Archive for Tag: District 40

VIDEO: Republicans preview Murphy’s budget disaster in latest release

TRENTON, N.J. – In a world fraught with inflation and profligate government spending, with 9 million souls’ futures teetering on the fiscal cliff, three Republican legislators unite to deliver a message of warning, and hope, before Gov. Phil Murphy’s budget address Feb. 27. These leaders—John DiMaio, Christopher DePhillips and...

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Murphy’s fare hike wipes out the only thing he did for NJ Transit riders, says DePhillips

TRENTON, N.J. – NJ Transit’s proposed 15% fare increase is tantamount to increasing fares by nearly 3% since Gov. Phil Murphy took office, and Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips wants people to know it. “After years of taking credit for no fare hikes, the Murphy administration is not only raising fees,...

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Bill to excuse student absences for civics events attendance clears committee

TRENTON, N.J. – Students will be permitted one excused absence per school year to attend a civics event under a bill that cleared the Assembly State and Local Government Committee Monday. The bill (A1271), sponsored by Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney, would allow students in grades 6-12 at least one such excused...

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DePhillips’ bill expanding grant opportunities for researchers signed into law

TRENTON, N.J. – State-backed innovation grants have been beyond the reach of public higher education employees for years. That will change under a bill that was signed into law Thursday. The change will allow public college and university employees and officers to receive grants from the New Jersey Commission...

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Bill that modernizes contractor payroll certification signed into law

TRENTON, N.J. – A bipartisan bill that will streamline submissions of public work contractors’ payrolls was signed into law Wednesday. Current law only requires those contractors submit written payroll records to the Department of Labor and the contract-awarding public body. The bill (S1442/A5345), sponsored by Assemblymen Ned Thomson, Christopher...

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Bill exempting metal bullion from sales tax passes Assembly

TRENTON, N.J. – New Jersey may soon join 44 other states–including New York, Pennsylvania and Delaware–that do not tax gold and silver investments. Metal bullion and coins would be exempt from state sales tax under a bill, sponsored by Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney, that received a unanimous Assembly vote...

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Assembly passes Rooney bill that would provide safe disposal site info through 211 telephone system

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly on Friday passed a bill that will require the Division of Consumer Affairs to provide information on safe disposal sites for hypodermic syringes and needles, and prescription drugs, through the state’s 211 telephone system. The bill (A4337) is sponsored by Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney....

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Bill that modernizes contractor payroll certification passes Assembly

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly on Friday passed a bill that will streamline submissions of public work contractors’ payrolls. Current law only requires those contractors submit written payroll records to the Department of Labor and the contract-awarding public body. The bill (S1442/A5345), sponsored by Assemblymen Ned Thomson and Christopher...

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Higher-ed researchers to benefit from expanded grant opportunities under DePhillips bill

TRENTON, N.J. – State-backed innovation grants have been beyond the reach of public higher education employees for years. That may change under a bill that passed the Assembly Friday and now heads to the governor’s desk for signing. The bill (S3402/A5037), sponsored by Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips, would allow public...

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Rooney calls on Assembly to raise awareness of veterans suicides

TRENTON, N.J. – Veteran and active duty military suicides account for more deaths since 2010 than combat mortalities from the Vietnam War and post-9/11 conflicts combined. The mental health crisis afflicting military personnel needs more attention, Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney says. With the Senate resolution, sponsored by Sens. Kristin...

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