Archive for Tag: Hal Wirths

Wirths: Murphy creates more problems than solved; state lost over $10 billion as result

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Hal Wirths is continuing to urge Gov. Phil Murphy to safely, but fully, reopen the state economy to help the state avoid economic destruction while the state Treasurer releases new numbers. “The revenue report today, on the heels of devastating unemployment numbers, is the result...

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District 24 lawmakers urge Murphy to allow outdoor high school graduations

SPARTA, N.J. – Sen. Steve Oroho and Assemblymen Parker Space and Hal Wirths called upon Gov. Phil Murphy to reverse his opposition to holding safe and responsible outdoor high school graduations for Garden State senior students. “If people can responsibly walk and celebrate in our parks and forests, then...

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Wirths presses Murphy to release state fiscal picture

SPARTA, N.J. – Assemblyman Hal Wirths wants Governor Phil Murphy to start sharing the information he has about New Jersey revenue woes so the legislature knows how to approach the state’s fiscal problems. Murphy has continually warned of a massive revenue shortfall and yesterday said that major cuts to...

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Oroho, Space and Wirths happy state and county parks and golf courses to be opened

SPARTA, N.J. – Senator Steve Oroho and Assemblymen Parker Space and Hal Wirths are happy that Gov. Murphy has heeded their calls to reopen the outdoors to help people cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. “I’m glad to see the governor move today to reopen our parks and golf courses,”...

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Business leaders distraught about lack of economic plan, says Wirths

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Hal Wirths has received numerous calls from businesses about feeling jettisoned by the Murphy administration which is narrowly focusing on stopping COVID-19 without consideration of how long business owners and their employees can put food on the table. “Everybody I talk to is feeling hopeless...

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Lawmakers propose measure to aid farmers and the hungry during coronavirus pandemic

TRENTON, N.J. – Farmers across America without schools, hotels and restaurants to buy their food are being forced to dump millions of gallons of milk, mulch produce back into the soil, and smash hundreds of thousands of eggs. As mandatory shutdowns leave farmers with few options and hundreds of...

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Wirths and Oroho support effort to reopen golf courses with restrictions during coronavirus shutdown

TRENTON, N.J. – In conjunction with several golf associations in New Jersey, Assemblyman Hal Wirths and Sen. Steve Oroho are urging Gov. Phil Murphy to reopen state golf courses with some restrictions. “We have to start reopening the economy where we can and allowing people to participate in responsible...

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No reason Murphy can’t go to voters for borrowing after budget extensions, says Assembly GOP Budget Officer

ALLAMUCHY, N.J. – Once again Democrats are only considering increasing debt and raising taxes to address New Jersey’s fiscal problems. Gov. Phil Murphy has proposed bypassing voters to fund the state budget by asking for a multi-billion-dollar federal loan. Assemblyman Hal Wirths says that voters should be given the...

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Wirths points to soaring unemployment in effort to rethink economic shutdown

ALLAMUCHY, N.J. – As unemployment claims continue to mount by hundreds of thousands and economists warn that mandatory stay-at-home orders are pushing the economy into depression territory, Assemblyman Hal Wirths says it’s time for lawmakers to rethink the strategies in place. “On one-hand a lot of lives have been...

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DiMaio and Wirths introduce legislation prohibiting reusable bags during coronavirus health emergency

TRENTON, N.J. – To further protect the public’s health and prevent the spread of germs during the coronavirus outbreak, Assemblymen John DiMaio and Hal Wirths are introducing legislation (A3931) to prohibit reusable carryout bags in grocery stores during the COVID-19 state of emergency. “Reusable bags, just like any purchases...

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