Archive for Author: mriser

Dunn makes children’s safety priority in new daycare protocol passing Assembly today

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly advanced a measure, sponsored by Assemblywoman Aura Dunn, requiring parents or guardians to notify child care centers of an absence and vice versa when the center experiences an unexcused absence. It now goes to the governor for his signature. From Sesame Street to State...

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Dancer legislation loosening reins on horse farm housing goes to governor

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Ron Dancer’s bill permitting full-time, year-round farm employees to reside in facilities that board horses is headed to the governor’s desk after passing the Assembly today. “Farm employees often need more access to the horses they care for,” said Dancer (R-Ocean). “They will be able...

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Assembly advances Dancer’s bill to extend deadline for annual school district audits

TRENTON, N.J. – Acknowledging Covid-19 disruptions in schools, the Assembly advanced legislation extending the deadline to complete this year’s annual audit by two months. Each of the nearly 600 school districts in New Jersey must submit annual audits of their accounts and financial transactions to the board of education...

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Promoting craft beer a priority for Wirths and the state Assembly

TRENTON, N.J. – New Jersey’s craft beer industry is a mosaic of 123 breweries. A bill sponsored by Assemblyman Hal Wirths would establish at least three brewery trails to help enthusiasts hop from one establishment to the next. It unanimously passed the Assembly today. Wirths wants New Jersey’s brewery...

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DeCroce makes case for regional approach as Murphy begins latest round of restrictions

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce is pushing Gov. Phil Murphy to consider a regional approach to managing the second wave of Covid-19 as he begins implementing new restrictions for the first time in months. “Blanket rulemaking is not the appropriate response,” said DeCroce (R-Morris). “The governor needs to...

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Exempt mandated face masks from sales tax says GOP lawmaker

TRENTON, N.J. – Face masks, which are required in all indoor spaces and outdoors when social distancing is not possible, have become a necessary accessory and should be treated as such under the law says Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips. The GOP lawmaker sponsors legislation (A4938) exempting face coverings from New...

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30th District lawmakers introduce bill to keep in-person voting for future elections

TRENTON, N.J. – Sen. Robert Singer and Assemblymen Sean Kean and Edward Thomson are sponsoring legislation that would guarantee in-person voting and prohibit automatically distributing mail-in ballots for future elections. The legislators said confusion surrounding the voting changes and the resulting delays of election results illustrate the need to...

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