Archive for Tag: COVID-19

GOP caucus requests forming Assembly committee to investigate failures at nursing homes

 TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly Republican caucus sent a letter (click here for PDF) to Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin Thursday supporting a select committee with subpoena power to investigate the loss of life in New Jersey’s long-term care facilities. The full text of the letter is below: Dear Speaker...

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Lawmakers call on Murphy to allow in person graduation ceremonies

TRENTON, N.J. – With graduation season only a few weeks away, the Waldwick Board of Education took matters into its own hands Monday night when it approved a measure to file litigation for in-person graduation ceremony if Gov. Phil Murphy doesn’t make a decision regarding in-person graduations by June...

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Bramnick’s call for legislative hearings on coronavirus response supported by Bergen Record legal case

TRENTON, N.J. – Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick said quotes by the Bergen Record’s legal team in news stories Monday calling for more transparency demonstrates the need for legislative hearings. C.J. Grinnin, who represents The Record, said, “…there is a hostility toward transparency and a complete lockdown of information...

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DiMaso bill allowing liquor takeout heads to governor’s desk

TRENTON, N.J. – Legislation (A3966) sponsored by Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso passed both the Senate and Assembly Thursday allowing for takeout and delivery of liquor with food orders from restaurants. “I am very proud that we were able to get this bill passed,” said DiMaso (R-Monmouth) “During my communications with...

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State and local bipartisan push to safely reopen economy

SPARTA, N.J. – Echoing constituent messages that all small businesses are essential to their owners and employees, Assemblyman Parker Space, a Republican, was joined with Branchville Mayor Tony Frato, a Democrat, in a call to responsibly and safely reopen New Jersey. They are advocating for struggling small businesses and...

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Bramnick: Hospitals need to open for non-Covid-19 health care needs

TRENTON, N.J. – Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick called for Gov. Phil Murphy to reopen hospitals and medical facilities to treat all patients. “People are avoiding their health care needs,” said Bramnick (R-Union).  “Doctors must be given a green light to treat all patients, and medical facilities can open...

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Rooney ensures the Easter bunny is an essential worker for St. Barnabas hospital employees

LIVINGSTON, N.J. – It is a bit difficult at the moment for the Easter bunny to get everywhere, so Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney wanted to help out. At Saint Barnabas Medical Center, nurses, doctors and other health care workers have been selflessly prioritizing their patients’ health for weeks, and...

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Dunn presses Murphy, Cabinet commissioners to detail plans for expanding COVID-19 hospital bed capacity

RANDOLPH, N.J. – Assemblywoman Aura Dunn called upon Gov. Phil Murphy and members of his administration to provide New Jerseyans with additional details about his plans to drastically expand hospital bed capacity in anticipation of the possible surge in coronavirus or COVID-19 patients in the coming weeks. “The time...

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Coronavirus shutdown opens opportunity for lawmaker to share other skills

SUMMIT, N.J. –Political gatherings have been cancelled, public events rescheduled and legislative meetings are moving online in response to the coronavirus outbreak. Although the virus is clearing legislators’ social and political calendars, it is not stopping them from finding other ways to serve the people. One Assemblywoman, Nancy Munoz,...

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