Author Archive | Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney - District 40

Rooney bill ensures Narcan use for first responders

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney introduced legislation today allowinglaw enforcement officers obtain, administer and dispense opioid antidotes without a prescription. “State law isn’t clear if the police need a prescription to possess and administer Narcan,” said Rooney (R-Bergen). “Their job is difficult enough. The police shouldn’t have to work under a cloud of […]

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Rooney bill holding Superfund polluters accountable heads to governor’s desk

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly today approved legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney preventing the state from investing in companies that shirk their environmental cleanup obligations. Companies that intentionally file for bankruptcy to avoid paying for environmental remediation are targeted by the bill (S1208/A997), which passed the Senate in February and now awaits now […]

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What they’re saying: Reaction to the passage of the Legislature’s budget

Assemblyman Kevin Rooney (R-Wayne) “New Jersey is unaffordable for people and businesses, and the budget Democrats passed today doesn’t address that. The fewer jobs, slower wage growth and higher prices residents will have to pay because of these tax hikes will only make living here more difficult. “We heard calls from Democrat leadership on cutting […]

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Rooney and DePhillips commend legislation increasing school aid to Legislative District 40

TRENTON, N.J. – The school funding formula is being reformed to provide more aid to school districts that have increased enrollment over the past decade, and the formula will be annually adjusted to reflect student enrollment.  Assemblymen Kevin J. Rooney and Christopher P. DePhillips represent some of the most underfunded school districts in the state […]

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Rooney warned that raising business taxes will slow wage growth

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney said raising taxes on businesses to fund an unaffordable budget will hurt low- and middle-income families by slowing job growth, wage growth and deterring people from opening a business in the state. “New Jersey is unaffordable for people and businesses and the budget Democrats passed today doesn’t address […]

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Rooney bill holding Superfund polluters accountable continues advancing

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney’s legislation preventing the state from investing in companies that shirk their environmental cleanup obligations moved a step closer to becoming law today. Companies that intentionally file for bankruptcy to avoid paying for environmental remediation are targeted by the bill (A997), which was unanimously advanced by the Assembly Budget Committee. […]

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Citing safety concerns, Rooney bill prohibits using schools as polling places

TRENTON, N.J. – In response to a recent event that led to the arrest of a poll worker stationed at a school, Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney has introduced legislation prohibiting the use of schools as polling places. A poll worker at an elementary school in Wayne was arrested and charged with possession of heroin and being […]

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GOP lawmaker: 3 weeks away from budget deadline, Murphy’s not in tune with taxpayers

Find the Op-Ed feature in the June 10, 2018 edition of the Star Ledger or online at NJ.com By Kevin J. Rooney Will somebody please get serious about lowering taxes? A Monmouth University poll recently found the unsurprising fact that New Jerseyans are more concerned about their nation-high property taxes than any other issue in the state.  […]

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Republicans’ attempt to eliminate state property tax cap rejected by Democrats for the fourth time

TRENTON, N.J. – For the fourth time this year in the Assembly a Republican has proposed eliminating the $10,000 property tax deduction cap on state income taxes.  Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney stood up on the Assembly floor Thursday and asked for the majority to do what is best for constituents, but to no avail. “I […]

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Rooney looks to protect first responders who rescue pets trapped in hot vehicles

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney has introduced legislation protecting first responders from liability when rescuing animals locked in vehicles in extreme weather conditions. “It’s illegal to lock a pet in a car in extreme heat or cold, but if first responders break a window to free the animal, they can be sued,” said […]

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