Archive for Category: Video

Bergen bill helping entrepreneurs open medical marijuana dispensaries clears committee

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Brian Bergen encouraged members of Wednesday’s Assembly Health Committee to advance his bill that would promote business growth by helping first-time entrepreneurs gain the capital needed to open medical marijuana dispensaries.  WATCH: “It’s a business bill,” Bergen on bill helping entrepreneurs open medical marijuana...

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DiMaso says Fulton, who failed New Jersey drivers, is a disastrous pick for national defense job

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso, who called for soon-to-be former MVC Executive Director Sue Fulton to resign and told her to get her act together during an Assembly Budget hearing on Monday, was surprised to hear that Fulton was being hired by President Joe Biden to become an...

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GOP lawmaker confronts DEP on bear hunt during budget hearing

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Hal Wirths grilled Department of Environmental Protection Acting Commissioner Shawn LaTourette on the increasingly dangerous bear activity during Wednesday’s Assembly budget hearing.  WATCH: GOP lawmaker confronts DEP on bear hunt during budget hearing Wirths: “Do you know if the increased sightings in your department resulted...

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GOP lawmakers warn ‘Healthy Terminals Act’ would jeopardize jobs

TRENTON, N.J. – Three state lawmakers slammed a bill creating special benefits for employees at Newark Liberty International Airport and the adjacent train station during a March 25 Assembly voting session. The bill (S989), which the Democrats call the “Healthy Terminals Act,” sets a prevailing wage schedule for any...

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GOP lawmakers push for review of Murphy’s executive orders at Legislative session

TRENTON, N.J. – Republican lawmakers in the Assembly and state Senate Thursday again pushed to move forward legislation putting a 14-day cap on any rule Gov. Phil Murphy issues, citing the Civil Defense and Disaster Control Act, unless it receives legislative approval. Murphy declared both a state of emergency...

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Democrats legislate themselves out of mandatory penalties for public corruption

TRENTON, N.J. –  A bill that would eliminate mandatory minimum sentences for non-violent crimes was passed with only Democrat support because it included ending definite punishment for corrupt elected officials. The inclusion of public corruption, termed official misconduct, was made by a state senator whose girlfriend’s son faces current...

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A link to New Jersey’s past, a mission to make a difference – a lawmaker’s story

TRENTON, N.J. – With a lineage tracing back to the first proprietors of the state of New Jersey and the first Assembly in 1703, Assemblyman Ned Thomson’s mini biography released today provides a unique look at the actuary turned lawmaker. From helping those less fortunate by donating the fish...

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