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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
TRENTON, N.J. – Sitting atop the state seal is the horse, which also happens to be the state animal. In fact, New Jersey holds the national title for having the most horses — more than 27,600. That’s one horse for every 323 people or nearly 4 horses for every square mile. The animals are used for […]
Assemblyman Kevin Rooney shares his personal experience as a former mayor and police commissioner before casting his vote on legalizing marijuana.
Assemblyman Kevin Rooney abstained on a bill that would allow marijuana related convictions to be expunged because Democrats slipped in a clause that would also expunge the records of people who sell drugs like heroin.