February 15, 2017 –Holtz is the latest in a series of high-profile speakers. Former U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld spoke in 2016. Assemblyman Jay Webber, a Republican from Morris Plains, founded N.J. Reagan Day in 2004, soon after Reagan’s death at age 93.The event has grown in size in recent years, moving from a hotel in Parsippany to the Westmount Country Club in Woodland Park.
February 14, 2017 – “Allowing taxpayers to make voluntary contributions through their income tax returns is an easy and convenient way to help fund the state’s many exemplary autism programs,” continued Webber. “Taxpayers currently may give to a variety of other excellent causes through their tax returns. Surely, funding autism programs is another very worthy cause.”
February 8, 2017 – I asked Jay about the overall affordability issue in NJ and whether he supports Assemblyman John Dimaio’s drive to dedicate nearly $1 billion in MVC revenue to the TTF. You’ll be hearing more from Jay on this for sure.
January 13, 2017 – Webber in a release said the bill stemmed from a recent USA Today special report about teachers who sexually abuse students but still find new jobs in a classroom – a practice sometimes referred to as “passing the trash.” Fennes’ history was cited in the USA Today report. According to Webber, Montville Mayor James Sandham pushed for the bill’s introduction. The bill prohibits a school district, charter school or contracted service provider holding a contract with a school district from employing a person in a position that involves regular contact with students unless the school district, charter school or service provider conducts a review of the employment history of the applicant.
BUCCO-WEBBER BILL ALLOWING LOCAL UTILITY AUTHORITIES TO DEFER OR REDUCE RATES FOR DEPLOYED MILITARY PERSONNEL SIGNED INTO LAW
January 9, 2017 – “Military deployments are especially difficult for our soldiers and their families who are left behind to manage their households,” said Webber (R-Morris). “This law is a small gesture to support deployed members and their families who make such a great sacrifice on behalf of our nation.”
WEBBER, O’SCANLON & BUCCO BILL INCREASING TRANSPARENCY OF ASSET SEIZURES BY POLICE DEPARTMENTS PASSES ASSEMBLY
December 19, 2016 – “Opening up the books is the best way to gain the public’s confidence,” said Webber (R-Morris). “If property is used in a crime, law enforcement should be able to seize it, but the public deserves a full accounting. When homes, cars, money, and other property worth millions of dollars are seized every year from citizens, there must be adequate controls in place to prevent abuses. Greater transparency and accountability will help curb potential excesses.”
December 12, 2016 – “This is a common-sense solution that the Legislature has already granted to towns reorganizing in January,” said Webber (R-Morris). “There is no reason to tie the hands of local government and force them to conduct important business without a full slate of elected officials and professionals. This flexiblity works seamlessly in January, and it will work in July.”
November 23, 2016 – I think this is an issue that calls for uniformity. You’ve got some schools playing with home-schoolers or independent school students and some schools who bar home-schoolers, and it doesn’t seem fair to the players on either side that some kids would be left out. Both out of fairness to the families who choose different routes to educate their kids and a sense of fairness to everybody, a uniform policy seems to make sense.” said Webber.
November 21, 2016 – “It’s good in concept because we have to make those pension payments. It does put a crimp in the budget so I think a lot of thoughtful legislators are wrestling with it this afternoon,” said Assemblyman Jay Webber.
November 15, 2016 – “Veterans will now be treated just like everyone else in New Jersey,” said Webber (R-Morris). “There’s no reason to require vets to apply in person or wait on hold on the phone when their friends and family members can certify their claims online. The technology is available. This is a common sense measure that will help the men and women who honorably serve our nation.”
November 14, 2016 – NJ Rep. Jay Webber and Wesley Smith weigh in on euthanasia on the ballot today.
October 27, 2016 – “Too often, federal and state government passes the buck to local government, directing the implementation of costly laws or policies without consideration of how the directive will be funded,” Webber said. “The cost of these mandates lands directly on the shoulders of property taxpayers who already struggle under the highest tax bills in the country.”
PANEL CLEARS WEBBER AND O’SCANLON BILL INCREASING TRANSPARENCY OF ASSET SEIZURES BY POLICE DEPARTMENTS
October 27, 2016 – “The best way to gain the public’s confidence is to open the books,” said Webber (R-Morris). “Homes, cars, money, and other property worth millions of dollars are seized every year from the war on drugs and from crimes like money laundering and racketeering. If property is used in a crime, law enforcement should be able to seize it. But for everyone’s sake – law enforcement, the public, and criminal suspects – the process of forfeiture should be transparent and accountable.”
