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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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Bills Would Mandate Broadband Speeds Across NJ Before ISPs Can Charge Premiums

“Assemblyman Kevin Rooney, R-40th District, said he intends to introduce two bills that would restrict internet service providers in New Jersey from implementing paid prioritization for their services unless they already provide broadband speeds to the entire state. Paid prioritization is typically associated with regulation of the internet known as net neutrality, the principle that […]

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VIDEO: Environmentalists admit to Rooney that Dems’ climate change bills are meaningless

While Democrats continue to push legislation to join the U.S. Climate Alliance and rejoin the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney pressed representatives of the N.J. Sierra Club and Environment New Jersey about what, if anything, the legislation would accomplish to reduce the state’s greenhouse gas emissions Thursday at an Assembly Environment Committee […]

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Environmentalists concede N.J. Dems’ latest climate bills won’t help the climate

On Thursday, the Assembly Environment Committee convened and there were some interesting exchanges between representatives of the N.J. Sierra Club and Environment New Jersey concerning RGGI’s impact on New Jersey greenhouse gas emissions. For example, Jeff Tittel of the Sierra Club conceded that RGGI wouldn’t impact auto emissions during an exchange with Assemblyman Kevin Rooney (R-40). […]

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NJ to join net neutrality legal challenge against Trump administration

“On Monday, Assemblyman Kevin Rooney, R-Wyckoff, said he intends to introduce a pair of bills designed to push back against the FCC’s action. One bill would require Internet providers to commit to providing at least broadband service to its entire service area before allowing paid prioritization of content; the other would require cable companies to provide […]

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