TRENTON, N.J. – Friday’s Senate and Assembly Republican hearing on the impact of Covid restrictions on businesses revealed there was no opportunity for the public to be heard before state government. Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick plans to introduce a bill requiring the governor to hold public hearings during a state of emergency.
“Questions will continue about the pandemic and no one has all the answers today,” said Bramnick (R-Union). “Yet, we can all agree that residents and businesses should have had the opportunity to testify and be heard before the governor and the Legislature. A state of emergency is not designed to gag the public.”