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TIP: Keep Your Pipes From Freezing

Water has a unique property in that it expands as it freezes. This expansion puts tremendous pressure on whatever is containing it, including metal or plastic pipes. No matter the strength of a container, expanding water can cause pipes to break. When a house’s water pipes freeze, the situation is not as simple as calling […]

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From Pensions to Bump Stocks: Bills Christie Signed During His Last Days

Read the full story at: Governing.com “Smokeless tobacco The use of smokeless tobacco is now prohibited on the grounds of any public school. Christie signed S-293/A-493, a bipartisan measure that its Republican sponsors say will make clear that chewing tobacco and snuff are not safe substitutes for cigarettes even though the products are popular among […]

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Dancer & Rooney Bill Assisting Families Struggling To Pay For College Now Law

TRENTON, N.J. – Gov. Christie signed on Monday legislation protecting college students from losing state tuition assistance because their family took an early withdrawal from a retirement account. Sponsored by Assemblymen Ron Dancer and Kevin J. Rooney, the bill (A4763/S2326) exempts an early retirement withdrawal from the Higher Education Student Assistance Authority’s (HESAA) calculation to […]

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Governor signs Russo/Rooney Bill Banning Smokeless Tobacco From Schools

TRENTON, N.J. – A new law signed Monday by Gov. Christie prohibits the use of smokeless tobacco on public school grounds. Assemblymen David C. Russo and Kevin J. Rooney sponsored the law (S293/A493) establishing escalating fines for violation of the prohibition. “Smokeless tobacco is not a safe substitute for cigarettes even though tobacco companies market […]

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Rooney Bill Increasing Background Checks On Workers At Residential Homes Becomes Law

TRENTON, N.J. – Gov. Christie Monday signed legislation protecting disabled residents of state-run facilities. Sponsored by Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney, the new law (S3554/A5210) expands background checks on workers and agencies hired to care for residents. “We must ensure that care providers are qualified and trustworthy,” said Rooney (R-Bergen). “Thorough background checks are essential to […]

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TIP: Gift Cards for Bail Scam

Recently scammers have been disguising themselves as a family member in trouble, and asking for giftcards to bail themselves out of jail. They use the excuse that they are sick, or have a cough so that the voice may sound different than what is familiar. They then attempt to explain that they had been in […]

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Rooney/Bramnick E-ZPass bills protecting New Jersey drivers wins Assembly approval

TRENTON, NJ. – A package of pro-commuter bills sponsored by Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney and Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick protecting New Jersey’s E-ZPass customers who use New York’s bridges and tunnels from being overcharged was approved today by the Assembly. The legislation is in response to an AAA study that found drivers who purchased […]

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Rooney measure broadening background checks for caregivers at residential homes on Governor’s desk

TRENTON, N.J. – Legislation protecting disabled residents, sponsored by Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney, was approved today by the Assembly and moves to Gov. Christie’s desk. The bill (S3554/A5210) expands background checks on workers and agencies hired to care for disabled residents. It passed the Senate in December. “For the safety and well-being of our most […]

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Rooney bill holding polluters accountable approved by Assembly and Senate

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney’s legislation protecting taxpayers and New Jersey’s environment cleared the Assembly and Senate today. The bill (A4814), prohibits the state from investing pension funds in entities that use bankruptcy to manipulate the system and dodge their Superfund obligations. For several decades, the Diamond Alkali Company, now known as Maxus […]

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Russo and Rooney bill banning smokeless tobacco from schools advances to Governor’s desk

TRENTON, N.J. – The use of smokeless tobacco is prohibited on public school grounds by legislation approved today by the General Assembly. Assemblymen David C. Russo and Kevin J. Rooney sponsor the bill (S293/A493) establishing escalating fines for violation of the prohibition. It passed the Senate in May 2016 and moves to the Gov. Christie’s […]

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