Archive for Author: mriser

Assembly advances Munoz, DeFuccio bill limiting surgical smoke exposure in certain health care facilities

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly on Thursday advanced a measure to protect health care workers from surgical smoke exposure. Sponsored by Assemblywomen Nancy Munoz and DeAnne DeFuccio, the bill (A256) requires certain health care facilities to use smoke evacuation systems in operating rooms.    “Our health care professionals deserve...

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Bill repealing controversial sex-ed curriculum, putting parents on advisory boards introduced in Assembly

TRENTON, N.J. – Following through on his public promise to repeal New Jersey’s controversial sex education curriculum, Assemblyman Alex Sauickie recently introduced a bill eliminating the state’s standards and empowering parents to inform future instruction. “Unaccountable bureaucrats creating inappropriate learning standards and forcing their agenda on children and schools...

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South Jersey lawmaker says real estate feud with Del. is about securing economic prosperity for Salem County

TRENTON, N.J. – South Jersey Assemblywoman Beth Sawyer says a centuries-old interstate fight with Delaware over the coastline of Salem County is about securing economic prosperity for future generations. “It’s time to bring this agreement into the 21st century and look at what makes the most sense for the...

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Learning loss scores are a historic wake-up call, says Munoz

TRENTON, N.J. – Learning loss is the most pressing issue in education, said Assemblywoman Nancy Munoz. Within the past week, the state Assembly has held a hearing on the topic and the National Assessment of Educational Progress released its results showing New Jersey had a worse decline than the...

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VIDEO: Dems want to scare you out of buying a gun for self-defense

TRENTON, N.J. – Assembly Republicans take aim at recent gun control legislation introduced by Trenton Democrats in this week’s special Halloween edition of “<Three.” The left’s efforts to deter New Jersey residents from exercising their constitutional rights are creepy, they’re kooky, mysterious and spooky.  WATCH: Laws that would...

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Democrat policies pleasing progressive activists turns the world upside down, says Webber

TRENTON, N.J. – During Thursday’s Assembly Appropriations Committee, a former convict turned activist and poll worker testified that a police officer’s presence at polling places sends the message to voters that it is not a safe space. Assemblyman Jay Webber says Democrat policies that prioritize a small number of...

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Murphy administration’s Big Oil lawsuit is a political stunt that will only fuel higher prices, says Wirths

TRENTON, N.J. – Taxpayers can’t afford to play politics, says Assemblyman Hal Wirths following Tuesday’s Big Oil lawsuit announcement from Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration. Officials from the attorney general’s office, DEP and consumer affairs are suing five oil and gas companies and a trade group for contributing to the...

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Fast-tracked concealed carry reform bill faces GOP pushback

TRENTON, N.J. – Republican lawmakers in the Assembly Judiciary Committee Monday pushed back against the Democrat’s latest round of legislation targeting legal gun ownership that might set the stage for major court battles in the coming months and years. The bill would require people wanting to carry guns to...

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Drivers with moderate to profound hearing loss could soon get special MVC notation on vehicle registration

TRENTON, N.J. – A bill advancing in the Legislature and cleared by an Assembly committee on Monday, would require the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission to issue a vehicle registration with a special designation to drivers with moderate to profound hearing loss or deafness. Assemblyman Hal Wirths, a prime...

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Some students in apprenticeship programs could have their tuition waived under bill cleared by committee

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly Labor Committee cleared a bill on Monday to boost workforce development and make apprenticeship programs more accessible for students earning less than the state’s median income. “Apprenticeship programs build a strong workforce and allow students to earn as they learn,” Assemblywoman Michele Matsikoudis (R-Union),...

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