Archive for Tag: Erik Peterson

Peterson introduces resolution demanding Feds increase domestic energy production

TRENTON, N.J. – Facing record-high gas prices in New Jersey on Tuesday, Assemblyman Erik Peterson introduced a resolution demanding that the President of the United States and Congress increase and open domestic energy production. “Instead of coming up with a solution for our pain at the pumps, Governor Murphy...

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CPAC recognizes Peterson for his conservative voting record

TRENTON, N.J. – The American Conservative Union Foundation’s Conservative Political Action Conference has recognized Assemblyman Erik Peterson for his outstanding conservative voting record. The Foundation, a nonprofit established in 1964, has been grading elected officials’ voting records since 1971. Peterson consistently ranks among the most conservative legislators in New...

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As Statehouse Covid mandates end, Peterson calls for hearings

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Erik Peterson is calling for hearings into nursing and veterans’ homes deaths following the announcement that most mandates at the Statehouse will be lifted Friday. Peterson said Democrat leadership in the Assembly is finally following the science by dropping its politically motivated vax-or-test mandate. The...

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Push back from Freedom Fighters in GOP Assembly Caucus and parents made Murphy drop the mandates says Peterson

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Erik Peterson credits the Assembly Republican members who refused to comply with the Statehouse Covid-19 policy and fed-up parents for ending the controversial school mask mandates. On Monday, Feb. 7, Gov. Phil Murphy announced that he would be lifting statewide school and child care masking...

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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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Peterson: Voters reject tyranny, government mandates

TRENTON, N.J. – The historic Republican gains in the Nov. 2 election are a rejection of big government mandates and a reflection of people’s desire for freedom, says Assemblyman Erik Peterson. “New Jersey and Virginia showed the nation and world that New Jerseyans and all Americans want freedom not...

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Peterson calls for resignations at National School Boards Association, apology for alienating outspoken parents not enough

TRENTON, N.J. – A National School Boards Association letter equating parents speaking out against school district policies to domestic terrorism was followed by a subsequent apology to the board’s member organizations last week. Assemblyman Erik Peterson says the board’s response is self-serving as it has already had its effect...

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Peterson renews push to properly investigate Edison and Hoboken Asian hate crimes following Grewal resignation

TRENTON, N.J. – Dormant Asian hate crime investigations in Edison and Hoboken, seemingly stalled because the reported perpetrators are high-ranking members of the Democrat Party and personally linked to New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal, will hopefully be pursued now that Grewal resigned, says Assemblyman Erik Peterson. The U.S....

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Judge sides with GOP lawmaker, Murphy administration must hand over Covid data used to justify state shutdowns by June 11

TRENTON, N.J. – In a victory for greater transparency and in pursuit of the truth, Assemblyman Erik Peterson was granted access to the N.J. Department of Health N.J. Department of Health’s county-level Covid-19 data by state Superior Court Judge Mary C. Jacobson Tuesday. The state has until June 11...

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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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