Archive for Author: NJ Assembly Republicans

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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Banning police from polls fought by Republican lawmakers

TRENTON, N.J. – The Democrat-led state Assembly passed legislation Thursday that would bar police officers from being stationed within 100 feet of a polling place after a fiery debate initiated by Republicans. Republicans blasted the bill for demonizing police. Watch: Wirths challenges ban on police near polling locations“I think...

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