Archive for Author: jpeacock

Freshman lawmaker demands Murphy halt inmates release program

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywomen Marilyn Piperno and Kim Eulner are calling on Gov. Phil Murphy to halt his administration’s plan to release 852 inmates Sunday after lifting his Covid-19 health emergency last week. “The health emergency is over so it doesn’t make sense to continue releasing prisoners early,” said...

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District 21 lawmakers fought for more school funding from the state and won

WESTFIELD, N.J. – Sen. Jon Bramnick and Assemblywomen Nancy Munoz and Michele Matsikioudis, whose district includes parts of Union, Morris and Somerset counties, are happy with increased funding announced Thursday for each school district they represent. “This is an important moment for schools and property taxpayers in our district,”...

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Murphy gets an F on school aid proposal, LD10 legislators say

TRENTON, N.J. – Gov. Phil Murphy gets a failing grade on his state school aid proposal, say Sen. Jim Holzapfel and Assemblymen Greg McGuckin and John Catalano. Once again, Brick and Toms River school districts find themselves facing massive aid cuts while the governor’s funding formula favors a handful...

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Eulner, Munoz bill requiring schools to keep current emergency communications policies advances

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly Education Committee advanced a bill Thursday that would require school districts to submit their emergency communications policies to the state Department of Education for review. The bill (A301) is sponsored by Assemblywomen Kim Eulner and Nancy Munoz. “Keeping our students and school staff safe...

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Rooney bill would excuse student absences for civics events attendance

TRENTON, N.J. – Students who miss class to attend a civics event should be allowed one excused absence per school year, says Assemblyman Kevin Rooney. Rooney’s bill (A1271) would allow students in grades 6-12 at least one such excused absence, with more at the school district’s discretion. Parents or guardians must...

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Umba, Torrissi bill expands authorized representatives at Department of Labor

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly Labor Committee on Thursday advanced a bill that would allow authorized Department of Labor employees to give guidance to employers about possible overtime violations. The bill is sponsored by Assemblymen Michael Torrissi and Brandon Umba. The bill (A281) is in response to Elmer Branch...

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Assembly committee advances Dancer racing commission oversight bill

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly Tourism, Gaming, and the Arts Committee on Monday advanced 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...

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CPAC honors LD10 legislators for conservative voting records

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblymen Greg McGuckin and John Catalano were recently recognized by the American Conservative Union Foundation’s Conservative Political Action Conference for their conservative voting records. In 1964, the nonprofit ACUF was founded as a conservative grassroots organization and has grown into the largest worldwide group of its...

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Bergen calls for unity against government mandates at Freedom Convoy rally

TRENTON, N.J. – Liberty-loving truckers and their supporters took to the roads over the weekend for a peaceful Freedom Convoy in protest of unconstitutional mandates and the restoration of the Founding Fathers’ vision of a representative republic. Among their supporters was Assemblyman Brian Bergen, who spoke to a crowd...

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CPAC recognizes Peterson for his conservative voting record

TRENTON, N.J. – The American Conservative Union Foundation’s Conservative Political Action Conference has recognized Assemblyman Erik Peterson for his outstanding conservative voting record. The Foundation, a nonprofit established in 1964, has been grading elected officials’ voting records since 1971. Peterson consistently ranks among the most conservative legislators in New...

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