Connors, Rumpf and Gove: Budget Process One-Sided Debate – Higher Taxes and No Spending Cuts

July 11, 2018

STAFFORD AND LONG BEACH ISLAND - Following the conclusion of State budget deliberations which centered on how much to raise taxes, Senator Christopher J. Connors, Assemblyman Brian E. Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne C. Gove reemphasized the pressing need to control government spending and oppose extreme taxation policies that drive residents out of the state.

"While we certainly had our ...

Declaration of Independence – What is it?

STAFFORD AND LONG BEACH ISLAND, NJ - The definition of a free country is where the government does not control what people say or do for political reasons and where people can express their opinions without punishment. The transition from a totalitarian state to a free country will be long and slow.

In a 2017 report Freedom House said that of the 195 countries assessed, 87 (45%) were ...

Murphy, Sweeney, and Coughlin Make a Deal - No Government Shutdown

TRENTON, NJ - Late Saturday afternoon New Jersey hat lawmakers reached a budget agreement avoiding a government shutdown.

The deal, after weeks of acrimony includes the following: 

10.75% on a $5 million income threshold millionaire’s tax; a “mega millionaire’s” tax.
2.5% hike on the state’s corporate business tax (CBT) for a four year-period.
The ...

Harvey Cedars to Present Wednesday Summer Concert Series Starting July 11

HARVEY CEDARS - Harvey Cedars Borough is sponsoring the "Concert in the Park" series each Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. beginning Wednesday, July 11.  

The concerts will take place in the Sunset Park, located at Salem Avenue and Long Beach Boulevard in Harvey Cedars.

July 11:  "Verdict" - Soca music.

July 18:  "Dead ...

More than the Fourth of July, Make it a Star Spangled Week in the Long Beach Island Region of NJ

STAFFORD AND LONG BEACH ISLAND - Summer 2018 starts now, so time to enjoy the beauty of the Jersey Shore. As families and friends gather for the summer holiday, there is plenty of options to assist in rounding out July 4 vacation and getaways.

With July 4 falling on a Wednesday, there are many events surrounding the holiday.

The award winning Surf and Sip Brew Trail itinerary is available ...

Ray Fix Sworn in to Stafford Council

STAFFORD -Stafford Councilman Steve Jeffries resigned from Council in early May. The Stafford Council chose Ray Fix from a list of candidates including Pete Slomkowski and Rich Carlson to replace Jeffries.  

Fix was sworn in by township attorney and Senator Chris Connors, and accompanied by his wife.

Jeffries had been under fire in the past 1.5 years for missing a significant ...

Ship Bottom Thursday Night Summer Concerts Set to Kick Off on July 5 at 7 p.m.

SHIP BOTTOM - The Ship Bottom Summer Thursday Evening Concerts are all set to kick on July 5 at the Waterfront Park located at Tenth Street and Shore Avenue at the “Bayfront” in Ship Bottom.

All are invited to bring the entire family for an evening of live entertainment overlooking the bay.

Remember to bring your favorite beach chair!

Restrooms and portable restrooms (clean ...

LBI Emergency Bridge Work is Complete

STAFFORD - The emergency closing of one lane on the LBI bridge is now complete.  The work began on June 4.  One eastbound lane was closed during the day from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. The work on the eastbound bridge was complete that same week on Thursday June 7. 

The construction crews next went to work on the westbound portion of the bridge. That work began on Monday, June 11 and was ...

New Jersey Governor Signs Sports Betting Legislation

TRENTON, NJ — Operators of Monmouth Park and other race tracks have been champing at the bit to start accepting bets on sports other than its own horse racing.

The track is one step closer to doing so as on June 11, Governor Phil Murphy signed Assembly Bill 4111, allowing sports betting at New Jersey casinos and racetracks for certain professional and collegiate sports or athletic ...

Students Lead ‘Die-In’ at Congressman Lance’s Westfield Office; Summit Boy Arrested

WESTFIELD, NJ — Seventeen-year-old Summit High School student Ben Schachter was taken away in handcuffs Tuesday during a gun safety “die-in” protest led by local high school students at Congressman Leonard Lance's Westfield office. Lance was not present at the office at the time.

“We are organizing this ‘die-in’ at Congressman Lance’s ...

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