Archive for Category: Press Release

Lawmaker calls on Murphy to invoke emergency powers to stop abuses at NJ women’s prison

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce called on Gov. Phil Murphy Sunday to invoke his emergency powers to stop the abuses at the embattled Edna Mahan Correctional Facility, the state’s only women’s prison. “It will take extraordinary action to get this embarrassing mayhem under control and Governor Murphy should...

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Your phone could soon be your NJ driver’s license under Dancer bill

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Ron Dancer recently introduced a bill requiring the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission to create and issue electronic driver’s licenses and identification cards to individuals who voluntarily request one.  The bill (A5433) follows up on recommendations from the MVC’s 2016 Mobile Driver’s License Feasibility Study...

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After Edna Mahan hearing GOP lawmakers call for ombudsman resignation, continue push to oust Hicks

TRENTON, N.J. – After an eight-hour Assembly hearing Thursday on the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility, the four Republican lawmakers on the panel issued a joint statement and called for a top to bottom change in management starting with Corrections Commissioner Marcus Hicks and Corrections Ombudsman Dan DiBenedetti. “We are...

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Bramnick urges Murphy to pay down debt, help unemployed with federal aid money

TRENTON, N.J. – New Jersey is poised to receive $6.4 billion as part of the federal government’s recently enacted $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act. Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick is pushing the Murphy administration to make good on the promise to pay down some of the state’s debt,...

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Assemblywoman Stanfield challenges Democrats to stop stalling and impeach Hicks

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywoman Jean Stanfield says “enough was enough” following the first hearing of yet another investigation into the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility and its commissioner, Marcus Hicks. “Today marks the start of the fourth investigation into the horrors at Edna Mahan Correctional Facility, perpetrated under the leadership...

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Dancer wants Covid testing and vaccination units at Jersey Shore for summer tourism season

TRENTON, N.J. – With an eye on improving travel and economic trends, Assemblyman Ron Dancer recently introduced a resolution urging the Department of Health to set up mobile Covid-19 testing and vaccination units along the Jersey Shore during tourism season. “Jersey shore businesses and attractions are very much looking...

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Dancer resolution honors state police on their 100th anniversary

TRENTON, N.J. – On the 100th anniversary of the New Jersey State Police, Assemblyman Ron Dancer announced he is introducing an Assembly resolution marking the occasion and honoring their service. “We owe our selfless state troopers a debt of gratitude for protecting the citizens of New Jersey for the...

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911 dispatchers designated first responders in Kean bill passed by Assembly

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Sean Kean’s bill designating 911 dispatchers as first responders unanimously passed the Assembly Thursday. The bill (A3804) recognizes their work as life-saving and includes them in the first responder community with law enforcement, firefighters, and emergency medical professionals. “They are the first, first responders that...

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Taking the best ideas across the county, Army-veteran lawmaker introduces sweeping veterans package

TRENTON, N.J. – In the past few years, New Jersey has honored its veterans with free beach access, hunting and fishing licenses, and hiring preferences for civil service jobs. A veteran lawmaker thinks it is time to quit what he calls the “soft-shoe” approach. Assemblyman Brian Bergen, who was...

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During Women’s History Month, Assembly pushes for induction of former Mets owner into Baseball Hall of Fame

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly unanimously passed a resolution Thursday urging the Golden Days Era Committee of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum to induct former New York Mets owner Joan Whitney Payson for her extraordinary achievements and contributions to Major League Baseball. The measure (AR232), sponsored...

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