Legislative Alerts

Notice: August Public Hearings on Energy Master Plan

August 07, 2015J

The Board of Public Utilities will three hearings this month on updating the State’s Energy Master Plan (see below for details). Citizen-activists concerned about energy policy in the state are strongly encouraged to attend and to testify at an upcoming hearing. The three hearings will be critical in updating the Energy Master Plan and shaping […]

June 22 Action Alert: Paid Sick Mandate Moving Again

The Legislature is poised to move legislation mandating that every employer in the state be forced to offer paid sick leave for both full-time and part-time workers. Opposing this mandate is one of AFP’s legislative priorities for 2015 and Assembly and Senate votes will be included on our Taxpayer Scorecard. Activists are urged to take […]

May 4: Committee Hearing on Renewable Energy Mandate Bill

April 28, 2015J,

NO to a Devastating 80% Renewable Energy Mandate! On Monday, May 4, the committee will take up a bill (S2444) that would mandate that 80% of our electricity come from alternative energy by 2050. These mandates, otherwise known as renewable portfolio standards (RPS), are known job killers that will mean vastly higher electricity rates for […]

Public Hearings on the FY 2016 State Budget

March 05, 2015J,

Public Hearings on the FY 2016 State Budget Please find below the current public hearings schedule for the FY 2016 State Budget. Citizen-activists are strongly encouraged to attend one of the upcoming hearings and express their concerns about the budget. Much is at stake this year given the pension crisis, the transportation fund and general […]

Governor’s Budget Address, Tuesday, February 24

February 20, 2015J,

Gov. Christie will deliver his sixth budget address on Tuesday, February 24 before a joint session of the Legislature. The address comes as the state faces mounting challenges with regards to the pension system and the Transportation Trust Fund, two key reasons the debts and liabilities have climbed to a stratospheric $183B. Last year, the […]