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Navigating the misinformation between Sex Ed Learning Standards and the Diversity and Inclusion lessons that Mandate Kindergarten Gender Identity Lessons

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Ridgewood NJ, Family Policy Alliance of New Jersey – a pro-family ministry – is empowering parents and concerned voters across the state. To do it, they’re using three key resources.

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NJ State Commission of Investigation looking into COVID deaths in NJ Veterans Homes

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Paramus NJ, a third investigation into the deaths of more than 200 residents of New Jersey’s veterans homes during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic has been opened by an independent state agency that reports on government malfeasance, a state commissioner revealed this week.

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N.J. Chamber of Commerce , It’s Time to Start Standing Up For Residents and Businesses

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Trenton NJ, N.J. Chamber President and CEO Tom Bracken continues to kiss up to Governor Murphy and the Democratic legislator . In a statement Bracken claimed  that last Wednesday and Thursday, the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce held a very successful “ReNew Jersey Business Summit and Expo” in Atlantic City. Some news coverage of the Summit included a comment made by me, in regard to the plight of the business community, that suggested the governor and Legislature “are not doing anything about it of substance.” Braken owned it then proceeded to back peddle and play CYA .

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Gov. Phil Murphy’s Energy Master Plan : Retrofitting a Home to Electric Heat will Range from $40,000 to $60,000

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Trenton NJ, Assemblyman Christian Barranco is proposing the state provide full disclosure on the costs to homeowners, renters and businesses of Gov. Phil Murphy’s energy master plan.

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Republican Candidate for Congress Frank Pallotta Says Radical and Inappropriate Gender Identity Indoctrination in Public Education

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Ramsey NJ, Republican Candidate for Congress Frank Pallotta released the following statement regarding the new sex education curriculum in NJ:

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Gender Studies Heading for Ridgewood in September

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Ridgewood NJ, public school second graders will be getting lessons related to gender identity this fall under New Jersey sex education guidelines that will take effect in September.

Pink, Blue and Purple : A Lesson Plan from Rights, Respect, Responsibility: A K-12 Curriculum. Fostering responsibility by respecting young people’s rights to honest sexuality education

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State Senator Says Governor Murphy’s New ANCHOR rebate will Reduce Renters’ Rebates and Increase Funding for Rebates

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Trenton NJ, Senator Declan O’Scanlon is warning that Governor Murphy’s proposal to replace two tax rebate programs (the longstanding Homestead Rebate Program and the “middle class rebate program” created last year) with a new “ANCHOR” rebate will reduce existing renters’ rebates by up to 50 percent, meaninglessly increase total funding for rebates, and won’t be distributed for 13 months (until May of 2023).

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New Jersey Still Worst Business Climate in the Region

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Trenton  NJ, As part of its recent budget testimonies provided to the Legislature, NJBIA has released its updated 2022 Regional Business Climate Analysis showing New Jersey continues to significantly trail the rest of the region in business climate.

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#LetMyChildLearn Campaign Calls on Governor Murphy to Reverse NJDOE’s Charter School Expansion Denials

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Hamilton NJ,  over the last month, the New Jersey Public Charter Schools Association (NJPCSA) launched the most extensive paid and earned media campaign in its history to call upon the Governor to reverse his Department of Education’s charter school expansion denials. Parents, lawmakers, leaders and community members responded in unprecedented numbers.

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New Jersey Has the 6th Highest Tax Burden

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Trenton NJ, with Tax Day approaching on April 18 and 81% of Americans thinking that the government does not spend their tax dollars wisely, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its 2022 Tax Burden by State report.

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NJCPA “Ignoring businesses does not help low- and middle-class New Jerseyans”

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Roseland NJ, This afternoon, Governor Phil Murphy delivered his budget proposal for New Jersey’s 2023 fiscal year which begins July 1. We applaud the Governor for proposing a budget that includes no tax increases or new fees. The NJCPA also commends Governor Murphy for once again including a full payment to the public worker pension fund, though structural reform to public worker benefits is necessary to end the ballooning burden of these benefits on the state budget. We also applaud the Governor for making a large allocation to debt defeasance.

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NJ Attorney General Confirmation Process Set to Air Murphy Administration Dirty Laundry

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Ramsey NJ, Businessman and Congressional candidate Frank Pallotta (N.J.-05) released the following statement calling on New Jersey Acting Attorney General Matt Platkin to resign and be prosecuted: “Yet again, New Jersey is the face of corruption and scandal with a refocus in today’s New York Post on Acting Attorney General Matt Platkin’s cover-up of the assault of a campaign staffer; his forcing nursing homes to accept COVID patients; and now his office behavior, which involves throwing chairs.

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Senator Kristin Corrado calls the Dysfunction at the NJ Department of Labor Inexcusable

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Trenton NJ, while thousands of New Jersey residents remain caught up in unemployment limbo, unable to get help from the Department of Labor, federal employees are back at their desks full time. Senator Kristin Corrado called the dysfunction at the state agency inexcusable.

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Crime Wave: Murphy Administration Releases 40 % of the States Prisoners and Threatens to Fire 60% of Correctional Police Officers

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Trenton NJ, the state is undergoing a massive crime wave yet the Murphy Administration plans to fire more probation officers . Senator Joe Pennacchio challenged the Murphy Administration’s policy of terminating unvaccinated corrections officers after releasing 40 percent of the State’s prison population.

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The Ridgewood Board of Education meets on February 14, 2022 at 7:00 PM

This is the first Ridgewood school board meeting since Governor Murphy announced the end the school mask mandate 

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The Ridgewood Board of Education meets on February 14, 2022 at 7:00 PM for a Regular Public Meeting at the Education Center.  This is the first Ridgewood school board meeting since Governor Murphy announced the end the school mask mandate  and the big blow up over parents being asked to wear masks when teachers were not.

Click here to view the meeting notice and agenda.

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