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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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Assembly committee passes DePhillips bill requiring genetic screening for cancer patients

TRENTON, N.J. – Cancer patients with an underlying genetic mutation may experience severe side effects taking certain anticancer drugs. One assemblyman wants patients and their doctors to rule out that mutation before starting treatment. Christopher P. DePhillips is sponsoring a bill that would require physicians to offer cancer patients...

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Dancer proposes legislation defending voter rights following Murphy’s plans to deny entry of unmasked voters

TRENTON, N.J. – Mask up or be denied polling place access. That’s the message Gov. Phil Murphy issued at his Wednesday COVID-19 press briefing. Voters “will not be allowed in. It’s that simple,” New Jersey Globe reported him saying. Assemblyman Ron Dancer took exception to the governor’s comments and...

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Dancer wants to increase pet insurance awareness as adoptions soar

TRENTON, N.J. – Craving companionship during coronavirus shutdown orders, people started adopting pets in record numbers. Unfortunately, most consumers aren’t considering the costs associated with the long-term commitment of caring for their new four-legged friends. To help them make better informed choices, Assemblyman Ron Dancer has introduced a measure...

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Dancer proposes legislation protecting business tax credits during pandemic

TRENTON, N.J. – Due to pandemic conditions and the major shift to remote work, businesses that received tax credits through the New Jersey Economic Opportunity Act of 2013 are struggling to meet a requirement that employees spend 80 percent of their work time on-site. To protect jobs and businesses,...

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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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DeCroce bill would ban government from requiring proof of Covid vaccination

TRENTON, N.J. – Government offices would be prohibited from discriminating against individuals who have not received a Covid-19 vaccine under a bill to be introduced by Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce. “We must protect an individual’s liberty to make their own medical decisions in concert with health care professionals and prevent...

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DiMaso to introduce Assembly bill banning vaccine passport mandates

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso will sponsor and introduce legislation later this month that would block state government from mandating that private businesses screen customers for proof of immunization for Covid-19. Sen. Mike Testa introduced the bill (S3674) Monday in the state Senate. “Creating a vaccine passport to...

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Dancer bill, now law, extends early pension benefits for brave police and firefighters who served during pandemic

TRENTON, N.J. – Police and firefighters who have worked for 20 years, but now face burnout from pandemic service, will be granted the ability to retire, regardless of their age, thanks to a measure sponsored by Assemblyman Ron Dancer that was signed by the governor on Monday. Members of...

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Governor signs Dancer bill providing in-state college tuition rates to military children who moved out of New Jersey

TRENTON, N.J. – Children of military families who attended high school in New Jersey, but are not currently living in the state, are now eligible for in-state tuition at public New Jersey colleges under a measure sponsored by Assemblyman Ron Dancer and signed into law by Gov. Phil Murphy...

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