Archive for Tag: coronavirus

Murphy’s new limits are without merit, say Bergen and DiMaso

TRENTON, N.J. – Gov. Phil Murphy announced new limits on outdoor gatherings to 25 people from 150 people among other restrictions. This comes as the Covid-19 transmission rate has dropped over the last three days and hospitalizations have fluctuated recently. Deaths are have remained low. “The legislature has resolved...

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Dancer calls on Congress to increase Social Security cost of living adjustment

TRENTON, N.J. – Citing major financial concerns for seniors during the coronavirus pandemic, Assemblyman Ron Dancer said Congress needs to pass the COVID-19 Emergency Social Security Cost of Living Increase Act of 2020. “Seniors have suffered exceedingly devastating consequences from the coronavirus,” said Dancer (R-Ocean). “Not only are they...

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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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Bipartisan backing for Made in New Jersey tax credit measure supports state-sourced goods and jobs

TRENTON, N.J. – Investing in state-made products supports a sound economy and stable jobs said Assemblymen Brian Bergen and Bill Moen, who introduced the Made in New Jersey Tax Credit Act this week. “Now is the time to show businesses we are serious about supporting their productivity and getting...

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GOP lawmakers fault Dems for failing to reign in Murphy’s executive powers

TRENTON, N.J. – State Sen. Steve Oroho and Assemblymen Parker Space and Hal Wirths assailed legislative Democrats for blocking attempts to end government by executive orders and restore legislative checks and balances. “It is astonishing to me that the legislative process is now viewed as a burden to effective...

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Dunn makes children’s safety priority in new daycare protocol passing Assembly today

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly advanced a measure, sponsored by Assemblywoman Aura Dunn, requiring parents or guardians to notify child care centers of an absence and vice versa when the center experiences an unexcused absence. It now goes to the governor for his signature. From Sesame Street to State...

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Assembly advances Dancer’s bill to extend deadline for annual school district audits

TRENTON, N.J. – Acknowledging Covid-19 disruptions in schools, the Assembly advanced legislation extending the deadline to complete this year’s annual audit by two months. Each of the nearly 600 school districts in New Jersey must submit annual audits of their accounts and financial transactions to the board of education...

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DeCroce makes case for regional approach as Murphy begins latest round of restrictions

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce is pushing Gov. Phil Murphy to consider a regional approach to managing the second wave of Covid-19 as he begins implementing new restrictions for the first time in months. “Blanket rulemaking is not the appropriate response,” said DeCroce (R-Morris). “The governor needs to...

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Exempt mandated face masks from sales tax says GOP lawmaker

TRENTON, N.J. – Face masks, which are required in all indoor spaces and outdoors when social distancing is not possible, have become a necessary accessory and should be treated as such under the law says Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips. The GOP lawmaker sponsors legislation (A4938) exempting face coverings from New...

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