October 21, 2016 – Asm. Jay Webber (R-Morris) is one of the only politicians (or Republicans, for that matter) left in New Jersey who you and I can consistently count upon to do the right thing, Save Jerseyans. Not simply “for the taxpayers,” or a particular special interest group, but for everyone who’s impacted whenever constitutional rights are treated as anything other than inalienable. Case in point? Jay stood up and shredded yesterday’s N.J. Assembly ‘assisted’ suicide legalization measure shortly before passage.
October 19, 2016 – “Constituents are inundated with dire news about New Jersey’s budget. They are always telling me they want to know what happens to their money after they send it to Trenton,” said Webber (R-Morris). “Taxpayers work hard; they deserve to examine how the state is spending their money.”
October 13, 2016 – “These reforms will shine a light on wasteful spending and the crushing burden of state debt,” concluded Webber. “The next and more important step, however, is actually to stop over taxing and overspending in the first place, and I urge the Legislature to join me going forward in combating those abuses of the taxpayer.”
October 4, 2016 – “New Jersey’s number one problem is its terrible tax burden, and it does us absolutely no good to make that worse. The backroom deal struck last week would impose a massive, front-loaded, immediate, and permanent 160 percent gas tax increase on New Jersey’s overtaxed residents in exchange for still-fictional tax reductions that already stand on shaky ground.”
September 21, 2016 – “Since 2010 alone, more than $5 Billion in such economy-distorting ‘incentives’ have been doled out to a privileged-few connected corporations. And yet, we are told that New Jersey ‘can’t afford’ to give even a pittance of tax relief to our overtaxed regular residents, or that taxes on working New Jerseyans must get hiked again and again for more Trenton spending. If politicians had put even half of that $5 Billion aside for property tax relief over the next five years, our State would be on the road to affordability once again.”
September 19, 2016 – “Many veterans have debilitating physical or mental health issues that leave them unable to work,” said Webber (R-Morris). “As a result, many face tremendous challenges, including financial difficulties. We can never repay the huge debt we owe to these courageous soldiers. This small gesture, however, will allow our men and women who were disabled in service to our country an opportunity to visit our state’s 50 plus state parks where they can enjoy the beautiful scenery, beaches and fishing.”
September 12, 2016 – Legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Jay Webber that streamlines the unemployment process for veterans was approved today by the Assembly Labor Committee. Under Webber’s bill (A-3606), out-of-work veterans can claim unemployment insurance benefits online.
September 8, 2016 – A joint resolution sponsored by Assemblyman Jay Webber that seeks to raise awareness of Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS), a rare genetic disorder, today cleared the Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee. The resolution (AJR-111) designates May of each year as Prader-Willi Syndrome Awareness Month in New Jersey.
July 10, 2016 – Last month, a bill was introduced in the New Jersey legislature by Assemblyman Jay Webber (R-Morris) that would require a local board of education to administer a test identical to the civics portion of the naturalization test used by US Citizenship and Immigration Services. The test would be administered to all ninth grade students. Under the legislation, a student failing to obtain a passing score by answering at least 60 out of 100 questions correctly would be required to retake the test in each subsequent school year until obtaining a passing score. They would not be allowed to graduate without passing it.
June 29, 2016 – Assemblyman Jay Webber (R-26) was among the 22 nay votes on the gas tax hike for sales tax reduction swap vote Monday night. Today, he offered his full explanation for why he believes the assembly and Governor Christie erred.
June 29, 2016 – “We know from experience the history of Wimpy tax ‘deals’ in New Jersey with tax increases today for promises of later relief that never arrives, continued Webber. “For years the tax-raisers have increased the income tax and sales tax multiple times on the promise of providing property tax relief that never comes. Just weeks ago, Democrats in the Legislature signaled that they had no intention of following through with the tax cuts they were dangling as part of their gas tax bait-and-switch. What makes us think they’ll change their tune after the Christie administration is over, and the Democrats have their tax increase safely in hand?
June 28, 2016 – “Tonight, all the Trenton insiders did was pave New Jersey’s road to higher taxes. This State Street ‘deal’ is an instant $850 million tax hike on overtaxed Main Street New Jerseyans, with as much as $4.8 billion more in tax hikes coming in the next few years. And it doesn’t offer taxpayers their money back until five years from now, if it ever comes back at all.”
