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Corrado, Rooney & DePhillips welcome $4 million in state transportation money

TRENTON, N.J. – Senator Kristin M. Corrado and Assemblymen Kevin J. Rooney and Christopher P. DePhillips today received news from the state Transportation Department that municipalities in the 40th Legislative District will receive more than $4.3 million for road work and improvements.  “New Jersey’s dense population, combined with our harsh winter weather requires continuous upkeep of […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Two Rooney bills countering opioid crisis pass state Legislature

TRENTON, N.J. – On a day when legislation legalizing marijuana dominated the news cycle even without a vote, two bills advanced combatting the public health crisis of opioid misuse and related overdoses. A bill (A3292) mandating warning stickers on bottles of prescribed opioids was approved by Senate Monday. It cleared the Assembly last March, and moves […]

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Rooney Resolution Marks 100 Years of Women’s Voting Rights

TRENTON, N.J. – The 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote in America was ratified on Aug. 18, 1920. Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney introduced a resolution this week commemorating the 100th anniversary and authorizing the secretary of state to implement programs to encourage women to exercise their right. “Change did not come easy,” said Rooney (R-Bergen). […]

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Assemblyman Rooney Announces Ishan Shah as Chief of Staff

WAYNE, NJ –Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney (R-Bergen) today announced that Ishan Shah will serve as Chief of Staff to his legislative office. “I’m proud to announce Ishan Shah as my next Chief of Staff,” said Assemblyman Rooney. “Ishan brings long-standing relationships and a wealth of knowledge on state government that will benefit my constituents. I […]

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Bill Introduced Opposing Choir College Sale

By Anne Levin Six members of the New Jersey Assembly have introduced a resolution that opposes Rider University’s sale of Westminster Choir College to a for-profit company partially owned by the Chinese government, saying it could jeopardize national security. Assemblyman Harold “Hal” Wirths, a Republican who represents Morris, Sussex, and Warren counties, introduced the bill […]

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Lawmakers advanced legislation aimed at making it easier for state government to recycle

TRENTON, N.J. – A measure working its way through the Legislature would re-invigorate recycling efforts by state government. While New Jersey’s recycling rate is well above the national average, it is still below the state’s goal set by the Legislature in 1992 to reduce waste by 50 percent. The Assembly Environment Committee advanced the bill (A3770) […]

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