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New Jersey Redistricting Map Passes by a 9-2 Margin

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Trenton NJ, New Jersey Legislative Apportionment Commission finalized a deal for a redistricting  map for the next decade, acknowledging some hits a few longtime incumbents will suffer, but referring to core virtues attained in a civil bipartisan outcome: a history-making completely bipartisan product. The commission claims that unlike past redistricting , no single side – Republican or Democrat – could claim total victory, or hang heads in complete defeat. The new map passed 9-2, with members Tom Kean, Jr. (a Republican) and Cosmo Cirilo (a Democrat) voting no on the 11-member commission.

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The Governor Doesn’t Have the Authority to Unilaterally Alter General Election by Executive Order

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Trenton NJ, Senator Michael Doherty said the New Jersey Constitution doesn’t authorize Governor Phil Murphy to issue an Executive Order that unilaterally changes the manner in which voters will cast their ballots this November.

Doherty pointed to Article II, Section I of the New Jersey Constitution, which says: “General elections shall be held annually on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November; but the time of holding such elections may be altered by law.”

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Governor Murphy’s Ponzi Scheme Called Premature, Excessive and Unconstitutional

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Trenton NJ,Senator Anthony M. Bucco raised serious concerns about Governor Phil Murphy’s plan to borrow as much as $14 billion to fund government spending.

“Given his failure to consider fiscally responsible alternatives to balance the State budget, Governor Murphy’s borrowing scheme is premature, excessive, and almost certainly unconstitutional,” said Bucco (R-25). “When the State is already drowning in debt, New Jersey taxpayers cannot afford to give the Governor the blank check he’s demanding.”

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NJ State Senator Michael Doherty,”We Have a Governor, and Not a King”

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Trenton NJ, Senator Michael Doherty (R-23) issued the following statement:

We have a governor, and not a king. On a daily basis, Governor Phil Murphy continues to eviscerate the New Jersey Constitution.

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