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Democrats block GOP’s school safety bill in Assembly two days after South Texas school shooting

TRENTON, N.J. – Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin and Democrats blocked a motion by Republicans to pass school safety legislation two days after a gunman murdered 19 innocent schoolchildren and two teachers at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. The measure would have standardized school emergency response training for police...

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Dancer bill that allows active military members, families to keep out-of-state drivers’ licenses passes Assembly

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Ron Dancer’s bill allowing military service members and their families to keep their out-of-state licenses while temporarily stationed in New Jersey was passed by the Assembly Thursday. Dancer’s bill (A325) would exempt active military members and their immediate family from having to transfer their drivers’ licenses within...

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Assembly passes Dancer bills bringing accountability and transparency to State Agriculture Development Committee

TRENTON, N.J. – On Thursday, the Assembly passed a bipartisan package of bills sponsored by Assemblyman Ron Dancer, bringing greater transparency and accountability to the State Agriculture Development Committee (SADC), which leads New Jersey’s farmland preservation efforts. “In today’s world of global markets, high inflation, and low wholesale prices,...

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DiMaio agrees with Murphy to break Dems blockade of GOP bills

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...

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Long Branch lawmakers support task force, legislation to address shore pop-up parties

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywomen Kim Eulner and Marilyn Piperno, who represent several coastal communities including Long Branch, say they support creating a task force and plan to introduce legislation to stop pop-up parties promoting weed and underage drinking from wreaking havoc down the shore this summer. Thousands of young...

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GOP leaders push for tax cut package in budget

TRENTON, N.J. – In response to surging state revenues and record-high inflation, Assembly Republican Leader John DiMaio and Assembly Budget Officer Hal Wirths on Tuesday announced a four-point plan that would provide residents immediate relief in this year’s state budget and achieve sustainable tax reforms. “Taxpayers can’t wait for...

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Assembly committee advances Dancer bill allowing wineries on preserved farms to host special events

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly Agriculture and Food Security Committee on Thursday advanced Assemblyman Ron Dancer’s bill that will allow wineries on preserved farmlands to continue hosting special occasion events. Dancer’s bill (A4037) reinstates the pilot program allowing those special occasion events for two years once the bill is adopted....

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Dancer bill would allow active military members, families to keep out-of-state drivers’ licenses

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly Military and Veterans’ Affairs Committee on Thursday released Assemblyman Ron Dancer’s bill allowing military service members and their families to keep their out-of-state licenses while temporarily stationed in New Jersey. Dancer’s bill (A325) would exempt active military members and their immediate family from having to transfer...

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Dancer bills bringing accountability and transparency to State Agriculture Development Committee advance

TRENTON, N.J. – On Thursday, an Assembly panel released a bipartisan package of bills sponsored by Assemblyman Ron Dancer, bringing greater transparency and accountability to the State Agriculture Development Committee (SADC), which leads New Jersey’s farmland preservation efforts. “In today’s world of global markets, high inflation, and low wholesale...

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Bill that would allow homeschoolers to participate in extracurricular activities advances

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly Education Committee on Thursday advanced a bill that would allow all homeschooled students in New Jersey to participate in extracurricular activities in their hometown school districts. Assemblymen Jay Webber and Hal Wirths are sponsoring the bill (A1041). “This bill is really about fairness to...

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