Archive for Tag: COVID-19

More inmates to go free as Murphy extends health emergency again

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Antwan McClellan calls for a full stop on Gov. Phil Murphy’s plan to allow 260 inmates from New Jersey prisons and halfway houses to walk free Feb. 10 under his early-release public health emergency program. Meanwhile, law-abiding citizens must continue to live under mandates that...

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Murphy should never had power to make parental masking decisions, say Auth and DeFuccio

TRENTON, N.J. – Gov. Phil Murphy’s announcement on Monday that school and child care masking requirements will be lifted March 7 is long overdue and a decision that should have solely resided with parents say Assemblyman Robert Auth and Assemblywoman DeAnne DeFuccio. To keep the mask mandate another month,...

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GOP Assemblymen condemn Murphy’s latest Covid order

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblymen John DiMaio and Kevin Rooney have condemned Gov. Phil Murphy’s most recent decree to some workers: Get vaccinated or get fired. The governor’s latest executive order 283 issued Jan. 11 mandates that health care workers, corrections officers and others in “high-risk congregate settings” receive their first mRNA shot...

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New lawmaker and EMT says Murphy’s vaccination orders hurt health care heroes and a hemorrhaging industry

TRENTON, N.J. – Newly sworn-in Assemblywoman Bethanne McCarthy Patrick knows a lot about front-line health care – she has been living it for three decades as an emergency medical technician and former firefighter. The already fragile industry now faces a bigger crisis, she warns, as the vaccine mandate handed...

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Piperno and Eulner: Murphy’s health care vax orders out of sync with science, exacerbates staffing shortages

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywomen Marilyn Piperno and Kim Eulner denounced Gov. Phil Murphy’s latest executive order eliminating a Covid-19 testing option for unvaccinated health care workers as it puts the state’s most vulnerable residents at risk and ignores science. On Tuesday, the governor signed Executive Order No. 283 mandating...

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New laws expand domestic violence training for law enforcement, judges and prosecutors

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywoman Nancy Munoz’ bills improving the justice system’s approach to domestic violence training were signed into law on Tuesday. The bills, which stem from a 2015 Supreme Court ad hoc committee on domestic violence report, establishes mandatory domestic violence training for new municipal prosecutors (A1763/S386), and...

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Dunn bill ensuring college students have access to mental health services signed into law

TRENTON, N.J. – Addressing the increased stress, anxiety and depression on campuses in New Jersey, Assemblywoman Aura Dunn’s bill requiring colleges to connect students to mental health services was signed into law on Tuesday. “The college life that many had imagined was put on hold or canceled because of...

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Piperno and Eulner: Murphy bypassing legislative process for unilateral power

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywomen Marilyn Piperno and Kim Eulner, two new Republican members of the Assembly, said Gov. Phil Murphy reinstating New Jersey’s Public Health Emergency despite legislative objections undermines the government’s balance of power. “Governor Murphy decided to disregard his agreement with the legislature last June to limit his...

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DePhillips blasts Murphy administration for taking healthy students out of the game, coercing vaccination

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips blasted the Murphy administration over their updated guidance for K-12 schools that excludes unvaccinated students from sports or extracurricular activities in areas where Covid-19 activity is very high. The N.J. Department of Health’s isolation/quarantine guidance issued on Dec. 30 states that schools are to “limit...

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