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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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Assemblywoman investigates ‘broken’ unemployment system at shuttered state career center

TRENTON, N.J. – It is not just that New Jersey’s unemployment offices have been closed for almost a full year, it is that the system had been hobbling along long before the crisis hit. That is what Assemblywoman Aura Dunn discovered Thursday when she was let inside the shuttered...

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WATCH: Independent hearing to examine Murphy administration’s handling of nursing, veterans homes during pandemic

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce and Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips joined a GOP panel Friday to investigate Gov. Phil Murphy’s Covid response at nursing homes which lead to nearly 8,000 deaths. Other Republican lawmakers participating in the probe were Sens. Joe Pennacchio, Kristin Corrado, Declan O’Scanlon, Michael Testa, and...

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Bramnick statement on death of Sen. Gerald Cardinale

TRENTON, N.J. – Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick issued a statement following the announcement of Sen. Gerald Cardinale’s passing: “Senator Cardinale was a force in the Republican party and the state Legislature,” said Bramnick (R-Union). “With more than five decades of distinguished public service he leaves a lasting mark...

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Testa and Simonsen introduce bill requiring schools to educate students on harmful effects of marijuana use

TRENTON, N.J. – In anticipation of an adult-use recreational marijuana market in New Jersey, Sen. Michael Testa and Assemblyman Erik Simonsen introduced a bill to educate students in grades 3 through 12 on the risks of cannabis and marijuana use. The bill (S3360/A5168) specifies schools must include age-appropriate instruction...

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