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Committee Advances Connors-Rumpf-Gove Veterans’ Housing Legislation

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The Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee approved legislation today (S-171) introduced by Senator Christopher Connors that would permit a portion of municipal development trust funds to be spent on housing affordability assistance to veterans.

The Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee advanced legislation sponsored by Connors, Rumpf & Gove that would permit a portion of municipal development trust funds to be spent on housing affordability assistance to veterans. (©iStock)

Assemblyman Brian Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove are the prime sponsors of the Assembly companion version, A-745, which is awaiting consideration by the Assembly Military and Veterans’ Affairs Committee.

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Connors, Rumpf & Gove to Introduce Legislation Requiring Schools to Report All Assaults Resulting in Injury to Police

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In response to incidents involving the tragic death of Central Regional High School student Adriana Kuch, Senator Christopher Connors, Assemblyman Brian Rumpf, and Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove intend to introduce legislation that would require school officials to immediately report to the police any assault that results in the injury of a student.

In response to incidents involving the tragic death of Central Regional High School student Adriana Kuch, Sen. Christopher Connors, Asm. Brian Rumpf, and Asw. DiAnne Gove intend to introduce legislation that would require school officials to immediately report to the police any assault that results in the injury of a student. (Flickr)

The 9th District delegation issued the following remarks:

“Immediately following the death of Adriana Kuch, our delegation reached out to the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office to gain a better understanding of the incident and to put us in a more informed position to determine if amending existing state law is necessary and appropriate.

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Senator Christopher Connors Will Not Seek Re-Election

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Today, 9th District Legislator Senator Christopher Connors announced that he will not seek re-election to the State Legislature. Connors issued the following statement regarding this decision:

Sen. Christopher Connors announced today that he will not seek re-election to the State Legislature. (SenateNJ.com)

“It has been the greatest honor of my professional life to serve the people of the 9th Legislative District. I have always held a strong commitment to serving the community and have always thought of my constituents as my extended family.

“However, after thoughtful consideration, I have decided not to seek re-election to the State Legislature after 33 years of service. This was certainly a difficult decision, but I feel in my heart that this is the right time to step aside, especially as running for re-election would require serving a four-year term.

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Connors Participates in Refueling Flight with New Jersey Air National Guard

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Senator Christopher Connors participated in an orientation flight on a KC-135R Stratotanker with the New Jersey Air National Guard at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst.

Sen. Chris Connors participated in an orientation flight on a KC-135R Stratotanker with the New Jersey Air National Guard at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst. (New Jersey National Guard )

“It was a privilege to be able to participate in the refueling exercise with the New Jersey Air National Guard,” said Connors (R-9). “To have the opportunity to be in the Stratotanker itself, and witness firsthand as it refuels a nearby jet, was nothing short of impressive. I would like to thank all of the incredible servicemen and women who organized this exercise and allowed us to get an inside look at some of the dangerous, complex, but necessary work the National Guard engages in every day.”

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Connors, Rumpf & Gove Vote Against Murphy-Democrat $50 Billion State Budget

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9th District Delegation: Budget Goes Big on Spending, Small on Tax Relief

Senator Christopher Connors, Assemblyman Brian Rumpf, and Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove voted “NO” on the FY2023 State Budget which was approved on Wednesday by the New Jersey Legislature. They said legislators and the public were denied sufficient time to review the state’s massive $50 billion spending plan, which was released late Monday night by Democrats.

Sen. Christopher Connors, Asm. Brian Rumpf, and Asw. DiAnne Gove voted against the budget and said legislators and the public were denied sufficient time to review massive $50B spending plan. (Wikimedia Commons)

This year, Assemblyman Rumpf joined the Assembly Budget Committee and consistently testified in favor of limited government as a sustainable means of providing immediate tax relief and funding the state’s core obligations.

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Rumpf Calls For Faster Processing of Unemployment Claims During Assembly Budget Hearing

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In representing the interests of unemployed constituents, during a hearing of the Assembly Budget Committee Assemblyman Brian Rumpf called for faster processing of the unemployment claims. The Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development was invited to testify before the committee and respond to legislators’ questions and comments.

