Archive for Tag: John DiMaio

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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ICYMI: DiMaio to Murphy: Faults of borrowing are your inconvenient truth

TRENTON, N.J. – Gov. Phil Murphy began his press conference Wednesday citing the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities estimates of nationwide state-revenue losses totaling over $550 million. Assemblyman John DiMaio pointed to another report by the same group outlining how borrowing is not “a viable, legally permissible, or...

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DiMaio to Murphy: Faults of borrowing are your inconvenient truth

TRENTON, N.J. – Gov. Phil Murphy began his press conference Wednesday citing the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities estimates of nationwide state-revenue losses totaling over $550 million. Assemblyman John DiMaio pointed to another report by the same group outlining how borrowing is not “a viable, legally permissible, or...

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We can meet New Jersey’s budget obligations after coronavirus with a tax cut, says Assembly GOP Conference Leader. Here’s how.

TRENTON, N.J. – Rather than increasing taxes or borrowing after state revenue has dropped by billions, Assemblyman John DiMaio believes he has found a way for New Jersey to cut taxes for the middle-class while keeping state and local governments afloat. Similar to the reciprocal tax agreement with Pennsylvania,...

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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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Wirths’ post on social media shows support for single-use plastic and paper bags

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Hal Wirths shared a photo to his Facebook page from a supermarket in Franklin that announced it was discontinuing reusable bags to limit the exposure to germs from outside sources. The lawmaker praised the move as studies have shown that the bags harbor dangerous bacteria...

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DiMaio urges not using reusable grocery bags to combat spread of COVID-19

TRENTON, N.J. – As the state tries to slow the spread of COVID-19, Assemblyman John DiMaio is urging food stores to temporarily ban the use of reusable bags, which could pose a significant threat to public health, and provide single-use plastic and paper bags to consumers. “Reusable bags can...

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Space, DiMaio call for repeal of gun laws targeting law-abiding residents

TRENTON, N.J. – Despite following all of New Jersey’s gun laws, an armored-car security guard was arrested last month on his way home from work on two felony charges: possession of hollow-point ammunition and illegal transportation of a firearm. The guard had a state carry permit for the Smith...

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