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Rooney’s local government transparency bill advances

TRENTON, N.J. – 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 about giving residents a voice and providing […]

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Rooney/Bramnick E-Z Pass bill protecting commuters wins committee approval

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly Transportation Committee advanced legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney and Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick that protects New Jersey’s E-Z Pass customers from being overcharged when using bridges and tunnels into New York. The legislation is in response to an AAA study that found drivers who purchased E-Z Pass […]

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Assembly advances Rooney/Bramnick E-Z Pass bill warning commuters of rate inconsistencies

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly advanced a bill today sponsored by Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney and Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick protecting New Jersey’s E-Z Pass customers from being overcharged when using bridges and tunnels into New York. Drivers who purchased E-Z Pass tags from out of state agencies are being charged the cash rate […]

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Rooney and DePhillips resolution designating Stephen Hawking Remembrance Day advances

TRENTON, N.J. – A resolution sponsored by Assemblymen Kevin J. Rooney and Christopher DePhillips establishing an annual Stephen Hawking Remembrance Day cleared the Assembly Science, Innovation and Technology Committee today. “Stephen Hawking overcame physical adversities to become the greatest scientist of our time,” said Rooney (R-Bergen). “He made countless contributions to our understanding of the universe, […]

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Rooney proposal expands student tax deduction program

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney introduced legislation that would raise the age limit for students to be claimed as dependents on their parent’s state income taxes. “Paying college tuition isn’t cheap,” said Rooney (R-Bergen).  “It takes many students more than four years to finish, and time is money – especially for parents who are […]

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District 40 Legislators Commend Actions to Help North Jersey Flooding Survivors

State of Emergency Declared in Flood-Ravaged Areas, Delivering Aid to Passaic, Bergen & Essex Counties Senator Kristin Corrado and Assemblymen Christopher DePhillips and Kevin Rooney, (all R-40) thanked Governor Murphy for taking action to ensure that storm survivors have the resources they need to address last weekend’s torrential rain fall.   Pictured: the aftermath of […]

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Rooney issues statement on Turnpike Authority’s excessive and unfair fees

Assemblyman Rooney issued the following statement in response to reports of the New Jersey Turnpike Authority’s fee structure for E-ZPass drivers which was discussed in the Observer article from August 8, 2018: Recently, the news has highlighted the excessive and outrageous administrative fees the Turnpike Authority is charging drivers for missing an E-ZPass toll. If […]

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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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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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