gatherings provision will take effect immediately.