Archive for Tag: New Jersey Board of Public Utilities

Assembly passes Rooney bill that requires public hearings for utility rate hikes

TRENTON, N.J. – The General Assembly on Thursday passed a bill that requires public utilities that are requesting rate hikes to hold public hearings in every county impacted by that increase. That bill (A184) is sponsored by Assemblyman Kevin Rooney. “Residents who are likely facing a utility rate increase should...

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GOP push to lower gas prices, make NJ more affordable and push back on energy mandates ignored by Democrats at Thursday’s Assembly session

TRENTON, N.J. – Three times today Republicans tried to get Democrats to focus on rising gas and energy prices, but each time the majority wasn’t interested. “Today Republicans tried everything in their power to make New Jersey more affordable, and the Democrats stonewalled us,” said Assemblyman Jay Webber (R-Morris)....

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GOP lawmakers fume as Murphy administration absent (again) at hearing

TRENTON, N.J. – Five Republican lawmakers expressed frustration Wednesday after the Murphy administration did not testify during Assembly hearings examining the response of utility companies to massive power outages during Tropical Storm Isaias. “It’s unconscionable for any administration to refuse to answer questions from constituents who have reached out...

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