Archive for Tag: Serena DiMaso

Republicans on budget: Taxpayers face cuts while paying for public employee raises

TRENTON, N.J. – Republicans on the Assembly budget committee voted against a $7.75 billion three-month budget that was made public only two hours before the vote.  They were dismayed that seniors and homeowners face cuts in tax relief and services while public unions still get raises. “There is a...

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Assembly passes bill limiting restaurant delivery fees during state emergencies advances in Assembly

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly passed legislation Monday sponsored by Assemblywomen Serena DiMaso and Aura Dunn capping the fees charged by delivery services like Grubhub and Uber Eats during the public health crisis. “It’s a margin killer for many of our Main Street businesses,” said DiMaso (R-Monmouth). “They’re keeping...

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DiMaso, Dunn bill limiting restaurant delivery fees during state emergencies advances in Assembly

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly Labor Committee advanced legislation Monday sponsored by Assemblywomen Serena DiMaso and Aura Dunn capping the fees charged by delivery services like Grubhub and Uber Eats during the public health crisis. “It’s a margin killer for many of our Main Street businesses,” said DiMaso (R-Monmouth)....

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Ensuring July and August graduations good but allowing June ceremonies better say GOP lawmakers

TRENTON, N.J. – A group of Republican lawmakers are pointing out that Gov. Phil Murphy has made a mess of high school graduations and that the problems for students, parents and schools continue despite an Assembly bill addressing an insurance problem. “Governor Murphy has made a mess of graduations,...

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Republicans ask for fiscal discipline instead of borrowing to fix budget

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly Budget Committee passed a bill Monday that would allow at least $14 billion in borrowing to replace revenue lost during the economic shutdown in response to Covid-19. Republicans on the committee asked that taxpayers get a chance to weigh in, if there was a...

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Let’s decrease the MVC backlog before agencies reopen, say lawmakers

TRENTON, N.J. – Some motorists cannot register a car and new drivers are desperate to take the road test, but all are experiencing frustration that the state’s Motor Vehicle Commission has been shuttered since March 17. Three Republican lawmakers are especially concerned that without an immediate solution that crowds...

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Republicans disappointed in lack of information provided by Treasury during Assembly budget hearing

TRENTON, N.J. – During today’s Assembly budget committee hearing with state Treasurer Elizabeth Maher Muoio, Republicans asked multiple questions that did not receive direct answers. They say it is an indication that administration’s lack of transparency comes from a lack of information. “The administration was not confident in their...

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DiMaso bill allowing liquor takeout heads to governor’s desk

TRENTON, N.J. – Legislation (A3966) sponsored by Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso passed both the Senate and Assembly Thursday allowing for takeout and delivery of liquor with food orders from restaurants. “I am very proud that we were able to get this bill passed,” said DiMaso (R-Monmouth) “During my communications with...

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Health care first responder loan forgiveness resolution passes Assembly unanimously

TRENTON, N.J. – A resolution sponsored by Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips and Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso today passed the Assembly by a vote of 80-0. “I was proud to see the Assembly unanimously support our frontline healthcare workers,” said DePhillips (R-Bergen). “The least we can do for these heroes, who are...

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DePhillips and DiMaso want federal government to forgive student loans for doctors, nurses and EMS employees

TRENTON, N.J. – With doctors, nurses and emergency medical services personnel risking their lives on a daily basis to battle the coronavirus outbreak and save lives, Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips and Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso are urging the federal government to create a student loan forgiveness program so they don’t also...

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