Archive for Tag: Gov. Phil Murphy

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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Bramnick: With stock exchange tax, New Jersey faces losses

TRENTON, N.J. – Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick warned Gov. Phil Murphy not to test the stock exchange’s reaction to his proposed new tax on financial transactions. “The governor is discussing a new tax on financial transactions,” said Bramnick (R-Union). “This tax will cause the financial industry to move...

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Lawmakers propose amendment to guarantee in-person voting

TRENTON, N.J. – Sen. Robert Singer and Assemblymen Sean Kean and Edward Thomson plan to introduce an amendment to the state constitution that prevents changes to future elections like those imposed this year. The 30th District lawmakers said they wanted to head-off attempts to make permanent any changes to...

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Indoor sports should mean expanded indoor dining, says Bergen

TRENTON, N.J. – Gov. Phil Murphy signed an executive order Monday allowing indoor contact sports, such as basketball and hockey, to resume as long as capacity is limited to 25 percent. The stated reason for capacity limits is to enforce social distancing, but sports require constant close contact with...

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Dancer and Rooney to Murphy: It’s time to be a team player

TRENTON, N.J. – Ice hockey players are feeling the cold shoulder from Gov. Phil Murphy. Now that New Jersey has authorized gyms, indoor dining and entertainment venues to resume operations with proper safety precautions, Assemblymen Ron Dancer and Kevin J. Rooney are calling on the governor to allow athletes...

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Bramnick schools Murphy for bringing home ‘F’ on fiscal-policy report card

TRENTON, N.J. – Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick pointed to a Cato Institute report card released Monday that ranked Gov. Phil Murphy among the worst seven governors in the United States when it comes to fiscal management. The report, entitled the Fiscal Policy Report Card on America’s Governors 2020,...

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