Archive for Tag: Kevin Rooney

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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Ensuring July and August graduations good but allowing June ceremonies better say GOP lawmakers

TRENTON, N.J. – A group of Republican lawmakers are pointing out that Gov. Phil Murphy has made a mess of high school graduations and that the problems for students, parents and schools continue despite an Assembly bill addressing an insurance problem. “Governor Murphy has made a mess of graduations,...

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GOP lawmakers say permit fees for restaurants, bars to comply with reopening plans unfair

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblymen John DiMaio and Kevin J. Rooney are calling for the state division of Alcoholic Beverage Control and municipalities to waive fees for restaurants and bars reopening under Gov. Phil Murphy’s executive orders. The state ABC is charging $75 to apply for a one-time, special permit...

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Let’s decrease the MVC backlog before agencies reopen, say lawmakers

TRENTON, N.J. – Some motorists cannot register a car and new drivers are desperate to take the road test, but all are experiencing frustration that the state’s Motor Vehicle Commission has been shuttered since March 17. Three Republican lawmakers are especially concerned that without an immediate solution that crowds...

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