Archive for Tag: Nancy Muñoz

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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Dems’ opaqueness made clear when GOP moves amendments in Assembly Budget Committee

TRENTON, N.J. – Despite Democrats in the Assembly Budget Committee on Monday moving legislation without publicly available text, they voted down Republican amendments to two bills because at least one member objected to a so-called lack of transparency. As per protocol, Republicans distributed amendments to the school supplies sales...

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Assembly GOP leaders put income, property tax cuts to a vote

TRENTON, N.J. – The Democrats’ support of a more affordable New Jersey was put to a vote on Thursday when Republican leaders pressed the Assembly majority to advance bills cutting income taxes and providing immediate property tax relief. The bills are part of the Assembly GOP’s proposals to combat...

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Health panel approves bill to limit employee exposure to surgical smoke

TRENTON, N.J. – Recognizing the health consequences of surgical smoke exposure, an Assembly panel passed a bill sponsored by Assemblywoman Nancy Munoz on Thursday to require smoke evacuation systems in operating rooms.  “Our health care professionals deserve a truly smoke-free workplace,” Munoz (R-Union) said. “No one should have to...

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New Jersey students suffering learning loss left out of Murphy’s budget

TRENTON, N.J. – During an Assembly budget hearing on Monday, Assemblywoman Nancy Munoz and Assemblyman Brian Rumpf pressed acting education Commissioner Angelica Allen-McMillan on the administration’s spending and lesson plans to address students’ two-year learning loss. Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration has largely failed to dedicate funding to learning loss...

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GOP lawmakers grill treasurer, state finance officers on taxes, spending and surplus in Murphy’s budget

TRENTON, N.J. – During an Assembly Budget Committee hearing on Monday, Republican members grilled N.J. state Treasurer Elizabeth Muoio and the Office of Legislative Services on Gov. Phil Murphy’s proposed $49 billion spending plan. From one-shot revenues to fee holidays, Assembly Republican budget officer Hal Wirths, Assemblywomen Nancy Munoz...

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District 21 lawmakers fought for more school funding from the state and won

WESTFIELD, N.J. – Sen. Jon Bramnick and Assemblywomen Nancy Munoz and Michele Matsikioudis, whose district includes parts of Union, Morris and Somerset counties, are happy with increased funding announced Thursday for each school district they represent. “This is an important moment for schools and property taxpayers in our district,”...

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Eulner, Munoz bill requiring schools to keep current emergency communications policies advances

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly Education Committee advanced a bill Thursday that would require school districts to submit their emergency communications policies to the state Department of Education for review. The bill (A301) is sponsored by Assemblywomen Kim Eulner and Nancy Munoz. “Keeping our students and school staff safe...

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Assembly panel clears legislation regulating counseling for domestic violence offenders

TRENTON, N.J. – Court-ordered domestic violence counseling for offenders would be required to meet new uniform standards under a bill cleared by the Assembly Judiciary Committee on Monday and sponsored by Assemblywoman Nancy Munoz and Assemblyman Ron Dancer. Stemming from the 2015 Supreme Court Ad Hoc Committee on Domestic...

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Assembly Republicans object to budget message extension

TRENTON, N.J. – Assembly Republicans rejected Gov. Phil Murphy’s request to push the gubernatorial budget message to Tuesday, March 8 from Tuesday, Feb. 22, saying the move is politically motivated and unnecessarily delays an important process. The bill (A2063) extending the delivery of the statutorily-mandated message was passed in a...

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