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NJECPAC is a Continuing Political Committee (CPC). A CPC is any group of two or more persons acting jointly, or any corporation, partnership, or any other incorporated or unincorporated association, civic association or other organization, which in any calendar year contributes to aid or promote the candidacy of an individual, or the candidacies of individuals, for elective public office, or the passage or defeat of a public question or public questions, lobby for the passage or defeat of certain legislative bills introduced in the NJ Legislature in accordance with N.J.S.A. 19:44A-8(b). A CPC is frequently referred to as Political Action Committee (PAC). The NJECPAC was formed to provide funding for legislative initiatives of its members and its member organizations representing the interests of Electrical Contractors, Small Businesses and Taxpayers throughout the State of New Jersey.

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Saturday, March 20, 2010

You Can Help Stop The Massive Takeover HealthCare

Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi will do anything to force government control of healthcare on the American people.

A majority of Americans oppose Obamacare, including 63% of seniors. But that won’t stop Reid and Pelosi from ramming through the healthcare takeover. They will use every trick in the book including political payoffs and backroom deals.

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Go To www.IECVotes.com and Click On the Take Action Button at the bottom of the page To Send a Letter To Your Congressman Today

Friday, March 19, 2010

Contact Your Representative Today and Urge Them to Oppose H.R. 3590

The US House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on H.R. 3590, The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the $2.5 trillion Health Care Reform bill this week.

This bill fails to address the problems that contribute to skyrocketing health care costs, such as a lack of competition in the insurance market, and instead focuses on creating new government mandates and increasing taxes.

As the largest provider of health care coverage in the county, small businesses will be particularly hard hit.

Visit www.IECVotes.com to Take Action by sending your letter today.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

NJ Board of Public Utilities To Hold Hearing On NJCEP Budget Modifications

The NJ Board of Public Utilities has published their proposal to cut $158 Million from the 2010 NJCEP budget. The BPU has developed Straw Poll Proposal to be discussed at a Hearing that will take place on 3/25/10.

At this hearing, the Board will provide an opportunity for stakeholder input on proposed revisions to the NJ Clean Energy Program (NJCEP) programs and budgets for 2010.

For a copy of the proposal Click Here

Contact Your Representative Today and Urge Them to Oppose H.R. 3590

House Set to Vote on Massive Health Care Overhaul Legislation....Could Be Signed by the President by the End of This Month

Please visit www.IECvotes.com and send your Representative your message urging them to Oppose H.R. 3590. Let them know that true reform, not new mandates and taxes, are needed now.

Make no Mistake, The House of Representatives will vote on the 2,000 page, $2.5 TRILLION health care reform bill as soon as they believe they have the votes to pass it. It is the responsibility of every one of us to do everything in our power to stop that from happening. H.R. 3590 is a massive take over of our Health Care System and 1/6th of our entire economy. We all Agree that true reform is needed but H.R. 3590 is not reform, its passage will result in increased govenmental bureaucracy that will inevitably result in higher health care costs for all Americans.

H.R. 3590 (The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act) containing $493 billion in tax increases in the first 10 years, could be passed by the House, then sent directly to the White House for President Obama's signature.

H.R. 3590 mandates that employers provide a government approved standard of insurance coverage to all employees or be subject to a FINE Per Employee not insured. Construction companies with more than 5 Employees would be subject to the mandate and fines, while the threshold for every other industry in the country would be 50 employees. The construction industry....is specifically targeted by this legislation.

The NJECPAC is proud to have joined forces with numerous Construction Trade & Business Associations including ABC, IEC, & The US Chamber of Commerce all of whom are leaders in the effort to defeat this egregious Legislation,

They have all sent Action Alerts to their members urging them to contact their legislators and educate them about the problems with this legislation, especially the provision that targets the construction industry including ALL Electrical Contractors. To view the IEC alert, please click here.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Wake Up Call

Christie budget calls for 'shared sacrifice' Gov. Chris Christie unveiled a $28.3 billion state budget plan that includes deep cuts in spending on property tax rebates and aid to municipalities, schools and colleges, as well as the layoffs of thousands of state workers. ...
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Union Challenges Governor Christi's Ban On Political Donations

New Jersey's largest state worker union has filed a court challenge to Governor Chris Christie's executive order banning it from making political donations.

In signing the executive order on his first day in office, Christie made good on a campaign promise to close a loophole that exempted labor unions from rules on pay-to-play — the practice of rewarding political donors with lucrative government contracts.

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Monday, March 15, 2010

Business Groups Launch Ads and Grassroots; Vote Likely Next Week

Business Groups Launch Ads and Grassroots; Vote Likely Next Week

All signs point to a House vote next week on health care reform legislation, and House Democrats are pulling out all the stops get this measure passed.

The plan now being pushed by Speaker Pelosi is a bold legislative move that utilizes the rules of the House to pass the legislation out of the House (and send it to the president for signature) without a vote ever being cast on the bill itself. Yes, the Democrats will try to pass a more than $2 trillion overhaul of our nation’s health care system without actually voting on it. See below under “Rules of the House” if you of want to learn more about how this will work.

IEC with the US Chamber of Commerce are leading members of the Employers for a Healthy Economy, which launched a new nationally TV ad, which you can view here.

IEC also launched a grassroots Action Alert, calling on their members to contact their federal representatives to oppose the health care reform bill currently being debated. In two days, over 250 IEC members have taken the opportunity to speak out on this very important issue. You can have your voice heard too, just visit www.IECVotes.com today to contact your representative.

EPA Lead-Safe Program Begins

EPA Lead-Safe Program Begins
The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) Lead-safe Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) program has begun.

By April 2010, all firms who disturb lead paint as part of their work in pre-1978 homes, schools, and other buildings must be EPA-certified. All of these jobs must be supervised by a certified renovator who has completed an EPA-accredited one-day training course, and other employees will have to receive specific on-the-job training. This new program will help reduce childhood lead poisoning by working lead-safe.

To learn more, click here.