Archive for Tag: Erik Peterson

Assembly advances Peterson legislation protecting taxpayer funded Covid-19 health services

TRENTON, N.J. – In an effort to preserve the limited public funds dedicated to counties for Covid-19 testing, diagnosis and treatment, the Assembly voted to advance a bill sponsored by Assemblyman Erik Peterson Thursday. The bill (A5215) allows counties to access state data to determine if an individual has...

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Peterson legislation protecting taxpayer funded Covid-19 health services advanced by Assembly

TRENTON, N.J. – Public funds dedicated to counties for Covid-19 testing, diagnosis and treatment would be preserved for those in greatest need under a bill sponsored by Assemblyman Erik Peterson and advanced by the Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee today. The bill (A5215) allows counties to access state...

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Assemblyman Peterson announces lawsuit against the Murphy administration for refusing to provide coronavirus information

CLINTON, N.J. – On behalf of shuttered businesses, unemployed workers, and the families of New Jersey, Hunterdon County Republican Assemblyman Erik Peterson announced he is filing a lawsuit against Gov. Phil Murphy and his administration. The lawsuit challenges Murphy for refusing to provide the public health information that is...

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Lawmakers call on state to prioritize cancer patients with Covid vaccines

TRENTON, N.J. – The three lawmakers from the 23rd Legislative District are concerned about the lack of vaccines for patients at the Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in Basking Ridge, as well as other institutions that serve cancer patients, and have reached out to state officials to ask that they...

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State not upholding educational obligations during pandemic, says Peterson

TRENTON, N.J. – Amid coronavirus school closures and remote learning modules, state officials are failing to uphold the education article in the New Jersey State Constitution, says Assemblyman Erik Peterson. “The current administration has let New Jersey’s educational system become an egregious causality of the coronavirus,” said Peterson (R-Hunterdon)....

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Legislation making New Jersey a national leader in forfeiture transparency becomes effective

TRENTON, N.J. – Today marks the effective date of landmark legislation mandating comprehensive disclosure and transparency requirements for civil asset forfeiture in New Jersey.  July 1 starts the clock on the first quarterly reporting period required by the act. The first public reporting is due in October. The legislation...

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Peterson pushes to safely reopen businesses with new legislation

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Erik Peterson’s “Healthy Citizens and Healthy Business Act,” which is scheduled to be introduced May 4, would allow non-essential businesses shuttered by Gov. Phil Murphy’s executive order to reopen providing they comply with safety protocols.  “We need to make decisions based on science and common...

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Peterson slams Education Department for miscalculating school aid

CLINTON, N.J. – The Department of Education confirmed using 2018 tax data instead of 2019 to determine 2021’s school funding and made no indication that it would be corrected. Assemblyman Erik Peterson is pushing the Murphy administration to immediately address the error and recalculate school aid. The seven-year school...

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