June 20, 2016 – “We are ripping away another layer of red tape that has smothered economic growth in this state,” said Webber (R-Morris). “Projects, and the jobs they produce for New Jersey taxpayers, will move from design to production sooner, without costly and unnecessary permitting delays. This is a step in the right direction for New Jersey.”
June 20, 2016 – “Providing long term care can be overwhelming. As a state, we can help to lighten the burden on our heroes’ families by providing them with tax relief. It’s a small gesture in comparison to what they face each day, but I’m sure they will welcome the assistance.”
June 20, 2016 – “Any proposal that increases the tax burden on New Jerseyans is a nonstarter,” said Assemblyman Jay Webber (R., Morris). “If there’s something that can be revenue-neutral or better, I’ll consider it, but it has to be also paired with cost savings and efficiencies in the way in which we build our roads.”
June 16, 2016 – “This bill is about transparency and accountability. People know their property taxes are too high, but this information, published for public consumption on the internet, lets them understand how their towns stack up against their neighbors’, and makes it easier for them to hold accountable their elected officials and demand smaller, more affordable government.”
June 9, 2016 – “It is a general knowledge exam — basic things we should be teaching them in history, in government, in economics,” Webber said. “It should be no heavy lift at all for schools to make sure that essential information is transmitted through their normal workload. Before one can be civically engaged, one has to be civically informed.”
June 8, 2016 – “Fourth Grade students from Brookdale Avenue School had a chance to visit the New Jersey Statehouse in Trenton on Monday. During their tour the students got the chance to visit the General Assembly Chamber and speak with their Assemblyman Jay Webber.
June 6, 2016 – “Former Governor Byrne likes to joke that when he dies, he wants to be buried in Hudson County so he can stay active in politics. But this is no joke – every public dollar paid to a dead person is a dollar unavailable for struggling New Jersey families,” said Webber (R-Morris).
June 6, 2016 – “I believe strongly that our veterans, especially prisoners of war, deserve the upmost respect for their service,” said Webber (R-Morris). “There is no reason a P.O.W. or their spouse should have to pay to be proud of how they fought for our country.”
May 28, 2016 – “We are truly blessed to live in the greatest nation our world has ever known,” said Webber, who later walked in the parade with his family. “Where people are free to fulfill their God-given potential, and live lives of dignity, purpose and great joy.”
May 26, 2016 – “We’re seeing a lot more children diagnosed with autism, and New Jerseyans are looking for a way to help them,” said Webber (R-Morris). “This legislation will help us raise funds to expand programs that help families and extend our reach to the people who need it most.”
May 19, 2016 – “I think people in this room advocating this bill today will come back in a couple years and want more and want more and want more,” Webber said. “Stop telling us it’s going to save the state money when it’s very clear the same advocates are going to come back and keep asking for more and more and more.”
May 19, 2016 – “Allowing taxpayers to make voluntary contributions through their income tax returns to help combat this terrible problem is an easy and convenient way to help fund the state’s many exemplary autism programs. Taxpayers currently may give to a variety of other excellent causes through their tax returns. Surely funding autism programs is another worthy cause.”
May 16, 2016 – Assemblyman Jay Webber will host his first Google Hangout on Thursday, June 2nd, from 12:00pm to 1:00pm, where constituents will have the opportunity to video chat with him to ask questions and share their views about state policies or anything else on their minds – all from the convenience of their own computers or mobile devices.
May 12, 2016 – “Our society’s most trusting and helpless people are too often crime victims at the hands of opportunistic criminals who seek an easy payday,” said Webber (R-Morris). “This bill beefs up protections for our most vulnerable with stronger laws, more appropriate criminal charges, and increased penalties.”
April 27, 2016 – In the Republican Party’s annual fond and formal remembrance of President Reagan, former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld praised Reagan’s leadership and criticized what he said was President Obama’s lack thereof, before more than 700 people at Westmount Country Club on Wednesday evening.
April 27, 2016 – 1,000-ish Republicans gathered for Assemblyman Jay Webber’s annual Reagan Day dinner on Wednesday night, Save Jerseyans, this year at the Westmount Country Club in Woodland Park. The annual event’s attendance continues to grow (adding an overflow room this year) as the young Morris County legislator, who is a member of the Reagan Ranch’s board, continues to remain in the discuss for a future statewide office or congressional seat campaign.
