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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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Rooney bill ensures Narcan use for first responders

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney introduced legislation today allowinglaw enforcement officers obtain, administer and dispense opioid antidotes without a prescription. “State law isn’t clear if the police need a prescription to possess and administer Narcan,” said Rooney (R-Bergen). “Their job is difficult enough. The police shouldn’t have to work under a cloud of […]

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Rooney bill holding Superfund polluters accountable heads to governor’s desk

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly today approved legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney preventing the state from investing in companies that shirk their environmental cleanup obligations. Companies that intentionally file for bankruptcy to avoid paying for environmental remediation are targeted by the bill (S1208/A997), which passed the Senate in February and now awaits now […]

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Rooney and DePhillips commend legislation increasing school aid to Legislative District 40

TRENTON, N.J. – The school funding formula is being reformed to provide more aid to school districts that have increased enrollment over the past decade, and the formula will be annually adjusted to reflect student enrollment.  Assemblymen Kevin J. Rooney and Christopher P. DePhillips represent some of the most underfunded school districts in the state […]

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Rooney bill holding Superfund polluters accountable continues advancing

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney’s legislation preventing the state from investing in companies that shirk their environmental cleanup obligations moved a step closer to becoming law today. Companies that intentionally file for bankruptcy to avoid paying for environmental remediation are targeted by the bill (A997), which was unanimously advanced by the Assembly Budget Committee. […]

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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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