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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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IN THE NEWS: N.J., other states say ‘predatory’ pet leases harmful to owners, animals

Jan. 29 (UPI) — Legislation is gaining traction in New Jersey to make it the fourth state in the nation to outlaw a shorter-term form of pet ownership known as pet leases, which advocates say are deceptive to owners and unfair to animals. Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney has called the leases predatory and deceitful, saying they […]

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Panel approves Rooney bill protecting pet buyers from expensive leasing contracts

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney’s legislation prohibiting the leasing of dogs and cats was approved today by the Assembly Consumer Affairs Committee. The bill (A4552/A4385) bans the leasing of pets as a violation of the consumer fraud law. Pet stores and breeders are pressed to sell puppies while they are young and most attractive […]

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IN THE NEWS: Leaders, Legislators React To Governor Murphy’s 2019 State Of The State Address

“Various organizations, leaders, and legislators weighed in on Governor Murphy’s 2019 State of the State address (read the speech and watch the live stream here): … Assemblyman Rooney tweeted that he’s surprised ‘surprised Murphy is touting his success in providing property tax relief. How does an increase of $639M in property taxes last year fall under ‘relief’.” Read the full […]

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