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PRESS RELEASE: New Jersey takes first step to continue Wyckoff soccer star’s legacy

TRENTON, N.J. – Benjamin Landel inspired everyone during his nine-month battle with NUT midline carcinoma, an extremely rare and aggressive cancer. In his honor today, the state Assembly passed a joint resolution (AJR103) designating January of each year as NUT Carcinoma Awareness Month.  The resolution is sponsored by Assemblymen Kevin J. Rooney and Christopher P. DePhillips. […]

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PRESS RELEASE: GOP opposes minimum wage as it passes Appropriations committee

TRENTON, N.J. – Assembly Republicans on the appropriations committee spoke against the minimum wage bill advancing through the legislature. Though they are not wholly opposed to a minimum wage increase, they say the Democrats’ plan is flawed and will be a net negative for the state economy. “I asked every single member representing tens of thousands […]

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Panel approves Rooney bill protecting pet buyers from expensive leasing contracts

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney’s legislation prohibiting the leasing of dogs and cats was approved today by the Assembly Consumer Affairs Committee. The bill (A4552/A4385) bans the leasing of pets as a violation of the consumer fraud law. Pet stores and breeders are pressed to sell puppies while they are young and most attractive […]

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Assembly Approves Rooney Bill Expanding Pool of Certified Nurse Aides

TRENTON, N.J. – A bill sponsored by Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney allowing prior work experience to be considered for out-of-state certified nurse aides who want to practice in New Jersey was approved today by the Assembly. The legislation (A2442) codifies state Health Department regulations providing reciprocity for CNAs while also considering work experience. “Programs from other […]

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