Archive for Tag: Republicans

Dems violate Assembly rules to block GOP energy crisis debate

TRENTON, N.J. – In blatant violation of the rules of the General Assembly on Thursday, Speaker Craig Coughlin and Democrats shut down Republican efforts to address the skyrocketing gas prices and America’s energy crisis. The contentious exchange between Assembly Republican Leader John DiMaio and the speaker arose following Coughlin’s...

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Push back from Freedom Fighters in GOP Assembly Caucus and parents made Murphy drop the mandates says Peterson

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Erik Peterson credits the Assembly Republican members who refused to comply with the Statehouse Covid-19 policy and fed-up parents for ending the controversial school mask mandates. On Monday, Feb. 7, Gov. Phil Murphy announced that he would be lifting statewide school and child care masking...

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Republican Leader DiMaio pushes for affordability, property tax relief at General Assembly reorganization

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman John DiMaio, who took the oath of office as the minority party’s new leader, challenged returning and new Assembly members to enact meaningful property tax reform at the ceremony to mark the 220th legislative session at the Trenton War Memorial on Tuesday.  WATCH: DiMaio...

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Wirths responds to Murphy’s contempt for GOP protest

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Hal Wirths responded to Gov. Phil Murphy’s comments about Republican lawmakers who refused last week to comply with vaccine and testing mandates to enter the Statehouse. “What is absolutely outrageous is that the governor doesn’t think this is about freedom or civil rights when he...

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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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