Archive for Tag: Gov. Phil Murphy

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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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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