April 26, 2016 – “Less borrowing, more PayGo – that was the plan pledged and touted by the Democrats last time around. What actually happened over the last five years? Borrowing boomed, and PayGo was a NoGo – the exact opposite of what they promised. So taxpayers incurred more debt but in return the Democrats showed no fiscal discipline,” added Webber. “Now that the Dems have run out of money, those same deal makers have a new ‘deal’ for us – an immediate and permanent gas tax increase for a phased-in and temporary tax reduction. Another Wimpy offer, gladly giving us tax relief on the proverbial Tuesday for a gas tax hike today.”
April 21, 2016 – “But notice the bait-and-switch already built into this tax trade-off proposal. They would impose an immediate and permanent gas-tax increase on New Jersey’s overtaxed residents in exchange for a phased-in estate-tax reduction they already plan to revoke. Stop me if you’ve seen this movie before: no sooner will the gas tax go up than will a Trenton drum-beat of ‘we can’t afford the tax reductions anymore’ begin. The Democrats will grab-back that revenue because they refuse to control their spending, the tax trade-off deal will be tossed to the wind, and New Jerseyans will be left with an even greater tax burden. It is the tax relief that should be full, immediate, and permanent, not the tax increase.”
April 14, 2016 – “Property taxes in this state have been the highest in the nation for too long. They affect everyone in every phase of life, from families with kids, to seniors in retirement, to young people just starting out and trying to buy a home,” said Webber (R-Morris, Essex, Passaic). “Reining in property taxes must be our number one priority, and today we are making progress on solving the problem.”
April 8, 2016 – In order to lift Atlantic City out of the circus-like political atmosphere that has developed around the city’s financial future, Webber said he favors letting a bankruptcy court decide. “Let’s put the issue to a nonpartisan magistrate,” the Morris Plains lawmaker told PolitickerNJ. “We need a process that is disinterested, apolitical, and transparent. That’s the one option that no one’s talking about.”
February 22, 2016 – “Student debt is driven in large part by high tuition rates,” said Assemblyman Jay Webber (R-Morris), another sponsor of the bill. “It’s damaging to individuals and our economy.”
February 22, 2016 – “Freezing tuition and cutting costs in higher education can work – the results for Rutgers’ Big 10 sister school prove it,” said Webber. “At Purdue, students get a top-notch education while faculty merit bonuses have increased. New Jersey’s universities can and should follow suit. This legislation helps get us there.”
February 9, 2016 – “Assemblyman Jay Webber, R-Morris, one of the more outspoken supporters of the bill, said communities could expect some significant relief – Bridgewater, for instance, would receive an estimated $2.3 million annually, and Parsippany $1.35 million. That would represent a small dent, at least, in our enduring and oppressive property-tax problems. If we could add to that a new school funding formula that would more fairly redistribute aid and not load such an outrageously large percentage of aid into the 31 former Abbott districts, then we’re looking at the potential of a meaningful reduction not just smaller growth, but an actual decline – in property taxes.
February 8, 2016 – “It’s time to use the energy tax receipts to provide its intended relief for property taxpayers,” said Webber, R – Morris, Essex, and Passaic. “The money was a promise of relief for property taxpayers, and using it for anything else is unacceptable. Restoring funding can keep that promise and begin lowering property tax bills.”
February 5, 2016 – This bill would mean a real cut in the state’s property taxes, not a reduction in their growth. It would provide more than $325 million annually in direct property tax relief from just this one fund – $2.6 million in annual tax relief for Freehold taxpayers; $1.5 million in annual tax relief for Parsippany residents, and $2.3 million annual tax relief for Bridgewater residents, to cite a few examples.
February 5, 2016 – The annual “New Jersey Reagan Day” tribute to the late president, born 105 years ago Saturday, has secured another high-profile speaker: Former U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. Rumsfeld, 83, will deliver the keynote address April 27 at the Westmount Country Club in Woodland Park, the event organizer confirmed Thursday. The event was founded by Assemblyman Jay Webber, R-26th., not long after Reagan’s death in 2004, and has surged in prominence in recent years.
January 11, 2016 – “This legislation heeds a call for cleaning waterways from residents of Fairfield, Lincoln Park, Montville, Parsippany, and other municipalities that have suffered repetitive flooding in the Passaic River Basin,” said Webber, R-Morris, Essex, and Passaic.
December 3, 2015 – Today, State Director, Laurie Ehlbeck presented Assemblyman Jay Webber with the Guardian of Small Business Award. Ehlbeck praised Webber for his strong voting record and support to improve the business climate in New Jersey.
October 21, 2015 – He backed the property tax cap, and his focus is on reducing property taxes. He is also focused on enacting pension-and-healthcare reforms designed to save taxpayers $120 billion over 30 years, while preserving benefits. With the Garden State among one of the highest taxed in the nation, tax relief has to become a reality. And Webber is focused on that.
