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Connors, Rumpf & Gove

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Connors, Rumpf & Gove to Governor: Don’t Let Motor Vehicles Services Become Another Unemployment Debacle

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Senator Christopher Connors, Assemblyman Brian Rumpf, and Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove are calling on Governor Murphy to take swift action and direct the necessary resources to Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) facilities that were overwhelmed on the first day of opening after closing during the state of emergency.

Connors, Rumpf & Gove called on Gov. Murphy to take swift action and direct the necessary resources to MVC facilities that were overwhelmed on the first day of opening after closing during the state of emergency. (NJMVC)

“The debacle that was yesterday’s reopening of state Motor Vehicle Commission facilities is completely unacceptable. Motorists who were forced to stand in lines for hours have every right to be infuriated. Motorists who have to go to a facility in the near future are right to demand corrective action so hours-long wait times is not the new normal.

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Connors Votes “NO,” Rumpf & Gove Remain Opposed to Common Interest Community Bill

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Senator Christopher Connors voted against controversial Common Interest Community legislation S-2261, which was voted on by the full Senate on June 29th of this year.

Sen. Christopher Connors voted against controversial Common Interest Community legislation which was voted on by the full Senate. Asm. Brian Rumpf and Asw. DiAnne Gove have pledged to the bill should it be considered by the Assembly. (©iStock)

The bill number from the previous legislative session was S-2425, which was the subject of an intensive citizen-led petition drive to have the legislation stopped from being enacted.

Assemblyman Brian Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove have pledged to oppose S-2261 should it be considered by the Assembly.

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Connors, Rumpf & Gove Start Online Petition to Save Senior Freeze and Homestead Benefit Programs

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Senator Christopher Connors, Assemblyman Brian Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove are demanding that the Senior Freeze and Homestead Benefit programs be protected and fully funded under the State Budget. To respond to and organize growing public opposition, the 9th District legislators have created an online petition calling on Governor Murphy NOT to cut the Senior Freeze and Homestead tax relief programs.

Connors, Rumpf & Gove have launched an online petition urging Gov. Murphy not to cut the Senior Freeze and Homestead Benefit property tax relief programs. (©iStock.com)

“Eliminating or cutting the Senior Freeze or the Homestead Benefit programs would have a devastating financial impact on taxpayers, especially seniors, who rely on those programs to stay in their homes and pay their bills. As such, vital property tax relief programs must be prioritized and fully funded in the State Budget. The question shouldn’t be if these programs are funded, but how.”

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Connors, Rumpf & Gove Say “NO” to Unconstitutional Trenton Scheme to Borrowing Billions

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Senator Christopher Connors, Assemblyman Brian Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove have made clear to their colleagues and the Murphy Administration that they outright reject a legislative proposal to authorize the state to borrow $10 billion, without voter approval. The Assemblypersons have already voted against the legislation, A-4175, which was passed along party lines by the Assembly on June 4 of this year.

Connors, Rumpf & Gove have made clear to their colleagues and the Murphy Administration that they outright reject a legislative proposal to authorize the state to borrow $10 billion, without voter approval. (Pixabay)

“Two years of big government spending and high taxation has had a devastating effect on New Jersey’s ability to respond to COVID-19 from a fiscal standpoint.

“Despite the financial hardships many still face, Trenton now wants the taxpayers to bailout the state by borrowing billions of dollars, without voter approval, in violation of the State Constitution. As part of the scheme to pay for the borrowing, Trenton plans to increase, of all things, property taxes. For many taxpayers in our legislative district, this would force them to send even more of their tax dollars to a school district in some other part of the state.

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Connors, Rumpf & Gove: Trenton is At It Again – Vetoed Common Interest Community Bill Reintroduced and Back on the Agenda

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Senator Christopher Connors, Assemblyman Brian Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove are alerting constituents that the controversial Common Interest Community Legislation from last year, S-2425, has been reintroduced and advanced in committee.  The new bill number for the current Legislative Session is S-2261.

More than 9,000 residents signed a petition opposing legislation, later vetoed by the Governor, to change common community laws. The bill is back again, and Senator Connors, Asm. Rumpf and Asw. Gove are leading the opposition. (@iStock)

On May 27 of this year, Senator Connors voted against S-2261 as a member of the Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee.  Following the bill’s release from Committee, the 9th District Delegation provided an update to constituents:

“A large and actively engaged majority of our constituents living in age-restricted communities do not want or need Trenton interfering with the operations of their communities.

