Archive for Author: mriser

Committee releases Dancer bill to improve forest stewardship in the pinelands

TRENTON, N.J. – With the goal of encouraging greater coordination and cooperation between government entities and private landowners, the Assembly Agriculture Committee released Assemblyman Ron Dancer’s bill creating a Pinelands Forest Stewardship Working Group. “Responsible forest stewardship protects natural resources and contributes to healthy and resilient landscapes while considering...

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Committee approves Dunn legislation giving small towns more flexibility in hiring emergency management coordinators

TRENTON, N.J. – Municipalities with a population under 5,000 would be permitted to hire nonresident emergency management coordinators under a bill sponsored by Assemblywoman Aura Dunn and approved by a legislative panel today.  “Some small towns may not be able to fill the role with a qualified candidate from...

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Murphy’s ‘lack of imagination’ botches vaccine rollout says DiMaso, offers other state solutions

TRENTON, N.J. – A sluggish and disappointing rollout of the Covid-19 vaccine in New Jersey has frustrated residents and pushed Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso to demand Gov. Phil Murphy consider other efforts. “The Murphy administration had months to devise a plan and the best they could do is a hodgepodge...

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Webber asks if Murphy is quarantining after traveling to D.C.

TRENTON, N.J. – Gov. Phil Murphy designated Washington, D.C. as a restricted place of travel for New Jerseyans, requiring them to quarantine for 10 days upon returning. Despite his own travel restriction, Murphy traveled to Washington for the inauguration of fellow Democrat President Joe Biden and related festivities on...

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Dancer introduces bill encouraging post-Covid tourism in New Jersey

TRENTON, N.J. – From the Skylands region to the southern shore, New Jersey’s tourism destinations have suffered the ill effects of coronavirus shutdowns and stay-at-home orders. In anticipation of post-pandemic travel, Assemblyman Ron Dancer has introduced a bill requiring the Division of Travel and Tourism to create and publish...

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DiMaso urges patience as vaccine eligibility expands

TRENTON, N.J. – In light of the overwhelming demand at pharmacies and other vaccination sites, Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso called for patience as the COVID-19 vaccine eligibility was expanded yesterday to residents over 65 or with certain medical conditions: “Discovering the vaccine is in short supply after months of waiting...

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A link to New Jersey’s past, a mission to make a difference – a lawmaker’s story

TRENTON, N.J. – With a lineage tracing back to the first proprietors of the state of New Jersey and the first Assembly in 1703, Assemblyman Ned Thomson’s mini biography released today provides a unique look at the actuary turned lawmaker. From helping those less fortunate by donating the fish...

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