Archive for Tag: Edward Thomson

GOP lawmakers fume as Murphy administration absent (again) at hearing

TRENTON, N.J. – Five Republican lawmakers expressed frustration Wednesday after the Murphy administration did not testify during Assembly hearings examining the response of utility companies to massive power outages during Tropical Storm Isaias. “It’s unconscionable for any administration to refuse to answer questions from constituents who have reached out...

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Thomson calls for Murphy to let restaurants use outdoor spaces to aid industry devastated by shutdown

WALL, N.J. – Assemblyman Edward Thomson is calling for Gov. Phil Murphy to allow restaurants open for outdoor dining while adhering to recommended safety guidelines. Thomson said bars and dining establishments been severely impacted since they were ordered closed in March and should be allowed to open if they...

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Shore lawmakers urge Murphy to reopen state

LAKEWOOD, N.J. – Sen. Robert Singer and Assemblymen Sean Kean and Edward Thomson issued a joint statement urging Gov. Phil Murphy to reopen businesses. “We need to start reopening more businesses and services in New Jersey. The number of deaths, new cases and hospitalizations from Covid-19 are thankfully decreasing....

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Reopening won’t work like a light switch, GOP lawmaker warns

WALL TWP., N.J. – Because the road to normalcy is set to be a long and potentially difficult one for businesses, Assemblyman Edward Thomson is calling for Gov. Phil Murphy to lay out specific benchmarks and timetables so they can better plan. “Businesses, especially seasonal businesses, can’t just flip...

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Republican resolution promoting economic development set for final legislative action

TRENTON, N.J. – A resolution designating the second Monday of May as New Jersey Economic Development Day goes before the Assembly for a vote on Monday. The job- and business-promoting measure (SJR72/AJR139) is sponsored by Assemblymen Edward Thomson and Sean Kean, and Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce. “This resolution is a...

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Gov. Murphy signs GOP bill protecting child sex abuse victims

TRENTON, N.J. – A bill that will increase penalties for failing to report child sexual abuse was signed into law by Gov. Phil Murphy today. The legislation (S641/A850), sponsored by Assemblywoman Nancy F. Munoz and Assemblyman Edward Thomson, requires those who believe a child has been sexually abused to...

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Panel clears Republican resolution advancing economic development

TRENTON, N.J. – In a state notorious for the worst business environment in the nation, job-creators can use all the help they can get. Today, the Assembly Commerce and Economic Development Committee acknowledged the importance of business, passing a Republican resolution (SJR72/AJR139) establishing New Jersey Economic Development Day. The...

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Bill addressing dangers lurking in home medicine cabinets advances to Gov’s desk

TRENTON, N.J. – A bill requiring pharmacists to educate their patients on the safe disposal of unused, unwanted or expired drugs and needles was approved by the Assembly today. Assemblymen Sean Kean and Edward Thomson sponsor the bill (S3240) which cleared the Senate last month and now moves to...

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Thomson hopes drop in polls lead Murphy to rethink costly agenda, tax increases

WALL, N.J. – Assemblyman Edward H. “Ned” Thomson said he hopes a recent poll showing Gov. Phil Murphy’s poll numbers dropping will cause him to rethink his extreme agenda that has resulted in more spending and higher taxes for state residents. “This poll illustrates that New Jersey taxpayers are...

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Thomson slams Murphy over bloated snow budget

WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. – Assemblyman Edward H. “Ned” Thomson is slamming Gov. Phil Murphy’s wasteful spending of transportation dollars in light of a recent report that the state has expended nearly $38 million responding to minor winter weather events. “Spending thirty-eight million dollars when we haven’t had a major...

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