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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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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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