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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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