Archive for Tag: executive order

Piperno and Eulner call for end to vax mandates as relaxed Covid precautions prove no threat to public health

TRENTON, N.J. – On Monday, the deadline for health care workers to comply with Gov. Phil Murphy’s vaccination mandate, Assemblywomen Marilyn Piperno and Kim Eulner appealed to Murphy to drop the executive order in accordance with relaxed Covid-19 precautions and in light of impending staffing shortages. Murphy’s executive order...

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South Jersey lawmakers to Murphy: Stop burdensome, discriminatory school Covid testing

TRENTON, N.J. – Sen. Ed Durr, and Assemblywomen Beth Sawyer and Bethanne McCarthy Patrick want Gov. Phil Murphy to rescind his executive order that requires school staff and teachers who are not fully vaccinated against Covid-19 to submit to once or twice weekly testing. The freshman legislators argue that...

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Permanent poll worker pay increase passed by Assembly and Senate

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Kevin Rooney’s bill addressing poll worker shortages by increasing their pay to $300 a day passed both houses of the Legislature on Thursday. Election worker pay has remained stagnant since 2001 when it was raised to $200 per day, up from a $75 daily rate....

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Murphy’s extension of vaccine mandate for health care workers, corrections officers is more political science, says Sawyer

TRENTON, N.J. – Following a Republican push in the Assembly on Monday to protect health care workers and corrections officers from Gov. Phil Murphy’s Covid-19 strict vaccination mandate, the governor signed an executive order today pushing back the compliance deadlines. Assemblywoman Beth Sawyer, who moved to force an Assembly...

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Assembly Dems vote down Republican effort to protect health care workers, corrections officers from Covid-19 vaccine mandate

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywoman Beth Sawyer moved to force an Assembly vote today on her bill prohibiting discrimination against corrections officers, first responders and health care workers who have declined the Covid-19 vaccines and boosters. Fully vaccinated health care workers have to show proof of a booster shot no...

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GOP Assemblymen condemn Murphy’s latest Covid order

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblymen John DiMaio and Kevin Rooney have condemned Gov. Phil Murphy’s most recent decree to some workers: Get vaccinated or get fired. The governor’s latest executive order 283 issued Jan. 11 mandates that health care workers, corrections officers and others in “high-risk congregate settings” receive their first mRNA shot...

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New lawmaker and EMT says Murphy’s vaccination orders hurt health care heroes and a hemorrhaging industry

TRENTON, N.J. – Newly sworn-in Assemblywoman Bethanne McCarthy Patrick knows a lot about front-line health care – she has been living it for three decades as an emergency medical technician and former firefighter. The already fragile industry now faces a bigger crisis, she warns, as the vaccine mandate handed...

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Piperno and Eulner: Murphy’s health care vax orders out of sync with science, exacerbates staffing shortages

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywomen Marilyn Piperno and Kim Eulner denounced Gov. Phil Murphy’s latest executive order eliminating a Covid-19 testing option for unvaccinated health care workers as it puts the state’s most vulnerable residents at risk and ignores science. On Tuesday, the governor signed Executive Order No. 283 mandating...

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Piperno and Eulner: Murphy bypassing legislative process for unilateral power

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywomen Marilyn Piperno and Kim Eulner, two new Republican members of the Assembly, said Gov. Phil Murphy reinstating New Jersey’s Public Health Emergency despite legislative objections undermines the government’s balance of power. “Governor Murphy decided to disregard his agreement with the legislature last June to limit his...

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School mask mandate a ‘joke’ says GOP assemblyman

TRENTON, N.J. – On Monday Gov. Phil Murphy announced that we should expect to see children wearing masks at school in the fall. Assemblyman Brian Bergen called the announcement a “joke.” In a session of the state Assembly on May 20, Bergen put Democrats on notice to start doing...

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