TRENTON, N.J. – Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick is pushing to increase checks and balances in state government by requiring the legislature to review and approve executive orders issued by Gov. Phil Murphy during a state of emergency after 14 days.
“The legislature is the branch closest to the people and should have input on the governor’s emergency actions,” said Bramnick (R-Union). “Unfortunately, the present state of emergency continues without transparency or review by the state Assembly and Senate. The legislature is giving up its responsibility to the people by not legislating checks on the governor’s powers.”