Archive for Tag: Aura Dunn

Dunn bill requiring NJ colleges to stock opioid overdose drug goes to governor

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywoman Aura Dunn’s bill requiring public and private higher education institutions in the state to stock a nasal spray that acts as an opioid overdose antidote made it a step closer to becoming law Monday after passing both the Assembly and Senate. “Having the drug readily...

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NJ colleges required to stock opioid overdose drug under Dunn bill passed by committee

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywoman Aura Dunn’s state and national efforts to make college campuses safer for students paid off Thursday as the Assembly Appropriations Committee advanced her legislation requiring New Jersey’s public and private higher education institutions to stock an opioid overdose antidote known as naloxone hydrochloride nasal spray....

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Promises of property tax relief fall short when state agency won’t answer the phone, says Dunn

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywoman Aura Dunn’s district office in Chester has been fielding dozens of calls from constituents desperate for help filing for property tax relief under the state’s new Anchor program by the Dec. 29 deadline. The lawmaker says neither the residents nor her staff have been able...

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Dunn bill that bolsters civil damages for revenge porn victims passes Assembly

TRENTON, N.J. – Revenge porn victims are closer to being able to sue for higher civil damages in state court, after the Assembly on Thursday passed a bill that would increase monetary awards for emotional distress caused in such cases. The bill now heads to the governor’s desk for...

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After advisory council testimony on legislation introduced without input, Dunn calls for process change

TRENTON, N.J. – Flaws in New Jersey’s legislative process were exposed Thursday when the Youth Suicide Prevention Advisory Council testified in the Assembly Women and Children’s Committee that they weren’t originally consulted on legislation requiring them to prepare a report on suicide prevention instruction in schools. The claim caused...

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Dunn receives Good Grief’s community advocate award for work in support of mental health

TRENTON, N.J. – Recognized in Trenton as a champion of mental health, Assemblywoman Aura Dunn is being honored as a community advocate by Good Grief, a nonprofit that offers grief support and education, at their annual gala on Wednesday, Oct. 25.  “Many of my legislative priorities like increasing mental...

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Newark anti-Semitic incident raises need for more budget transparency

TRENTON, N.J. – An initiative spearheaded by Newark Mayor Ras Baraka that received funding in the state budget hosted an event honoring a former poet laureate identified as anti-Semitic by the Anti-Defamation League, and featured two speakers also identified as anti-Semitic by the ADL. Assemblywoman Aura Dunn says the...

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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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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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Dunn sounds alarm on NJ judge shortage’s impact on children

TRENTON, N.J. – Passaic County will soon pause civil and divorce trials like Hunterdon, Somerset and Warren counties because of a severe judge shortage that Assemblywoman Aura Dunn says is endangering children caught in limbo. She is calling on Gov. Phil Murphy and Senate leadership to prioritize the judicial...

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