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Bergen bill helping entrepreneurs open medical marijuana dispensaries signed into law

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Brian Bergen’s bill helping first-time entrepreneurs gain the capital needed to open medical marijuana dispensaries became law today. “It’s not a marijuana bill, it’s a business bill,” Bergen (R-Morris) told the Assembly Health Committee in May. “Starting a business is near impossible nowadays. With this...

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Bramnick statement on former Secretary of State Gen. Colin Powell

TRENTON, N.J. – Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick issued the following statement on the death of former Secretary of State Gen. Colin Powell: “America lost a trailblazing public servant today. Former Secretary of State Colin Powell was a great man who earned considerable respect for his decades of leadership...

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Scharfenberger says stop teaching critical race theory and racism in GOP Reaction Couch video

TRENTON, N.J. – Freedom and opportunity were the building blocks on which this country was built, not racism, says Assemblyman Gerry Scharfenberger in the latest episode of the Assembly Republican Office’s GOP Reaction Couch. The Monmouth County legislator and college professor dismantles the lies of critical race theory –...

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Now law: Police prohibited from considering citation and arrest data in performance evaluations

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblymen Hal Wirths and Parker Space’s bill that prohibits police departments from using the number of tickets issued or arrests made by officers in their performance evaluations was signed into law on Thursday. State law bans police departments from establishing arrest and ticket quotas, but agencies...

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Governor signs DeCroce bill expanding age discrimination protections to senior workforce

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce’s bill expanding age discrimination protections for working seniors was signed into law by Gov. Phil Murphy on Tuesday. “Some seniors have to keep working because of New Jersey’s high cost of living, while others just find their careers very rewarding. Either way, their...

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Governor signs Dancer bill creating new state logo choices for manufacturers

TRENTON, N.J. – Manufacturers will have new options when denoting their goods are New Jersey made. Today, Gov. Phil Murphy signed into law Assemblyman Ron Dancer’s bill that gives manufacturers three new alternatives for stating a product is made in the state. “New Jersey is rightly known as the...

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N.J. corporations permitted to maintain records using blockchain technology under new law

TRENTON, N.J. – Corporations in the state are now legally permitted to maintain records on an electronic network, including those using blockchain technology – the digital ledger invented for keeping track of the cryptocurrency Bitcoin. On Tuesday, Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation (A1178), sponsored by Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips and...

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Dunn and DeCroce push for funding for state lakes pays off

TRENTON, N.J. – Under legislation signed into law on Friday, $10 million in grants will be available for lake conservation and management efforts, including the mitigation of the notorious harmful algal blooms. The bill (A5778/S3618), co-sponsored by Assemblywomen Aura Dunn and BettyLou DeCroce, prioritizes projects that involve lakes with...

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