Archive for Tag: Gov. Phil Murphy

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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In new video, incoming Monmouth County Assemblywomen react to 2021 post-election spin

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywomen-elect Marilyn Piperno and Kim Eulner, who just ousted three-term Democrats in the 11th Legislative District in Monmouth County, discuss the 2021 November election results and what it means for the people of New Jersey in the latest episode of the Assembly Republican Office’s GOP Reaction...

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Wirths responds to Murphy’s contempt for GOP protest

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Hal Wirths responded to Gov. Phil Murphy’s comments about Republican lawmakers who refused last week to comply with vaccine and testing mandates to enter the Statehouse. “What is absolutely outrageous is that the governor doesn’t think this is about freedom or civil rights when he...

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Wirths goes after Murphy administration’s spending plan for lacking transparency during Joint Budget Oversight Committee

TRENTON, N.J. – At a hearing Tuesday approving a list of spending items from federal funds and a debt prevention program popped by the Murphy administration the day before Thanksgiving, Assemblyman Hal Wirths blasted the lack of explanation as too little to justify the spending. Unexpectedly and unusually, representatives...

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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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