Archive for Tag: Nancy Muñoz

Munoz, DeFuccio bill limiting surgical smoke exposure goes to governor’s desk

TRENTON, N.J. – Legislation protecting health care workers from surgical smoke exposure advanced to the governor’s desk on Thursday after passing the full Assembly. Sponsored by Assemblywomen Nancy Munoz and DeAnne DeFuccio, the bill (A256) requires certain health care facilities to use smoke evacuation systems in operating rooms. “This...

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Committee advances bill that supports renewable natural gas investments

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywoman Nancy Munoz’s bill that directs the Board of Public Utilities to establish a program that encourages renewable natural gas procurement advanced Monday. The bill (A577), heard in the Assembly Telecommunications and Utilities Committee, would also urge gas public utilities to make investments in renewable natural...

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Assembly advances Munoz, DeFuccio bill limiting surgical smoke exposure in certain health care facilities

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly on Thursday advanced a measure to protect health care workers from surgical smoke exposure. Sponsored by Assemblywomen Nancy Munoz and DeAnne DeFuccio, the bill (A256) requires certain health care facilities to use smoke evacuation systems in operating rooms.    “Our health care professionals deserve...

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Learning loss scores are a historic wake-up call, says Munoz

TRENTON, N.J. – Learning loss is the most pressing issue in education, said Assemblywoman Nancy Munoz. Within the past week, the state Assembly has held a hearing on the topic and the National Assessment of Educational Progress released its results showing New Jersey had a worse decline than the...

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IRS just raised tax brackets 7% for inflation, it’s time NJ do the same, says Munoz

TRENTON, N.J. – The Internal Revenue Service adjusted tax brackets for 2023 by about 7% in an attempt to counter rapid inflation, the IRS said in a statement on Tuesday. But state tax brackets haven’t changed since 1996. That could mean New Jersey workers whose wages haven’t kept pace...

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Munoz and DeFuccio bill requiring health care providers to directly coordinate emergency care during telehealth visits passes committee

TRENTON, N.J. – Raising the standard of care from referral to direct coordination of emergency services during telehealth visits reflects the new reality health care providers are encountering, say Assemblywomen Nancy Munoz and DeAnne DeFuccio. Their bill requiring providers to determine the patient’s need for emergency services and then...

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State should extend early intervention services in response to Covid’s impact on youngest learners, says Deputy Republican Leader

TRENTON, N.J. – As state-mandated Covid-19 lockdowns and closures continue to negatively impact child development long after the public health emergency, Assemblywoman Nancy Munoz is calling on legislative leadership to consider her bill extending early intervention services to age 6 from 3.  “Babies born during the pandemic missed out...

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Munoz expands legislation to end public employee payouts, punish towns by reducing state aid dollar-for-dollar

TRENTON, N.J. – Reducing aid to towns that pay public employees excessive sums for unused sick leave and other non-salary benefits would save billions of taxpayer dollars, says Assemblywoman Nancy Munoz. She is introducing a bill that would not only end all forms of public employee payouts, but would...

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Munoz renews push for legislation prohibiting public employee sick-time payouts following watchdog report

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywoman Nancy Munoz, a longtime advocate for ending excessive sick-time payouts for public employees, is urging Legislative leadership to move her bills to stop taxpayer waste following the State Comptroller’s report that found widespread unlawful sick-leave payments. “One of the ways to drive down our nation-high property...

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Assembly Republicans oppose Democrats’ massive $50.6 billion state spending plan

TRENTON, N.J. – The state’s massive $50.6 billion fiscal year 2023 budget represents missed opportunities for real tax reform and relief, backroom deals, big government spending, and one-time gimmicks say Republicans before casting their no votes from the Assembly floor on Wednesday. Assembly Republican Leader John DiMaio: WATCH: GOP...

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