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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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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

NJ A1545 Would Allow NJ Professional License Reciprocity With Other States

A bill introduced in the 2010-2011 Legislative session and carried over to the 2012-2013 Legislative session would allow NJ's Professional Licensing Boards to grant reciprocity, without taking an examination, to applicants licensed in other states that meet equal or greater licensing requirements than the State of New Jersey.  

The problem with the original version of this bill was there was no reciprocity included in the bill. The way the bill was written, there was no requirement for any other state to grant reciprocity to a NJ Licensee in return for NJ granting reciprocity to their Licensee. 

NJECPAC who represents the interests of NJ's Electrical Contractors were the only group that picked up that obvious flaw in the bill. NJECPAC was successful in having the bill amended to require that in order for reciprocity to take place the corresponding state would have to also grant the same reciprocity to NJ's Licensees. The Electrical Licensing Board currently opposes reciprocity with other states.  
If passed, A1545 would also grant a grace period for licensees whose license has expired to allow a period of time that the business can operate while the appropriate steps are taken to renew the license. Read the current Bill Here

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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Hunterdon County Considering Shared Services

Woodbridge Township has long been an example how multiple towns can share one central Municipal and School Administration.  
It is about time that other areas of the state followed suit. 

Consolidation initiatives are finally sweeping the state, with governor and legislature adding bipartisan backing New Jersey is finally getting serious about sharing services

Hunterdon County Freeholder Rob Walton and Readington Township Committeewoman Donna Simon, who is also a NJ State Assemblywoman, discussed shared services during a taxpayers forum. 

While spending caps, rising property tax appeals, and a sluggish economy are spurring elected officials to push for police department consolidation, school district regionalization, and other shared services in a movement that promises to reshape the way government services are provided in New Jersey, Hunterdon County is debating a groundbreaking proposal to merge the county’s 30 school districts and their 30 school superintendents, administrative staffs, and school boards into a single countywide district, with potential tax savings in the tens of millions of dollars for Hunterdon’s 128,349 residents. Read More

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Monday, February 13, 2012

Obama To Release Budget Proposal In The Red By Trillions

Today, Obama is slated to release his annual budget proposal for 2013, It will also include a 10-year budget outlook. 

After talking incessantly about cutting spending, you would think that Obama would spend less money next year than this year. Yet, in the Obama-nation, a spending cut means spending less than you were slated to spend, even though it is still higher.

So contrary to the norm talk is not cheap and Obama's talk costs taxpayers Trillions. How is that for Hope and Change?

Obama’s budget request to Congress on Monday forecasts a deficit of $1.33 trillion in for 2012 and includes hundreds of billions of dollars of infrastructure spending.
The projected deficit is higher than the $1.296 trillion deficit in 2011 and also higher than a $1.15 trillion projection released by the Congressional Budget Office last week.
Read More Here.

The proposed Budget also still calls for new Taxes on the Wealthy 
Read more at the Wall Street Journal