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DiMaio proposes process to force Menendez to resign

TRENTON, N.J. – Despite mounting calls for U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez’ resignation following his indictment on federal corruption charges, the senator has not stepped down. Assembly Republican Leader John DiMaio is planning to introduce a constitutional amendment that would force him, and any other indicted elected official, to be...

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Dunn champions bill package for NJ child care providers and working moms as federal funding runs out

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywoman Aura Dunn is sounding the alarm on a looming financial crisis that could cripple the state’s child care industry and push women out of the workforce as pandemic-era funding for the sector ends Sept. 30. She is working on a package of bills to make...

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Menendez should face more pressure from Democrats, DiMaio says

TRENTON, N.J. – Assembly Republican Leader John DiMaio called on Democrats to act on replacing Senator Robert Menendez after his federal indictment for bribery, fraud and extortion charges. “Democrats say Bob Menendez should step down, but what are they going to do to get him to step down?” DiMaio...

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Efforts to ban natural gas in NJ reach boiling point

TRENTON, N.J. – By approving controversial measures this summer pushing building owners to convert from natural gas to electric heat, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities is teaming up with Gov. Phil Murphy to advance his green energy goals despite public outcry. Are the five government-appointed commissioners at...

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Sauickie bill creating inspector general for veterans facilities addresses lack of oversight and accountability in DOJ report

TRENTON, N.J. – One of the first pieces of legislation Assemblyman Alex Sauickie sponsored upon joining the General Assembly in 2022 addresses the insufficient oversight at state-run veterans homes as recently detailed in a report by the U.S. Department of Justice. His bill (A319) would create an independent inspector...

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DOJ report proves protecting veterans wasn’t above Murphy and legislative Democrats pay grade, Bergen says

TRENTON, N.J. – The day after a federal investigation laid the blame for veterans home deaths squarely on Gov. Phil Murphy and his administration’s Covid policies, Assemblyman Brian Bergen says Democrats’ day-after calls to do more is hypocritical at best. The U.S. Department of Justice’s civil rights division and...

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Dunn pushes for mandatory upgrades at veterans homes following federal investigation findings

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywoman Aura Dunn is calling on legislative leaders to post a bill she cosponsors requiring upgrades to the state-run veterans homes at Menlo Park and Paramus following the U.S. Department of Justice’s scathing report detailing inadequate infection control and medical care at the facilities Thursday. “New...

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DiMaio demands accountability and action following DOJ’s investigation of NJ veterans homes

TRENTON, N.J. – Assembly Republican Leader John DiMaio called on Gov. Phil Murphy and his administration to take full accountability for continuing to fail veterans at state-run homes and take immediate action to ensure their health and safety following the conclusion of the federal investigation at Menlo Park and...

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Barranco speaks up for parents at BOE meeting, challenges changes to school code

TRENTON, N.J. – During the public comment period of the New Jersey State Board of Education’s monthly meeting Wednesday afternoon, Assemblyman Christian Barranco espoused the importance of parental rights as the board attempts to backpedal recent changes to the equity code. WATCH: Barranco speaks up for parents at BOE...

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