Archive for Tag: Christopher DePhillips

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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DePhillips asks speaker to support bill helping renters make ends meet

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips sent a letter to Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin yesterday asking him to post a bill that increases the property tax deduction for tenants to 30% of rent from 18%. “Helping renters, often among the working poor and middle class, is a bipartisan initiative,” wrote...

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Poll worker pay increase passes Assembly

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Kevin Rooney’s bill addressing poll worker shortages by increasing their pay to $300 a day passed the full Assembly on Thursday. Election worker pay has remained stagnant since 2001 when it was raised to $200 from $75. “Poll workers are important to the integrity of...

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DePhillips wants to makeover Statehouse management commission, introduces bill to modify membership

TRENTON, N.J. – A little-known New Jersey commission that gained a lot of notoriety for its recent decision to implement a controversial Covid policy would see a shakeup under a bill that will be introduced by Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips on Thursday. The bill increases the State Capitol Joint Management...

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N.J. corporations permitted to maintain records using blockchain technology under new law

TRENTON, N.J. – Corporations in the state are now legally permitted to maintain records on an electronic network, including those using blockchain technology – the digital ledger invented for keeping track of the cryptocurrency Bitcoin. On Tuesday, Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation (A1178), sponsored by Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips and...

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DePhillips: Democrats’ misguided legislation results in murder

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips warned Democrats in September about their misguided legislation that would release prisoners early due to the Covid pandemic. Now, an 18-year-old is dead at the hands of one of those early released prisoners.  “Awarding early release to prisoners because of Covid is counterproductive...

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Republicans slam Democrats for corrupting landmark criminal justice bill, again

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblymen Christopher DePhillips and Brian Bergen slammed Democrats Thursday for including official misconduct and public corruption in a bill meant to reform the criminal justice system by ending mandatory minimum sentences for many nonviolent crimes in New Jersey. “This bill is taking away the safeguard to...

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