Archive for Author: mriser

Dunn questions Murphy EDA appointments

RANDOLPH, N.J. – Assemblywoman Aura Dunn was disappointed after learning at least one of Gov. Phil Murphy’s picks to lead the Economic Development Authority is another Democratic political activist with ties to Lizette Delgado-Polanco. She questioned whether the new appointee is just another old political friend. “I was excited...

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Legislation making New Jersey a national leader in forfeiture transparency goes to governor

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly voted 77-0 Monday to advance a bill (S1963), sponsored by Assemblymen Jay Webber and Erik Peterson, requiring transparency and disclosure of civil asset forfeiture in New Jersey. It is now headed to the Gov. Phil Murphy for his consideration. Civil asset forfeiture can be...

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Assembly advances DeCroce bill supporting veteran’s employment in insurance industry

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly voted in favor of a bill (A1924) sponsored by Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce to help veterans in New Jersey obtain employment in the insurance industry. The legislation waives the initial insurance producer licensing fee for honorably discharged veterans who are New Jersey residents, have passed...

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Wirths bill allowing long-term tax exemption for low-income housing advances

TRENTON, N.J. –The Assembly voted 77-0 to advance a bill (A2536), sponsored by Assemblyman Hal Wirths, to allow municipalities to accept payment-in-lieu-of-taxes for state or federally-subsidized low-income housing beyond the term of the housing project’s mortgage. The town of Sparta established such an agreement with a low-income senior housing...

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Dancer bill allowing contributions to Meals on Wheels through tax return forms goes to governor

TRENTON, N.J. – Today the Assembly voted unanimously to advance a bill (A5513) sponsored by Assemblyman Ron Dancer that would allow taxpayers to make contributions to Meals on Wheels programs in the state through their income tax return forms. “Person-to-person giving is a more beneficial and civically minded form...

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Space and Wirths bill establishing food hubs goes to governor’s desk

TRENTON, N.J. – With today’s unanimous vote in the Assembly, legislation (A3592) sponsored by Assemblymen Parker Space and Hal Wirths establishing food hubs to strengthen small-scale New Jersey farms goes to the governor’s desk for his signature. Food hubs help connect food producers to new markets and services. Selling...

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Peterson pushes amendment to protect integrity of voting system

TRENTON, N.J. – Ahead of the Assembly’s vote on the illegal immigrant driver’s license legislation (S3229/A4743), Assemblyman Erik Peterson (R-Hunterdon) proposed an amendment to prevent voter fraud opportunities. WATCH: Peterson pushes amendment to protect integrity of voting system  “The Motor Vehicle Administrator came before our committee and she testified...

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DeCroce bill requiring railroads to clear obstructive brush goes to governor

TRENTON, N.J. – Today the Assembly voted unanimously to advance a bill (A4958) sponsored by Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce that would require railroads to remove obstructive vegetation at intersections with public roads. “This bill will help expedite the removal of overgrown plants and trees at dangerous railroad crossings,” said DeCroce...

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DePhillips defends religious freedom in vaccination fight

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips backed retaining a religious exemption to school vaccine requirements at an Assembly session Monday.  WATCH: DePhillips defends religious freedom in vaccination fight. “This unconstitutional legislation attempts to write freedom of religion out of the law,” DePhillips (R-Bergen) said before the vote. “In America,...

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Munoz bills on end-of-life planning and palliative care head to governor’s desk

TRENTON, NJ –The Assembly voted today to advance three bills sponsored by Assemblywoman Nancy F. Munoz that aim to improve care for patients with serious illnesses or dealing with end-of-life issues. The first bill (A4683) requires certain medical facilities to undertake end-of-life planning and training. It requires health providers...

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