Archive for Tag: Nancy Muñoz

GOP Assembly members react to Hicks resignation

TRENTON, N.J. – Scandal-plagued N.J. Corrections Commissioner Marcus Hicks finally resigned Tuesday after months of bipartisan demands for his firing were ignored by Gov. Phil Murphy. His resignation comes after a damning 75-page investigation released Monday that detailed a broken system of abuses at the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility...

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Murphy, Muoio put on the clock in letter by Assembly budget members

TRENTON, N.J. – It is unclear why legislative hearings with Treasurer Elizabeth Muoio were cancelled in the Assembly. Republican members of the budget committee sent a letter to Gov. Phil Murphy and Muoio, giving them 24 hours to answer a dozen questions that would have been asked had the...

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After Edna Mahan hearing GOP lawmakers call for ombudsman resignation, continue push to oust Hicks

TRENTON, N.J. – After an eight-hour Assembly hearing Thursday on the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility, the four Republican lawmakers on the panel issued a joint statement and called for a top to bottom change in management starting with Corrections Commissioner Marcus Hicks and Corrections Ombudsman Dan DiBenedetti. “We are...

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Stanfield files bipartisan articles of impeachment against Corrections Commissioner Hicks

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywoman Jean Stanfield introduced articles of impeachment against Department of Corrections Commissioner Marcus Hicks today with the backing of prime sponsors Democratic Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle and Republican Assemblywoman Nancy Munoz. “I’m heartened to be joined by these strong leaders, who I know will not stop...

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GOP assemblywomen join calls for new corrections head following abuse allegations at women’s prison

TRENTON, N.J. – All seven Republican Assemblywomen are demanding that state Corrections Commissioner Marcus Hicks be replaced after reports detailing accusations that officers severely beat inmates at the state’s only women’s prison earlier this month. “The report of thirty officers and supervisors on leave because of allegations of abuse...

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Historic bipartisan legislative disability caucus launches with GOP lawmakers’ support

TRENTON, N.J. – Four GOP Assembly members will promote policies to better the lives of individuals with disabilities as part of the first bipartisan legislative caucus dedicated to championing services that support the disability community. Assembly Republican Conference Leader Nancy Munoz, Assemblywomen Aura Dunn and Holly Schepisi, and Assemblyman...

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Murphy’s charade budget scorned by Assembly GOP during budget hearing

TRENTON, N.J. – The four Republican members of the Assembly Budget Committee took the Murphy administration to task for misrepresenting its actions and projections during a hearing Thursday with the Treasury Department. Assemblyman Hal Wirths, the Republican budget officer, illustrated how the administration is using borrowed funds to create...

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Munoz bill allowing political candidates and elected officials to use campaign contributions for childcare goes to governor’s desk

TRENTON, N.J. – The cost of childcare is a large expense for many who would like to run for public office but can’t afford the expenses. The Assembly moved to eliminate that barrier by passing a bill (S698) sponsored by Assemblywoman Nancy Munoz that would allow candidates and incumbents...

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