Archive for Tag: executive order

GOP lawmakers push for review of Murphy’s executive orders at Legislative session

TRENTON, N.J. – Republican lawmakers in the Assembly and state Senate Thursday again pushed to move forward legislation putting a 14-day cap on any rule Gov. Phil Murphy issues, citing the Civil Defense and Disaster Control Act, unless it receives legislative approval. Murphy declared both a state of emergency...

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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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Rescinding business restrictions does little to help a struggling industry, says DiMaso

TRENTON, N.J. – Gov. Phil Murphy announced today that he was easing restrictions on restaurants, entertainment venues and gyms, allowing them to operate past 10 p.m. and increase capacity limits by 10 percent starting Friday. Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso welcomed the news, but was critical of Murphy’s executive orders that...

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Murphy’s new limits are without merit, say Bergen and DiMaso

TRENTON, N.J. – Gov. Phil Murphy announced new limits on outdoor gatherings to 25 people from 150 people among other restrictions. This comes as the Covid-19 transmission rate has dropped over the last three days and hospitalizations have fluctuated recently. Deaths have remained low. “The legislature has resolved itself...

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GOP lawmakers fault Dems for failing to reign in Murphy’s executive powers

TRENTON, N.J. – State Sen. Steve Oroho and Assemblymen Parker Space and Hal Wirths assailed legislative Democrats for blocking attempts to end government by executive orders and restore legislative checks and balances. “It is astonishing to me that the legislative process is now viewed as a burden to effective...

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Asm. Bergen to introduce legislation restricting emergency executive orders

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Brian Bergen is introducing legislation to put a layer of checks and balances on the governor’s ability to enact emergency executive orders. “The governor’s ability to unilaterally impose restrictions on the freedoms of our citizens cannot go unchecked,” said Bergen (R-Morris). “One person with near...

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Webber’s work to reopen state parks and forests gains momentum

TRENTON, N.J. – Efforts by Assemblyman Jay Webber to reopen state parks and forests is gaining support across party lines and geographic areas. An online petition that Webber posted on April 7 to rescind Gov. Phil Murphy’s executive order to close all state parks had gathered more than 10,000 signatures as of Tuesday....

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Oroho and Wirths drive home need to open car dealerships

TRENTON, N.J. – Two legislative budget officers, Sen. Steve Oroho and Assemblyman Hal Wirths, are asking the governor to open New Jersey car dealerships as the state faces declining sales tax revenue and residents must navigate limited public transportation options. Gov. Phil Murphy’s recent executive order closed all non-essential...

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