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Rooney bill holding Superfund polluters accountable continues advancing

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney’s legislation preventing the state from investing in companies that shirk their environmental cleanup obligations moved a step closer to becoming law today. Companies that intentionally file for bankruptcy to avoid paying for environmental remediation are targeted by the bill (A997), which was unanimously advanced by the Assembly Budget Committee. […]

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GOP lawmaker: 3 weeks away from budget deadline, Murphy’s not in tune with taxpayers

Find the Op-Ed feature in the June 10, 2018 edition of the Star Ledger or online at NJ.com By Kevin J. Rooney Will somebody please get serious about lowering taxes? A Monmouth University poll recently found the unsurprising fact that New Jerseyans are more concerned about their nation-high property taxes than any other issue in the state.  […]

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Hosting an event? You might try a winery, thanks to NJ law

Wineries not located on preserved land are not affected by the law, as they are generally restricted by town ordinances, not state law. “In our nation’s competitive environment, New Jersey ranks the sixth highest state in wine production because we do a good job in promoting agricultural tourism, such as this pilot program,” said Assemblyman […]

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Governor signs Dancer, Rooney bill allowing special events at wineries

TRENTON, N.J. – Gov. Phil Murphy on Wednesday signed bipartisan legislation sponsored by Assemblymen Ron Dancer and Kevin J. Rooney that allows wineries to hold special events such as weddings, retirement and birthday parties on certain days. “We haven’t gathered enough information during the current pilot program on how important this program is to the […]

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