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Governor signs Rooney bill reimbursing county prosecutors for oversight of state law enforcement

TRENTON, N.J. – After passing the legislature unanimously, Governor Phil Murphy signed a bill reimbursing county prosecutors overseeing state and interstate law enforcement agencies. The law, sponsored by Assemblyman Kevin Rooney, was drafted after the Bergen County Prosecutors Office had to investigate the Palisades Parkway Police Department over eight months. “Local taxpayers cannot afford to fund […]

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Assembly Approves Rooney Bill Expanding Pool of Certified Nurse Aides

TRENTON, N.J. – A bill sponsored by Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney allowing prior work experience to be considered for out-of-state certified nurse aides who want to practice in New Jersey was approved today by the Assembly. The legislation (A2442) codifies state Health Department regulations providing reciprocity for CNAs while also considering work experience. “Programs from other […]

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TIP: Fall Cleanup and Maintenance for Your Car

With summer but a fading memory, it’s now time to start thinking about getting your car ready for the colder months ahead. Consumer Reports has compiled area few simple maintenance checks to help keep your vehicle in top condition. Car Battery: Fall is a good time to inspect your car battery, making sure the cables and terminals […]

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State Assembly Considers Bill To Create Recycling Program for Plastic Bags

Read the full story at TapInto.net TRENTON, NJ – The state assembly is considering legislation requiring the Department of Environmental Protection to establish a recycling program for plastic bags and plastic film. “We know how bad plastic bags are for the environment” said Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney of Wyckoff (R-Bergen) who introduced the bill. “They constantly litter highways, parks […]

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TIP: How to Display the US Flag

Many Americans have been displaying the nation’s flag for Memorial Day, but some may not be aware of the proper protocol for handling Old Glory. Here are some tips for proper flag etiquette, and a list of things you should not do with the flag. Outdoors, the flag should ordinarily be displayed only between sunrise […]

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