Archive for Tag: Gov. Phil Murphy

Assembly Republicans oppose Democrats’ massive $50.6 billion state spending plan

TRENTON, N.J. – The state’s massive $50.6 billion fiscal year 2023 budget represents missed opportunities for real tax reform and relief, backroom deals, big government spending, and one-time gimmicks say Republicans before casting their no votes from the Assembly floor on Wednesday. Assembly Republican Leader John DiMaio: WATCH: GOP...

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DiMaio agrees with Murphy to break Dems blockade of GOP bills

TRENTON, N.J. – Gov. Phil Murphy further broke away from Senate President Nick Scutari and Speaker Craig Coughlin Wednesday by calling for up-or-down votes on Republican sponsored bills with his stalled gun control package introduced last year. “What’s more American than having a hearing and an up-or-down vote?” asked...

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New Jersey students suffering learning loss left out of Murphy’s budget

TRENTON, N.J. – During an Assembly budget hearing on Monday, Assemblywoman Nancy Munoz and Assemblyman Brian Rumpf pressed acting education Commissioner Angelica Allen-McMillan on the administration’s spending and lesson plans to address students’ two-year learning loss. Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration has largely failed to dedicate funding to learning loss...

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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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GOP lawmakers grill treasurer, state finance officers on taxes, spending and surplus in Murphy’s budget

TRENTON, N.J. – During an Assembly Budget Committee hearing on Monday, Republican members grilled N.J. state Treasurer Elizabeth Muoio and the Office of Legislative Services on Gov. Phil Murphy’s proposed $49 billion spending plan. From one-shot revenues to fee holidays, Assembly Republican budget officer Hal Wirths, Assemblywomen Nancy Munoz...

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Upcoming budget address predictable, says Wirths

TRENTON, N.J. – The unprecedented two-week delay Gov. Phil Murphy requested to deliver his budget message won’t change the result much according to Assemblyman Hal Wirths, the Assembly Republican budget officer. “Murphy will possibly announce three or four billion dollars in unexpected revenue because he and the Democrats have...

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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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He did it again! GOP releases viral video on Murphy’s budget message mess

TRENTON, N.J. – In a video released Tuesday that mocks Gov. Phil Murphy’s record gubernatorial budget message extensions, the New Jersey Assembly Republicans borrow a line made famous by Britney Spears to convey the governor’s unapologetic disregard for a statutorily-mandated process.  WATCH: Governor Murphy’s Budget Message Mess Although...

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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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