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Dancer & Rooney bill protecting grant eligibilityfor families struggling to pay for college clears Assembly

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly today advanced legislation protecting college students from losing state tuition assistance because their family took an early withdrawal from a retirement account. Sponsored by Assemblymen Ron Dancer and Kevin J. Rooney, the bill (A4763) exempts an early retirement withdrawal from the Higher Education Student Assistance Authority’s calculation to determine eligibility […]

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Dancer & Rooney Bill Protecting TAG Eligibility For Families Struggling To Pay For College Passes Committee

TRENTON, N.J. – Legislation protecting college students from losing state tuition assistance because their family took an early withdrawal from a retirement account passed the Assembly Higher Education Committee today by an 8-0 vote. Sponsored by Assemblymen Ron Dancer and Kevin J. Rooney, the bill (A4763) exempts an early retirement withdrawal from the Higher Education […]

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Assembly Approves Rooney Resolution To Investigate Corporations Responsible For Polluting The Passaic River

Argentine company’s bankruptcy filing may be effort for cleanup of toxic contamination TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney’s resolution (AR219), approved today by the General Assembly, urges federal and state authorities to examine the alleged use of bankruptcy laws by an Argentina state-owned oil company to avoid cleaning up dioxin contamination in the lower […]

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Rooney Moves To Clean Up Passaic River And Prevent State From Investing Pension Funds In Corporations Dodging Their Responsibilities To Taxpayers

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney introduced legislation (A4814) prohibiting the state from investing public retirement funds in any business that avoids paying Superfund obligations to the state. He is also sponsoring multiple resolutions to ensure the lower Passaic River is cleaned up. “Companies should understand we are going to hold them accountable,” said […]

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Rooney Urges DEP to Meet Flood Relief Obligations

TRENTON, N.J. –    Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney expressed concern to DEP Commissioner Bob Martin during Wednesday’s Assembly Budget Committee hearing over the department’s ability to fund flood relief projects. Rooney referred to testimony by department officials in February 2017 that the state does not have the money to fund approved projects at the Jersey Shore. […]

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Rooney Celebrates National Rebuilding Day by Working to Upgrade Home in Bergen County 

RIDGEWOOD, N.J. – Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney donned his work clothes Saturday, picked up a hammer and joined a crew of volunteers working to improve a house for a Ridgewood homeowner. The assemblyman, no stranger to getting his hands dirty, joined other volunteers at a Rebuilding Together North Jersey site to commemorate National Rebuilding Day, which occurs on […]

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Rooney Focuses On Police Body Cameras And Opioid Crisis During Budget Hearing With AG

TRENTON, N.J. –Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney pressed state Attorney General Chris Porrino on Wednesday at a hearing before the Assembly Budget Committee on the funding for police body cameras and a possible loophole to the new law setting a five-day limit on initial opioid prescriptions. Rooney, who substituted for Assemblyman Anthony Bucco on the committee, […]

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Assemblyman Rooney Helps Announce “Slow Before You Go” Campaign in Wyckoff

Assemblyman Rooney (R-Bergen) attended the Coordinated PTO Council meeting in Wyckoff this morning to help announce the “Slow Before You Go” sign campaign. The initiative brings awareness to traffic safety concerns in the Wyckoff school districts. The campaign is part of a Gold Award Project by Amanda Sproha, a junior at Ramapo High School. Rooney […]

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