Senator Anthony Bucco, Republican budget officer, made the following observations after Governor Corzine released details today of $150 million in supposed cuts he’s planning to use to balance this year’s budget:
“Governor Corzine keeps sticking his fingers in the dike as new leaks in the state’s revenue stream develop daily,” Bucco said. “It’s clear now that he’s running out of fingers.
Cardinale Calls for Calm and Statesmanship as Albin Nomination is Thoroughly Reviewed on Behalf of the People
‘While he has demonstrated intelligence and eloquence, he has not provided adequate insight into his views or judicial philosophy. The Supreme Court is too important and the stakes are too high to roll the dice on a judge who may sit on the bench for decades to come. I fear that we have not learned all that we should learn about Judge Roberts for a lifetime appointment of such significance.’
– Then U.S. Senator Jon Corzine explaining why he voted against the appointment of John Roberts as Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
Senator Gerald Cardinale, senior Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement after reading the blatantly partisan, inflammatory and irresponsible rhetoric of Senator Paul Sarlo, the chairman of the committee, in his press release regarding the reappointment of Justice Barry Albin to the New Jersey Supreme Court:
12th District Legislators Join with Red Bank Borough to Host Several Community-Based Events Throughout the Summer
As the Borough prepares to celebrate Red Bank Community Day this Saturday, the 12th District Legislators, along with Mayor Pasquale Menna and the Red Bank Borough Council, are planning a community effort to improve key areas in town.
The plan is still being developed, but may include painting over graffiti in some of the worst hit areas, cleaning parks and waterfront areas and is expected to culminate in a National Night Out walk on August 4th which will wind through the areas that the community has worked to improve over the summer months.
Assembly members Dawn Marie Addiego and Scott Rudder, R-Burlington, issued the following statement today in response to Governor Corzine’s plans to plug a $1.2 billion shortfall for the current fiscal year by deferring school aid and pension payments, tapping into surplus and making cuts that he plans to keep under wraps until Friday:
He Wants an Income Tax Increase, and Has Already Raised Sales Taxes and Tolls. Now He’s Taxing People Who Are Homebound for the Summer.
Senator Jennifer Beck (R - Monmouth) today slammed a new electricity surcharge Jon Corzine’s energy policies are forcing on thousands of homeowners during the coming summer months.
Senator Diane Allen (R-Burlington, Camden) expressed anger today that the Corzine Administration’s miscalculation of sales tax reimbursement to towns with Urban Enterprise Zones (UEZs) could lead to higher property taxes in some towns or layoffs in others.
Senator Robert Singer, R-Lakewood, praised the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee for approving Senate Bill 222, which will close a loophole that prevents some workers injured at state psychiatric institutions or correctional facilities from receiving full disability benefits. Temporary workers or workers in high risk positions who have not completed one year of service aren’t eligible for the same disability benefits as co-workers who have more seniority.
Connors, Rumpf & Van Pelt: 9th District Legislative Office Will Remain Open During State Furlough Plan
Senator Christopher J. Connors, Assemblyman Brian E. Rumpf and Assemblyman Daniel M. Van Pelt are reassuring constituents that their Legislative District Office will not be shutting its doors for any furlough days and will remain open to the public. The 9th District Legislators made the announcement today in response to inquiries made by constituents regarding the implementation of the Governor’s plan requiring one-day furloughs for state employees in the months of May and June.
The 12th District Legislators announce their support for and anticipate the passage of a bill that would provide preservation funding to the Red Bank Women’s Club and the Parker Homestead.
The bill appropriates $15.5 million from various historic preservation funds to provide grants for certain historic preservation projects.
State Senator Steven Oroho, Republican member of the Budget and Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement after listening to testimony today about Governor Corzine’s plan to close 18 regional day schools run by the Office of Education of the state Department of Children and Families. The centers serve 560 students with severe disabilities, behavioral problems and other issues that make it impossible for them to learn in traditional settings. The work done by these schools is supposed to be performed entirely by local school districts, county special services districts and education service commissions beginning in July 2010.