Archive for Tag: Ned Thomson

Affordable housing project in Howell underscores need for legislative reform, say Singer, Kean and Thomson

TRENTON, N.J. – Sen. Robert Singer and Assemblymen Sean Kean and Edward Thomson, lawmakers from Legislative District 30, which includes Howell, say a proposed 319-unit project in the township illustrates the urgent need for affordable housing reform. When the Legislature reconvenes after the November election, they are calling on...

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Thomson: Anti-rioting bill needed after partiers crash beachfront, force postponement of Fourth of July fireworks

TRENTON, N.J. – Local officials have been forced to cancel Long Branch’s Fourth of July fireworks after partiers wreaked havoc there recently, and may return for the holiday weekend. Assemblyman Edward Thomson wants to crack down on unauthorized large-scale gatherings that turn riotous. Assemblyman Thomson is sponsoring legislation (A4991)...

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Thomson calls on Murphy to drop unnecessary mask mandate

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Edward Thomson chided Gov. Phil Murphy for maintaining indoor mask mandates even after the Centers for Disease Control released updated guidance that says masks are no longer needed for fully vaccinated Americans in most circumstances. “Now that the experts at the CDC say we can...

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Vaccination distribution plans should include senior communities say Shore lawmakers

TRENTON, N.J. – Sen. Robert Singer and Assemblymen Sean Kean and Ned Thomson (R-Monmouth/Ocean) are calling on Gov. Phil Murphy to ensure vaccinations can be provided in senior communities and to allocate the resources needed for such a program. “We have heard from many constituents who live in adult...

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Thomson calls for Murphy to expand antibody testing after new Hackensack Meridian Health study

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Edward Thomson is calling for Gov. Phil Murphy to expand antibody testing in New Jersey as part of efforts to combat Covid-19 and safely reopen more of the state. “Expanding our antibody testing can be a valuable part of our approach to defeating Covid and...

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‘Completely unacceptable,’ say District 30 lawmakers on 11-week unemployment benefit extension delays

TRENTON, N.J. – Sen. Bob Singer and Assemblymen Sean Kean, and Ned Thomson (R-Monmouth) are calling on Gov. Phil Murphy to implement the 11-week extension of unemployment benefits enacted by Congress in December as soon as possible. Claimants who exhausted benefits before Dec. 26 have not received any payments...

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A link to New Jersey’s past, a mission to make a difference – a lawmaker’s story

TRENTON, N.J. – With a lineage tracing back to the first proprietors of the state of New Jersey and the first Assembly in 1703, Assemblyman Ned Thomson’s mini biography released today provides a unique look at the actuary turned lawmaker. From helping those less fortunate by donating the fish...

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30th District lawmakers introduce bill to keep in-person voting for future elections

TRENTON, N.J. – Sen. Robert Singer and Assemblymen Sean Kean and Edward Thomson are sponsoring legislation that would guarantee in-person voting and prohibit automatically distributing mail-in ballots for future elections. The legislators said confusion surrounding the voting changes and the resulting delays of election results illustrate the need to...

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Thomson bill package would crack down on violent protests, assault on police

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Edward Thomson plans to introduce legislation that would impose stricter penalties for people involved in violent protests and attacks on police officers. Thomson said violent protests across the country, and most recently in Philadelphia, have made it necessary to strengthen state laws to prevent rioting...

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NJ financial transactions tax robs residents’ retirement, says Thomson

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Edward Thomson said legislation imposing a new tax on financial transactions would deplete the retirement savings of New Jersey taxpayers and threatens our already troubled public employee pension funds. Thomson, an actuary who manages pension plans, said the new tax would be passed on to...

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