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Rooney bill creates recycling program for plastic bags

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney has introduced legislation requiring the Department of Environmental Protection to establish a recycling program for plastic bags and plastic film. “We know how bad plastic bags are for the environment,” said Rooney (R-Bergen). “They constantly litter highways, parks and street corners, clog sewage systems, and easily damage marine […]

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Rooney: Murphy backpedaling on pension divestment legislation very disappointing

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney (R-Bergen) issued the following statement in response to Gov. Phil Murphy’s conditional veto of legislation (S1208/A997) prohibiting the state from investing in companies that shirk their environmental cleanup obligations. As a candidate Murphy said he supported pension divestment for similar causes. “It’s very disappointing that Gov. Murphy is […]

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TIP: Flash Flood Safety Tips

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation. You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should flash flood warnings be issued. According to the National Weather Service, more people are killed by flooding on average than by any other single […]

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TIP: Boating Etiquette

According to the BoatUS Foundation, most boaters quickly pick up the rules of the water – how to pass, navigate, dock and minimize wakes.Safety is mandatory, etiquette, unfortunately, is not. Not everyone, however, learns how to be courteous and considerate of other boaters. Understanding the unwritten rules of the water isn’t just about being polite. […]

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Rooney bill puts tramadol in same category as other addictive opioids

TRENTON, NJ – To help combat New Jersey’s opioid crisis, Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney has introduced legislation reclassifying tramadol as a drug with the same addictive qualities as oxycodone and fentanyl. The upgrade limits initial prescriptions to a five-day supply. The federal government classifies prescription drugs and narcotics based on their acceptable medical use and potential […]

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TIP: Packing for a Vacation

At one point or another we have all struggled when it comes to packing for vacation or just a weekend getaway. Here are some tips to help you pack smart and make the dreadful picking process easy What to pack for a short trip: If you are going away for the weekend and you do […]

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TIP: Keep Your Pets Cool in the Summer

As the weather continues to become warmer it’s not only important to make sure that you beat the heat. It is crucial to make sure that your pets are able to beat the heat. Follow these tips to help ensure that your pet is happy and healthy when temperatures rise. Exercise: When going to exercise […]

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TIP: Saving Gas While Driving

Planing on taking a road trip this summer? Heading down to the beach for a day trip? The price of a gallon of gas has exceeded well over three dollars a gallon for some consumers. By following these simple and effective tips you can save a trip to the pump and keep your wallet in […]

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