Archive for Tag: Phil Murphy

Dunn slams Murphy for stranding children, failing to address school bus driver shortage

TRENTON, N.J. – There have been statewide business shutdowns, statewide Covid mandates, but no statewide solution to the school bus driver shortage that is affecting children’s constitutional right to access education, says Assemblywoman Aura Dunn. Reports show school districts have been largely left to figure out the problem on...

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DePhillips: Democrats’ misguided legislation results in murder

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips warned Democrats in September about their misguided legislation that would release prisoners early due to the Covid pandemic. Now, an 18-year-old is dead at the hands of one of those early released prisoners.  “Awarding early release to prisoners because of Covid is counterproductive...

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Dunn calls for greater transparency in government, public input

TRENTON, N.J. – Bills signed into law without public testimony and meeting notifications without an agenda are pushing one GOP lawmaker to legislate good governance. “I refuse to let public officials silence the people of New Jersey,” Assemblywoman Aura Dunn said. “Transparency in government is essential to maintaining public...

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Budget surplus should be returned to taxpayers, Wirths chides Murphy administration for dodging questions

TRENTON, N.J. – The Murphy administration is projecting a $7.9 billion surplus this year outside of rainy day fund deposits. That would be whittled down to $4.7 billion after it is used to cover the $3 billion deficit from spending more than revenue next year. The deficit may be...

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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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Judge sides with GOP lawmaker, Murphy administration must hand over Covid data used to justify state shutdowns by June 11

TRENTON, N.J. – In a victory for greater transparency and in pursuit of the truth, Assemblyman Erik Peterson was granted access to the N.J. Department of Health N.J. Department of Health’s county-level Covid-19 data by state Superior Court Judge Mary C. Jacobson Tuesday. The state has until June 11...

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GOP lawmakers stand up against Murphy’s mask mandate at Assembly session

TRENTON, N.J. – Even with threats of pulling Republican bills from today’s Assembly vote, two Assemblymen stood up against the governor’s tyrannical and anti-science mandates, and won. Assemblymen Gregory P. McGuckin and John Catalano said no to wearing masks on the Assembly floor during Thursday’s voting session. “Listen, we’ve...

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$6.3 billion surprise is exactly why the legislature needs to stop being Murphy’s lapdog, says Wirths

TRENTON, N.J. – Treasurer Elizabeth Muoio revealed today that the state received $6.3 billion in American Recovery Act funds yesterday to relieve New Jersey’s finances. The administration did not give any indication to the legislature over the past few months of budget hearings when they expected to receive the...

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Dancer proposes legislation defending voter rights following Murphy’s plans to deny entry of unmasked voters

TRENTON, N.J. – Mask up or be denied polling place access. That’s the message Gov. Phil Murphy issued at his Wednesday COVID-19 press briefing. Voters “will not be allowed in. It’s that simple,” New Jersey Globe reported him saying. Assemblyman Ron Dancer took exception to the governor’s comments and...

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Lawmaker calls on Murphy to invoke emergency powers to stop abuses at NJ women’s prison

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce called on Gov. Phil Murphy Sunday to invoke his emergency powers to stop the abuses at the embattled Edna Mahan Correctional Facility, the state’s only women’s prison. “It will take extraordinary action to get this embarrassing mayhem under control and Governor Murphy should...

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