NJECPAC & NJ-IEC Partnering to Protect You And Your Business

My photo
New Jersey, United States
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.

Young Voices Without A Vote

Recent NJECPAC Headlines

Our National Debt

Thank You Soldier

Friday, February 25, 2011

Join Us For A Night At The Races

Join Us For A Night At The Races
Friday Evening, March 25th, 2011
Invite Your Friends And Family For a Night Out At Pegasus
At The Meadowlands Racetrack

Located on the penthouse level overlooking the New York skyline is the renowned Pegasus restaurant. Pegasus has received Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence each year since 2002 and was also profiled in the New York Times.  In addition to its gourmet menu and impeccable service, Pegasus features a stunning interior of rich leather, stately marble and polished brass. Two elegant bars, and the Saloon, round out the sense of luxurious ambiance

Since 1977, the Meadowlands has produced some of the most thrilling moments in racing - from The Panderosa's monstrous first-over mile, to Art Official's stunning world record upset over Somebeachsomewhere. Place your bets between races or just watch the excitement from the Comfort of Pegasus Restaurant overlooking the Track. Bring your Friends, Family, Clients etc. for some Great Food and a Great Evening of Fun and Excitement......... 

This Event Is Open To All To Attend. Please Forward to Your Email Contacts, and Share Among Your Facebook, Twitter & Other Social Networking Contacts.   

Watch Video
Join Us For An Evening Of Fun



President's Proposed Budget Includes A 1099 Provision

Congressional Democrats and Republicans and even the White House are backing the elimination of the burdensome 1099 provision that requires all business to report to the IRS annual purchases of goods and services of more than $600 from all vendors. 

The Senate has already overwhelmingly approved an amendment to eliminate the 1099 provision. 

In what NFIB calls a “Bait and Switch” tactic, President Obama's fiscal year 2012 budget still contains a portion of the 1099 provision. While eliminating the requirement for goods the budget proposal retains the 1099 mandate for services.

The NFIB’s Susan Eckerly blasted the new 1099 "We are disappointed that the president has not clearly heard what small businesses are saying," Read More

Thursday, February 24, 2011

NJ Democrats Resist Republican Efforts To Deliver Effective Cost Cutting

Assemblywoman Linda Stender

“…even if the governor signed the bill, it would not instantly lower property taxes.” - Asw. Linda Stender (D-Union)

Senator Tom Kean Jr.
Sen. Tom Kean, Jr. (R- Union) called on Senate leadership to schedule a vote on Governor Chris Christie’s conditional veto of civil service reform. His call comes on the heels of Democrat admission that their changes to the civil service system will not result in savings for property tax payers: Read More

Sen. Gerald Cardinale

Senator Gerald Cardinale, issued the following statement on Trenton Democrats attitude towards the potential privatization of certain state services: 
“I am very disturbed by the attitude exhibited by my colleagues across the aisle on the issue of privatization ......... services would be delivered more efficiently at a great benefit to the taxpayer while creating sustainable private sector jobs ........ my colleagues across the aisle don’t seem to understand the affordability crisis the state and its citizens are facing today......." Read More

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Legislators Laud Governors 2012 Fiscal Year Budget, Dems..Not So Much

“Governor Christie presented New Jersey with a budget that creates permanent, private sector jobs by forcing the state to live within its means and not balance wasteful spending on the backs of businesses....Read More

“As usual, the Governor was clear, direct and inspiring.”
“Governor Christie continues to lead the nation in calling for spending and tax cuts...
“Not only does he propose surgical business tax cuts to motivate jobs and the economy, he increases school aid....Read More

Pennacchio: Governor’s Responsible Budget Sets Tone for Job Growth
“The Fiscal Year 2012 budget proposed by Governor Christie is a prudent fiscally-responsible strategy that sets the tone for increased job growth through the new year....Read More

Oroho Applauds Governor’s Commitment to Fiscal Responsibility
“Last year Governor Christie took office with an unprecedented budget deficit created by years of irresponsible spending and unrestrained growing of government....“Today’s budget address reflects the realities of our time and the serious economic problems we still face....Read More
Senator Jennifer Beck and Assemblymen Declan O’Scanlon and Caroline Casagrande today praised Governor Christies’ proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year, saying it will create jobs and provide needed relief to suburban school districts. Senator Jennifer Beck: “Under this Administration, employers can rest assured that state government will not come with its hand out in order to pay for runaway spending....Read More

“Over the past decade Democrats relied on tax increases and one-shot gimmicks to fuel their insatiable appetite for spending....Those days are thankfully over. “Governor Christie is looking at the big picture and doing what is in the best interest for all New Jersey residents. Read More

