Archive for Tag: Gov. Phil Murphy

Budget surplus should be returned to taxpayers, Wirths chides Murphy administration for dodging questions

TRENTON, N.J. – The Murphy administration is projecting a $7.9 billion surplus this year outside of rainy day fund deposits. That would be whittled down to $4.7 billion after it is used to cover the $3 billion deficit from spending more than revenue next year. The deficit may be...

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Murphy agrees with Bramnick to repeal law that bans cops from calling parents when their kids are busted for marijuana or alcohol

TRENTON, N.J. – During a briefing on the pandemic Monday, Gov. Phil Murphy said he supports legislation to repeal the law prohibiting police from notifying parents on their child’s use or possession of marijuana or alcohol. “I am glad to hear Governor Murphy agrees that parents should be notified...

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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 ‘lack of imagination’ botches vaccine rollout says DiMaso, offers other state solutions

TRENTON, N.J. – A sluggish and disappointing rollout of the Covid-19 vaccine in New Jersey has frustrated residents and pushed Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso to demand Gov. Phil Murphy consider other efforts. “The Murphy administration had months to devise a plan and the best they could do is a hodgepodge...

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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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Murphy vetoes Bramnick, Sweeney bipartisan bill to help restaurants

TRENTON, N.J. – Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick questioned Gov. Phil Murphy for vetoing bipartisan legislation Monday that reimburses New Jersey restaurants that lost money when the governor pulled the plug on the planned reopening of indoor dining this summer. “It is unthinkable that the governor would veto bi-partisan...

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