Archive for Tag: Kevin Rooney

Rooney bill addressing poll worker pay clears committees

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Kevin Rooney’s bill increasing election worker pay to $300 a day and $50 for training cleared the Assembly Appropriations and State and Local Government committees Monday. Poll worker pay has remained stagnant at $200 since 2001. Back in October, Rooney called on Gov. Phil Murphy to increase the...

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Business vax mandates must be challenged, Rooney says

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Kevin Rooney says he will stand against Pres. Joe Biden’s constitutional runaround to force businesses to enforce his vaccine policies. “This is blatantly a control issue, not a health issue, at this point. And delaying the mandates, which go against everything it means to be...

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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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