Archive for Tag: U.S. Department of Justice

Sauickie bill creating inspector general for veterans facilities addresses lack of oversight and accountability in DOJ report

TRENTON, N.J. – One of the first pieces of legislation Assemblyman Alex Sauickie sponsored upon joining the General Assembly in 2022 addresses the insufficient oversight at state-run veterans homes as recently detailed in a report by the U.S. Department of Justice. His bill (A319) would create an independent inspector...

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Dunn pushes for mandatory upgrades at veterans homes following federal investigation findings

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywoman Aura Dunn is calling on legislative leaders to post a bill she cosponsors requiring upgrades to the state-run veterans homes at Menlo Park and Paramus following the U.S. Department of Justice’s scathing report detailing inadequate infection control and medical care at the facilities Thursday. “New...

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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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