Archive for Tag: pandemic

GOP lawmakers blast new pandemic powers granted to Murphy under Democrat bill

TRENTON, N.J. – Republicans on the Assembly Appropriations Committee blasted a bill (A5777) advanced Tuesday that would allow Gov. Phil Murphy to continue issuing directives and orders related to the pandemic after he rescinds the state’s public health emergency next month. “Giving the governor new statutory powers to handle...

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Dancer bill, now law, extends early pension benefits for brave police and firefighters who served during pandemic

TRENTON, N.J. – Police and firefighters who have worked for 20 years, but now face burnout from pandemic service, will be granted the ability to retire, regardless of their age, thanks to a measure sponsored by Assemblyman Ron Dancer that was signed by the governor on Monday. Members of...

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Bramnick urges Murphy to pay down debt, help unemployed with federal aid money

TRENTON, N.J. – New Jersey is poised to receive $6.4 billion as part of the federal government’s recently enacted $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act. Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick is pushing the Murphy administration to make good on the promise to pay down some of the state’s debt,...

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