Archive for Tag: District 40

Rooney bill that brings clarity to E-ZPass pricing discounts passes Assembly

TRENTON, N.J. – The state Assembly on Thursday passed a bill that would bring clarity to E-ZPass toll discounts. The bill (S743/A189), sponsored by Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney, directs the state’s Turnpike Authority to notify existing and potential customers on its website that toll discounts advertised by operators outside...

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Business association supports DePhillips’ bill increasing corporate R&D tax credits

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips’ bill supporting research and development innovation with more attractive tax credits received a boost from New Jersey’s business community Monday. The New Jersey Business & Industry Association came out in support of the assemblyman’s bill (S2702/A2487) that would increase the qualified research expenses...

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Committee advances bill increasing Medicaid reimbursement for some ambulance services

TRENTON, N.J. – New Jersey ranks last in the Northeast for Medicaid reimbursement for basic life support emergency ambulance transports. Assemblyman Kevin Rooney wants that rate increased to stay competitive regionally and align with contemporary costs. His bill (A4505) would raise that reimbursement rate from $58 to $200 per...

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Rooney bill would provide car buyer protections against subscription-based features

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly Commerce and Economic Development Committee on Monday advanced a bill that prohibits motor vehicle manufacturers and dealers from requiring subscriptions for some motor vehicle features. Assemblyman Kevin Rooney, a sponsor of the bill (A4519), says consumers have been blindsided when purchasing vehicles with features...

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NJ Transit should provide Wi-Fi on passenger trains, DePhillips says

TRENTON, N.J. – With the pandemic over and more commuters returning to their offices in New York City and elsewhere, Assemblyman Chris DePhillips wants free Wi-Fi mandated for NJ Transit customers. The assemblyman on Monday introduced a bipartisan-backed bill (A4874) that would require the taxpayer-supported NJ Transit to provide...

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Reforms would avoid public employee health benefit rate hikes, DePhillips says

TRENTON, N.J. – With the threat of health care rate hikes of up to 24% looming for public employees and retirees, Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips says there is no better time than now to pass years-old reforms to health care benefits, lowering costs immediately and long term. “Clearly this is...

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Assembly passes Rooney bill that requires public hearings for utility rate hikes

TRENTON, N.J. – The General Assembly on Thursday passed a bill that requires public utilities that are requesting rate hikes to hold public hearings in every county impacted by that increase. That bill (A184) is sponsored by Assemblyman Kevin Rooney. “Residents who are likely facing a utility rate increase should...

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Affordable housing bills advanced yesterday ignore renters, says DePhillips. ‘There’s a better way.’

TRENTON, N.J. – While rent is increasing at record paces in New Jersey and far above the national average, the state Assembly isn’t taking action to provide more relief for renters, despite considering a slate of bills intended to make housing more affordable Thursday. Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips says helping renters...

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Assembly committee releases bill that requires public hearings for utility rate hikes

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly Telecommunications and Utilities Committee on Thursday released a bill that requires public utilities that are requesting rate hikes to hold public hearings in every county impacted by that increase. That bill (A184), sponsored by Assemblyman Kevin Rooney, now goes to the speaker for further consideration....

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Unexpected revenue windfall must benefit New Jerseyans now, DePhillips says

TRENTON, N.J. – New Jersey is in even better financial shape than first thought, with billions more in surplus than anticipated in Gov. Phil Murphy’s proposed FY2023 budget. As such, Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips is calling for the governor and legislature to provide New Jerseyans tax relief in this year’s budget....

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