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Assembly passes Rooney bills fighting opioid epidemic

TRENTON, N.J. – Rampant opioid abuse has become a major health crisis in New Jersey and across the nation. The link between prescription painkillers, heroin use, and overdose deaths is conclusive.  To combat the growing epidemic, Assemblyman Kevin Rooney sponsors two bills that were passed by the Assembly this month.  “This is a life-and-death issue,” said […]

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Assembly approves Rooney bills backing clean water projects

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney sponsored two bills recently approved by the Assembly authorizing more than $655 million for environmental infrastructure projects next year. The funding will provide low interest loans for clean water and drinking water improvements, including $22 million for four projects in the Assemblyman’s legislative district.  “The low interest loans available […]

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Assembly passes bill abolishing pet leasing

TRENTON, N.J. – For the second time in a month, the Assembly has voted overwhelmingly to ban the leasing of dogs and cats. With today’s vote, the Assembly accepted Senate amendments exempting purebred cats and dogs leased for breeding and animals trained as police K-9s and guide dogs. Sponsored by Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney, the legislation […]

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Assembly passes bill allowing counties to be reimbursed for oversight of state police departments

TRENTON, N.J. – County prosecutors who are required to oversee state or interstate law enforcement agencies are eligible for reimbursement under a bill approved today by the Assembly. Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney sponsors the legislation (A4223) requiring the state to pay for investigations or other expenses incurred by counties like Bergen for oversight of the Palisades […]

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Legislation creates commission to get Hudson tunnel project rolling

TRENTON, N.J. – A massive infrastructure project that would relieve rail congestion between Newark and New York City has been sidetracked for almost a decade by funding uncertainties and political posturing. But legislation passed Tuesday by the Assembly Appropriations Committee may be crucial to finally advancing the long-awaited Gateway tunnel construction.  The bill (A5570) creates the […]

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Rooney Bill Addresses Pothole Hell for N.J. Drivers

TRENTON, N.J. – It isn’t always smooth riding on the roads of the Garden State. Potholes can seem to pop-up out of nowhere, damaging vehicles, delaying commuters, and costing drivers for expensive repairs. Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney has introduced legislation requiring the Transportation Department to make pothole repairs a priority and include details in an annual […]

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District 40 Lawmakers Fight to Change Mail-in-ballot Laws to Prevent Fraud on Election Day

In light of new reports that State law enforcement officials are investigating a number of vote-by-mail ballots cast after polls closed in Tuesday’s Cedar Grove municipal election, District 40 lawmakers Senator Kristin Corrado and Assemblymen Kevin Rooney and Christopher DePhillips today announced that they will introduce new legislation to upgrade penalties and bar anyone from filing […]

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