July 12, 2015 – He’s going to run for something other than assemblyman one of these days. Maybe Senate. Maybe Governor. Maybe he’ll merely wait until the retirement of U.S. Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-11). All that is certain is that Webber – last seen causing Democrats to put their heads in their hands whenever he rises to make a point in the legislature – will be formidable when he makes his move.
June 23, 2015 – “We’re $1.8 billion short on a pension payment that has to be made for fiscal year 2016. By my calculation, that’s about 5 percent of revenue,” said Webber, R-Morris. “Shame on us if we can’t find 5 percent in the budget to meet such a high priority.”
June 23, 2015 – “Every time there’s a hard choice to be made in this state, the majority party just raises taxes and they call that a hard choice,” said Assemblyman Jay Webber.
June 18, 2015 – It’s difficult to think of snow with summer knocking on the door, but Assemblyman Jay Webber wants to ensure the long-time practice of shoveling the white stuff for extra money, especially for enterprising youths, is preserved.
June 3, 2015 – As high school graduation season begins again, tens of thousands of young New Jerseyans will head off to college for the next phase of their education. For too many students, that step will lead to mountains of debt that they will carry with them for decades.
May 6, 2015 – Assemblyman Jay Webber today called the overwhelming rejection of a gasoline tax increase by Michigan voters a reality check for New Jersey.
May 4, 2015 – Legislation Assemblyman Jay Webber sponsors to protect the state’s unemployment insurance system was signed into law today by Gov. Christie.
March 31, 2015 – Cheney packed the house in the Westmount Country Club for the annual event, which was hosted by Assemblyman Jay Webber (R-26) and which attracted throngs of Republicans from across the state to honor the memory of the party’s late conservative hero, former President Ronald Reagan, as well as hear Cheney, who remains a leader among many Republicans following his time in office, speak.
March 26, 2015 – On a special Meet the Leaders from the State House in Trenton, Assemblyman Jay Webber discusses some of the major issues being tackled by the New Jersey Legislature as the fiscal year is drawing to a close.
March 23, 2015 – “We want these brave men and women to make New Jersey home,” Webber said. “They have contributed greatly to defending our country, and making college more accessible will help them reach their potential in civilian life.”
March 19, 2015 – “It’s hard to justify to my constituents, my neighbors, when students in Paterson get 40 times the dollars per pupil than students in my district are getting,” Webber said.
March 8, 2015 – Heading into its 12th year, Asm. Jay Webber’s annual Reagan Day celebration has exploded from only around 50 participants back in 2004 to a sold-out crowd pushing 1,000 guests set to gather on March 31, 2015 at the Westmount Country Club in Woodland.
February 2, 2015 – In advance of the anniversary of President Ronald Reagan’s birth on February 6th, Assemblyman Jay Webber has been named to the Reagan Ranch Board of Governors of Young America’s Foundation, which is dedicated to preserving and protecting President Reagan’s Ranch in Santa Barbara, California.
GENERAL ASSEMBLY APPROVES WEBBER’S ‘NJTEAM ACT’ MAKING COLLEGE MORE AFFORDABLE TO RETURNING VETERANS
December 18, 2014 – Assembly Republican Jay Webber sponsors legislation, approved today by the General Assembly, that helps make college more affordable for military veterans and their families.
November 13, 2014 – Assemblyman Jay Webber (R-Morris) always says what we’re thinking, Save Jerseyans! Even when the Dems try to shut him down for “speculating” about what could come from the legislation? Legislation which, if signed, would allow for taxpayer-funded suicide?
October 28, 2014 – In response to the Tax Foundation’s annual report released today that shows New Jersey again has the highest tax burden in the nation, Assemblyman Jay Webber, R-Morris, Essex and Passaic, issued this statement.
September 15, 2014 – “The Wall Street Journal had a quip a couple of years ago for planning advice: Don’t die in New Jersey anytime soon,” Webber said. “And you can see that unfortunately we’re leading the race to the bottom on this issue. And it doesn’t have to be this way.”
June 16, 2014 – “We shouldn’t be providing these massive subsidies to people who are doing incredibly well,” Webber told NJTV on Friday. “These corporate subsidies, this corporate welfare, you’re taxing the guy who works at the gas station; you’re taxing the school teacher; you’re taxing the cop. You’re taking their money and you’re sticking it in the pocket of the owners of the 76ers.”
