Archive for Author: mriser

Dunn bill designating March 9 as Covid-19 Heroes Day goes to governor

TRENTON, N.J. – In recognition of New Jersey’s essential employees who have provided necessary services during the worst public health crisis in modern history, the Assembly approved Assemblywoman Aura Dunn’s resolution designating March 9 as Covid-19 Heroes Day. “We couldn’t have survived this past year if it weren’t for...

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DePhillips moves to make New Jersey America’s innovation leader

TRENTON, N.J. – New Jersey’s corporate business tax has led to an exodus of investment in the state once called the nation’s medicine chest. New Jersey is fifth out of seven states in the region for innovation, according to an NJBIA study, and experienced the largest loss of undergraduate...

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Assemblyman Peterson announces lawsuit against the Murphy administration for refusing to provide coronavirus information

CLINTON, N.J. – On behalf of shuttered businesses, unemployed workers, and the families of New Jersey, Hunterdon County Republican Assemblyman Erik Peterson announced he is filing a lawsuit against Gov. Phil Murphy and his administration. The lawsuit challenges Murphy for refusing to provide the public health information that is...

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Dancer bill permitting early pension benefits for police and firefighters advances in Assembly

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly Appropriations Committee yesterday approved a bill sponsored by Assemblyman Ron Dancer that would allow police and firefighters to retire after 20 years of service, regardless of age, for a period of two years after becoming law. “The stress that comes with serving on the...

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Assembly advances Dunn’s legislation moving driver’s license exams online

TRENTON, N.J. – In an effort to address the massive backlog at New Jersey’s Motor Vehicle Commission agencies and hours-long wait times, the Assembly Appropriations Committee advanced legislation sponsored by Assemblywoman Aura Dunn to make the written portion of the driver’s license exam available online during the Covid-19 public...

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Bramnick drafting bill to repeal new law that prohibits police from notifying parents of youth drug use

TRENTON, N.J. – Gov. Phil Murphy signed into law on Monday a bill (A5342) prohibiting law enforcement from notifying parents if a minor is found in possession of or using marijuana and alcohol. Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick announced today that he will introduce legislation to repeal the parental...

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Murphy’s bloated budget still underfunds schools, says Dunn

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywoman Aura Dunn criticized Gov. Phil Murphy’s budget for shortchanging schools despite increasing spending by $4.5 billion this year and funding six new pet projects to the cost of more than $95 million. “The governor’s budget funds more free college and preschool when our kids aren’t...

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Bramnick statement on the death of former state Sen. Peter Barnes III

TRENTON, N.J. – Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick issued a statement following the announcement of Sen. Peter Barnes III passing. “For more than ten years Peter served in the state legislature with distinction,” said Bramnick (R-Union). “I witnessed firsthand his effectiveness and ability to work with lawmakers on both...

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