Author Archive | Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney - District 40
Rooney introduces bill recognizing ‘Veterans Suicide Awareness & Remembrance Day’
Assemblyman Kevin Rooney’s bill increasing election worker pay to $300 a day and $50 for training cleared the Assembly Appropriations and State and Local Government committees Monday.
Assemblyman Kevin Rooney says he will stand against Pres. Joe Biden’s constitutional runaround to force businesses to enforce his vaccine policies. This is blatantly a control issue, not a health issue, at this point. And delaying the mandates, which go against everything it means to be an American, is only delaying the continued and inevitable destruction of the American economy.
Legislation bill A-5777 was held in the Assembly last voting session. This bill would end the public health emergency but would allow executive orders issued by Governor Murphy to continue until 2022. A-5777 would keep 15 of the governor’s executive orders in place until Jan. 1, 2022, and would allow him to alter and continue making rules on vaccine distribution, virus testing, health care staff allocation, data collection and coordination with local health departments. For the past 15 months the Governor’s executive orders have taken a toll on our children’s physical and emotional health. This is holding back our economy and state from prospering economically and giving the legislature no more power than we had before. A-5777 will be back in the NJ Assembly on June 3rd. I will be a NO vote on this bill. I also oppose the requirement for children wearing masks when they return to school in the fall. Thank you for all of your support!
We are saying goodbye to April and hello to May! On Monday, Governor Murphy announced new crowd limits for N.J. proms, weddings, other indoor events to increase. Dance floors will be open, too.
The capacity limit on indoor catered events in New Jersey, such weddings and proms, put in place to battle the coronavirus pandemic will increase to 50% and up to 250 people starting May 10, and dance floors at these events can be open. The size of outdoor gatherings in the state will also increase on May 10. Currently, indoor […]
New Jersey Senate and Assembly Republicans want Gov. Phil Murphy to call a special session of the legislature to adopt economic relief for a state that has seen considerable unemployment and business closures as a result of COVID-19. Republican legislators say that millions of New Jerseyans are suffering from the “broad shutdowns and restrictions” related to the pandemic, with “looming tax increase on employers scheduled to go into effect July 1 threatens small businesses, nonprofits, and their employees.”
“We feel strongly that we cannot allow the continued harm that comes with continuing indecision and delay. More tenants will fall into debt, more communities will fall into disrepair, and more businesses and nonprofits will fail,” the legislators said. “People without access to the internet in rural and urban areas will fall farther behind, and job-crushing […]
Most New Jersey residents now plan on getting the coronavirus vaccine. New Jersey will receive about 130,000 doses of the coronavirus vaccine in each of the next three weeks, Gov. Phil Murphy said Wednesday. Approximately 2 million residents have signed up through the state’s portal as of Friday. That was up slightly from the 1.8 million who registered as of Jan. 20. Approximately 30,000 have scheduled vaccine appointments, state health officials said Friday. You can check the states dosages administered by checking the states dashboard.
For those New Jerseyans who have received the first Covid-19 vaccine dose, there’s another wave of confusion about how to get the second dose within the recommended time frame. Some counties have reported receiving an email about second doses, but it only included a link to the New Jersey Vaccine Scheduling System (NJVSS), which to date […]
New Jersey has lost more than 7,200 residents at long-term care facilities to covid19, this is why they are among the first in line to get vaccinated. Governor Phil Murphy, joined by New Jersey Department of Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli and CVS Health Regional Director Kat Kingston, Monday visited Roosevelt Care Center in Old Bridge to mark the launch of the state’s vaccination effort of residents and staff of long-term care facilities.
The vaccinations are being administered pursuant to the Federal Pharmacy Partnership for Long-Term Care Program, a partnership between the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), CVS, and Walgreens to facilitate on-site covid vaccination services. Through the Federal pharmacy Partnership for Long-Term Care Program, New Jersey already has 291 long-term care facilities scheduled and over 83,000 residents […]
Last month I brought about some new legislation which is the idea to revive New Jersey’s vintage license plate. It was recommended by a constituent. Various states have brought back retro license plates and found there to be great demand. In fact, these plates have proven to be very profitable.
I know that these have been strange and trying times, but Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa will be here in weeks to come and this is a month we can share the love that we have for our families, our communities, and our country. If anyone is looking to donate and or is in need of food assistance, […]