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Rooney’s bill holding pet groomers accountable provides the right balance

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney said legislation (A4055) he sponsors requiring reckless pet groomers to register with state Division of Consumer Affairs is a more responsible alternative to Bijou’s law, a Democrat-sponsored bill on Monday’s Assembly agenda. Rooney introduced his bill in May, but it did not receive a committee hearing. “Licensing all […]

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Rooney, DePhillips bill turning the heat up on poor performing utilities clears committee

TRENTON, N.J. – Two Bergen county legislators say towns should be able to pull the plug on utilities that fail to provide safe and adequate service. An Assembly panel voted 8 to 0 today to advance a bill sponsored by Assemblymen Christopher DePhillips and Kevin J. Rooney, permitting municipalities to switch providers. Several nor’easters earlier this […]

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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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