Archive for Category: Press Release

Monmouth County lawmakers announce state funding for local recovery high school

TRENTON, N.J. – After sponsoring a budget resolution to fund Matawan-Aberdeen Regional School District’s recovery high school at Brookdale Community College, Assemblywomen Kim Eulner and Marilyn Piperno are celebrating the $500,000 in capital aid awarded to the school in the state’s fiscal year 2023 budget. “KEYS Academy is a...

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Governor signs Dancer bill expanding Gold Star ID cards to more military family members

TRENTON, N.J. – Additional relatives of military members who died during active duty can now qualify for Gold Star identification cards under a bill sponsored by Assemblyman Ron Dancer and signed into law by Gov. Phil Murphy on Tuesday. The legislation (A1455) allows Gold Star spouses, domestic partners or...

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Legislature advances Dancer, Dunn bill clarifying disabling conditions for State Police

TRENTON, N.J. – Sponsored by Assemblyman Ron Dancer and Assemblywoman Aura Dunn, a bill clarifying disability retirement eligibility for members of the State Police passed the Assembly and Senate on Wednesday. The bill (A1797) would allow State Police Retirement System members to qualify for accidental disability retirement benefits if...

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Budget signing signifies a worse-off New Jersey, says Assembly GOP Leader

TRENTON, N.J. – Assembly Republican Leader John DiMaio has been critical of the budget, and again pointed out that the state budget is full of tax relief gimmicks and unsustainable spending as Gov. Phil Murphy signed the $50.6 billion fiscal year 2023 budget. “Governor Murphy likes to say this...

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N.J. Black Heritage Trail bill goes to governor’s desk

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly on Wednesday unanimously passed a bipartisan bill creating a Black Heritage Trail in New Jersey. The bill, which directs the New Jersey Historical Commission to identify Black heritage sites throughout the state, now goes to the governor’s desk for his signature. Sponsors of the...

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Cape May lawmakers push for Coast Guard license plate

TRENTON, N.J. – Cape May County lawmakers Assemblymen Erik Simonsen and Antwan McClellan introduced a bill to create a special license plate honoring members of the U.S. Coast Guard. Cape May, New Jersey is home to the only U.S. Coast Guard Recruit Training Center in America, making it the...

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Dancer bill relaxing regulations for using steel byproduct in construction fill now law

TRENTON, N.J. – New Jersey will now allow steel slag, a byproduct of the steel and iron recycling process, to be used in construction fill for certain industrial and commercial developments and remediation projects without the need for additional Department of Environmental Protection approval. In May, the Assembly concurred...

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Murphy’s knee-jerk reaction to Supreme Court ruling on concealed carry shows differences, says Assembly GOP Leader

TRENTON, N.J. – Assembly Republican Leader John DiMaio said Gov. Phil Murphy’s response, directing state departments and agencies to identify and designate gun free zones and regulate how firearms are transported, shows clear differences in his rhetoric on criminals and law-abiding citizens. “Democrats don’t appear to trust honest law-abiding...

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Republicans reject bill increasing auto insurance premiums for N.J. drivers

TRENTON, N.J. – Republicans argued a bill to increase auto insurance coverage limits considered in the Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee on Thursday would result in a less affordable New Jersey and higher costs for consumers at a time of record-high inflation. The bill (A4291) increases the minimum...

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Sales tax holiday another gimmick, says Assembly GOP Leader

TRENTON, N.J. – Assembly Republican Leader John DiMaio continued his call for permanent tax cuts after a joint announcement by Gov. Phil Murphy, Senate President Nick Scutari and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin today that there will be a back-to-school sales tax holiday. “Another underwhelming gimmick when people need real...

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