Archive for Author: mriser

Committee clears Peterson measure to study unmet legal needs in domestic violence cases

TRENTON, N.J. – Victims of domestic violence and the accused are at a disadvantage if they lack legal assistance. These unmet legal needs are on their way to be studied by a task force, as the Assembly Judiciary Committee advanced a measure (AJR30) sponsored by Assemblyman Erik Peterson to...

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Webber plans to introduce legislation to bring greater transparency and accountability to schools

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Jay Webber announced he will introduce legislation that would require local school districts to implement best practices and expand the authority of the state auditor to ensure safeguards against fraud and abuse in New Jersey’s education system. The results of recent state auditor assessments of...

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January job and wage growth nationwide proves tax and regulation cuts work, says DiMaio

TRENTON, N.J. – Expectations were shattered for job and wage growth yet again as tax and regulation cuts have boosted business across the nation. Jobs increased by 87,000 more than expected to 225,000 new employees in January, which was also the eighteenth consecutive month for wage growth of at least...

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Space and Wirths bill creates humane alternative for handing over unwanted pets

TRENTON, N.J. – With friends like these, man’s best friends don’t need enemies. Recently, police in Millville reported finding a deceased brindle pit bull mix in a crate in the woods. Last May, a 10-week old puppy was found trapped in a cage and drowned in a lake in...

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Bergen bill grants small businesses credits for sales tax collection

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Brian Bergen introduced legislation this week to give small businesses credit for collecting and remitting sales tax to the state. “The state expects our small businesses to collect, manage, file and remit sales taxes all at their own expense. It’s time that costs associated with...

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Committee advances legislation aimed at making it easier for state government to recycle

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly Environment Committee advanced the bill (A1514) Monday, sponsored by Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney, to re-invigorate recycling efforts by state government. New Jersey’s recycling rate is still below the state’s goal set by the Legislature in 1992 to reduce waste by 50 percent. “Recycling is...

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Committee clears DePhillips bill creating Global War on Terrorism Medal

TRENTON, N.J. – Veterans who fought for the country after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks could be eligible for a New Jersey Global War on Terrorism Medal under bill (A2131) cleared by a legislative committee today and sponsored by Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips. “The brave men and women in the...

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Rooney sponsors bipartisan bill recognizing out-of-state EMT certifications to boost volunteers

TRENTON, N.J. – On Monday, the Assembly Regulated Professions Committee unanimously passed a bill sponsored by Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney that allows EMTs from other states to work in New Jersey. “It is important that we make it easy for out-of-state professionals to get jobs they are already qualified for,”...

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Bergen criticizes costly electronic permit process legislation in committee

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Brian Bergen expressed concerns about the costs to be borne by businesses and residents with a new municipal electronic permit process introduced in legislation (A1145) heard at an Assembly Community Development and Affairs Committee hearing in Trenton on Monday. “I do have some very large...

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Kean warns NJ cannot rush renewable energy if prices soar

WALL, N.J. – Worried that Gov. Phil Murphy’s Energy Master Plan will drive-up costs on families, Assemblyman Sean Kean urged caution against setting unrealistic goals. “There are positive elements in Governor Murphy’s Energy Master Plan; however, New Jersey is facing an affordability crisis and many people cannot afford to...

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