Archive for Author: mriser

DiMaso: Marijuana injustice bill is not will of the people

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso strongly criticized Democrats passing controversial legislation on underage use and possession of marijuana. “This legislation was not a bill to advance social justice or mental health; it is an attack on parenting and punishing our police officers more than individuals supplying drugs to...

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DeCroce bill helping smaller businesses use digital currency advances

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly Science, Innovation and Technology Committee advanced legislation Monday to help facilitate the use of blockchain technology for more businesses throughout the Garden State. The bill (A320), sponsored by Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce, directs the state to review and approve a blockchain-based payment platform for state-approved...

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Stanfield files bipartisan articles of impeachment against Corrections Commissioner Hicks

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywoman Jean Stanfield introduced articles of impeachment against Department of Corrections Commissioner Marcus Hicks today with the backing of prime sponsors Democratic Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle and Republican Assemblywoman Nancy Munoz. “I’m heartened to be joined by these strong leaders, who I know will not stop...

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Spurred by costly nuisance lawsuits, Dancer farm protections bill advances in Assembly

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly Agriculture Committee today released legislation, sponsored by Assemblyman Ron Dancer, allowing farmers to recover reasonable costs and attorney fees incurred while defending against a false complaint by neighbors. Over the years, residential development has encroached more and more into traditionally rural areas in close...

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Panel advances Webber bill freeing farmers markets from burdensome regulations for baked goods

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly Agriculture Committee advanced legislation exempting farmers markets from a law requiring certain baked goods to be sold by weight. “New Jersey’s local farmers markets are healthy, quaint, and good. They are places where neighbors and friends can gather literally to share the fruits of...

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Lawmakers call on state to prioritize cancer patients with Covid vaccines

TRENTON, N.J. – The three lawmakers from the 23rd Legislative District are concerned about the lack of vaccines for patients at the Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in Basking Ridge, as well as other institutions that serve cancer patients, and have reached out to state officials to ask that they...

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Thomson calls for Murphy to expand antibody testing after new Hackensack Meridian Health study

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Edward Thomson is calling for Gov. Phil Murphy to expand antibody testing in New Jersey as part of efforts to combat Covid-19 and safely reopen more of the state. “Expanding our antibody testing can be a valuable part of our approach to defeating Covid and...

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DeCroce says schools should skip standardized tests, focus on statewide plan to open schools

PARSIPPANY, N.J. – Forcing school children to take standardized tests this year would be an unnecessary burden heaped on students, parents and teachers, says Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce, a member of the Joint Committee on Public Schools. “I don’t know what of value would be gained by forcing students to...

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