Archive for Author: NJ Assembly Republicans

Bergen bill helping entrepreneurs open medical marijuana dispensaries signed into law

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Brian Bergen’s bill helping first-time entrepreneurs gain the capital needed to open medical marijuana dispensaries became law today. “It’s not a marijuana bill, it’s a business bill,” Bergen (R-Morris) told the Assembly Health Committee in May. “Starting a business is near impossible nowadays. With this...

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Bramnick statement on former Secretary of State Gen. Colin Powell

TRENTON, N.J. – Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick issued the following statement on the death of former Secretary of State Gen. Colin Powell: “America lost a trailblazing public servant today. Former Secretary of State Colin Powell was a great man who earned considerable respect for his decades of leadership...

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Murphy’s new mask mandate ignores personal responsibility in favor of government authority

TRENTON, N.J. – Before Gov. Phil Murphy mandates masks in schools today, Assemblyman Brian Bergen has a message: Mandating masks in schools has more negatives than positives. “What I am hearing is that mandating masks makes things more difficult for everyone,” said Bergen (R-Morris), a parent of two school-age...

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Bramnick advice to Murphy on masks in schools: Listen to the public and medical experts with Legislative hearings

TRENTON, N.J. – Assembly Republican Jon Bramnick criticized Gov. Phil Murphy for again unilaterally setting new rules and bypassing the state legislature. “Decisions related to Covid policy continue to be made without any legislative hearings,” said Bramnick (R-Union). “My concern focuses on the rights of every citizen to be...

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Space bill creating regional municipal court system now law

TRENTON, N.J. – It’s a win for taxpayers, as Assemblyman Parker Space’s bill that would establish a regional municipal court pilot program was signed into law Thursday. Space’s legislation (A5176/S3049) would allow some municipalities in 10 counties—Atlantic, Cape May, Salem, Cumberland, Gloucester, Hunterdon, Somerset, Warren, Morris, and Sussex—to consolidate...

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God, family, country: Meet Chris DePhillips

TRENTON, N.J. – The state Assembly Republican Office today released its next biography series video featuring Assemblyman Chris DePhillips. DePhillips, an assemblyman since 2018, has public service in his DNA – even if the family’s political affiliations have evolved over the generations. His paternal grandmother was a revered New...

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