Archive for Tag: greg mcguckin

GOP lawmakers stand up against Murphy’s mask mandate at Assembly session

TRENTON, N.J. – Even with threats of pulling Republican bills from today’s Assembly vote, two Assemblymen stood up against the governor’s tyrannical and anti-science mandates, and won. Assemblymen Gregory P. McGuckin and John Catalano said no to wearing masks on the Assembly floor during Thursday’s voting session. “Listen, we’ve...

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Banning police from polls fought by Republican lawmakers

TRENTON, N.J. – The Democrat-led state Assembly passed legislation Thursday that would bar police officers from being stationed within 100 feet of a polling place after a fiery debate initiated by Republicans. Republicans blasted the bill for demonizing police. Watch: Wirths challenges ban on police near polling locations“I think...

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GOP lawmakers fume as Murphy administration absent (again) at hearing

TRENTON, N.J. – Five Republican lawmakers expressed frustration Wednesday after the Murphy administration did not testify during Assembly hearings examining the response of utility companies to massive power outages during Tropical Storm Isaias. “It’s unconscionable for any administration to refuse to answer questions from constituents who have reached out...

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McGuckin and Catalano: Releasing inmates will have lasting implications on communities

BRICK, N.J. – Assemblymen Greg McGuckin and John Catalano are speaking out against releasing inmates from county jails. The legislators say the decision could have negative lasting implications on the incarcerated individuals and communities. “Some of the individuals have been incarcerated for resisting arrest, assault on a police officer,...

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McGuckin and Catalano urge residents to stay at their primary residences, stay away from the shore

BRICK, N.J. – Two Jersey Shore lawmakers, Assemblymen Greg McGuckin and John Catalano, are concerned about the influx of people flocking to their shore homes to weather the coronavirus outbreak. At a press conference Saturday afternoon, Gov. Phil Murphy ordered all residents to stay in their primary homes. The two...

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Bill sheltering contracted school employees from private subcontracting agreements clears Assembly

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly today voted to block public schools and colleges from subcontracting services while a collective bargaining agreement is in place. Sponsored by Assemblymen Greg McGuckin and Ron Dancer, the bill (A3395) also establishes conditions after the expiration of a negotiated contract. “We want to make...

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Committee moves to shield contracted school employees from private subcontracting agreements

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly Labor Committee today voted to prohibit public schools and colleges from subcontracting school services while a collective bargaining agreement is in place. The bill (A3395) also establishes conditions after the expiration of a negotiated contract. “We want to make sure the rules aren’t changed...

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