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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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Friday, November 19, 2010


In 42 days, New Jersey's hard property tax cap will take effect which will require local government officials to limit local spending to 2 percent annually. When Gov. Christie signed the historic, bipartisan property tax cap into law four months ago, Democrats promised they would pass the governor's accompanying package of property tax reform bills mayors will need to work within the cap by the January 1, 2011 deadline.

Despite repeated calls by Assembly Republicans and Mayors to post the 16 bills, which include vital arbitration, civil service and pension/health benefits reform, for committee hearings and full floor votes, Assembly Democrats continue to stall. 
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Thursday, November 18, 2010




Aiming to reduce costs for taxpayers, Assemblymen Michael Patrick Carroll and Declan O’Scanlon introduced legislation that would repeal mandates on government to pay “prevailing wage” for construction projects. 

“Taxpayers should not pay more to pave the street in front of their home than to pave their own driveway and contractors should not be paid more by government than in the private sector for the same work,” Carroll, R-Morris said. “‘Prevailing wage’ has increased costs for taxpayers, made projects unaffordable and contributed to New Jersey’s tax problems. It needs to go.” 

The bill, A-3505, would repeal all laws providing for the payment of “prevailing wages” in New Jersey, including the New Jersey Prevailing Wage Act and the Public Works Contractor Registration Act. It also removes all penalties for employers who fail to pay “prevailing wage.” 

“Many different groups including businesses, environmentalists and government officials say that ‘prevailing wage’ has needlessly inflated the costs of government projects in some cases by 30 percent,” O’Scanlon, R-Monmouth and Mercer, said. “Not only is that unfair to taxpayers, but it has actually hurt the workers it was supposed to help because it has left many projects on the drawing board because of prohibitive labor costs. If no one is working, no one benefits. 
Contact Assemblyman Carroll and O'Scanlon and tell them you support their efforts to fight for NJ Taxpayers. Encourage them to expose anyone that does not support this important tax cutting legislation.
Assemblyman Michael Patrick Carroll / 973-539-8113
Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon / 732-933-1591
Assembly Republican Press Office / 609-292-5339

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Senator suggests raising Tax Cut Ceiling to 1 Million

US Senator Chuck Schumer (D NY)
Senator Schumer Suggests Raising Tax-Cut Ceiling From $250,000 to to 1 Million
Proving his ignorance about small business issues, Senate Finance Committee member Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., has suggested raising the bar on the extension of Bush-era tax cuts to families making more than $1 million a year from the Obama administration's proposed $250,000.

That compromise would take care of "virtually all small businesses," he said.

Do you want to tell him or should I? 

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

How The Democrats Lack Of Support For Small Business Lost Them The Election

Calvin Coolidge's once said, "The chief business of the American people is business," that concept is lost on today's Democrats, writes Daniel Henninger in the Wall Street Journal.

As long as they continue to slip new requirements into legislation that negatively effect business Democrats will forever be looked upon as disconnected from what drives the economy and will never be able to create any kind of economic growth. 

Good examples are the 1099 provision that was slipped into the Health Care Law HR 3590, and the ban on offshore drilling. Today's Democrat party has shown they "have no clue about the business of business," Henninger explained.

by Joseph Hovanec Jr.

Without Business there are no private sector jobs, the very thing that pays for the public sector jobs that the Democrats love to create.

It is incomprehensible that any individual that considers themselves middle class, that goes to work day in and day out, can possibly buy into the concept that corporations are the enemy.

Business are the very ones that are providing the middle class with their livelihood. When the middle class supports penalizing business, they support shooting themselves in the foot, because increase business costs get passed down and will ultimately have a negative effect on that businesses employees wages and benefits.

Monday, November 15, 2010

At Least 31 Co Sponsors of EFCA Defeated In Mid Term Election

Legislators, take note: Voters cross-check card check

By Brian Worth
There was seemingly one loud message from last week’s election: Washington, get out of the way! But there were important footnotes in the voters’ pink slip for the last Congress, and incoming legislators would do well to heed the public’s desire for big government and big labor to step back and allow the free enterprise system and job creators to get our economy moving again.

One of the signature issues of the election was the misnamed “Employee Free Choice Act” and its “card check” provision that would have effectively eliminated private ballot voting for employees deciding whether to join a union. Poll after poll warned that voters—including union households—would reject any attempt to circumvent the secret ballot, and they made good on their word. More than 40 candidates who had voted for, cosponsored, or endorsed EFCA were asked not to return—including at least 31 who co-sponsored the bill in the 111th Congress.
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Brian Worth, is IEC National Vice President for Government and Public Affairs and Chairs the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace