Archive for Tag: BettyLou DeCroce

Lawmaker calls on Murphy to invoke emergency powers to stop abuses at NJ women’s prison

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce called on Gov. Phil Murphy Sunday to invoke his emergency powers to stop the abuses at the embattled Edna Mahan Correctional Facility, the state’s only women’s prison. “It will take extraordinary action to get this embarrassing mayhem under control and Governor Murphy should...

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GOP lawmakers warn ‘Healthy Terminals Act’ would jeopardize jobs

TRENTON, N.J. – Three state lawmakers slammed a bill creating special benefits for employees at Newark Liberty International Airport and the adjacent train station during a March 25 Assembly voting session. The bill (S989), which the Democrats call the “Healthy Terminals Act,” sets a prevailing wage schedule for any...

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Banning police from polls fought by Republican lawmakers

TRENTON, N.J. – The Democrat-led state Assembly passed legislation Thursday that would bar police officers from being stationed within 100 feet of a polling place after a fiery debate initiated by Republicans. Republicans blasted the bill for demonizing police. Watch: Wirths challenges ban on police near polling locations“I think...

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Assembly advances DeCroce bill expanding age discrimination protections to senior workforce

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce’s bill expanding age discrimination protections for seniors 70 and older was unanimously advanced by the Assembly today. “Some seniors have to keep working because of New Jersey’s high cost of living, while others just find their careers very rewarding. Either way, their age...

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Committee approves expanding DeCroce’s barber pilot program

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce’s barber pilot program signed into law in 2019 would be expanded to professionals from states or countries that do not issue licenses under a bill released by the Assembly Regulated Professions Committee. Under current law, the three-year pilot program applies only to barbers...

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WATCH: Independent hearing to examine Murphy administration’s handling of nursing, veterans homes during pandemic

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce and Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips joined a GOP panel Friday to investigate Gov. Phil Murphy’s Covid response at nursing homes which lead to nearly 8,000 deaths. Other Republican lawmakers participating in the probe were Sens. Joe Pennacchio, Kristin Corrado, Declan O’Scanlon, Michael Testa, and...

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DeCroce bill requiring state to stockpile PPE advances to governor

TRENTON, N.J. – A shortage of personal protective equipment at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic proved to be one of the state’s biggest public health challenges. A bill, sponsored by Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce, preventing such a crisis and encouraging equipment manufacturing was back in the Assembly today to...

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DeCroce bill helping smaller businesses use digital currency advances

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly Science, Innovation and Technology Committee advanced legislation Monday to help facilitate the use of blockchain technology for more businesses throughout the Garden State. The bill (A320), sponsored by Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce, directs the state to review and approve a blockchain-based payment platform for state-approved...

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DeCroce says schools should skip standardized tests, focus on statewide plan to open schools

PARSIPPANY, N.J. – Forcing school children to take standardized tests this year would be an unnecessary burden heaped on students, parents and teachers, says Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce, a member of the Joint Committee on Public Schools. “I don’t know what of value would be gained by forcing students to...

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DeCroce, DiMaso and Simonsen underscore urgency to get kids back in classrooms as critical questions remain unanswered

TRENTON, N.J. – Today’s Joint Committee on the Public Schools remote meeting highlighted the importance of getting teachers and children back in the classroom for full in-person learning, said the committee’s Assembly Republican members. Legislators, state officials, education advocates, and concerned parents discussed how New Jersey can successfully reopen...

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