Archive for Tag: Gov. Phil Murphy

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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Assembly Republicans object to budget message extension

TRENTON, N.J. – Assembly Republicans rejected Gov. Phil Murphy’s request to push the gubernatorial budget message to Tuesday, March 8 from Tuesday, Feb. 22, saying the move is politically motivated and unnecessarily delays an important process. The bill (A2063) extending the delivery of the statutorily-mandated message was passed in a...

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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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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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