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Bill Introduced Opposing Choir College Sale

By Anne Levin Six members of the New Jersey Assembly have introduced a resolution that opposes Rider University’s sale of Westminster Choir College to a for-profit company partially owned by the Chinese government, saying it could jeopardize national security. Assemblyman Harold “Hal” Wirths, a Republican who represents Morris, Sussex, and Warren counties, introduced the bill […]

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IN THE NEWS: Lawmakers eye reining in proposed $100M of horseracing subsidies

Proponents tout the ancillary economy that would benefit by boosting the horseracing industry, such as farmland preservation, and horse trainers and groomers, and farmers and manufacturers that produce bale and feed. “[New Jersey] is known as the state in which the horse is recognized as the state animal,” said Assemblyman Kevin Rooney, R-40th District. “We […]

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IN THE NEWS: Stormwater Measure Advances in State Assembly, Opponents Air Criticisms

Modeled on programs already in place in 41 other states, the bill would give towns and other entities the leeway to set up stormwater utilities that could impose fees on owners of properties with large areas of impervious cover, like parking lots, malls and other developments. ‘…looking to tax the rain’ But critics, including Republican […]

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IN THE NEWS: Leaders, Legislators React To Governor Murphy’s 2019 State Of The State Address

“Various organizations, leaders, and legislators weighed in on Governor Murphy’s 2019 State of the State address (read the speech and watch the live stream here): … Assemblyman Rooney tweeted that he’s surprised ‘surprised Murphy is touting his success in providing property tax relief. How does an increase of $639M in property taxes last year fall under ‘relief’.” Read the full […]

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