TRENTON, N.J. – Gov. Phil Murphy further broke away from Senate President Nick Scutari and Speaker Craig Coughlin Wednesday by calling for up-or-down votes on Republican sponsored bills with his stalled gun control package introduced last year.
“What’s more American than having a hearing and an up-or-down vote?” asked DiMaio (R-Warren), the Assembly Republican leader. “But when he breaks his rule against speaking on legislation not on his desk, he should perhaps read them. My bill actually increases penalties for criminals possessing ammunition.”