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Foreclosure Scheme, RGGI, Transparency & Budget Speech

February 21, 2014 J,

AFP testified yesterday before the Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee against the “New Jersey Residential Foreclosure Act” (Bill A470). This bill would authorize the State of New Jersey to borrow tens of billions of dollars for the purpose of purchasing homes in foreclosure and bailing out institutional lenders. Even worse, the bill contains an [...]

Trenton’s Foreclosure Scheme Returns, Hearing Feb. 20

February 17, 2014 J,

One of the most outrageous proposals of the last legislative session is back. On Thursday, the Assembly Housing & Community Development Committee will take up the “New Jersey Residential Foreclosure Transformation Act”, Bill (A470). This legislation would authorize the State to borrow billions of dollars to purchase foreclosed homes throughout the state–then use the properties [...]

$6B Open Space CR Back Again!

January 23, 2014 J,

The Senate Energy and Environment Committee has reintroduced a proposed constitutional amendment to our state constitution. The bill, SCR2, would dedicate up to $6 BILLION for the next 30 fiscal years for open space preservation. Their goal is to preserve more than 1 million acres of land…as much land as the entire state of Rhode [...]

Senate Passes $6B Open Space Measure

January 10, 2014 J,

The state Senate approved a $6B open space measure yesterday 29-8. Several Republicans supported the bill including primary sponsor Sen. Kip Bateman. The bill, SCR165, would dedicate up to $200M a year for the next 30 fiscal years (thus, up to $6B total) for “open space preservation” and would ultimately require voter approval. AFP considers [...]

Lame Duck Alert 12/23

December 23, 2013 J,

AFP continues to monitor the lame duck session of the Legislature. Over the past two weeks bills have moved on the RGGI Cap & Trade scheme and open space spending. AFP has been in Trenton to oppose these proposals. RGGI Cap & Trade Scheme – Bills SCR146/SCR162 SCR146 and SCR162 were merged into one bill. Each [...]