“Governor Christie is taking aggressive action to correct state spending....New Jersey residents cannot afford to support the bloated, oversized government Democrats built over the past eight years....“People who have something to gain by growing government will be howling the loudest, but middle-class families, seniors and small business owners know that New Jersey has become increasingly too unaffordable....Read More

“I am delighted that Governor Christie’s commitment to fiscally-responsible stewardship....This is the second year in a row that Governor Christie has decreased the state budget....“The budget proposed today is a fiscally prudent budget that funds the services that ensure that this state will be able to meet its obligations in the future....Read More

Governor Christie Goes To Washington

Gov. Chris Christie Slams Washington Politics As Usual
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie scolds both Democrats and Republicans, arguing it's time to start addressing tough fiscal issues directly and stop using the silent treatment as a political strategy. He discussed a variety of issues including Social Security and what he believes needs to be done.

“I look at what’s happening in Washington D.C. right now and I’m worried. I’m worried," Christie said to a crowded room at the American Enterprise Institute, in Washington.

The Governor said leaders aren’t talking about the toughest and most important problems America faces, he called their silence on fiscal issues a political strategy being played by both Republicans and Democrats.

“The president’s not talking about it because he’s waiting for the Republicans to talk about it,” Christie said. “And our new bold Republicans we just sent to the House of Representatives, they’re not talking about it because they’re waiting for him to talk about it. Let me suggest to you that my children’s future and your children’s future is more important than some political strategy. Let me suggest to you that what game is being played down here is irresponsible and it is dangerous. We need to say these things and we need to say them out loud. ”
Read More   ~    Watch Video 1    ~   Watch Video 2

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

CDW Files Comments In Response To NLRB's Proposed Rule

Today, CDW filed comments in response to the NLRB's proposed rule that would require the 6 million employers to post a notice in the workplace informing employees of their right to organize and join a union.  

The Proposed Rule Would Require ALL Employers to Post Notices Encouraging Employees to Organize

CDW was joined by 180 organizations across the country that agreed to sign on to their comments. You may view a copy of the comments and the CDW press release on the CDW website, www.myprivateballot.com  

You may also access the CDW Comments Here

The NLRB issued a statement saying: "The intended effects of this action are to increase knowledge of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) among employees, to better enable the exercise of rights under the statute, and to promote statutory compliance by employers and unions."

An NLRB News Release on the Proposed Rule can be found here, and a sample of the notice can be viewed here.

If you have any questions or comments on this or any Legislative or Regulatory issue affecting you or your business, please contact NJECPAC via email at njecpac@comcast.net 

Who Is Keeping Trach Of The TRILLIONS Spent By The Federal Reserve?

Congressman Alan Grayson

House Democrat Alan Grayson questions Elizabeth Coleman, Inspector General of the Federal Reserve on the lack of oversight over $9 TRILLION in secret Fed bailouts, and exactly who is accounting for all that cash.

You will be stunned by the incompetence the short video clip below exposes!
It is imposible to imagine that anything like this can happen in this Country but it is happening now and it is real!

Elizabeth Coleman, 
Federal Reserve Inspector General

MUST SEE VIDEO  Pressed for time?  Begin watching at the 3-minute mark.

Help us make a difference! Please Circulate This Far and Wide, Our only hope to stop this egregious incompetence that borders on theft, will come from creating greater awareness.

Monday, February 21, 2011

House Committee Releases Report on Job-Killing Regulations

Citing regulations as a key contributor to a lack of job growth, new House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Cali.) has made eliminating inefficient, duplicative and harmful regulations his number one goal. 

In December he put out a call to Associations and the Business Community to highlight inefficient, duplicative and harmful regulations that were impeding their member business ability to grow jobs. 

A preliminary report cites the construction and manufacturing industries as being the most impacted by these regulations. The report basically reads as IEC 2011 Legislative Priorities, citing the following regulations, among a long list, as being major road blocks to job creation:
  • Project Labor Agreements;
  • 3% Withholding on government contracts (scheduled to go into effect in 2012);
  • OSHA (Injury and Illness Prevention Program, Noise Standard and 300 Log);
  • EPA proposed Lead Renovation, Repair, and Painting Program;
  • IRS 1099 reporting requirements;
  • Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (health care reform law);

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Governor Christie Signs Off on $584 Million in School Construction

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie approved construction projects for 10 schools in the state's poorest districts.

The Governor announced the $584 million in construction through the Schools Development Authority as a step to curb expenses and stop the waste of tax dollars. He said the process that placed 51 schools on the previous list was riddled with political favors and waste.

"We’re going to move carefully and deliberately in the expenditure of the people’s money in this state," Christie said. "The phrase ‘regardless of the cost’ is stricken from the vocabulary of this government." Read More