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8th District Legislators Implore Governor to Return $9 Billion In Excess Revenue

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Senator Jean Stanfield, Assemblyman Michael Torrissi and Assemblyman Brandon Umba called on Governor Phil Murphy to give back the billions in revenue New Jersey over collected from taxpayers.

Senator Jean Stanfield, Assemblyman Michael Torrissi and Assemblyman Brandon Umba called on Governor Phil Murphy to give back the billions in revenue New Jersey over collected from taxpayers. (SenateNJ.com)

State Treasurer Elizabeth Muoio addressed the state legislature this week and is projecting New Jersey will collect billions more in revenue than projected for the current year.

“This is over-taxation at its worst. The government took nearly $9 billion more than it needed from residents, and there have been few conversations about how this money is going to be returned to citizens,” Umba said. “We have school districts losing millions in state aid, property taxes through the roof and inflation making everything unaffordable. New Jersey has $9 billion to help solve some of the issues our people are facing.”

New Jersey is widely known for having the highest taxes in the nation, including being at or near the top in property taxes, income taxes, corporate income taxes and sales taxes. It is also known for its overbearing fee and regulation structure.

“Clearly New Jersey doesn’t need to grab us all by the ankles and shake us down for every coin we have. They have $9 billion in over-taxed money,” Torrissi said. “Taxes are not a piggy bank for the government. They’re to fund the budget.”

On top of the over-projected revenue, the state received billions from the federal government in covid-relief funding. More than $5 billion has not been spent and more than $3 billion hasn’t even been allocated for any purpose.

“Any way you cut it, there’s too much money sitting in the state’s coffers that was taken from taxpayers. It’s time to lower our tax rates, make our business climate more manageable and give it back,” Stanfield said.

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Stanfield’s Bill Fighting Human Trafficking Becomes Law

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Jean Stanfield to combat human trafficking was signed into law today.

Sen. Jean Stanfield’s bill to disqualify any person convicted of human trafficking from operating a commercial motor vehicle was signed into law. (Pixabay)

The new law disqualifies any person convicted of human trafficking from operating a commercial motor vehicle. The bipartisan measure, S-356/A3089, also sponsored by Senator Vin Gopal, S-356/A3089, passed the Senate with a 39-0 vote on March 3, and the Assembly approved it 77-0 on March 24.

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Stanfield Resolution Designating Month of April as “Military Child Appreciation Month” Signed into Law

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Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Sens. Jean Stanfield and Joseph Cryan designating the month of April as “Military Child Appreciation Month” and the last full week of April as “Military Child Appreciation Week” was signed into law by Governor Murphy.

Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Sen. Jean Stanfield designating the month of April as “Military Child Appreciation Month” was signed into law. (©iStock)

“Children of military service members face many unique responsibilities during their school years,” said Stanfield (R-8). “Between K-12, military children can move to different locations up to nine times, which separates them from family and friends as well as familiar social environments. This resolution, now law, will formally recognize these young American heroes for their daily sacrifices and the distinctive challenges they must overcome.”

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Legislature Clears Stanfield Resolution Designating Month of April as “Military Child Appreciation Month”

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Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Sens. Jean Stanfield and Joseph Cryan designating the month of April as “Military Child Appreciation Month” and the last full week of April as “Military Child Appreciation Week” was approved today by the New Jersey Senate and Assembly.

Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Sens. Jean Stanfield and Joseph Cryan designating the month of April as “Military Child Appreciation Month” was approved today by the New Jersey Legislature. (Wikimedia Commons)

“Children of military service members face many unique responsibilities during their school years,” said Stanfield (R-8). “Between K-12, military children can move to different locations six to nine times, which separates them from family and friends as well as familiar social environments. My legislation will formally recognize these young American heroes for their daily sacrifices and the distinctive challenges they must overcome.”

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Stanfield Resolution Protecting Delaware Bay Horseshoe Crabs Clears Senate

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The Senate today advanced a bipartisan resolution sponsored by Senator Jean Stanfield and Senator Bob Smith that would help protect the horseshoe crab population in the Delaware Bay.

The Senate advanced a bipartisan resolution sponsored by Sen. Jean Stanfield and Sen. Bob Smith that would help protect the horseshoe crab population in the Delaware Bay. (Pixabay)

New Jersey has a moratorium on the harvesting of horseshoe crabs, but the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission ASMFC, which has managed the crab population in the Delaware Bay since 2013, approved a policy change in January that may allow for harvesting female horseshoe crabs.

