Archive for Tag: COVID-19

DiMaso praises cancer patient vaccine program

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso applauded a cooperative effort between Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and the Visiting Nurse Association of Central Jersey to make Covid-19 vaccinations more accessible to vulnerable patients.  “I’m thrilled to see yet another partnership in our district between local health organizations that will...

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Dancer wants Covid testing and vaccination units at Jersey Shore for summer tourism season

TRENTON, N.J. – With an eye on improving travel and economic trends, Assemblyman Ron Dancer recently introduced a resolution urging the Department of Health to set up mobile Covid-19 testing and vaccination units along the Jersey Shore during tourism season. “Jersey shore businesses and attractions are very much looking...

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GOP lawmakers push for review of Murphy’s executive orders at Legislative session

TRENTON, N.J. – Republican lawmakers in the Assembly and state Senate Thursday again pushed to move forward legislation putting a 14-day cap on any rule Gov. Phil Murphy issues, citing the Civil Defense and Disaster Control Act, unless it receives legislative approval. Murphy declared both a state of emergency...

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Dancer bill offering property tax relief through local merchant loyalty programs sent to governor

TRENTON, N.J. – Both houses of the Legislature advanced Assemblyman Ron Dancer’s bill allowing municipalities to create a property tax reward program for residents who patronize local businesses. “By encouraging people to shop locally we are helping to rebuild our Main Streets and small business communities,” said Dancer (R-Ocean)....

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Dancer bill extending time to collect horse race winnings passes Assembly

TRENTON, N.J. – Accounting for the impact of Covid-19 on horse racing tracks, the Assembly advanced Assemblyman Ron Dancer’s bill extending the time to cash in winning parimutuel tickets to a year, rather than six months. Parimutuel is the type of wagering done at New Jersey’s racetracks, in which...

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Assembly advances Peterson legislation protecting taxpayer funded Covid-19 health services

TRENTON, N.J. – In an effort to preserve the limited public funds dedicated to counties for Covid-19 testing, diagnosis and treatment, the Assembly voted to advance a bill sponsored by Assemblyman Erik Peterson Thursday. The bill (A5215) allows counties to access state data to determine if an individual has...

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Assembly advances Dancer legislation providing tax credits to businesses for mitigating spread of Covid-19

TRENTON, N.J. – Businesses in New Jersey that make structural improvements to protect their employees from the spread of the coronavirus could be eligible for tax credits under a bill sponsored by Assemblyman Ron Dancer and advanced by the Assembly Commerce and Economic Development Committee today. “The economic consequences...

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Schepisi introduces bill requiring doctors to identify and coordinate emergency care needs during telehealth visits

TRENTON, N.J. – Addressing emergency health care needs virtually during telehealth visits has become increasingly necessary during the Covid-19 pandemic, says Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi. The lawmaker introduced a bill this week that acknowledges this new trend in health care delivery by revising the standards and protocols for activating emergency...

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Peterson legislation protecting taxpayer funded Covid-19 health services advanced by Assembly

TRENTON, N.J. – Public funds dedicated to counties for Covid-19 testing, diagnosis and treatment would be preserved for those in greatest need under a bill sponsored by Assemblyman Erik Peterson and advanced by the Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee today. The bill (A5215) allows counties to access state...

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