Archive for Tag: COVID-19

Wirths responds to Murphy’s contempt for GOP protest

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Hal Wirths responded to Gov. Phil Murphy’s comments about Republican lawmakers who refused last week to comply with vaccine and testing mandates to enter the Statehouse. “What is absolutely outrageous is that the governor doesn’t think this is about freedom or civil rights when he...

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DiMaio responds to Coughlin’s speech to GOP for standing against Covid-19 mandate

TRENTON, N.J. – Assembly Republican Leader Elect John DiMaio spoke after today’s legislative session, which was delayed after a policy was put in place mandating proof of vaccination or a negative test to enter the Statehouse and legislative chambers. “We were successful today fighting for the people of New...

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Business vax mandates must be challenged, Rooney says

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Kevin Rooney says he will stand against Pres. Joe Biden’s constitutional runaround to force businesses to enforce his vaccine policies. “This is blatantly a control issue, not a health issue, at this point. And delaying the mandates, which go against everything it means to be...

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Illegal immigrants, convicted criminals to get pandemic relief funds under Murphy’s $40 million program

TRENTON, N.J. – Undocumented residents and recently released criminals will get up to $2,000 in pandemic relief funds under a Department of Human Services program announced Wednesday. Sympathetically dubbed “Excluded New Jerseyans Fund,” this $40 million taxpayer-funded kitty will give payments to eligible persons – “undocumented individuals, residents re-entering...

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Bill protecting homeowners associations from Covid liabilities now law

TRENTON, N.J. –  On Thursday Assemblyman Brian Bergen’s bill that will protect homeowners associations from civil lawsuits against Covid-19 exposure or transmission was signed into law. “This bipartisan legislation is a win for those homeowners associations that chose to keep communal areas closed in 2020 due to law concerns...

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Childcare service providers will be paid subsidies based on enrollment, not attendance, under a bill that passed the Assembly last week.

TRENTON, N.J. – The bill (A4746/S3947), sponsored by Assemblywoman Aura Dunn, would allow licensed child care and family day care providers to receive subsidies determined by the Division of Family Development, based on the number of eligible students enrolled. Currently, those subsidies are determined by eligible students’ attendance during...

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Assembly approves funding to combat harmful algal blooms, lake conservation

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly passed a bill Thursday to appropriate $10 million for lake conservation and management efforts, including the mitigation of harmful algal blooms. Qualified entities like the Greenwood Lake Commission, the Lake Hopatcong Commission, the Deal Lake Commission and the Lake Topanemus Park Commission, may apply...

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Bill protecting homeowners groups from Covid-19 liabilities passes

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Brian Bergen’s bill that will protect homeowners associations from civil lawsuits against Covid-19 exposure or transmission passed the Assembly Thursday. “This is a win for those homeowners associations that chose to keep communal areas closed in 2020 due to liability concerns relating to Covid-19. My...

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McClellan’s mobile barbershop bill makes the cut in the Assembly

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly Budget Committee advanced a bill Tuesday allowing mobile barbershops and salons to operate in New Jersey. The bill (A5019/S2996), sponsored by Assemblyman Antwan McClellan and Sen. Michael Testa, permits barbers and hairstylists licensed with the New Jersey State Board of Cosmetology and Hairstyling to...

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