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South Jersey lawmakers to start offering in-person resume assistance

TRENTON, N.J. – With New Jersey’s unemployment rate still lagging behind the nation at 6.6%, and the state Labor Department asking residents to submit online requests for one-on-one career support, Assemblymen Antwan McClellan and Erik Simonsen are adding in-person resume assistance to their list of available constituent services. Along...

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DePhillips wants to makeover Statehouse management commission, introduces bill to modify membership

TRENTON, N.J. – A little-known New Jersey commission that gained a lot of notoriety for its recent decision to implement a controversial Covid policy would see a shakeup under a bill that will be introduced by Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips on Thursday. The bill increases the State Capitol Joint Management...

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DiMaso receives National Foundation for Women Legislators’ highest honor

TRENTON, NJ – Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso received the National Foundation for Women Legislators’ highest honor, the Dean McManus spirit award, at the organization’s annual conference in Memphis, Tenn. last week. “I could not be more honored and proud to receive this year’s Dean McManus award. NFWL has been a...

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DePhillips named “Legislator of the Year” by New Jersey State Chamber of Commerce

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips was named Legislator of the Year by the New Jersey State Chamber of Commerce as part of its biannual Legislative and Business Awards recognition. The Chamber awards legislators whose voting record, bill sponsorships, committee votes and overall history of supporting economic growth promote...

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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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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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Bergen: Voter bill nothing more than Democrat ballot harvesting

TRENTON, N.J. –  The Assembly last week passed a bill that on the surface seems like a win for out-of-country voters. However, one Assemblyman said it is nothing more than a scheme for Democrats to harvest ballots. Currently, United States citizens who previously were New Jersey residents and now...

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Wirths, Space bill prohibiting police from considering citation and arrest data in performance evaluations passes

TRENTON, N.J. – A bill that would end police departments from using the number of tickets issued or arrests made in an officer’s performance evaluation passed the Assembly Monday. Assemblymen Hal Wirths and Parker Space sponsored the bill (A4058). Currently, agencies can use such data when evaluating officer performance....

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