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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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Webber bill replacing county snail-mail notices with emails advances to governor

TRENTON, N.J. – In an effort to save taxpayer money and modernize communications, the Assembly advanced a bill, sponsored by Assemblyman Jay Webber, allowing counties in New Jersey to send proposed ordinances to municipalities by email. “We live in the 21st century, where written communications move inexpensively at the...

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Bill allowing diplomatic visa holders to renew licenses online, by mail advances

TRENTON, N.J. – Diplomatic visa holders may soon be able to renew driver’s licenses online or by mail. That bill (A5392) cleared the Assembly Transportation Committee Wednesday and will advance to the full Assembly for consideration. Current law requires visa holders to renew basic driver’s licenses, motorcycle licenses and...

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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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