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Rooney bill enlists medical marijuana to combat heroin addiction

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney introduced legislation authorizing medical marijuana to treat opioid and heroin addiction. The bill (A4015) adds substance use disorder to the list of debilitating medical conditions that qualify a patient to use medical marijuana. “The treatment community is excited by recent studies showing the effectiveness of medical marijuana in […]

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Panel approves Rooney bill holding Superfund polluters accountable

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly Environment committee passed legislation today preventing public pension funds from investing in companies that are not meeting Superfund cleanup obligations. Corporations that file bankruptcy to avoid paying for environmental remediation are targeted by Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney’s bill (A997). “We cannot allow companies to benefit from state investment while they are […]

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Rooney bill stops unfair liability transfer from property owners to snow contractors

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney sponsors legislation that will help reign in escalating insurance costs for snow contractors who service high-traffic commercial and retail properties, such as shopping centers and big-box stores throughout the winter months. “With contractors holding the liability, there is little incentive for property owners to have the job done […]

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Corrado, DePhillips and Rooney propose increasing tax credits for emerging technologies

TRENTON, N.J. – Looking to get a higher rate of return on state investments by providing increased tax credits to newer, growing companies, state Sen. Kristin Corrado and Assemblymen Christopher DePhillips and Kevin J. Rooney introduced a bill (S2298/A3677) Monday increasing the tax credit under the New Jersey Angel Investor Tax Credit Act from 10 […]

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Rooney: Murphy tax and spending plan will crush the middle class

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney (R-Bergen) issued the statement below following Gov. Phil Murphy’s proposed 2019 fiscal year budget: “It’s extremely disappointing that Governor Murphy is refusing to listen to the desperate cries of our residents who are being forced to leave New Jersey because they simply cannot afford to live here anymore. […]

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North Jersey GOP lawmakers call for Gov. Murphy to declare a state of emergency as power outages linger

TRENTON, N.J. –With tens of thousands of North Jersey residents and businesses still without power following last week’s nor’easter, Assemblyman Anthony M. Bucco sent a letter to Gov. Phil Murphy asking him to declare a state of emergency.  Assemblymen Kevin Rooney, Parker Space and Christopher DePhillips also called for Murphy to declare a state of […]

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North Jersey GOP lawmakers call on Murphy to send in the National Guard

TRENTON, N.J. – Three Republican lawmakers today called on Gov. Phil Murphy to send in the National Guard to help local communities recover. Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney, Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce and Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips questioned Murphy’s slow response to two recent nor’easters that left thousands without power and hundreds of stranded vehicles on North Jersey […]

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Rooney, DePhillips decry Orange and Rockland’s lackluster response to power outages, call for investigation

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblymen Kevin J. Rooney and Christopher DePhillips called out Orange and Rockland Energy Company for its lack of preparation, communication and leadership as thousands of people remain without power following Wednesday’s nor’easter. The assemblymen are demanding answers. “This is a matter of public safety and public health in our communities and the […]

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