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Legislative Alert: Monday, March 17

March 14, 2014 J,

Focus for Monday will be on the Senate Environment and Energy Committee where new open space legislation will be introduced that will cost taxpayers $8 BILLION and possibly far more. SEE BELOW TO TAKE ACTION! Bill SCR84 would amend the constitution to dedicate 6% in corporate tax revenues for open space from FY ’16-FY ’45. [...]

Budget Hearings Schedule & Registration Information

March 10, 2014 J,

Below is a list of upcoming budget hearings. This is a chance for citizen-activists to voice their concerns about the budget and to advocate for lower spending, taxes and tax relief. Sessions are typically held morning, early afternoon and late afternoon and registration is required. Please click here to visit the state legislative website for [...]

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 [...]

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