Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon today heaped praise upon the NJHA (New Jersey Hospital Association) for its demand to be removed from the Traffic Safety Coalition’s website as a partner. The Coalition purports to be an organization dedicated to the improvement of traffic safety but is actually created by, run by and wholly funded by one of the red-light camera companies.
Asembly Republican Budget Officer issued the following statement regarding the failure of the Democrat pension payment constitutional amendment to be posted in time to make this year's ballot:
"The passage of the fatally flawed amendment would have been a disaster for the taxpayers of New Jersey as well as those who depend on state services. Even a slight economic down turn could have proven disastrous. We also would have faced instant credit downgrades as insolvency and short term borrowing default would have been real possibilities - perhaps even likely.
Assemblyman Declan O'Scanlon (R-Monmouth) announced today that he is running for the State Senate seat being vacated by Senator Joe Kyrillos, who is retiring at the end of the current legislative session.
"Joe Kyrillos has set a very high bar in the difference he has made in so many lives in Monmouth County and beyond," said O’Scanlon. “My record as a leader in the Republican Caucus of the Assembly as well as delivering excellent constituent services to the people of Monmouth County demonstrates that I am the best choice to continue and expand upon Joe's great work."
O'Scanlon's legislative accomplishments include the landmark pension and benefits reform, the 2% property tax cap, the elimination of red light cameras from New Jersey and the recent reforms in the way New Jersey pays for prescription drugs and procures lifesaving equipment for our police officers. O'Scanlon was instrumental in fighting to include tax cuts for veterans and seniors, as well as the elimination of the estate tax, in the recent replenishment of the Transportation Trust Fund.
"I have never let my status as a minority member of the legislature impair me from fighting for and winning fiscal reforms for the hardworking taxpayers of Monmouth County and all of New Jersey," O'Scanlon continued. “There is no member of the Legislature who has proposed more cost-saving reforms in the Legislature than myself to address New Jersey’s property tax crisis. Monmouth County residents are paying too much and receiving too little in return."
O’Scanlon also pointed to his work in rebuilding the Bayshore after Superstorm Sandy as well as his efforts in expanding organ donation in the State, battling the addiction epidemic and his efforts to expand municipalities’ ability to share services. His priority in the Senate will be to expand upon his record of reforming New Jersey's finances to make government more affordable while fulfilling our obligations and growing our economy.
TRENTON, N.J. – Gov. Chris Christie today signed into law legislation sponsored by Assemblymen Declan O’Scanlon and Erik Peterson clarifying that law enforcement agencies can legally procure firearms directly from a manufacturer.
The bill (S2337/A3985) was prompted by the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ recent misinterpreted a state regulation so that law enforcement agencies are only permitted to purchase firearms for police officers through a licensed dealer.