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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, November 13, 2010

Dem Moves to Repeal Part of Health Bill

Senate Dem Moves to Repeal Part of Health Bill

A key Senate Democrat announced Friday that he would introduce legislation to repeal a provision in the recently-passed health care reform law that would eliminate an overly-burdensome reporting requirement for small businesses that might have left many drowning in paperwork. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., released a statement saying, "I have heard small businesses loud and clear and I am responding to their concerns." The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) contains a provision designed to raise revenue without raising tax rates, that would, beginning in 2012, require all businesses to report payments to and purchases from any business totaling more than $600 in a calendar year, regardless of what the money was used to purchase.
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Friday, November 12, 2010

New Jersey IEC Wins 2010 Legislative Chapter Of The Year Award

New Jersey IEC Wins IEC National Legislative Chapter Of The Year Award

From Left to Right; Steve Struble, Joseph Hovanec Jr.,
Arthur Carver and Greg Haren
NJECPAC Member Organization New Jersey IEC was named the 2010 IEC National Legislative Chapter of the Year at the 2010 IEC National Convention and Expo in Phoenix Arizona.

New Jersey Independent Electrical Contractors Chapter President Arthur Carver and IEC Northeast Regional Director Joseph Hovanec Jr. Accepted the Award from 2010 IEC National President Greg Haren and IEC National Awards Committee Chairman Steve Struble.

The Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) are comprised of almost 70 independently operated Local Chapters across the Continental United States.

The Independent Electrical Contractors National Association has a strong Nationally Recognized Government Affairs Committee representing Independent Electrical Contractors on Legislative and Regulatory issues in Washington DC. IEC National operates http://www.iecvotes.com/ enabling Electrical Contractors across the country to contact their Legislators in Washington on important issues effecting their business.
NJECPAC Chairman
Joseph Coviello

The 2010 Award is New Jersey IEC's second consecutive Legislative Chapter of the Year Award having also won the award in 2009 

"I want to personally thank New Jersey IEC and their membership for their strong support of our PAC and congratulate them on a job well done", said NJECPAC Chairman Joe Coviello

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Higher Paid Workers Begin To Bear Higher Health Insurance Costs

More employers are requiring higher-paid employees to make greater premium contributions toward their health care plans therby tying employee contribution to wages.

With health care costs increasing more and more, an increasing number of employers are adopting a system to pass on the bulk of those costs to workers in higher salary brackets and offering some relief to workers who make less money.
Employees continue to see what they pay toward health care go up as companies ask them to contribute more to premiums and deductibles. But now, as people enroll in health plans for the coming year, the sticker shock is more jolting than ever because so many companies are passing on to their workers most, if not all, of the higher costs.

A worker’s share of a family policy is approaching $4,000 a year on average, and is most certainly going to keep rising through the next few years. For lower-salaried workers, those costs have only compounded their struggle in a brutal economy.
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So Much For Obama Care Reducing Costs !!!!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Stimulus follies: $535 million down the drain in California in “green jobs”

The Obama administration made Solyndra, a solar-power manufacturing company, a symbol of its “green jobs” push in the Porkulus program. Barack Obama himself toured the factory, as did Barbara Boxer.

Taxpayers ended up sinking $535 million into building Solyndra a new facility that promised to add jobs in the clean-energy sector. Instead, now that Solyndra has its new facility, it’s closing another older facility and will lay off dozens of employees and cancel the contracts for 150 more contract workers:

In other words, we invested $535 million, a significant portion from China, into a company that apparently couldn’t compete on a price basis with its foreign competition leaving us on the hook for the investment

Solyndra did all right though; they got a nice new facility and now can dump their old plant. The old building will sit vacant for a long time in all likelihood while Solyndra downsizes and attempts to stay in business at their taxpayer-funded digs.

It’s an object lesson in the incompetence of politicians and bureaucrats to pick winners and losers in private markets.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Unions May Not Need EFCA Under New NLRB Regulations

NLRB makes unionization and unfair labor practices more dangerous – unions may not even need the EFCA

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka
Still Has Friends in High Places

Given the Democratic Party’s loss of a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate and the Republican trouncing of Democrats in the midterm elections, the likelihood that the proposed Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) will pass has virtually evaporated. But recent actions of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) suggest that employers haven’t dodged the bullet. Increased risks of unionization still abound and will continue

A majority of the Board’s current membership are former union lawyers who have been aggressively acting to institute new policies that are highly favorable to unions – and dangerous for unionized and non-unionized employers alike.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Coconuts Removed From Trees In Preparation For Barack Obama's India Trip

India is preparing for Barack Obama's first visit to the country by removing coconuts from palm trees in Mumbai to protect the US president.

As well as the usual security measures that come with welcoming a visiting dignitary, Indian authorities have decided to go one step further. All coconuts around the city's Gandhi museum, one of Obama's stops in the city, are being taken down.

Mani Bhavan, where Mahatma Gandhi stayed during his freedom struggle against the British, is among five places the US president is visiting in Mumbai.

"We told the authorities to remove the dry coconuts from trees near the building. Why take a chance?" Mani Bhavan's executive secretary, Meghshyam Ajgaonkar, told the BBC.

Every year in India people are injured or even killed by falling coconuts.
You just cant make this stuff up !!!!