Archive for Tag: COVID-19

Assembly Dems vote down Republican effort to protect health care workers, corrections officers from Covid-19 vaccine mandate

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywoman Beth Sawyer moved to force an Assembly vote today on her bill prohibiting discrimination against corrections officers, first responders and health care workers who have declined the Covid-19 vaccines and boosters. Fully vaccinated health care workers have to show proof of a booster shot no...

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DePhillips says Murphy needs to end public health emergency, not Covid briefings

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips slammed Gov. Phil Murphy for keeping the public health emergency in light of his announcement that he is ending the Covid-19 briefings on Friday, March 4. Murphy said that there is no “new news” regarding the public health emergency, which he reinstated Feb....

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As Statehouse Covid mandates end, Peterson calls for hearings

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Erik Peterson is calling for hearings into nursing and veterans’ homes deaths following the announcement that most mandates at the Statehouse will be lifted Friday. Peterson said Democrat leadership in the Assembly is finally following the science by dropping its politically motivated vax-or-test mandate. The...

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Bergen says it is time to “free the faces” at the statehouse

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Brian Bergen said he is disappointed that the mask mandate will remain in effect at the statehouse. At its Tuesday meeting, the eight-member State Capitol Joint Management Commission dropped all Covid-19 mitigation measures, save masking. Everyone entering the statehouse must continue to wear a cloth...

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He did it again! GOP releases viral video on Murphy’s budget message mess

TRENTON, N.J. – In a video released Tuesday that mocks Gov. Phil Murphy’s record gubernatorial budget message extensions, the New Jersey Assembly Republicans borrow a line made famous by Britney Spears to convey the governor’s unapologetic disregard for a statutorily-mandated process.  WATCH: Governor Murphy’s Budget Message Mess Although...

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Push back from Freedom Fighters in GOP Assembly Caucus and parents made Murphy drop the mandates says Peterson

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Erik Peterson credits the Assembly Republican members who refused to comply with the Statehouse Covid-19 policy and fed-up parents for ending the controversial school mask mandates. On Monday, Feb. 7, Gov. Phil Murphy announced that he would be lifting statewide school and child care masking...

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Piperno and Eulner plan to support corrections officers’ health, safety and staffing levels through legislation

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywomen Marilyn Piperno and Kim Eulner say Gov. Phil Murphy’s ill-advised mandates are prioritizing prisoners over officers to the detriment of the state’s correctional system and public safety. On Friday, a New Jersey appeals court rejected a lawsuit from law enforcement unions challenging Murphy’s latest Covid-19...

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Sawyer objects to appellate judge telling corrections officers state owns their bodies

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywoman Beth Sawyer is voicing support for corrections officers after a three-judge appellate panel ruled against medical freedom last Friday. The state police union will now take its lawsuit against forced vaccinations to the New Jersey Supreme Court. The New Jersey Police Benevolent Association asked the...

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Assembly Republicans object to budget message extension

TRENTON, N.J. – Assembly Republicans rejected Gov. Phil Murphy’s request to push the gubernatorial budget message to Tuesday, March 8 from Tuesday, Feb. 22, saying the move is politically motivated and unnecessarily delays an important process. The bill (A2063) extending the delivery of the statutorily-mandated message was passed in a...

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