Archive for Tag: Covid

Barranco calls for fairness, transparency in distributing remaining Covid funds

TRENTON, N.J. – As the remaining $1 billion in federal Covid relief funds gets earmarked, that decision-making process must be fair and transparent says Assemblyman Christian Barranco. Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration has been criticized by lawmakers and advocacy groups for its lack of forthrightness in how and why it spent...

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Eulner and Piperno say Murphy administration’s testing in schools doesn’t address immediate need for more student support

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywomen Kim Eulner and Marilyn Piperno say the Department of Education’s directive to schools requiring additional Start Strong assessments in the fall fails to help students who need the extra support now. The Monmouth County lawmakers argue it illustrates the Murphy administration’s lack of planning and...

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Bergen calls for unity against government mandates at Freedom Convoy rally

TRENTON, N.J. – Liberty-loving truckers and their supporters took to the roads over the weekend for a peaceful Freedom Convoy in protest of unconstitutional mandates and the restoration of the Founding Fathers’ vision of a representative republic. Among their supporters was Assemblyman Brian Bergen, who spoke to a crowd...

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Sawyer bill would prohibit vax status discrimination

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywoman Beth Sawyer introduced a bill Monday that would prohibit discrimination against some workers who have not received the Covid-19 shots and boosters. Sawyer’s bill would protect unvaccinated corrections officers, first responders and health care workers against discrimination based on their personal medical choice. The bill...

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DePhillips wants to makeover Statehouse management commission, introduces bill to modify membership

TRENTON, N.J. – A little-known New Jersey commission that gained a lot of notoriety for its recent decision to implement a controversial Covid policy would see a shakeup under a bill that will be introduced by Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips on Thursday. The bill increases the State Capitol Joint Management...

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DePhillips: Democrats’ misguided legislation results in murder

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips warned Democrats in September about their misguided legislation that would release prisoners early due to the Covid pandemic. Now, an 18-year-old is dead at the hands of one of those early released prisoners.  “Awarding early release to prisoners because of Covid is counterproductive...

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Bramnick urges Murphy to pay down debt, help unemployed with federal aid money

TRENTON, N.J. – New Jersey is poised to receive $6.4 billion as part of the federal government’s recently enacted $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act. Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick is pushing the Murphy administration to make good on the promise to pay down some of the state’s debt,...

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Bramnick reacts after hearing testimony Friday on the pandemic

TRENTON, N.J. – Friday’s Senate and Assembly Republican hearing on the impact of Covid restrictions on businesses revealed there was no opportunity for the public to be heard before state government. Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick plans to introduce a bill requiring the governor to hold public hearings during...

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Space’s bill allowing non-profits to conduct remote raffles and bingos advances

TRENTON, N.J. – Veterans groups, volunteer fire and rescue squads, churches and other charitable organizations could be permitted to conduct bingos and raffles remotely under a bill sponsored by Assemblyman Parker Space and advanced by the Assembly Tourism, Gaming and the Arts Committee today. “Our civic organizations and community...

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