Archive for Tag: Ned Thomson

Legislature advances new standards for home bakers and cottage food operators selling products in N.J.

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Edward Thomson’s bill establishing health standards and other requirements for home bakers and cottage food operators who sell their cakes, candy, jams and more in New Jersey passed the Legislature on Monday. The bill (A4580/S73) requires residents selling their homemade food products to obtain a...

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Panel approves new standards for home bakers selling cottage foods

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly Consumer Affairs Committee cleared Assemblyman Edward Thomson’s bill establishing health standards and other requirements for home bakers who sell their food in New Jersey. The bill (A4580/S73) requires home bakers to obtain a permit from the state Health Department, register as a business in...

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Assembly Republican caucus announces leadership

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman John DiMaio was elected by Assembly Republicans as the new minority leader on Thursday.  “It is my honor to serve as minority leader as we work to continue the progress Republicans made in this year’s election,” DiMaio (R-Warren) said. “Our caucus, under this new leadership...

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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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