Author Archive | Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney - District 40

PRESS RELEASE: Governor approves Rooney bill expanding the pool of certified nurse aides

TRENTON, N.J. – Gov. Phil Murphy signed a bill Thursday sponsored by Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney allowing prior work experience to be considered for out-of-state certified nurse aides who want to work in New Jersey.  “The shortage of critical front-line caregivers is a major underlying factor for patient care throughout the state,” said Rooney (R-Bergen).  “Now […]

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SCAM ALERT: American Express ‘Primary Cardmember Message’ Phishing

According to this email, which purports to be from credit card provider American Express, errors were encountered during a recent security analysis.   The email, which has the subject line, “A concern that requires your action”, and is addressed to the “Primary Cardmember” claims that you need to confirm your account information by opening an attached file. However, […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Republicans blast Democrats for soaking residents with ‘rain tax’

TRENTON, N.J. – New Jerseyans are inundated with taxes, some of which are among the highest in the country, and now they could be taxed based on how much it rains.  Republicans blasted Democrats for considering the proposal at an Assembly session Thursday. Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips was strongly opposed to raising taxes on people based on […]

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PRESS RELEASE: New Jersey takes first step to continue Wyckoff soccer star’s legacy

TRENTON, N.J. – Benjamin Landel inspired everyone during his nine-month battle with NUT midline carcinoma, an extremely rare and aggressive cancer. In his honor today, the state Assembly passed a joint resolution (AJR103) designating January of each year as NUT Carcinoma Awareness Month.  The resolution is sponsored by Assemblymen Kevin J. Rooney and Christopher P. DePhillips. […]

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IN THE NEWS: Lawmakers eye reining in proposed $100M of horseracing subsidies

Proponents tout the ancillary economy that would benefit by boosting the horseracing industry, such as farmland preservation, and horse trainers and groomers, and farmers and manufacturers that produce bale and feed. “[New Jersey] is known as the state in which the horse is recognized as the state animal,” said Assemblyman Kevin Rooney, R-40th District. “We […]

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IN THE NEWS: Stormwater Measure Advances in State Assembly, Opponents Air Criticisms

Modeled on programs already in place in 41 other states, the bill would give towns and other entities the leeway to set up stormwater utilities that could impose fees on owners of properties with large areas of impervious cover, like parking lots, malls and other developments. ‘…looking to tax the rain’ But critics, including Republican […]

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PRESS RELEASE: GOP opposes minimum wage as it passes Appropriations committee

TRENTON, N.J. – Assembly Republicans on the appropriations committee spoke against the minimum wage bill advancing through the legislature. Though they are not wholly opposed to a minimum wage increase, they say the Democrats’ plan is flawed and will be a net negative for the state economy. “I asked every single member representing tens of thousands […]

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