Stanfield’s resolution (SR-67) urges the ASMFC to continue prohibiting the harvest of female horseshoe crabs, except for research or vaccine development.

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Stanfield’s Measure Fighting Human Trafficking Moves to Gov’s Desk for Review

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After earning approval from the Assembly today, Senator Jean Stanfield’s legislation to combat human trafficking is on the way to the Governor’s desk for consideration.

After earning approval from the Assembly today, Sen. Jean Stanfield’s legislation to combat human trafficking is on the way to the Governor’s desk for consideration. (©iStock)

The bipartisan bill, also sponsored by Senator Vin Gopal (D-11), S-356/A3089, disqualifies any person convicted of human trafficking from operating a commercial motor vehicle. Endorsed by the Assembly today, the measure passed the Senate 39-0 on March 3.

“Box trucks, 18-wheelers and other commercial vehicles are too often used to secretly shuttle victims to new locations or across state lines,” said Stanfield (R-8). “Human trafficking is a heinous crime conducted in the shadows of every region of our nation.

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Come Support ‘Sleep Out’ for Youth Homelessness

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Stanfield, Umba & Torrissi to Spend a Night Outdoors to Raise money for Covenant House

Come support Senator Jean Stanfield, Assemblyman Brandon Umba and Assemblyman Michael Torrissi as they spend a night sleeping in their office parking lot along Route 541 in Lumberton to raise money and awareness for homeless youth.

Sen. Jean Stanfield, Asm. Brandon Umba, and Asm. Michael Torrissi will Sleep Out in their office parking lot along Route 541 in Lumberton to raise money and awareness for homeless youth. (Covenant House NJ)

The legislators and their district office team accepted the Covenant House challenge to spend a night in solidarity with the 4.2 million homeless youth in America. The Sleep Out will be held on Thursday, March 24 at 7 p.m. until the morning.

When:  Thursday, March 24 from 7 p.m. – 6 a.m.

Where: Office parking lot at 668 Main Street, Lumberton, NJ

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Stanfield Resolution Designating Month of April as “Military Child Appreciation Month” Clears Committee

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Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Sens. Jean Stanfield and Joseph Cryan designating the month of April as “Military Child Appreciation Month” and the last full week of April as “Military Child Appreciation Week” was approved by the Senate Military and Veterans’ Affairs Committee.

Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Sens. Jean Stanfield and Joseph Cryan designating the month of April as “Military Child Appreciation Month” was approved by the Senate Military and Veterans’ Affairs Committee. (©iStock)

“Children of military service members face many unique responsibilities during their school years,” said Stanfield (R-8). “Between K-12, military children can move to different locations six to nine times, which separates them from family and friends as well as familiar social environments. My legislation will formally recognize these young American heroes for their daily sacrifices and the distinctive challenges they must overcome.”

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Panel Clears Stanfield Bill Incentivizing Businesses to Plug Into Zero Emission Vehicles

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Bill Would Create Tax Credits for Purchasing Commercial Trucks, Elective Vehicle Charging Stations

Bipartisan legislation encouraging New Jersey businesses to adopt zero emission electric vehicles, sponsored by Senator Jean Stanfield and Senator Bob Smith, was endorsed today by the Senate Environment and Energy Committee.

Bipartisan legislation encouraging New Jersey businesses to adopt zero emission electric vehicles, sponsored by Senator Jean Stanfield, was endorsed by the Senate Environment and Energy Committee. (SenateNJ.com)

The bill, S-429, would provide corporation business tax and gross income tax credits to incentivize commercial zero emission vehicle fleet conversions and installation of electric vehicle charging stations.

“The tax credits established by this measure will make it even more attractive for corporations, business owners and residents to embrace the ecological and economic benefits of electric vehicles,” said Stanfield (R-8). “The transition from carbon fuels to renewable electricity for cars and trucks will help clear the air and improve New Jersey’s quality of life.”

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Senate Panel Advances Stanfield Horseshoe Crab Resolution

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A bipartisan resolution sponsored by Senator Jean Stanfield and Senator Bob Smith protecting the horseshoe crab population in the Delaware Bay was endorsed today by the Senate Environment and Energy Committee.

A resolution sponsored by Senator Jean Stanfield protecting the horseshoe crab population in the Delaware Bay was endorsed by the Senate Environment and Energy Committee. (Pixabay)

The resolution (SR-67) urges the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) to continue prohibit the harvest of female horseshoe crabs, except for scientific purposes.

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Jean Stanfield

Senator - District 8

Brandon Umba

Assemblyman - District 8

Michael Torrissi

Assemblyman - District 8

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