Assemblyman Bramnick Op-ed from NJ League of Municipalities

We are reprinting this op-ed which Assembly Minority Leader Bramnick sent to us, which was featured in the New Jersey League of Municipalities:

Op-Ed: Solving New Jersey’s Tax Problem

By Assemblyman Jon Bramnick

To start the new decade I hope that tax relief, rather than tax hikes – of which there were $3 billion over the past two years – will take precedence. Recently released IRS data shows that $3.2 billion of income moved out of the state last year. That brings the total to $28 billion of lost income since 2005. New Jersey can’t afford to wait. The time to act is now.

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BRMC sets Candidate Screening Meeting Date for March 11

Bernardsville Republican Municipal Committee Sets Candidate Screening Meeting Date

Bernardsville, NJ; February 10, 2020—

The Bernardsville Republican Municipal Committee has scheduled its candidates screening meeting March 11, 2020 at 7:00 PM in the BHS Community Room. At the meeting the Committee will be screening candidates to fill the two Borough Council seats that are up for election this November. The BRMC will endorse Republican candidates for each of these positions.

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Legislative update from Senator Bucco

Senator Anthony Bucco, Jr. provided a number of really interesting updates in his newsletter this week. If you do not subscribe, we suggest you do – and you can sign up by clicking here.

Also, you can view his Legislative update by clicking this link, which has stories on his work for affordable energy for residents, his success on getting the “seeing-eye dog” named as our official State dog, his work to help our Veterans, and more.

Touching story from Hillsdale College – students who love the Constitution

We received this touching email from Hillsdale College and it was too great not to share. We hope you enjoy it and it gives you faith in future generations (note: some details edited to protect the names in the email):

As of this week, over 390,000 pocket constitutions have been sent to students across the United States (from Hillsdale College)! And grateful teachers have asked us to share the stories of how they’ve been used. Here’s one of my favorites:

An 8th grade teacher said she uses pocket constitutions in her classroom as a “rite of passage” for her civics students. The national anthem is playing in the background as each student is presented with their own pocket constitution. “They are usually beaming with patriotic pride that they have a personal copy of a document that means so much for our great nation, and have themselves learned the Preamble and the nuts and bolts of constitutional principles. ”

The teacher said she’s received comments from parents about how their students will pull out their pocket constitutions at the dinner table to contribute to family discussions of current events!

We hope that this kind of story brings you hope in a renewal of appreciation for the Constitution in K-12 students across the county. Here’s another one I’d like to share.

One of my team’s favorite moments this month was when we received 27 handwritten letters from fourth-grade students requesting a copy of the Constitution to study. We had the opportunity to write each one back, and it literally was the best part of our day. I hope this note helps you share a little in that joy. – Hillsdale College.