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Rooney bill requiring public hearings for utility rate hikes

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly Telecommunications and Utilities Committee on Thursday released a bill that requires public utilities that are requesting rate hikes to hold public hearings in every county impacted by that increase. That bill (A184), sponsored by Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney, now goes to the speaker for further consideration. “Residents who are likely facing a utility […]

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Rooney bill improving process to recognize out-of-state EMT certifications passes committee

TRENTON, N.J. – Making it easier for volunteer emergency medical technicians from other states to work in New Jersey will help address the Garden State’s shortage of first responders, which is especially important given the impact Covid-19 had on the industry, says Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney.His bill (A831) streamlining the certification process for EMTs from other […]

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Rooney bill excusing student absences for civic activities approved by Senate Education Committee

Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney’s bill permitting excused absences for students who attend civic events was unanimously approved by the Senate Education Committee yesterday.  “The purpose of this bill is to encourage our students to get involved in civic activities at a young age without worrying about whether they are excused from school,” said Rooney (R-Bergen). […]

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Rooney bill addressing permanent poll worker pay increase passed by Assembly and Senate, signed into law by Governor

Assemblyman Kevin Rooney’s bill addressing poll worker shortages by increasing their pay to $300 a day passed both the General Assembly and Senate on Thursday, March 24, 2022 and was signed into law by Governor Murphy on Friday, March 25, 2022. Election worker pay has remained stagnant since 2001 when it was raised to $200 […]

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Rooney names Conlon as new Chief of Staff

Wayne ~ Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney (R-40) has named prominent young Republican leader Matthew Conlon as his new Chief of Staff.  Conlon assumed his new role on Asm. Rooney’s staff on Wednesday, March 23, 2022. Currently the New Jersey Republican State Committeeman for Passaic County and Passaic County GOP Secretary, Conlon is a West Milford […]

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