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DeCroce bill would ban government from requiring proof of Covid vaccination

TRENTON, N.J. – Government offices would be prohibited from discriminating against individuals who have not received a Covid-19 vaccine under a bill to be introduced by Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce. “We must protect an individual’s liberty to make their own medical decisions in concert with health care professionals and prevent...

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DiMaso to introduce Assembly bill banning vaccine passport mandates

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso will sponsor and introduce legislation later this month that would block state government from mandating that private businesses screen customers for proof of immunization for Covid-19. Sen. Mike Testa introduced the bill (S3674) Monday in the state Senate. “Creating a vaccine passport to...

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Dancer bill, now law, extends early pension benefits for brave police and firefighters who served during pandemic

TRENTON, N.J. – Police and firefighters who have worked for 20 years, but now face burnout from pandemic service, will be granted the ability to retire, regardless of their age, thanks to a measure sponsored by Assemblyman Ron Dancer that was signed by the governor on Monday. Members of...

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Governor signs Dancer bill providing in-state college tuition rates to military children who moved out of New Jersey

TRENTON, N.J. – Children of military families who attended high school in New Jersey, but are not currently living in the state, are now eligible for in-state tuition at public New Jersey colleges under a measure sponsored by Assemblyman Ron Dancer and signed into law by Gov. Phil Murphy...

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Bramnick: ‘Listen to the AG’ and fix legal marijuana law again to eliminate harsh penalties for police

TRENTON, N.J. – New Jersey police can be subject to third-degree criminal charges for making honest mistakes by trying to investigate underage use of alcohol and marijuana. Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick agrees with Attorney General Gurbir Grewal that the Legislature needs to clean up the state’s marijuana laws...

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DiMaso praises cancer patient vaccine program

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso applauded a cooperative effort between Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and the Visiting Nurse Association of Central Jersey to make Covid-19 vaccinations more accessible to vulnerable patients.  “I’m thrilled to see yet another partnership in our district between local health organizations that will...

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Dancer bill would incentivize large animal veterinarians to practice in New Jersey by offering to pay off school loans

TRENTON, N.J. – Garden State farmers with horses, cattle and other large animals would have better access to veterinary medicine services under a bill introduced by Assemblyman Ron Dancer. The bill (A5117) addresses the state’s shortage of large animal veterinarians by creating a school loan repayment program to incentivize...

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GOP lawmaker confronts DEP on bear hunt during budget hearing

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Hal Wirths grilled Department of Environmental Protection Acting Commissioner Shawn LaTourette on the increasingly dangerous bear activity during Wednesday’s Assembly budget hearing.  WATCH: GOP lawmaker confronts DEP on bear hunt during budget hearing Wirths: “Do you know if the increased sightings in your department resulted...

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Lawmaker calls on Murphy to invoke emergency powers to stop abuses at NJ women’s prison

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce called on Gov. Phil Murphy Sunday to invoke his emergency powers to stop the abuses at the embattled Edna Mahan Correctional Facility, the state’s only women’s prison. “It will take extraordinary action to get this embarrassing mayhem under control and Governor Murphy should...

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