Archive for Tag: Kevin Rooney

Bramnick appoints DePhillips, Rooney to caucus leadership roles

TRENTON, N.J. – Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick announced the appointment of two members to GOP caucus leadership Thursday. Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips was named deputy Republican leader. He takes over for Holly Schepisi, who moved up to the state Senate in March. DePhillips has served in the Assembly since...

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Lawmakers to Murphy: Stick to your promise and follow the science on masks

TRENTON, N.J. – North Jersey lawmakers are questioning Gov. Phil Murphy’s hesitation to follow recommendations by federal health officials to lift mask requirements in most instances. “For a guy who claimed early on that he’d be guided at every step by science, Governor Murphy seems more driven by politics,”...

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Rooney spotlights New Jersey’s small business health insurance crisis induced by the coronavirus

TRENTON, N.J. – New Jersey’s struggling small businesses have prioritized paying for employee health insurance premiums as the country faced its biggest public health crisis in modern history. Now small employers who purchase insurance through Members Health Plan NJ are looking at a 5.5 percent monthly Covid surcharge –...

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DePhillips and Rooney bill would help residents weather the storm

TRENTON, N.J. – Ahead of what Farmers’ Almanac is predicting to be a snowy and cold winter for New Jersey, the Assembly Telecommunications and Utilities Committee held a hearing on a measure (A108) that would ensure customers receive high-quality service from their utilities. Assemblyman Christopher P. DePhillips, a prime...

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Dancer and Rooney to Murphy: It’s time to be a team player

TRENTON, N.J. – Ice hockey players are feeling the cold shoulder from Gov. Phil Murphy. Now that New Jersey has authorized gyms, indoor dining and entertainment venues to resume operations with proper safety precautions, Assemblymen Ron Dancer and Kevin J. Rooney are calling on the governor to allow athletes...

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North Jersey lawmakers renew call to hold energy companies accountable

TRENTON, N.J. – Lawmakers representing the 40th Legislative District have been carrying the torch to hold energy companies responsible for not being adequately prepared for widespread power outages. The Assembly Telecommunications Committee unanimously passed a bill (A108) sponsored by Assemblymen Christopher P. DePhillips and Kevin J. Rooney in October...

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Murphy’s blanket 14-day quarantine policy unworkable without rapid tests, says Rooney

TRENTON, N.J. – New York, New Jersey and Connecticut issued a travel advisory last month that requires people arriving from states with high coronavirus rates to quarantine for 14 days. “Two-weeks of captivity solely for the ‘offense’ of coming from out of state is really an unworkable plan,” said...

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Disastrous MVC reopening could have been avoided – and can still be fixed – with GOP sponsored solution

TRENTON, N.J. – The first day of reopening for New Jersey’s Motor Vehicle Commission resulted in chaos all over the state. “We warned the MVC and the Murphy administration this was coming weeks ago, but they dismissed our suggestions out of hand,” said Assemblyman Kevin Rooney (R-Bergen) who predicted...

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Rooney demands state track and release mental health statistics from coronavirus shutdown

TRENTON, N.J. – Concerned with a possible “silent scythe” of mental health issues adding to the terrible toll of the coronavirus pandemic, Assemblyman Kevin Rooney called on Gov. Phil Murphy to conduct a state-wide tabulation of those with existing mental health preconditions who have lost their lives or suffered...

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