Archive for Tag: Christopher DePhillips

GOP Assembly members react to Hicks resignation

TRENTON, N.J. – Scandal-plagued N.J. Corrections Commissioner Marcus Hicks finally resigned Tuesday after months of bipartisan demands for his firing were ignored by Gov. Phil Murphy. His resignation comes after a damning 75-page investigation released Monday that detailed a broken system of abuses at the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility...

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Bramnick appoints DePhillips, Rooney to caucus leadership roles

TRENTON, N.J. – Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick announced the appointment of two members to GOP caucus leadership Thursday. Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips was named deputy Republican leader. He takes over for Holly Schepisi, who moved up to the state Senate in March. DePhillips has served in the Assembly since...

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After Edna Mahan hearing GOP lawmakers call for ombudsman resignation, continue push to oust Hicks

TRENTON, N.J. – After an eight-hour Assembly hearing Thursday on the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility, the four Republican lawmakers on the panel issued a joint statement and called for a top to bottom change in management starting with Corrections Commissioner Marcus Hicks and Corrections Ombudsman Dan DiBenedetti. “We are...

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Assembly advances DePhillips resolution designating March 10 “Covid-19 Memorial Day”

TRENTON, N.J. – In honor of the thousands of residents lost to the coronavirus a little more than a year into the pandemic, the Assembly passed a resolution designating an annual day of public mourning on March 10, the date of the first recorded death in New Jersey. Assemblyman...

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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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DePhillips moves to make New Jersey America’s innovation leader

TRENTON, N.J. – New Jersey’s corporate business tax has led to an exodus of investment in the state once called the nation’s medicine chest. New Jersey is fifth out of seven states in the region for innovation, according to an NJBIA study, and experienced the largest loss of undergraduate...

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Governor signs DePhillips’ bill creating Global War on Terrorism Medal

TRENTON, N.J. – Recognizing our brave veterans who fought for the country after the Sept. 11 attacks, Gov. Phil Murphy signed Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips’ legislation today creating a New Jersey Global War on Terrorism Medal. “The men and women of the military who stepped up after 9/11 have fought,...

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DePhillips demands state open more rapid Covid testing facilities

TRENTON, N.J. – New Jersey is struggling to keep afloat as it is hit by a second wave of the coronavirus. In an effort to keep transmission rates down and buoy the economy, Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips will introduce a bill on Monday to mandate additional rapid testing facilities in...

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Tech group names DePhillips 2020 Legislative Champion of the Year

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips is TechUnited:NJ’s 2020 Legislative Champion of the Year for his state-level leadership supporting the technology community. A member of the Science, Innovation and Technology Committee, DePhillips has successfully drafted, sponsored and assisted in passing policies to advance the use of technology in New...

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