Archive for Tag: Democrats

Missing Dems cause tense moment during whirlwind Assembly session

TRENTON, N.J. – Aides were caught casting votes for missing Democrat lawmakers during a four-hour Assembly session on Wednesday that passed a massive $50.6 billion budget, a controversial gun-control package, and abortion bills fast tracked over three days. Many passed with only a few more votes than the 41...

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Dems’ opaqueness made clear when GOP moves amendments in Assembly Budget Committee

TRENTON, N.J. – Despite Democrats in the Assembly Budget Committee on Monday moving legislation without publicly available text, they voted down Republican amendments to two bills because at least one member objected to a so-called lack of transparency. As per protocol, Republicans distributed amendments to the school supplies sales...

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Freshman GOP lawmakers cry foul after Gopal strikes out amid pushback of new sex-ed standards

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywomen Kim Eulner and Marilyn Piperno are calling out Sen. Vin Gopal on his latest effort to revise New Jersey’s planned sex education classes. The assemblywomen say his bill, announced on Tuesday, is damage control for Democrats in response to the justifiable growing outrage from parents...

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Dems violate Assembly rules to block GOP energy crisis debate

TRENTON, N.J. – In blatant violation of the rules of the General Assembly on Thursday, Speaker Craig Coughlin and Democrats shut down Republican efforts to address the skyrocketing gas prices and America’s energy crisis. The contentious exchange between Assembly Republican Leader John DiMaio and the speaker arose following Coughlin’s...

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GOP push to lower gas prices, make NJ more affordable and push back on energy mandates ignored by Democrats at Thursday’s Assembly session

TRENTON, N.J. – Three times today Republicans tried to get Democrats to focus on rising gas and energy prices, but each time the majority wasn’t interested. “Today Republicans tried everything in their power to make New Jersey more affordable, and the Democrats stonewalled us,” said Assemblyman Jay Webber (R-Morris)....

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Peterson blasts Gov. Murphy for constant power grabs

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Erik Peterson has been one of the staunchest opponents of the governor’s executive powers. He calls the most recent public health emergency the action of a tyrant. “An old political truth that has reinforced the need for democracy, for checks and balances, is that absolute...

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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 to Democrats: Stop prioritizing prisoners over taxpayers

TRENTON, N.J. – Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick blasted Democrats for posting half a dozen inmate bills, but none that provided relief for taxpayers, for votes during the Assembly session Monday. “The Democrats have their priorities completely backwards. Instead of considering legislation to provide tax relief to our overburdened...

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School mask mandate a ‘joke’ says GOP assemblyman

TRENTON, N.J. – On Monday Gov. Phil Murphy announced that we should expect to see children wearing masks at school in the fall. Assemblyman Brian Bergen called the announcement a “joke.” In a session of the state Assembly on May 20, Bergen put Democrats on notice to start doing...

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GOP lawmakers blast new pandemic powers granted to Murphy under Democrat bill

TRENTON, N.J. – Republicans on the Assembly Appropriations Committee blasted a bill (A5777) advanced Tuesday that would allow Gov. Phil Murphy to continue issuing directives and orders related to the pandemic after he rescinds the state’s public health emergency next month. “Giving the governor new statutory powers to handle...

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