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Connors, Rumpf & Gove to Murphy: Veto Proposed Toll Increases

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Senator Christopher Connors, Assemblyman Brian Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove have called on Governor Phil Murphy to veto the minutes of any meetings held by the New Jersey Turnpike Authority (NJTA) and the South Jersey Transportation Authority (SJTA) which approve toll increases on the Garden State Parkway, the New Jersey Turnpike, and/or the Atlantic City Expressway.

Connors, Rumpf & Gove have called on Gov. Murphy to veto the minutes of meetings held by the NJ Turnpike Authority and the South Jersey Transportation Authority which approve toll increases. (Wikimedia Commons)

In their letter to Governor Murphy on May 27, the 9th District delegation made the following statements:

“In view of the unprecedented economic uncertainty for commuters and businesses, our Delegation is urging you in the strongest terms possible to veto the minutes of any meeting held by the New Jersey Turnpike Authority (NJTA) and/or South Jersey Transportation Authority (SJTA) which approve toll increases on the Garden State Parkway and the New Jersey Turnpike as well as the Atlantic City Expressway.

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Connors, Rumpf & Gove: Time Is Right for State Reopening Process to Be Expedited

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Senator Christopher Connors, Assemblyman Brian Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove issued the following statement regarding New Jersey’s economic future in meeting the challenges created by COVID-19:

Connors, Rumpf & Gove issued the following statement regarding New Jersey’s economic future in meeting the challenges created by COVID-19. (©iStock)

“New Jersey needs to expedite the process of reopening the state.

“The responsibility to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is in all of our hands. Americans understand the threat posed by this disease after having COVID-19 dominate their lives for nearly two months. They can be and must be trusted to conduct themselves accordingly.

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Connors, Rumpf & Gove to Murphy: Expedite Processing of Unemployment Claims

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Governor Planning to Hire an ‘Army’ of COVID-19 Contact Tracers While Labor Department Does Not Have Enough Manpower, Causing Financial Distress for Families

Senator Christopher Connors, Assemblyman Brian Rumpf, and Assemblywoman DiAnne C. Gove are calling on the Murphy Administration to provide the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development with the necessary resources to process unemployment claims.

Connors, Rumpf & Gove are calling on the Murphy Administration to provide the Labor Department with the necessary resources to process unemployment claims. (SenateNJ.com)

“Recently, Governor Murphy stated his intentions to recruit and deploy an ‘army’ of contact tracers for COVID-19 cases even as the curve is flattening. While the Governor may see this as being ahead of the curve, what desperate residents want to hear is that an ‘army’ of employees are going to be hired or assigned to the Department of Labor so their unemployment claims will finally be processed.

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Senate Passes Connors, Rumpf & Gove Bill To Assist First-Time Homebuying Veterans

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By a unanimous vote, the full State Senate passed legislation (S-957) sponsored by Senator Christopher J. Connors, Assemblyman Brian E. Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne C. Gove that would permit a portion of municipal development trust funds to be spent on housing affordability assistance to veterans.

The State Senate unanimously passed 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. (WikiMedia Commons)

“As members of our Delegation serve, respectively, on Senate and Assembly Military and Veterans’ Affairs Committees, we continue to work in a bipartisan fashion to improve the lives of our men and women in uniform,” remarked the 9th District Delegation in a jointly issued statement.

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Who Is Going to Pay for Governor Murphy’s “Free” College Plan?

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Nothing is free, especially in a state known for being unaffordable. That’s why it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Governor Murphy’s proposal to provide “free” college tuition for two years to certain students attending in-state four-year colleges actually comes at great cost to taxpayers.

Connors, Rumpf & Gove ask how much middle-class taxpayers are going to pay for Gov. Phil Murphy’s “free” college plan when nothing is really free. (Pixabay)

This program would be in addition to the “free” community college plan already in place for some students and to the law enacted in 2018, which our delegation vehemently opposed, making illegal aliens eligible to receive tuition assistance.

There’s a catch, of course, with the Governor’s latest higher education proposal. There always is when it involves government policy which functions on taxpayer dollars.

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