March 4, 2014 – “Assemblyman Webber achieved a remarkable 98% score on our Taxpayer Scorecard-the highest rating of any legislator in the Assembly. Without saying, Assemblyman Webber’s constituents should be thankful to have a representative fighting for their interests in Trenton. And on behalf of AFP, I wanted to thank him for standing up for taxpayers.”
February 25, 2014 – Two bills sponsored by Assemblyman Jay Webber that will increase accountability and financial responsibility in government advanced from the Assembly Budget Committee today.
February 10, 2014 – Sky high property taxes are crushing both residents and businesses said Webber. He said eliminating six-figure payouts to retiring public employees for their unused sick and vacation days is an easy first step toward addressing the property tax problem.
February 6, 2014 – A little-noticed bill that passed the New Jersey Legislature last month gives extraordinary eminent domain powers to a new higher education board in South Jersey.
February 5, 2014 – “If you’re serious about cutting property taxes in New Jersey, you have to take these three issues on in the next three months,” Webber said, “and once we get through that then we have to have a serious discussion about the elephant in the room, which is the school funding formula.”
January 8, 2014 – Montville Township Deputy Mayor Scott Gallopo takes the oath of office, administered by Assemblyman Jay Webber at the reorganization meeting last week.
January 6, 2014 – In case you missed it, here’s Asm. Jay Webber’s floor speech during the Assembly portion of the debate.
December 30, 2013 – “I’ve made the decision. I’m not going to run,” Webber said today . “For a very good reason: My wife and I are expecting a baby in July and we’re really excited about that.”
December 13, 2013 – Assemblyman Jay Webber, R-Parsippany, said he was concerned that the bill gave non-citizens a benefit not available to residents of other states.
November 14, 2013 – Legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Jay Webber, R-Morris, Essex and Passaic, that prohibits a government agency from charging the victim of a crime for copies of reports relating to the offense was released by the Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism and Historic Preservation Committee.
October 17, 2013 – Someone, conceivably, like Webber, a hungry young assemblyman from Morris County.
October 17, 2013 – Steve Lonegan’s aggressive attacks on Cory Booker opened up opportunities for Republicans longing for reasons to run for federal office statewide.
October 3, 2013 – Hopefully such astonishing figures can give momentum to Assembly-approved bipartisan legislation I sponsored (A1214) with Assemblyman Jay Webber (R-Morris) to establish a pilot program to encourage better health care practices by public employees with chronic health conditions.
September 23, 2013 – Strong bipartisan support is advancing a bill in Trenton that would rename Route 53 to honor the late Assemblyman Alex DeCroce.
September 10, 2013 – “This act is really just corporate welfare aimed at a select few,” said Jay Webber (R-Parsippany) minutes after the vote. “What we need is broad-based tax relief aimed at everybody . . . not just those who can afford to hire lobbyists.”
August 22, 2013 – If an ordinance amendment before the Township of West Milford Council for a vote last night (Aug. 21) was passed, people who want to raise up to six hens on lots less than an acre can now do so.
August 12, 2013 – Last Wednesday, Governor Christie singed into law a bill that makes $3 million available for flood prevention and maintenance projects in the flood basin. The legislation re-prioritized $3 million from a 2003 bond act that was available due to cost savings, project deferrals, and cancellations from the previously funded Lower Saddle River Project.
August 8, 2013 – Legislation prohibiting the public release of the identities of firearms purchaser identification card holders and handgun purchaser permit holders was signed into law today by Gov. Christie. Prior to the bill signing, access to such personal information was prohibited by regulation, but could have been obtained under New Jersey’s Open Public Records Law (OPRA).
June 24, 2013 – Concerned it could be politically damaging, Assembly leaders have quietly put on hold a controversial bill that would allow students living in the United States illegally to pay in-state tuition at New Jersey’s public colleges and universities.
June 18, 2013 – Three citizens testified against the bill and not all lawmakers agreed it was a good idea, including Assemblyman Jay Webber, a Morris Republican.
June 18, 2013 – For many Republicans, the U.S. Senate is the proper place to consider immigration, rather than at the state level.
May 21, 2013 – After learning more about a second markdown of Governor Christie’s budget forecast since February, Democrats on the Assembly Budget Committee today focused on how much they can trust the projections the governor has for the fiscal year that begins on July 1.
May 7, 2013 – Assemblyman Jay Webber, (R-26), said that while it was encouraging to see illegal guns off the street, he has received calls from constituents who have been experiencing delays in approvals of their gun permit applications, which go through State Police.