Archive for Tag: sean kean

Assembly green lights Thomson and Kean bills addressing school bus driver shortages

TRENTON, N.J. – The General Assembly on Thursday passed two bills, sponsored by Assemblymen Ned Thomson and Sean Kean, giving school districts more tools to tackle bus driver shortages by streamlining the licensure process and allowing non-CDL drivers to transport students on certain buses. Under the first bill (A3564), school...

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Letter to Acting AG suggests state’s response to shore pop-up parties based on rhetoric not reality, calls for consequences

TRENTON, N.J. – In a letter to New Jersey Acting Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin, eight Republican lawmakers say Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration is refusing to proactively prevent destructive mobs at local shore towns, because of the rhetoric that strategy supposedly supports. They urged the state’s top law enforcement...

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Thomson and Kean bill would allow school districts to take the wheel in training bus drivers

TRENTON, N.J. – A bill that would streamline the school bus driver training and licensure process was released from the Assembly transportation committee Thursday. The bill (A3564), sponsored by LD 30 Assemblymen Ned Thomson and Sean Kean, would allow school districts to administer the commercial driver license exam and most...

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Committee advances bill allowing non-CDL drivers to transport students on certain school buses

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly Transportation and Independent Authorities Committee moved a bill alleviating the pressure on schools to hire drivers with commercial driver’s licenses to transport students on nine-seat passenger buses. Under the bill (A3565), sponsored by Assemblymen Sean Kean and Edward Thomson, a driver with a valid...

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Kean calls convicted cop killer’s parole an affront to all law enforcement

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Sean Kean released a statement Wednesday following news the N.J. Supreme Court ordered the parole of convicted cop killer Sundiata Acoli. In 1973, Acoli shot and killed state trooper Werner Foerster after a traffic stop on the New Jersey Turnpike. “The Supreme Court has made...

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We need to pull the plug on governor’s energy plan, Kean says

TRENTON, N.J. – As Gov. Phil Murphy rushes full steam ahead with his energy master plan, one Assemblyman wants to apply the brakes to what he believe is an ambitious but ultimately misguided plan. Assemblyman Sean Kean says residents, especially young families and seniors, cannot afford to subsidize the...

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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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911 dispatchers designated first responders in Kean bill passed by Assembly

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Sean Kean’s bill designating 911 dispatchers as first responders unanimously passed the Assembly Thursday. The bill (A3804) recognizes their work as life-saving and includes them in the first responder community with law enforcement, firefighters, and emergency medical professionals. “They are the first, first responders that...

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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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