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Legislative Alert: Monday, May 19

May 16, 2014 J,

Monday’s legislative agenda encapsulates much of what is wrong with Trenton. A slew of bad bills are up before various committees which are harmful to ratepayers and taxpayers, from bad housing and energy policy, to corporate welfare, to a tax on e-cigarettes. Senate Environment and Energy (Committee Room 10, 3rd Floor, 10AM) S1513: A bill [...]

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 [...]

Take Action: STOP Trenton’s Biodiesel Mandate!

November 21, 2013 J

AFP is urging activists to take action to stop a proposed biodiesel mandate that will mean higher costs for NJ ratepayers and business! Details below. The Legislature is pushing yet another mandate on New Jersey energy consumers—this time a “bipartisan” bill that will force home oil heat retailers to add biodiesel into their mix in [...]

11/15 Lame Duck Update

November 15, 2013 J,

AFP testified yesterday before the Senate Economic Growth Committee against Sen. Lesniak’s so-called “Economic Opportunity Act II” (Bill S3030) proposal. This is a second round of corporate welfare as the original bill passed earlier this year. Coming up Monday, Nov. 18 The Assembly Telecommunications and Utilities Committee will take up the Bio-based Heating Oil Act (Bill [...]