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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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9th District on Murphy Proposed Budget: Taxpayers’ Financial Security Further Jeopardized Without Substantial Property Tax Relief

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Senator Christopher Connors, Assemblyman Brian Rumpf, and Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove will focus their efforts on increasing funding for property tax relief during the upcoming budget deliberations for the 2023 State Budget.

Sen. Christopher Connors, Asm. Brian Rumpf, and Asw. DiAnne Gove will focus their efforts on increasing funding for property tax relief during the upcoming budget deliberations for the 2023 State Budget. (SenateNJ.com)

The 9th District Delegation’s comments are in response to Governor Murphy’s recent unveiling of his proposed 2023 State Budget.  This year, Assemblyman Rumpf was named to the Assembly Budget Committee.

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Connors, Rumpf, & Gove Bill Proposes $5,000 Income Tax Deduction for Volunteer Firefighters, Rescue and First Aid Squad Members

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Senator Christopher Connors, Assemblyman Brian Rumpf, and Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove have reintroduced legislation S-1697 and A-757 that would permit volunteer firefighters and first aid or rescue squad members to claim an additional exemption of $5,000 to be taken as a deduction from their gross income if they meet certain qualifications.

Sen. Christopher Connors, Asm. Brian Rumpf, and Asw. DiAnne Gove have reintroduced legislation that would permit volunteer firefighters and first aid or rescue squad members to claim an additional exemption of $5,000 as a deduction from their gross income if they meet certain qualifications. (Pixabay)

The 9th District Delegation issued the following statement regarding the reintroduction of the legislation to provide financial assistance to volunteer fire and EMS personnel:

“Volunteer firefighters and rescue and first aid squad members consistently display selfless devotion to their communities at all hours of the day, including in extreme conditions when lives are at stake. Not surprisingly, they have earned the respect and enduring gratitude of communities they serve and the elected officials who understand how critical the services these volunteers provide.

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Connors, Rumpf & Gove Sign on to Advancing Property Tax Relief Measure

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Senator Christopher Connors, Assemblyman Brian Rumpf, and Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove have signed on as co-sponsors to companion legislation, S-330 and A-1012 that would restore $331 in state aid to municipalities for the purpose of property tax relief.

Senator Christopher Connors, Assemblyman Brian Rumpf, and Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove have signed on as co-sponsors to companion legislation that would restore state aid to municipalities for the purpose of property tax relief. (Pixabay)

The funding restoration would be spanned out over a two-year period under the provisions of the legislation through the “Energy Tax Receipts Property Tax Relief Act.” The legislation requires additional aid to be subtracted from the municipal property tax levy.

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Anti-Sanctuary State Bills Introduced by Connors, Rumpf & Gove

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Senator Christopher Connors, Assemblyman Brian Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove have re-introduced legislation to deter illegal aliens from seeking employment and benefits in New Jersey.

Senator Christopher Connors, Assemblyman Brian Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove have re-introduced legislation to deter illegal aliens from seeking employment and benefits in New Jersey. (Pixabay)

The first legislative initiative re-introduced by the 9th District Legislative Delegation is S-157 and A-700 which would bar companies which knowingly hire illegal aliens from receiving public contracts, grants, loans, or tax incentives for a period of seven years.

The second initiative is S-156 and A-693 which would exclude illegal aliens from workers’ compensation and temporary disability benefits.

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Chris Connors

Senator - District 9

Brian Rumpf

Assemblyman - District 9

DiAnne Gove

Assemblywoman - District 9

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