Archive for Category: Press Release

Rooney bill would provide car buyer protections against subscription-based features

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly Commerce and Economic Development Committee on Monday advanced a bill that prohibits motor vehicle manufacturers and dealers from requiring subscriptions for some motor vehicle features. Assemblyman Kevin Rooney, a sponsor of the bill (A4519), says consumers have been blindsided when purchasing vehicles with features...

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Committee advances bill that supports renewable natural gas investments

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywoman Nancy Munoz’s bill that directs the Board of Public Utilities to establish a program that encourages renewable natural gas procurement advanced Monday. The bill (A577), heard in the Assembly Telecommunications and Utilities Committee, would also urge gas public utilities to make investments in renewable natural...

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Guardian bill calls for ocean energy study

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Don Guardian wants the state to explore the possibilities of ocean energy to keep New Jersey’s lights on. The up-and-down motion of waves, and push-and-pull of ocean tides, creates kinetic energy that can be converted into usable electricity. Most popularly, floats or buoys moved by...

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Glassboro-Camden rail line won’t solve commuter woes, but other projects will, says South Jersey lawmaker

TRENTON, N.J. – South Jersey Assemblywoman Bethanne McCarthy Patrick wants the money earmarked for the 18-mile Glassboro-Camden light-rail line to be reallocated to other pressing infrastructure projects that would help relieve traffic congestion and ease commutes for those living and working in Gloucester and Camden counties. “South Jersey doesn’t...

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Umba’s bill would force State Board of Education to resume in-person meetings

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Brandon Umba says the state Board of Education has denied the public its voice concerning children’s education well beyond any reasonable claim of ongoing public health concerns. With local and state governing bodies safely back to working in person for months with public participation, the...

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Matsikoudis recovers $280K for constituents

TRENTON, N.J. – Freshman Assemblywoman Michele Matsikoudis is celebrating a record day and successful year in helping constituents get funds that are rightfully theirs. Since taking office in January 2022, Matsikoudis and her team have recovered nearly $280,000 for residents of her legislative district covering parts of Morris, Somerset...

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National organization names Dunn elected woman of excellence

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Assemblywoman Aura Dunn is the sole New Jersey recipient of the National Federation for Women Legislators’ elected women of excellence award. She was honored at the organization’s 2022 conference in Charleston, South Carolina on Monday. The award goes to women legislators who have worked tirelessly to...

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NJ Transit should provide Wi-Fi on passenger trains, DePhillips says

TRENTON, N.J. – With the pandemic over and more commuters returning to their offices in New York City and elsewhere, Assemblyman Chris DePhillips wants free Wi-Fi mandated for NJ Transit customers. The assemblyman on Monday introduced a bipartisan-backed bill (A4874) that would require the taxpayer-supported NJ Transit to provide...

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Matsikoudis bill delivering support to mobile dining businesses approved by committee

TRENTON, N.J. – An innovative new business model that offers restaurant-quality food at your doorstep is growing in New Jersey and gaining legislative support thanks to a bill sponsored by Assemblywoman Michele Matsikoudis and passed by the Assembly Health Committee on Monday. The bill (A4339) creates a licensing program...

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Space resolution designating National Apprenticeship Week in New Jersey signed

TRENTON, N.J. – New Jersey now recognizes the second week in November as National Apprenticeship Week following the governor’s signature of Assemblyman Parker Space’s resolution on Monday. Apprenticeship programs combine classroom instruction with on-the-job paid training to build a pipeline of highly-qualified workers who can then use their industry-recognized...

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