Archive for Tag: Christopher P. DePhillips

DePhillips bill to improve state emergency operations during pandemic outbreaks in long-term care system passes Assembly

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly unanimously passed a bill sponsored by Asm. Christopher P. DePhillips creating a new resource center in the state health department to better prepare for and coordinate responses to public health emergencies like the Covid-19 pandemic. “The needless loss of lives in our state’s long...

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DePhillips: School districts should have immunity from COVID-19 lawsuits

TRENTON N.J. – When Gov. Phil Murphy closed all the schools in New Jersey due to the coronavirus pandemic, distance learning was implemented to make sure the educational process could continue.  Now that New Jersey has flattened the curve, school districts across the state are working diligently to ensure...

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Bill to bring uniformity to election statutes clears committee

TRENTON, N.J. – Former Bergen County Sheriff Michael Saudino resigned amidst controversy in September, triggering a special election last November to fill the three-year position. Had his resignation become effective days later, on October 5, Gov. Phil Murphy would have appointed an interim sheriff until an election for a...

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Corrado, Rooney & DePhillips welcome $4 million in state transportation money

TRENTON, N.J. – Senator Kristin M. Corrado and Assemblymen Kevin J. Rooney and Christopher P. DePhillips today received news from the state Transportation Department that municipalities in the 40th Legislative District will receive more than $4.3 million for road work and improvements. “New Jersey’s dense population, combined with our...

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GOP lawmakers seek protections in ‘aid in dying’ bill before Murphy signs it into law

TRENTON, N.J. – In a letter sent to the Gov. Phil Murphy Wednesday, Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips and Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso seek additional protections to legislation recently passed by the Legislature allowing terminally ill patients to seek life-ending medication. They are asking the governor to use his veto to advocate...

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DePhillips introduces bill eliminating CBT surcharge

TRENTON, N.J. – New Jersey’s nation-worst business ranking has come to be expected annually, but surprisingly that has not deterred the state’s leaders from piling on. In last year’s budget deal a 2.5 percent surcharge was levied on businesses earning over $1 million that would sunset after four years. ...

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Bipartisan bill would eliminate corrupt Schools Development Authority

TRENTON, N.J. – Under fire for its nepotistic hiring practices, the Schools Development Authority would be eliminated under a new bill sponsored by Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips. The bill (A4908) would transfer the agency’s functions to the Economic Development Authority, which already provides the financing for school construction. “This latest...

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Assembly sets date for annual Stephen Hawking Remembrance Day

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly today approved legislation designating March 14 as Stephen Hawking Remembrance Day. The resolution (AJR110) is sponsored by Assemblymen Kevin J. Rooney and Christopher DePhillips. “Stephen Hawking made countless contributions to our understanding of the universe, gravity, black holes and other phenomena,” said Rooney (R-Bergen)....

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