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>Captain Joseph Azzolina Memorial Bridge in Highlands/Sea Bright Awaiting Governor’s Signature

>Almost forgotten over all the commotion surrounding Thursday night’s pension and health care reform debate down in Trenton, was the fact that pension and health care were not the only business being debated and adopted that day.

Also approved by the Assembly Thursday night was legislation sponsored by Senator Sean T. Kean and Assemblywoman Mary Pat Angelini that designated the bridge which spans the Shrewsbury River, as the “Captain Joseph Azzolina Memorial Bridge”.
All that is left to making the naming of the bridge in honor of Joseph Azzolina is the signature of Governor Christie, which is expected to soon.

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Handlin Thinks It’s ‘unconscionable’ To Consider Water Rate Hike But Remains Silent on Proposed Gas Tax

Assemblywoman Amy Handlin (R–District 13) thinks it is “unconscionable” for New Jersey American Water (NJAW) to proposed to the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) a rate increase and tiered pricing that would raise the average customers yearly water bill by $83 but would pay for capital improvements that were made to its facilities over the past two years. But she has thus far remained silent on the proposed idea of her colleague, State Senator Sean Kean, when he proposed earlier this week raise the state gas tax to fund needed road projects.

Kean’s proposed gas tax increase has the potential to take hundreds, if not thousands of dollars out of ordinary commuters pockets, which would have far greater impact on residents lives and standard of living than an average 23 cents a day for the cost of clean and safe drinking water.
During her re-election campaign this past fall, she was against raising the state tax on gasoline when it was mentioned by one of her opponents as a way to refund the state transportation trust fund that is on the brink of collapse.
If she was opposed to a hike in the gas tax last November, then what is the difference now that would change her mind and potentially support it now other than her Republican colleague in the state senate, Sean Kean, has proposed it?
This is another example of Handlin Hypocrisy

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There’s Still Work To Be Done On NJ Marriage Equality Bill

As we know from my last post, the state Senate Judiciary Committee last night narrowly approved historic legislation that would legalize same-sex marriage in New Jersey by a 7-6 margin.

It was a bold move on their part but the fight for marriage equality does not end there, there is still work to be done. The Freedom of Religion and Equality in Civil Marriage Act now moves to the Senate floor for a full vote on Thursday.

It has been pointed out to me that one of the main reasons why New York’s marriage equality bill was defeated recently was because New York State Senator Joseph Addabbo, Jr. who is usually a gay rights supporter voted no on the the NY state gay marriage bill. He stated the reason for his “No” was over 70% of the email, calls and letters on the subject were against the bill.

The roll call vote was made it was carried out in alphabetical order, so his early no vote was an excuse for others to vote no and defeat the bill.

We can’t allow this type of situation to happen again here in New Jersey, it’s time to contact your NJ State Senate representatives and let them know that marriage equality for same sex couples is not a religious issue but a civil rights issue that is morally right.

Alphabetically Monmouth County’s represntative Sen. Jennifer Beck(R-12th), would vote 5th and there for could sway others vote for or against this legislation. Call or email her office and tell her to vote in favor of marraige equality on Thursday unlike her vote Monday night against it.

Then do the same for each of Monmouth County’s other State Senators Joe Kyrillos (R-13th) and Sean T. Kean (R-11th). Let them know that the rights that all opposite sexed couples share should be passed on equally to all couples that love each other irregardless of their sexual preferences.
If you don’t live in Monmouth County but wish to contact one of your State Senators to express your support for the Freedom of Religion and Equality in Civil Marriage Act, here is the contact list for all of New Jersey’s legislative members

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