Archive for Author: mriser

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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Testa and Simonsen introduce bill requiring schools to educate students on harmful effects of marijuana use

TRENTON, N.J. – In anticipation of an adult-use recreational marijuana market in New Jersey, Sen. Michael Testa and Assemblyman Erik Simonsen introduced a bill to educate students in grades 3 through 12 on the risks of cannabis and marijuana use. The bill (S3360/A5168) specifies schools must include age-appropriate instruction...

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Vaccine priorities are out of order, says Bergen

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Brian Bergen questioned the Murphy administration’s decision Wednesday to leave off 116,000 public school teachers from the newly announced list of those eligible for the Covid-19 vaccine. Instead, smokers are eligible for the early round of vaccination. “I am appalled that the Murphy administration would...

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DeCroce bill approved by committee expands age discrimination protections to senior workforce

TRENTON, N.J. – An aging workforce could benefit from a bill passed by a legislative panel today expanding discrimination protections for those aged 70 years and older. “There is no reason our laws should stop preventing age discrimination in the workplace once someone has reached 70 years old,” said...

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Dancer bill greatly expanding college cost transparency gets committee approval

TRENTON, N.J. – Today the Assembly Higher Education Committee released Assemblyman Ron Dancer’s bill expanding current law to require that all students attending a college or university in New Jersey receive the same kind of cost disclosure information that only prospective students currently must receive. Understanding the true costs...

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