NJ Assembly Restores Family Planning Funding

February 15, 2018

TRENTON, NJ – The New Jersey Assembly passed two bills Thursday to help expand access to reproductive health services in New Jersey.

The first bill, A2134 passed by a vote of 47-20-6. It will reinstate the $7.45 million in reproductive health care funding cuts made by former Gov. Chris Christie. This funding goes toward critical health care services, including cancer screenings, birth ...

Freiman Bill To Ensure State Income Tax Credit for Prepaid Property Taxes Passes Assembly

TRENTON, NJ – The state Assembly on Thursday passed legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Roy Freiman, (D-16th) that would permit taxpayers to make dedicated prepayment toward anticipated property taxes and concerning federal tax changes to prepayment guidelines.

“New Jersey homeowners who took what they considered the necessary step of prepaying their property taxes before the end ...

Lance Meets with IRS to Lobby for Favorable Ruling on on SALT Prepayments

WASHINGTON - New Jersey Reps.Leonard Lance (R-7th) and Josh Gottheimer (R-5th) hosted a meeting on Capitol Hill Thursday with Acting IRS Commissioner David J. Kautter concerning prepayments of 2018 property taxes in 2017.

The IRS previously issued a ruling stating it would allow the deductibility of 2018 property taxes paid in 2017 only if the property taxes had been assessed in 2017.  ...

Bateman Food Recycling Bill Would Reduce Waste


TRENTON, NJ - Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Senator Kip Bateman (R-Somerset,Middlesex,Mercer,Hunterdon) that is focused on reducing the harmful effects of food waste through increased recycling has been approved by the Senate Environment and Energy Committee.

The legislation calls for large generators of food waste to separate it from other forms of trash, providing the ...

Sen. Bateman Collects Socks for Homeless at Somerville Office

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Socks for the homeless are being collected by state Sen. Kip Bateman, R-Somerset/Hunterdon/Middlesex/Mercer at his legislative office through March 31.

Bateman authored and sponsored a resolution approved by the state Senate that designates February 14 of each year as “Socks for the Homeless Day.”

The resolution is awaiting approval by the state ...

Lance Fields Questions on Russian Sanctions, Electoral College, DACA Reform at Town Hall in Bridgewater

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - New Jersey  Rep. Leonard Lance, R-7th, held his 46th town hall meeting Saturday at the Bridgewater-Raritan Middle School, fielding questions from constituents on the electoral college, sanctions on Russia and immigration reform.

A resident of Cranford questioned Lance’s stance on the electoral college, and whether he believes it should be changed or ...

Congressman Hosts Town Hall in Bridgewater

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - New Jersey Rep. Leonard Lance (R-7th) will host his 46th in-person town hall meeting on Saturday, Feb. 10 beginning at 9 am at Bridgewater-Raritan Middle School, 128 Merriwood Road.

During the town hall meeting, Lance will take questions on the important issues facing Congress and the American people.  Lance will discuss government funding, ...

Lance: Secret Taxpayer-Funded Sexual Harassment Settlements Eliminated

WASHINGTON - New Jersey Rep. Leonard Lance (R-7th) reaffirmed his support Tuesday for reforms to the Congressional Accountability Act that overhaul sexual harassment investigations and support services.

Lance, a member of the House Ethics Committee, was the first New Jersey member of Congress to support the comprehensive rewrite of the laws governing how Capitol Hill handles sexual harassment ...

NJ Rep. Lance Uninjured in GOP Amtrak Crash

CROZET, Va. – New Jersey Rep. Leonard Lance, R-7th, was uninjured in the crash of an Amtrak train on its way to a GOP retreat in West Virginia Wednesday, one day after President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address.

Lance tweeted his spokesman, John Byers, immediately following the collision that involved a garbage truck stuck on the rail line.

The message from Lance ...

Freiman Bill Would Ensure State Income Tax Credit for Prepaid Property Taxes

TRENTON, NJ - State Assemblyman Roy Freiman (D-16th) has introduced legislation ensuring homeowners who prepaid property taxes last month because of federal tax law changes will get credit for doing so under their 2017 state income taxes.

The bill requires the state to accept advance property tax payments as part of the property tax deduction available on state income tax returns.

The ...

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