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Rooney praises Assembly for advancing bill to improve “Move Over” law compliance

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney, co-sponsor of A3890, said the Assembly took an important step yesterday to protect emergency responders on New Jersey’s busy roads. The bill imposes two motor vehicle points for drivers who violate the state’s move over law three times in a year and requires the Motor Vehicle Commission to establish a […]

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Rooney Bill Creating Horse License Plates to Support Riding Therapy for Veterans and People with Special Needs Clears Committee

TRENTON, N.J. – In the Assembly Transportation and Independent Authorities Committee today, Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney spoke on behalf of his bill (A4800) commemorating New Jersey’s state animal on a special license plate to support the health and well-being of horses as well as therapeutic riding programs for veterans and individuals with special needs. “The monies […]

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Rooney announces new chief of staff

WAYNE, N.J. – Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney announced that Christopher M. Orlando will serve as chief of staff for his legislative office.“I am proud to announce Christopher as my new chief of staff. He brings years of experience working in state government and within the communities he has served in,” said Rooney (R-Bergen). “I look forward […]

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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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