Archive for Tag: Christopher DePhillips

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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DePhillips: Government-controlled prescription prices won’t save N.J. patients money

TRENTON, N.J. – A Democrat proposal giving a government-created board the ability to control prescription drug prices in New Jersey will not help patients, but will destroy the state’s acclaimed life sciences industry, says Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips. “New Jersey, which is home to 14 of the world’s 20 largest...

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Republicans stand up for “extremist” parents in NJEA spoof commercial

TRENTON, N.J. – In a parody ad released on YouTube Wednesday, the Assembly Republican Office in Trenton slams the state’s teachers’ union for its latest 15-second TV commercial calling outspoken parents “extremists.” The parody, “If the NJEA was honest in its commercials,” says the New Jersey Education Association has...

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Reforms would avoid public employee health benefit rate hikes, DePhillips says

TRENTON, N.J. – With the threat of health care rate hikes of up to 24% looming for public employees and retirees, Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips says there is no better time than now to pass years-old reforms to health care benefits, lowering costs immediately and long term. “Clearly this is...

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DePhillips renews calls to cut N.J. corporate tax to compete with Pa.

TRENTON, N.J. – Pennsylvania’s corporate tax cut must be a catalyst for change in New Jersey, says Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips. The lawmaker is calling on legislative leadership to prioritize his bill to lower New Jersey’s highest-in-the-nation 11.5% corporate business tax rate before companies, jobs and families move to the...

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Affordable housing bills advanced yesterday ignore renters, says DePhillips. ‘There’s a better way.’

TRENTON, N.J. – While rent is increasing at record paces in New Jersey and far above the national average, the state Assembly isn’t taking action to provide more relief for renters, despite considering a slate of bills intended to make housing more affordable Thursday. Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips says helping renters...

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DePhillips to introduce articles of impeachment against Labor Commissioner

TRENTON, N.J. – In addition to being in the hot seat at a Senate committee hearing on Thursday, N.J. Labor Department Commissioner Robert Asaro-Angelo could soon be out of a job. Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips is introducing a resolution to impeach Asaro-Angelo for failing to perform the duties of his...

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DePhillips says Murphy needs to end public health emergency, not Covid briefings

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips slammed Gov. Phil Murphy for keeping the public health emergency in light of his announcement that he is ending the Covid-19 briefings on Friday, March 4. Murphy said that there is no “new news” regarding the public health emergency, which he reinstated Feb....

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DePhillips blasts Murphy administration for taking healthy students out of the game, coercing vaccination

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips blasted the Murphy administration over their updated guidance for K-12 schools that excludes unvaccinated students from sports or extracurricular activities in areas where Covid-19 activity is very high. The N.J. Department of Health’s isolation/quarantine guidance issued on Dec. 30 states that schools are to “limit...

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