Ivanka Trump coming to Jersey Shore to discuss GOP’s tax plan

BERKELEY — Ivanka Trump and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin are set to discuss the Republican tax reform plan in New Jersey. They’ll join Republican Rep. Tom MacArthur at the invitation-only event at the Bayville Fire Hall in Ocean County on Monday. Trump has been promoting the plan at appearances throughout the country. 9 big questions about… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: November 13th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, News, Taxes | Tags: , , , , | 2 Comments »

Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst will be first to get Air Force refueling jets

The United States Air Force has selected Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst (JBMDL) to be the first military installation to to sequence its new KC-46A refueling jets, according to an announcement by Congressman Chris Smith (NJ-4)

The KC-46A is the first phase of a 3-phase effort to replace the U.S. Air Force’s aging tanker fleet. With more refueling capacity and enhanced capabilities, improved efficiency and increased capabilities for cargo and aeromedical evacuation, the KC-46A will provide aerial refueling support to the Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps as well as allied nation coalition force aircraft, according to the Air Force.

This is a big win for New Jersey jobs, Smith said.

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Posted: June 6th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst will be first to get Air Force refueling jets

Keady is crushed in CD-3 Dem Primary

Former Asbury Park Councilman Jim Keady, left and Belmar Mayor Lawless Matt Doherty, also left

Former Asbury Park Councilman Jim Keady, left and Belmar Mayor Lawless Matt Doherty, also left

Former Asbury Park Councilman Jim Keady, the man who provoked Governor Chris Christie into his famous “Sit Down and Shut Up” rant and then asked him out to dinner was easily defeated in his bid to become the Democrat nominee for the House of Representatives in New Jersey’s 3rd Congressional District.

Frederick John LaVergne will challenge Congressman Tom MacArthur the November general election. Based on unofficial results, LaVergne was the choice of 62.7% of CD-3 Democrats with 32,493 votes to Keady’s 19,347 votes.

LaVergne, who had the backing on the Burlington County Democrats, reportedly spent $600 on his primary campaign. Keady is reported to have spent $55,000.

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Posted: June 8th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Keady is crushed in CD-3 Dem Primary

N.J. lawmaker fuming after Sandy whistleblower told to leave FEMA contractor alone

assetContent (14)WASHINGTON — A lawyer for the contractor helping the Federal Emergency Management Agency review Hurricane Sandy damage claims has demanded that a whistleblower and a law firm stop contacting its employees to bolster allegations that storm victims were shortchanged. The letter from Optimal Solutions and Technologies referenced Jeff Coolidge, a whistleblower who worked for a company… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: May 16th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: FEMA, Hurricane Sandy, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

N.J. lawmakers block Pentagon from possible cuts to McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst

C-17_305_AMW_Joint_Base_McGuire-Dix-LakehurstWASHINGTON — Efforts to protect Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst from cutbacks or closure won approval by a key House committee when lawmakers denied funding to move or retire any of the KC-10 refueling tanker planes based there. The provision, authored by freshmen Reps. Tom MacArthur (R-3rd Dist.), whose district includes the joint base, and Donald Norcross (D-1st… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: May 1st, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on N.J. lawmakers block Pentagon from possible cuts to McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst

N.J. delegation seeks congressional hearings on FEMA payments to Hurricane Sandy victims

assetContent (74)WASHINGTON — All 12 of New Jersey’s U.S. House members called Friday for congressional hearings on the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s response to allegations of fraud in payouts to Hurricane Sandy victims. The members asked the House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman to convene a hearing to look at how FEMA handled charges that insurance companies… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 18th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, Congress, FEMA, Hurricane Sandy, Superstorm Sandy | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on N.J. delegation seeks congressional hearings on FEMA payments to Hurricane Sandy victims

Lawmakers vote to limit FEMA’s ability to demand repayments from disaster victims

assetContent (74)WASHINGTON — A key U.S. House committee voted Wednesday to limit to three years the time the Federal Emergency Management Agency can demand repayments from disaster victims. The restriction was included in legislation reauthorizing the agency, which passed the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and now goes to the House floor. The three-year limit does not… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 16th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Congress, FEMA | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Lawmakers vote to limit FEMA’s ability to demand repayments from disaster victims