Archive for Author: jpeacock

State should pay for do-over elections it caused, Dancer says

TRENTON, N.J. – The state should pay for any new election if the state is at fault for why a new election must be held, Assemblyman Ron Dancer says. Dancer will introduce legislation that would require the state to reimburse municipalities or counties for those do-over election costs. “Although rare, mistakes...

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Governor signs Dancer resolution designating April as “Military Child Appreciation Month”

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Ron Dancer’s resolution is now official: April in New Jersey is “Military Child Appreciation Month.” Gov. Phil Murphy signed the recognition into law Tuesday. Dancer’s resolution (SJR74/AJR109) also designates the final week in April as “Military Child Appreciation Week.” “Nearly 2 million children in the...

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Barranco, local union donate funds to help Ukraine’s civilians

WHIPPANY, N.J. – Assemblyman Christian Barranco on Friday presented a $1,000 check to Rev. Stepan Bilyk of St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church to help civilians in war-torn Ukraine. He was joined by Bernard T. Corrigan, president of IBEW Local 102. The 101-year-old church serves more than 200 families...

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Wirths and Space to Gov. Murphy: Time to come clean on energy master plan costs

TRENTON, N.J. – Two years after the government promised to provide the bill for Gov. Phil Murphy’s energy master plan, which would force every building in New Jersey to switch to electric heating, the public is still waiting for answers. Assemblymen Hal Wirths and Parker Space want government energy...

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Assembly passes Dancer resolution designating April as “Military Child Appreciation Month”

TRENTON, N.J. – April is one step closer to being named “Military Child Appreciation Month” in New Jersey. The Assembly on Thursday passed a joint resolution, sponsored by Assemblyman Ron Dancer, calling for that recognition. Dancer’s resolution (SJR74/AJR109) also designates the final week in April as “Military Child Appreciation...

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Assembly passes Dancer racing commission oversight bill

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly on Thursday passed Assemblyman Ron Dancer’s bill that would mandate procedures to enforce internal controls of the New Jersey Racing Commission. A state auditor’s report examined nearly four years of records and found the Commission improperly processed $7.5 million in transactions between 2017 and...

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Assembly committee advances Dancer bill allowing preserved farms to host special events

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly Agriculture and Food Security Committee on Monday advanced a bill, sponsored by Assemblyman Ron Dancer, allowing all preserved farmlands to host special occasion events. Dancer’s bill (A2772) builds on a similar successful pilot program for wineries that started in 2014. “An interim report on...

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Dancer calls for investigation of Russian Federation for war crimes against Ukraine

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Ron Dancer is calling upon the New Jersey Legislature to pass a resolution urging the U.S. Congress to support an investigation and prosecutions of the Russian Federation for actions related to its invasion of Ukraine. He introduced AJR156 today. Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin on Feb....

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McClellan bill allowing forfeiture funds to pay for diversity training, minority police recruitment, clears committee

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly Law and Public Safety committee on Monday advanced Assemblyman Antwan McClellan’s bill that would expand the use of forfeited funds. Civil asset forfeitures are property or money seized in connection with a suspected crime. Prosecutors must secure a criminal conviction to seize property valued...

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Guardian requests NJDEP investigation of potential lead contamination at Atlantic County Schools

NORTHFIELD, N.J. – Assemblyman Don Guardian hand delivered a letter to Commissioner Shawn LaTourette, the head of the state Department of Environmental Protection, Thursday requesting an investigation into potential lead contamination of Atlantic County schools’ drinking water. “If the last two years taught us anything, it’s that we need...

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