8th District Legislators Earned Perfect Scores for Their Voting Records on Bills Deemed Crucial to Taxpayers
Senator Dawn Marie Addiego and Assemblyman Chris Brown were recognized for their consistent voting record on behalf of the state’s taxpayers today, by the New Jersey Taxpayers Alliance (NJTA).
“Our primary goal in Trenton is making New Jersey affordable again for the taxpayers who live, work and raise families here,” said Addiego. “In the six years I have been in the legislature, I have fought for smaller, more accountable government, and lower taxes on New Jersey families and senior citizens.”
This is the third time the Taxpayers Alliance has issued a legislative scorecard, and Senator Addiego has earned a 100 percent grade each time.
Hour-Long Discussion Will Offer Tips and Strategies at 8 a.m. on Oct. 30
Criminal fraud targeting business entities and threatening their financial survival is a serious and growing problem, and learning how to spot scams and protect your organization from the threats will be the topic of the 8th Legislative District Business Roundtable on Wednesday, October 30.
“Business fraud is running rampant in this country,” said Senator Dawn Marie Addiego. “Criminals prefer to target small and mid-size companies because they lack the resources to protect themselves and monitor complicated financial transactions.”
Addiego & Brown Move to Extend Exemption for Realty Transfer Tax to Surviving Spouses of Disabled Veterans
“One Final Way We Can Say ‘Thank You’ for Your Sacrifices”
Legislation to be introduced by Senator Dawn Marie Addiego and Assemblyman Chris Brown (both R-8) acknowledges the sacrifices of the surviving spouses of certain 100 percent disabled Veterans by extending to them the realty transfer fee exemption.
“We owe enormous gratitude to our warriors who are disabled in active service during times of war, and we can’t forget their spouses, who also share the burden and sacrifice,” said Senator Dawn Marie Addiego.
Legislation sponsored by Senators Kip Bateman and Dawn Marie Addiego giving veterans’ organization more flexibility to manage their costs has been signed by Governor Chris Christie. The measure, S-87, allows those organizations to use the net proceeds from games of chance to support their organizations financially. Voters will have the chance to approve the proposal on a ballot question in November.
“Non-profits and organizations that serve our veterans have undergone difficult times in recent years as many people have had less to give because of economic hardships,” said Bateman (R-Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex and Somerset). “This bill gives veterans’ groups additional financial flexibility by allowing them to tap a new stream of revenues to help pay their bills.”
Senator Dawn Marie Addiego, Assemblyman Scott Rudder and Assemblyman Chris Brown are introducing legislation to enhance the safety of New Jersey school students.
“As a society, we have learned some hard lessons. The vulnerability of our children demands changes in the way we build our schools,” said Senator Addiego. “Assuring a safe and welcoming learning environment for every child in New Jersey schools is our ultimate priority.”
Legislation Would Protect Health of Visitors and Preserve Beauty of Parks
Senator Dawn Marie Addiego and Assemblyman Chris Brown have introduced a pair of bills banning smoking at outdoor public gathering places, including State parks, beaches and wildlife management areas, and at recreation and conservation areas acquired or developed using State funds.
“As a mother, I am troubled by anything that threatens the health of our children,” said Senator Addiego. “Parents should be able to drop down a beach blanket without worrying about being down-wind from smokers and exposing their family to second-hand smoke.”
Installation That Will Save Southampton Residents $1.2 Million Almost Lost on Technicality, New Bill Would Protect Future Projects
Legislation to be introduced by Senator Dawn Marie Addiego and Assemblyman Chris Brown provides priority status to solar electric projects that can potentially save taxpayer money.
Southampton School District superintendent Michael L. Harris asked the 8th District legislators for help when a technicality threatened a solar project that is expected to save property taxpayers more than $1 million.
“This is a system that will generate clean, renewable electricity for the next 15 years, and provide substantial cost saving to the district. But through no fault of the district, after expending approximately $100,000 in architectural and legal fees in planning, the project was in jeopardy,” said Senator Addiego.
Would Allow Proceeds Received from Games of Chance to Support Veterans’ Organization
Legislation sponsored by Senators Kip Bateman (R-16) and Dawn Marie Addiego (R-8) giving veterans’ organization more flexibility to manage their costs has been approved by the New Jersey Senate. The measures, S-87 and SCR-11, would allow those organizations to use the net proceeds from games of chance to support their organizations financially.
“Many non-profits, including organizations that serve our veterans, have struggled financially in recent years as donors facing economic hardships of their own haven’t been able to give as much,” said Bateman. “The legislation and constitutional amendment that we have proposed would provide additional financial flexibility to veterans’ groups by allowing them to tap a new stream of revenues to help pay their bills.”
The New Jersey Senate approved today a resolution honoring Steve Sabol, sponsored by Senators Diane Allen and Dawn Marie Addiego, both R-Burlington, and supported by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.
“Steve Sabol is one of New Jersey’s most innovative entrepreneurs and his creativity has revolutionized both sports and documentary cinematography around the world,” Allen said. “He has made Mount Laurel the home of America’s favorite sport, having created a model business employing hundreds of people and boasting the world’s largest sports film library. He showed us the passion of the game — and made it our passion, too.”
“With ingenuity and grace, Steve Sabol has humanized America’s favorite sport bringing people inside the hearts and minds of their football heroes,” added Addiego. “Continuing Steve Sabol’s passion, NFL Films will continue to make Burlington County proud, as it chronicles the season of New Jersey’s Super Bowl.”
Senators Tom Kean (R-21), Anthony Bucco (R-25) and Dawn Marie Addiego (R-8) joined Governor Chris Christie for the signing of SJR-70 on Monday, April 15, 2013. The legislators are co-sponsors of the Senate Joint Resolution congratulating Israel for 65 years of independence.
Kean said, “On the anniversary of the creation of the State of Israel, it is important that we reaffirm our support for Israel and its people. New Jersey and Israel share deep ties, both cultural and economic, that represent a unique friendship that we must make every effort to sustain.”