Author Archive | Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney - District 40

Press Release: Murphy’s budget gimmick burns money dedicated to firefighters

TRENTON, N.J. – Gov. Phil Murphy’s plan to raid more than $30 million from a special fund dedicated to helping the state’s firefighters was condemned today by Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney.  “Governor Murphy, once again, refuses to acknowledge New Jersey’s affordability crisis. Instead of cutting spending, Murphy’s budget relies on gimmicks that take funding away from […]

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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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Media Not Covering These Crucial Issues: Essex County Republicans

By Eric Kiefer, Patch Staff | Apr 17, 2019 1:08 pm ET ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Runaway spending. A nonstop bombardment of taxes. And a narrative of “victimhood” that undermines an “aura of hope.” These are some of the most important issues that aren’t being discussed in the mainstream news media, according to some Republicans in Essex County. […]

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