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Keep Your Hands Off the Kids: Parental Control in Public Education Arguments Hit Democrats Hard in NJ Legislative Races

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Madison NJ, at the League of Women Voters of Ridgewood candidates forum on several occasions during the evening the audience was told that the school board was not the place to debate state education policy .

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GOP Front Runner to Challenge Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) Condemns Hamas Savage Attack of Israel

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Mendham Borough NJ, Christine Serrano Glassner, the frontrunner for the GOP nomination to challenge Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ), issued the following statement today in response to the Hamas rocket attack that killed at least 40 Israelis and injured hundreds more:

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Senate Republicans Press for Investigation into NJ AG’s Office Over Implication in U.S. Senator Bob Menendez’s Indictment

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Trenton NJ, The Senate Republican Caucus, led by the members of the Senate Judiciary Committee (SJU), Senator’s Anthony M. Bucco, Kristin M. Corrado, Jon Bramnick, and Michael Testa, issued a letter to Senate President Nicholas Scutari to call for the SJU to be reconvened to investigate certain matters contained in U.S. Senator Bob Menendez’s indictment that implicate the Attorney General’s Office. The letter calls on our Democratic colleagues in the Senate to pledge their support toward reconvening the Senate and initiating an investigation with special counsel and subpoena power in the immediate coming days.

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State Senators Introduce legislation to Repeal a Controversial Ruling made by the State Board of Education

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Trenton NJ, Senators Anthony M. Bucco and Michael Testa announced that they plan to introduce legislation to repeal a controversial ruling made by the State Board of Education. The board should shift their focus to updating curriculum that will help students recover from learning loss, the senators said.

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Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the Republicans ending of slavery in the United States

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Ridgewood NJ, Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. From its Galveston, Texas origin in 1865, the observance of June 19th as the African American Emancipation Day .

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School funding and Property Tax Cuts Can Go Hand in Hand, But Not Under Murphy’s Spending Plan, say GOP assemblymen

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Trenton NJ, Republican members of the Assembly Appropriations Committee rejected Governor Phil Murphy’s claim that increased school funding in his $53.1 billion budget equates to property tax relief, and endorsed a GOP plan (A5253) to tap into income tax revenue to fully fund schools and ease the burden on property taxpayers.

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Mayor of East Hanover and Entire Council Switch Parties in Unprecedented Flip from Democrat to Republican

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East Hanover NJ, The Morris County Republican Committee is ecstatic to welcome its newest Republicans to the party. After months of good conversations, Mayor Joseph Pannullo, Council President Frank DeMaio, Councilman Brian Brokaw, Councilwoman Carolyn Jandoli, and Councilman Michael Martorelli have officially switched parties from Democrat to Republican.

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Bill Looks to Bring Clarity to E-ZPass Toll Discounts

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Trenton NJ, the Assembly transportation committee on Thursday released a bill that would bring clarity to EZPass toll discounts.

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Only 13 Percent in Bergen County Residents Support the Role of Parties in Shaping Primaries

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Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison NJ, New Jersey gives a greater role to county parties in shaping primary elections than any other state, but that doesn’t mean that residents like it. According to the latest results from the FDU Poll, only 19 percent of New Jersey say that county parties should have a role in officially endorsing candidates and giving them preferential placement on the ballot, while 2/3rds oppose such a role.

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Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney has announced that he will be retiring from the New Jersey General Assembly

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Wyckoff NJ, Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney (R-40) has announced that he will be retiring from the New Jersey General Assembly at the end of the current legislative term.

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Murphy Administration’s Failure to Control Health Care Costs for Public Employees, Hits Retirees & Taxpayers Hard

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Trenton NJ, Republican leadership in the New Jersey Senate and General Assembly called for the formation of a special legislative committee to investigate massive health care premium increases that will be paid by active and retired public employees and taxpayers.

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Republicans for National Renewal NJ Chapter Announces Inaugural Dinner for June 15th

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Spring Lake NJ,  Republicans for National Renewal announced their inaugural New Jersey event launching the Garden State branch of the organization on June 15th.

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“I am Women Hear Me Roar” : Bergen County Republican Women’s Club Not Endorsing Women

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Hackensack NJ, Bergen County Republican Women’s Club was founded in 1923, the BCWRC is the oldest women’s political organization in New Jersey who’s stated goals and objectives are ,to encourage women of all ages to become active in the Republican Party, and to develop into political leaders. To provide networking opportunities, virtual and in-person meetings, events, and volunteer opportunities to support Republicans in the election process at all levels of government. To support the guiding principles of the Republican Party, and articulate our message to voters, and to elect qualified Republicans, for the betterment of our County, State, and Nation.

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Republicans Must Support Ukraine

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Freedom is under assault on a global level. From the growth of authoritarianism in free countries during covid (for example, Canada’s use of the formerly titled War Measures Act to shut down peaceful protests) to Putin’s efforts to erase an entire democratic nation from the map as anything more than his puppet, freedom is under siege. Republicans must continue to lead efforts to protect freedom because of the dire consequences that will follow if it goes to the wayside – and in this current conflict that means supporting Ukraine.

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BERGEN COUNTY WOMEN’S REPUBLICAN CLUB INTRODUCES NEW BOARD MEMBERS; HONORS REPUBLICAN WOMEN OF THE YEAR 99TH ANNUAL MEETING, March 26, 2022

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Hackensack NJ, The Bergen County Women’s Republican Club, the oldest County Republican Women’s Club in the United States, founded in 1923, enthusiastically announces their 2022-2024 incoming Executive Board Members:

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