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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, October 16, 2010

"The Soprano State: New Jersey's Culture of Corruption"

"The Soprano State: New Jersey's Culture of Corruption" is based on the best-selling book written by Bob Ingle and Sandy McClure. The premiere is scheduled for Monday, October 18, and the film will be released starting October 22 in the following select Clearview Cinemas:
  • Headquarters 10 Theatres, Morristown NJ 
  • Tenafly Cinema 4, Tenafly NJ
  • Clairidge Cinemas, Montclair NJ
  • Red Bank Art Cinema, Red Bank NJ
  • Hoboken Cinema 5, Hoboken NJ
  • Manhasset Cinemas, Manhasset NY
  • Cinema 100, White Plains NY
  • First & 62nd Cinemas, 400 E 62nd St. NY
  • Chelsea Cinemas, 260 W 23rd St. NY
  • American Place Cinema, Flemington NJ

Friday, October 15, 2010



As our readers know the NJECPAC and member organization NJ-IEC have both endorsed Roland Straten for Congress.

Careful consideration was given to the voting record of his opponent, incumbent Congressman Bill Pascrell. Members of the NJECPAC Board of Governors have repeatedly visited the Congressman’s Washington Office to speak to him about the issues that are important to Electrical Contractors and Small Business to no avail.

Roland Straten’s positions are aligned with the positions of NJECPAC on small business issues effecting Electrical Contractors and Small Businesses alike.
We are proud to have former House Speaker Gingrich join us in endorsing Roland Straten for US Congress.    


MONTCLAIR – Former Republican Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, General Chairman of American Solutions for Winning the Future, has announced his endorsement of Roland Straten, Republican candidate for Congress from the 8th Congressional District.

In an October 5, 2010 letter to Straten, Gingrich said, “Policies you are supporting will not only help transform government but they will also provide lower taxes, less government, and real job creation.  Those policies, not the Democrats’ policies of higher taxes, more government and job killing legislation, are what will finally put America back on the road to recovery.”   Straten’s opponent, career politician Bill Pascrell, is a liberal Democrat who votes consistently for the destructive policies decried by Gingrich: government-controlled health care, massive deficit spending, and burdensome regulations and taxation that are crushing our economy, not encouraging recovery.

“I’m pleased that my candidacy has been endorsed by former Speaker of the House Gingrich,” Straten said.  “Now it’s time to retire Bill Pascrell, who votes for what’s best for Obama and Pelosi, not for the people here in New Jersey’s 8th District.”

For more information contact Bobbi Bennett, 201-306-1523 or visit www.rolandstraten.com

True To Form, Dems Planted So Called Tea Party Candidate In NJ

Dems Picked Spoiler Candidate To Make Third Party Run.

John Adler
Around three dozen members of a South Jersey Democrat group met in May at the Camden County Democratic Committee Headquarters in Cherry Hill. Freeholder Jeffrey Nash warned the assembled crowd of volunteers and legislative aides that Obama's economy would make the mid term election difficult for the Democratic majority.

He told the democratic activists they had to get out the vote for Democrats. Then Steve Ayscue a paid consultant took the floor with a bearded, flame-haired man few had seen before. The latter was Geoff Mackler, dispatched from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee to lead freshman Rep. John Adler's re-election campaign. Ayscue and Mackler had a plan to ensure Adler's victory.

They just needed volunteers. To give Adler an edge, Ayscue had recruited a then-unidentified man to run as a third-party candidate.

The one thing they did not count on was their scheme being exposed. That exposure placed Democrat Congressman John Adler into an embarrassing position.
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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Jobs Report Is Bad News For Democrats

US Chamber of Commerce Washington
Headquarters Jobs Banner Facing White House
The recent Jobs report out of Washington is grim news for the Democrats. There's nothing Democrats, Congress or Obama can do to before the November midterm elections to improve the nation's stagnant economy.

The Labor Department reported that 95,000 more jobs were lost in September and the unemployment rate remained at 9.6 percent. 

Democrats, who now control the White House and Congress, are sticking with the same Mantra "Its all George Bushes Fault" 

Friday's government report is the last major economic news before the November 2nd election, the reality that the report brings forth is it will be years not months before the unemployment rate returns to pre recession levels of  less than 6% which by the way was when George Bush was President. 

This brings intense pressure upon Democrats ahead of the Nov. 2 elections. And it also casts a dark shadow well into the 2012 election season and beyond.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Health Care Waivers Are Approved For Unions, Employers

A number of Companies & Unions have received waivers from the federal government so they don't have to maintain minimal coverage for employees under the health reform law. Some employers, including McDonald's, had threatened to drop health coverage for hourly workers because they said it wasn't fiscally feasible.

The waivers are aimed at providing coverage for workers until 2014, when marketplaces organized by the government will offer tax-subsidized coverage, government officials say.

The  Department of Health And Human Services said it granted waivers so workers wouldn't lose coverage from employers who might choose to drop health insurance altogether.

"The big political issue here is the president promised no one would lose the coverage they've got," says Robert Laszewski, chief executive officer of consulting company Health Policy and Strategy Associates. "Here we are a month before the election, and these companies represent 1 million people who would lose the coverage they've got."
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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Governor Understands We Cannot Spend Money We Do Not Have

Sen. Michael Doherty
Senator Mike Doherty (R-Warren/Hunterdon) issued the following statement after Governor Chris Christie’s announcement that construction on the Hudson River Rail Tunnel would be terminated:

“Governor Christie made the right decision today by stopping construction of the new Hudson River Rail Tunnel. Our Governor understands we cannot spend money we do not have and New Jersey must start living within its means.

“A financial audit, conducted by the federal government, estimated that cost overruns on the project could top more than $5 billion. New Jersey taxpayers and tollpayers would have been the ones held responsible to pay this multi-billionaire dollar bill. Additionally, the design of the project, as it stood, was inefficient and ineffective towards solving the long-standing capacity problems that are affecting rail travel into and out of Manhattan from New Jersey.

“With this decision, Governor Christie is protecting the people of New Jersey from higher taxes, higher tolls and more debt.”

Monday, October 11, 2010

Congress “De-Lists” Cell Phones

Congress “de-lists” cell phones: what does that mean for employer-provided cell phones?

On September 27, The President signed into law the Small Business Jobs Act (H.R. 5297) (SBJA). Hidden in this legislation is much-needed relief to all businesses (small or large) and their employees concerning the business and personal use of employer-provided cell phones, including personal digital assistants (PDAs) with mobile communication features1 and smartphones (collectively, cell phones).2 This provision removes cell phones from the Internal Revenue Code’s definition of “listed property” for taxable years retroactive to December 31, 2009.

What does this change mean to you?