Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Murphy Signs Legislation Modifying Investigations of Law Enforcement-Related Deaths

TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy signed S1036 into law, providing that the Attorney General handle the investigation and prosecution of a crime involving a person’s death that occurs during an encounter with a law enforcement officer acting in their official capacity or while the...

Acting Governor Oliver Signs Financial Literacy Education Bill

TRENTON —  Acting Governor Sheila Oliver signed legislation (A-1414) requiring school districts to provide financial literacy education to middle school students in grades six through eight. The financial literacy instruction will emphasize budgeting, saving, credit, debt, insurance, investment, and other issues associated with personal financial...

Acting Governor Oliver Signs Resolution Commemorating 50th Anniversary of the Federal Fair Housing Act

TRENTON – Acting Governor Sheila Oliver signed Senate Joint Resolution No. 84, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the signing of the federal Fair Housing Act. The Act, which made it illegal to discriminate based on race, sex, religion, familial status, disability status, or national origin,...

‘Tis the Season to Gift Responsibly. Lottery is Not Child’s Play

TRENTON — The New Jersey Lottery (NJL) and the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey, Inc. (CCGNJ) held a press conference to urge parents to use good judgment when making holiday gift selections for their children. During this holiday season, the NJL has joined the...

Murphy Signs Resolution Designating “A Day in the Life – Type 1 Diabetes Day”

TRENTON — Governor Phil Murphy signed AJR152 into law, which designates the Monday before Thanksgiving Day of each year as “A Day in the Life - Type 1 Diabetes Day.”  “It is our obligation to enhance awareness around Type 1 Diabetes and bring to light the daily challenges of...

Mikie Sherrill wins 11th Congressional District; Wins Big In Parsippany

PARSIPPANY — Parsippany Focus is reporting the results as they come in to our Election Headquarters. The unofficial results for the Midterm Election are as follows: Parsippany Board of Education - 100% Districts Reporting Susy Golderer For 3 Years 8,343 Frank Neglia For 3 Years 8,570 Judy Mayer For 3 Years 8,523 Andrew Choffo For Unexpired 1 Year...

Red Cross Launches First Aid for Opioid Overdoses Course

NEW JERSEY — The American Red Cross has launched First Aid for Opioid Overdoses, an online course to teach people how to respond to a known or suspected opioid overdose. “An opioid overdose is a life-threatening emergency,” said Rosie Taravella, CEO, American Red Cross New...

Murphy Administration Doubles Patients Served by Medical Marijuana to 34,000

TRENTON — Continuing to expand patient access and reform New Jersey’s Medicinal Marijuana Program, the Murphy Administration has seen the number of patients in the program double from roughly 17,000 to 34,000 since the day Governor Murphy took office in January. The program has also added...

6.5 million pounds of beef recalled for possible salmonella contamination

WASHINGTON — JBS Tolleson, Inc., a Tolleson, Ariz. establishment, is recalling approximately 6,500,966 pounds of various raw, non-intact beef products that may be contaminated with Salmonella Newport, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced. The raw, non-intact beef items, including ground beef, were...

ABC Suspends Enforcement of “Special Ruling” on Limited Brewery Licenses Pending Additional Study

TRENTON —  The Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control (“ABC”) announced that it will suspend enforcement of the “Special Ruling” issued on September 21 regarding limited brewery licenses. The suspension will provide ABC with the opportunity to engage in further conversations with stakeholders, including craft...

Democratic Leaders from Across the State Denounces Congressman Lance’s Comments on Dr. Ford

TRENTON —  Governor Phil Murphy and New Jersey Democratic State Committee Chairman John Currie join Democratic leaders from across the state including Lt. Governor Sheila Oliver, First Lady Tammy Murphy and Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg in denouncing disparaging comments made by Rep. Leonard Lance...

Schepisi’s Brain Aneurysm Awareness Month resolution clears Assembly

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TRENTON — The Assembly unanimously approved a resolution designating September as Brain Aneurysm Awareness Month. Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi, the measure’s sponsor, survived a craniotomy and clipping to repair a potentially fatal brain aneurysm in May 2015. “While falling asleep one evening I heard what sounded...

Murphy Administration Awarded $30.6 Million To Fight Opioid Crisis

TRENTON —  The Murphy Administration announced today that New Jersey will receive three federal grants totaling $30.6 million to fight the opioid crisis through initiatives aimed at preventing overdoses, and expanding treatment and recovery services. “Every day, the opioid epidemic devastates communities and families in all...

Rooney’s local government transparency bill advances

TRENTON —A bill sponsored by Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney requiring municipalities to provide residents with important township information via email, text messages and other social media outlets was advanced today by the Assembly State and Local Government Committee by a 5 to 1 vote. “This is...

Statement from Governor Murphy on the Passing of Senator John McCain

TRENTON — Senator John Sidney McCain III died at 4:28 p.m. on Saturday, August 25. With the Senator when he passed were his wife Cindy and their family. At his death, he had served the United States of America faithfully for sixty years. “During my...

Governor signs Space bill broadening HVAC workforce

NEW JERSEY — Assemblyman Parker Space’s legislation bringing more highly skilled workers into the heating and air conditioning trade was signed recently by Governor Phil Murphy. Space’s measure (A3704/S2550) clarifies that tradesmen who complete apprenticeship programs run by sheet metal workers, steamfitters and pipefitters are...

Employment Advances in July

NEW JERSEY — Private-sector employment continued to expand in July while the state’s unemployment rate continued its downward trend, edging lower for a fourth consecutive month by 0.1 percentage point to 4.2 percent. The July rate represents the lowest statewide unemployment rate since July 2007, according...

Grewal Fights Against Proposed Title X Rule Restricting Access to Women’s Reproductive Healthcare

TRENTON — Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal has joined a multi-state coalition of Attorneys General in opposing the Trump Administration’s proposal to restrict access to healthcare by imposing unconstitutional restrictions on the Title X program. The Title X program provides critical preventive and life-saving...

Murphy Signs Legislation Banning Smoking at Public Beaches and Parks

TRENTON — Governor Phil Murphy today signed legislation prohibiting smoking at public beaches and parks in New Jersey. The bill, S-2534, updates the “New Jersey Smoke-Free Air Act of 2006.” “The Jersey Shore has always been one of our state’s – and nation’s – great natural treasures,...

Sudden deaths of dogs at groomers prompts Rooney bill

MORRIS COUNTY — In response to the recent deaths of three dogs that died at routine grooming appointments in New Jersey, Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney introduced legislation today requiring pet groomers who have three or more complaints filed against them to register with the state...
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