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NJ State Building & Construction Trades Council Endorses Assemblyman Rooney for Re-Election

The NJ State Building & Construction Trades Council today announced its endorsements for the November 2019 Assembly Elections and Senate Special Election. The Council endorsed a strong bipartisan slate of candidates for the November 5th elections. “As I have stated in the past, the controversies and divisions that fill our political discourse is blocking efforts […]

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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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IN THE NEWS: Lawmakers eye reining in proposed $100M of horseracing subsidies

Proponents tout the ancillary economy that would benefit by boosting the horseracing industry, such as farmland preservation, and horse trainers and groomers, and farmers and manufacturers that produce bale and feed. “[New Jersey] is known as the state in which the horse is recognized as the state animal,” said Assemblyman Kevin Rooney, R-40th District. “We […]

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IN THE NEWS: Stormwater Measure Advances in State Assembly, Opponents Air Criticisms

Modeled on programs already in place in 41 other states, the bill would give towns and other entities the leeway to set up stormwater utilities that could impose fees on owners of properties with large areas of impervious cover, like parking lots, malls and other developments. ‘…looking to tax the rain’ But critics, including Republican […]

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