Archive for Tag: COVID-19

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

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Ron Dancer’s bill to extend the deadline for this year’s annual audit of school districts advanced from the Assembly Education Committee Thursday. The bill (A4603) extends the Dec. 5 completion deadline to not later than January 31, 2021, and the deadline for submission to the commissioner of...

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Dancer and Rooney to Murphy: It’s time to be a team player

TRENTON, N.J. – Ice hockey players are feeling the cold shoulder from Gov. Phil Murphy. Now that New Jersey has authorized gyms, indoor dining and entertainment venues to resume operations with proper safety precautions, Assemblymen Ron Dancer and Kevin J. Rooney are calling on the governor to allow athletes...

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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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Bramnick, Sweeney bill to reimburse restaurant owners for ‘Murphy almost opening’ to be introduced Thursday

TRENTON, N.J. – Bipartisan legislation, sponsored by Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick and Senate President Steve Sweeney, to reimburse restaurants that had spent money on supplies in preparation for indoor dining’s return will be officially introduced in the Assembly and Senate Thursday. The bill appropriates $30 million to the...

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Simonsen bill helping student-athletes passes committee

TRENTON, N.J. – Covid-19 has affected the ability of students to compete in school sports, but Assemblyman Erik Simonsen, a school athletic director in Cape May county, sponsors legislation that ensures students won’t be stripped of their opportunity to represent their local districts. “Every student deserves the opportunity to...

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Restaurant owners should be reimbursed, says Bramnick

TRENTON, N.J. – Senate President Steve Sweeney has agreed to introduce a bill sponsored by Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick in the state Senate. The bill, announced by Bramnick Wednesday would reimburse restaurant owners after Gov. Phil Murphy ordered Monday that restaurants not reopen for indoor dining.  Indoor dining...

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Restaurant owners should be reimbursed, says Bramnick

TRENTON, N.J. – Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick said he is introducing legislation to reimburse restaurant owners after Gov. Phil Murphy announced Monday he would not reopen restaurants for indoor dining. “I am drafting legislation to reimburse restaurant owners who spend money and relied on Governor Murphy’s word that...

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Bergen blasts Murphy for setting restaurants back, says checks and balances needed in New Jersey government

TRENTON, N.J. – Yesterday Gov. Phil Murphy announced that restaurants could not reopen on Thursday, July 2, and instead declared that indoor dining is prohibited indefinitely. Assemblyman Brian Bergen is calling out Murphy for being inconsiderate of the costs of running a business. “Governor Murphy has demonstrated to us...

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DePhillips introduces bill to modernize state’s unemployment system, calls for audit and cost estimates

TRENTON, N.J. – The state’s half-century-old unemployment system that was crushed by the weight of record-setting unemployment claims this year will be audited under legislation (A4359) introduced by Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips. “The unemployment insurance system has put thousands of residents in a financial bind,” said DePhillips (R-Bergen). “We need...

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GOP lawmakers say Democrats shouldn’t prioritize prisoners over elderly, should hold Murphy accountable

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblymen Erik Peterson and Robert Auth want Democrats to start showing the same care for the elderly, the most vulnerable population to Covid-19, as they have for prisoners. Though there w as a hearing Wednesday on how prisoners were handled in response to the pandemic, there...

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