Archive | Press Releases

Republican lawmakers call on AG to ensure secure vote-by-mail process

TRENTON, N.J. – Following the arrest of Elmwood Park’s Mayor Frank Caramagna on election fraud charges, a group of Republican lawmakers sent a letter to Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal requesting his office provide guidelines that would allow the N.J. Division of Elections to issue rules to county superintendents of elections for the purpose of ensuring […]

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Rooney writes prescription for NJ commuters’ ‘congestion’ symptoms

TRENTON, N.J. – New York City will begin charging drivers for entering lower Manhattan next year. Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney has drafted legislation to mitigate the impact of so-called congestion pricing on New Jersey commuters who travel to the city every day. Rooney’s bill creates a commission to study the feasibility of reimbursing state residents and businesses […]

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Press Release: DePhillips and Rooney: Murphy’s bloated budget hurts over-taxed New Jerseyans

HACKENSACK, N.J. – Following an invitation-only budget roundtable for elected Bergen County officials at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Metropolitan Campus, Assemblymen Christopher P. DePhillips and Kevin J. Rooney slammed the Murphy administration’s runaway spending and tax increases. “We can’t have any meaningful discussion around this budget without addressing spending cuts and tax cuts,” said DePhillips (R-Bergen). “Moreover, […]

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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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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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Rooney seeks answers to questionable hires at SDA with OPRA request

WAYNE, N.J. – Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney has filed an Open Public Records request seeking answers to the questions about the qualifications of new hires at the Schools Development Authority. A NorthJersey.com report this week outlined how the chief executive officer of the SDA hired 38 new people since August, some for higher salaries than the workers who were […]

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Assembly sets date for annual Stephen Hawking Remembrance Day

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly today approved legislation designating March 14 as Stephen Hawking Remembrance Day. The resolution (AJR110) is sponsored by Assemblymen Kevin J. Rooney and Christopher DePhillips. “Stephen Hawking made countless contributions to our understanding of the universe, gravity, black holes and other phenomena,” said Rooney (R-Bergen). “He overcame physical adversities to become the […]

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