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Rooney Seeks To Strengthen Laws To Protect Consumers From Telemarketing Fraud

Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney,  (R-Bergen) announced that he is working to stop the harassment and victimization of state residents from unwanted telemarketers whose actions range from annoying to significant fraudulent theft. Rooney, a member of the Assembly Consumer Affairs Committee, says current state and federal laws are inadequate to prevent unsuspecting people – especially the […]

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Assemblyman Rooney Honors Wyckoff Girls Basketball Team

Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney issued the following statement: “Last night, it was my privilege to present citations to the players and coaches of the Wyckoff Third Grade Girls Travel Basketball Team honoring their North/West Bergen/Passaic League Championship victory and their undefeated 2017 season. These young women have shown incredible sportsmanship and dedication, and their enthusiasm […]

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Rooney Bill Helps Veterans Seeking Civil Service Employment

TRENTON, NJ – Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney has introduced legislation making it easier for veterans to access civil service employment. The bill (A5081) expands veterans’ preference for civil service candidates. “Most members of our military serve honorably. They have demonstrated their commitment, many paying the ultimate sacrifice,” said Rooney (R-Bergen). “Yet currently, some veterans cannot qualify for […]

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Gov. Signs Rooney’s Mental Health Awareness Resolution

TRENTON, NJ– Gov. Christie today signed a joint resolution (SJR62/AJR96) sponsored by Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney designating the month of May as Mental Health Awareness Month. “Treatment for mental illness can be effective and achieving victory over this condition is possible, yet a significant percentage of people do not receive help,” said Rooney (R-Bergen). “This […]

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Rooney Disappointed Politics Gets in the Way of Budget

Trenton, N.J. – Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney (R-Bergen) expressed his great disappointment of the legislature’s failure to pass a fiscal year 2018 budget because of Democratic infighting. He gave the following statement: “The failure of the Democratic majority in the legislature to provide the leadership needed to prevent a government shutdown is frustrating to me […]

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Dancer & Rooney bill protecting grant eligibilityfor families struggling to pay for college clears Assembly

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly today advanced legislation protecting college students from losing state tuition assistance because their family took an early withdrawal from a retirement account. Sponsored by Assemblymen Ron Dancer and Kevin J. Rooney, the bill (A4763) exempts an early retirement withdrawal from the Higher Education Student Assistance Authority’s calculation to determine eligibility […]

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Dancer & Rooney Bill Protecting TAG Eligibility For Families Struggling To Pay For College Passes Committee

TRENTON, N.J. – Legislation protecting college students from losing state tuition assistance because their family took an early withdrawal from a retirement account passed the Assembly Higher Education Committee today by an 8-0 vote. Sponsored by Assemblymen Ron Dancer and Kevin J. Rooney, the bill (A4763) exempts an early retirement withdrawal from the Higher Education […]

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Assembly Approves Rooney Resolution To Investigate Corporations Responsible For Polluting The Passaic River

Argentine company’s bankruptcy filing may be effort for cleanup of toxic contamination TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney’s resolution (AR219), approved today by the General Assembly, urges federal and state authorities to examine the alleged use of bankruptcy laws by an Argentina state-owned oil company to avoid cleaning up dioxin contamination in the lower […]

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Rooney Moves To Clean Up Passaic River And Prevent State From Investing Pension Funds In Corporations Dodging Their Responsibilities To Taxpayers

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney introduced legislation (A4814) prohibiting the state from investing public retirement funds in any business that avoids paying Superfund obligations to the state. He is also sponsoring multiple resolutions to ensure the lower Passaic River is cleaned up. “Companies should understand we are going to hold them accountable,” said […]

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