Archive for Tag: COVID-19

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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DiMaio says restitution for veterans Covid deaths doesn’t equal resolution

TRENTON, N.J. – Assembly Republican Leader-Elect John DiMaio says the state’s settlement with 119 families of veterans who died of Covid-19 in state-run homes is a first step, not a substitution for answers and accountability. “It is rather convenient that this news breaks just as the governor jets off...

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Assembly passes Dunn bill relaxing SNAP work requirements for EOF students

TRENTON, N.J. – Financially-strapped New Jersey college students receiving Educational Opportunity Fund awards should not have to worry about how they are going to afford their next meal, says Assemblywoman Aura Dunn. Her bill calling on the federal government to relax the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program’s 20-hour work requirements...

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Dunn childcare provider bill now law, subsidy payments to be based on enrollment through FY22

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywoman Aura Dunn’s bill basing subsidies to childcare service providers on their enrollment numbers, not attendance, was signed by the governor on Tuesday. Dunn noted this is a historic shift in how New Jersey prioritizes child care. She said the legislation is essential to the economy,...

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Munoz bill expanding domestic violence training for police, judges and prosecutors passes Assembly

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly on Monday passed a bill expanding training for judges, law enforcement officers and assistant county prosecutors on the handling of domestic violence cases. The bill is based on recommendations from a report issued by the 2015 Supreme Court Ad Hoc Committee on Domestic Violence...

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Assembly approves enrollment-based childcare subsidies though FY22, subsidy payment study

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywoman Aura Dunn’s bill providing subsidies to childcare service providers based on their enrollment numbers, not attendance, was back in the Assembly on Monday to concur with the governor’s recommendations permitting such payments through the end of fiscal year 2022 and approving a study to report...

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