Archive for Tag: John DiMaio

Republican Leader DiMaio pushes for affordability, property tax relief at General Assembly reorganization

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman John DiMaio, who took the oath of office as the minority party’s new leader, challenged returning and new Assembly members to enact meaningful property tax reform at the ceremony to mark the 220th legislative session at the Trenton War Memorial on Tuesday.  WATCH: DiMaio...

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DiMaio says restitution for veterans Covid deaths doesn’t equal resolution

TRENTON, N.J. – Assembly Republican Leader-Elect John DiMaio says the state’s settlement with 119 families of veterans who died of Covid-19 in state-run homes is a first step, not a substitution for answers and accountability. “It is rather convenient that this news breaks just as the governor jets off...

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DiMaio responds to Coughlin’s speech to GOP for standing against Covid-19 mandate

TRENTON, N.J. – Assembly Republican Leader Elect John DiMaio spoke after today’s legislative session, which was delayed after a policy was put in place mandating proof of vaccination or a negative test to enter the Statehouse and legislative chambers. “We were successful today fighting for the people of New...

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Munoz to become Assembly deputy minority leader

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywoman Nancy Munoz will join the Assembly Republican leadership team as the sole deputy minority leader and plans to launch a Republican women’s caucus at the start of the next legislative session. Munoz will work with incoming Assembly Republican Leader John DiMaio to coordinate Assembly floor...

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Assembly Republican caucus announces leadership

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman John DiMaio was elected by Assembly Republicans as the new minority leader on Thursday.  “It is my honor to serve as minority leader as we work to continue the progress Republicans made in this year’s election,” DiMaio (R-Warren) said. “Our caucus, under this new leadership...

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DiMaio calls Murphy out for trying to derail democracy

TRENTON, N.J. – The Joint Management Commission – comprising four legislative staff and four staff from the governor’s office – is considering limiting access to the state capitol complex for legislators, staff and the public if they are not vaccinated. Assemblyman John DiMaio said that infringes on the rights...

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Assembly advances DiMaio bill requiring students with concussions to be evaluated by doctor

TRENTON, N.J. – Students with head injuries will need a doctor’s note before returning to school says an Assembly panel that approved a measure today sponsored by Assemblyman John DiMaio. The bill (A1599) requires all public school students to receive written clearance from a physician before going back to...

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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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Democrats legislate themselves out of mandatory penalties for public corruption

TRENTON, N.J. –  A bill that would eliminate mandatory minimum sentences for non-violent crimes was passed with only Democrat support because it included ending definite punishment for corrupt elected officials. The inclusion of public corruption, termed official misconduct, was made by a state senator whose girlfriend’s son faces current...

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Lawmakers call on state to prioritize cancer patients with Covid vaccines

TRENTON, N.J. – The three lawmakers from the 23rd Legislative District are concerned about the lack of vaccines for patients at the Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in Basking Ridge, as well as other institutions that serve cancer patients, and have reached out to state officials to ask that they...

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