Archive for Tag: Serena DiMaso

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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Police employment database bill passes in Assembly

TRENTON, N.J. – A bill that would create a police employment database passed in the Assembly Thursday. The bill (A4379), sponsored by Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso, requires the State Police to create a database that will house records from all law enforcement agency applicants. That information will include applicants’ names,...

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DiMaso’s election integrity bill package calls for increased security, automatic recounts

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso introduced a three-bill package this week enhancing ballot security, establishing a permanent electronic petition process, and requiring an automatic recount in the event an election comes down to a 0.5% vote difference. “Voters will mistrust our democratic process if elections are not secure....

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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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DiMaso: Legislature needs to stop constant MVC Covid closures

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso introduced a bill this week preventing extensive Covid-related closures at Motor Vehicle Commission agencies and reducing disruptions to in-person services. “In the wake of yet another ridiculous and unnecessary two-week MVC facility closure, it is clear that we need legislation to address the...

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DiMaso says Fulton, who failed New Jersey drivers, is a disastrous pick for national defense job

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso, who called for soon-to-be former MVC Executive Director Sue Fulton to resign and told her to get her act together during an Assembly Budget hearing on Monday, was surprised to hear that Fulton was being hired by President Joe Biden to become an...

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DiMaso to introduce Assembly bill banning vaccine passport mandates

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso will sponsor and introduce legislation later this month that would block state government from mandating that private businesses screen customers for proof of immunization for Covid-19. Sen. Mike Testa introduced the bill (S3674) Monday in the state Senate. “Creating a vaccine passport to...

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DiMaso praises cancer patient vaccine program

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso applauded a cooperative effort between Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and the Visiting Nurse Association of Central Jersey to make Covid-19 vaccinations more accessible to vulnerable patients.  “I’m thrilled to see yet another partnership in our district between local health organizations that will...

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