Archive for Tag: Aura Dunn

Dunn brings together mayors, state agencies to build relationships, address concerns

CHESTER, N.J. – It’s all about relationship building for Aura Dunn. Since being in the state Assembly in 2019, it’s been her goal to bring together municipal leaders to discuss issues and concerns affecting constituents in Legislative District 25. And then Covid happened. But with the pandemic social distancing...

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New Jersey closer to declaring ‘sextortion’ a crime

TRENTON, N.J. – Sextortion – extortion by threatening to share nude or explicit images and videos of victims – could soon be punishable by prison time and fines in New Jersey. The full Assembly voted unanimously to advance Assemblywoman Aura Dunn’s bill establishing the crime of sexual extortion on...

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Dunn’s bill cracking down on sexual predators by creating new ‘sextortion’ crime advances in Assembly

TRENTON, N.J. – Sextortion – the act of threatening to share nude or explicit images and videos to extort victims – could soon become a crime in New Jersey. The Assembly Judiciary Committee on Thursday approved Assemblywoman Aura Dunn’s bill ensuring predators who engage in sexual extortion are punished...

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National organization names Dunn elected woman of excellence

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Assemblywoman Aura Dunn is the sole New Jersey recipient of the National Federation for Women Legislators’ elected women of excellence award. She was honored at the organization’s 2022 conference in Charleston, South Carolina on Monday. The award goes to women legislators who have worked tirelessly to...

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DePhillips and Dunn want to shake up State Health Benefits Commission makeup

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips and Assemblywoman Aura Dunn are proposing to overhaul the makeup of the State Health Benefits Commission following the board’s vote approving health premium rate increases that disproportionately impact local governments and taxpayers. The State Health Benefits Commission on Wednesday approved rate hikes for...

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Committee passes Dunn bill protecting long-term care residents from neglect and isolation

TRENTON, N.J. – A late Mendham nursing home resident who suffered from lockdowns and misguided policies during the Covid-19 pandemic inspired a bill sponsored by Assemblywoman Aura Dunn and passed by the Aging and Senior Services Committee Thursday. The bill (A4657), drafted in memory of 99-year-old Sally Griscavage Florek,...

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Dunn to legislate timely budget resolution publication

TRENTON, N.J. – Three weeks after the enactment of the FY2023 budget, requests for changes to the appropriations bill made by lawmakers and the executive branch have still not been made public. Assemblywoman Aura Dunn, a member of the Assembly budget committee, proposes to put an end to the...

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Dunn sounds alarm over severe shortage of child mental health professionals, asks Dems to support bill

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywoman Aura Dunn says New Jersey is woefully unprepared to address the mental health crisis facing children and is calling on Democrats to support her bill to increase the number of counselors for children and teens. “The money set aside in the state budget to train...

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Republicans test Dems’ commitment to affordability by calling for bigger, permanent and immediate tax breaks

TRENTON, N.J. – Did Democrats really heed the call for a more affordable New Jersey after the November election? It seems unlikely as Democrats rebuffed Assembly Republican attempts on Wednesday to provide immediate, expansive and permanent tax relief for struggling families in the state’s massive $50.6 billion budget. “I...

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Assembly Republicans oppose Democrats’ massive $50.6 billion state spending plan

TRENTON, N.J. – The state’s massive $50.6 billion fiscal year 2023 budget represents missed opportunities for real tax reform and relief, backroom deals, big government spending, and one-time gimmicks say Republicans before casting their no votes from the Assembly floor on Wednesday. Assembly Republican Leader John DiMaio: WATCH: GOP...

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