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Assembly passes bill allowing counties to be reimbursed for oversight of state police departments

TRENTON, N.J. – County prosecutors who are required to oversee state or interstate law enforcement agencies are eligible for reimbursement under a bill approved today by the Assembly. Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney sponsors the legislation (A4223) requiring the state to pay for investigations or other expenses incurred by counties like Bergen for oversight of the Palisades […]

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Legislation creates commission to get Hudson tunnel project rolling

TRENTON, N.J. – A massive infrastructure project that would relieve rail congestion between Newark and New York City has been sidetracked for almost a decade by funding uncertainties and political posturing. But legislation passed Tuesday by the Assembly Appropriations Committee may be crucial to finally advancing the long-awaited Gateway tunnel construction.  The bill (A5570) creates the […]

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Rooney Bill Addresses Pothole Hell for N.J. Drivers

TRENTON, N.J. – It isn’t always smooth riding on the roads of the Garden State. Potholes can seem to pop-up out of nowhere, damaging vehicles, delaying commuters, and costing drivers for expensive repairs. Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney has introduced legislation requiring the Transportation Department to make pothole repairs a priority and include details in an annual […]

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Is that my Uber? Rooney bill has the answer

TRENTON, N.J. – A college student from New Jersey was murdered after she got into a car driven by a predator, not the Uber driver she expected. This week, police charged a suspect with picking up a young woman who called for Uber at a bar in Manhattan, drugging and assaulting her in a motel near […]

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District 40 Lawmakers Fight to Change Mail-in-ballot Laws to Prevent Fraud on Election Day

In light of new reports that State law enforcement officials are investigating a number of vote-by-mail ballots cast after polls closed in Tuesday’s Cedar Grove municipal election, District 40 lawmakers Senator Kristin Corrado and Assemblymen Kevin Rooney and Christopher DePhillips today announced that they will introduce new legislation to upgrade penalties and bar anyone from filing […]

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Press Release: Murphy says he’s no longer raiding firefighter fund

TRENTON, N.J. – At an invitation-only budget roundtable for Passaic County elected officials today, Gov. Phil Murphy reneged on his plan to raid $33 million from a special fund dedicated to helping the state’s firefighters and their families facing tragedy or financial hardship. “I thank my fellow lawmakers who joined me in denouncing Gov. Murphy’s plot […]

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Press Release: Rooney warns Murphy’s runaway spending assures even higher taxes for weary New Jerseyans

PATERSON, N.J. – Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney warned the state’s economy is in danger without meaningful spending cuts after attending Gov. Phil Murphy’s invitation-only budget roundtable for Passaic County elected officials.  “The governor is doing the same old song-and-dance and spending millions of dollars the state doesn’t have,” said Rooney (R-Bergen). “The administration’s insatiable appetite for […]

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Press Release: Murphy’s budget gimmick burns money dedicated to firefighters

TRENTON, N.J. – Gov. Phil Murphy’s plan to raid more than $30 million from a special fund dedicated to helping the state’s firefighters was condemned today by Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney.  “Governor Murphy, once again, refuses to acknowledge New Jersey’s affordability crisis. Instead of cutting spending, Murphy’s budget relies on gimmicks that take funding away from […]

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Republican lawmakers call on AG to ensure secure vote-by-mail process

TRENTON, N.J. – Following the arrest of Elmwood Park’s Mayor Frank Caramagna on election fraud charges, a group of Republican lawmakers sent a letter to Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal requesting his office provide guidelines that would allow the N.J. Division of Elections to issue rules to county superintendents of elections for the purpose of ensuring […]

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