In representing the interests of unemployed constituents, during a hearing of the Assembly Budget Committee Assemblyman Brian Rumpf called for faster processing of the unemployment claims. (SenateNJ.com)

“After having their livelihoods taken from them as a direct consequence of misguided COVID lockdown restrictions, many unfortunate individuals faced a worse nightmare applying for unemployment benefits. To the detriment of the state, more thought was given by the Murphy Administration to picking winners and losers, as in which businesses could stay open and which would close during lockdown, then adequately preparing for the resulting wave of unemployment claims.

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Committee Advances Connors-Rumpf-Gove Superstorm Sandy Victim Clawback Bill

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The Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee advanced legislation (S-1700), introduced by Senate Christopher Connors, Assemblyman Brian Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove to assist Superstorm Sandy victims with the hardships of the “clawback” process.

The Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee advanced legislation introduced by Sen. Christopher Connors, Asm. Brian Rumpf and Asw. DiAnne Gove to assist Superstorm Sandy victims with the hardships of the ‘clawback’ process. (U.S. Air Force/Master Sgt. Mark C. Olsen)

Specifically, the 9th District Delegation’s initiative would establish specific procedures to be used by the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (NJDCA) to recover overpayments of Superstorm Sandy relief funds awarded through the RREM and the LMI programs, with the purpose of better informing homeowners of their rights and responsibilities while also providing more flexible repayment options.

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Rumpf: Governor’s Proposed Budget Leaves NJ Vulnerable If Recession Hits

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9th District Delegation Calls for Fiscal Restraint and Tax Relief – Not More Spending

9th District Assemblyman Brian Rumpf conveyed serious concern during a recent Assembly Budget hearing that Governor Murphy’s proposed FY2023 State Budget leaves New Jersey and its taxpayers vulnerable to economic hardship should the national economy fall into recession.

9th District Assemblyman Brian Rumpf conveyed serious concern during a recent Assembly Budget hearing that Governor Murphy’s proposed FY2023 State Budget leaves New Jersey and its taxpayers vulnerable to economic hardship should the national economy fall into recession. (Pixabay)

At the beginning of the year, Assemblyman Rumpf was named to serve on the Assembly Budget Committee.  The Assemblyman’s statements and related questions were made directly to State Treasurer Elizabeth Maher Muoio who testified before the Committee on April 4 of this year.

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Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove Named to NJ Legislative Youth Council

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9th District Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove has been named to the New Jersey Legislative Youth Council.

9th District Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove has been named to the New Jersey Legislative Youth Council. (SenateNJ.com)

The Council was created through legislation passed unanimously by the Legislature last year and signed into law early this year. As provided under the enabling legislation, the Council is to provide a forum for New Jersey’s youth to participate in the democratic process; to advise the Legislature and its committees, commissions, and task forces on the perspectives, opinions, needs, development, and welfare of the youth of the State; and on the most effective and efficient policies, programs, and services that the State could provide for the youth of this State.

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Connors, Rumpf & Gove: State Should Reimburse Towns for Cost of Disabled Veterans’ Property Tax Exemption

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Consistent with the policy of “state mandate – state pay,” the 9th District Delegation is calling for the passage of their legislation to require the State to annually reimburse each municipality for the cost of complying with the State mandate of exempting disabled veterans from paying property taxes.

Consistent with the policy of ‘state mandate – state pay,’ the 9th District Delegation is calling for the passage of their legislation to require the State to reimburse municipalities for the cost of exempting disabled veterans from paying property taxes. (Flickr)

The legislation, S-163 and A-736, introduced by Senator Christopher J. Connors, Assemblyman Brian E. Rumpf, and Assemblywoman DiAnne C. Gove would also require the state to provide funding to municipalities to cover the administrative costs associated with the veterans’ property tax relief program.

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The 9th District Team

Chris Connors

Chris Connors

Senator - District 9

Brian Rumpf

Brian Rumpf

Assemblyman - District 9

DiAnne Gove

DiAnne Gove

Assemblywoman - District 9

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