TRENTON, N.J. – Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick said Tuesday that it is time for the New Jersey Legislature to put an end to Gov. Phil Murphy’s perpetual rule by emergency executive orders.
“Murphy has been in control of all decision making for more than six months and we need democracy to return to New Jersey,” said Bramnick (R-Union). “The state of emergency permits the governor to avoid the legislative process and write laws without public debate, hearings or action by the elected representatives of the people. Laws should be made by the Legislature with hearings. The public deserves an opportunity to be heard.”
Murphy on Saturday signed Executive Order No. 186 extending the public health emergency that was declared on March 9, 2020. As of September 29, Murphy has issued 78 executive orders related to the public health emergency.