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Assembly Approves Rooney Resolution To Investigate Corporations Responsible For Polluting The Passaic River

Argentine company’s bankruptcy filing may be effort for cleanup of toxic contamination TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney’s resolution (AR219), approved today by the General Assembly, urges federal and state authorities to examine the alleged use of bankruptcy laws by an Argentina state-owned oil company to avoid cleaning up dioxin contamination in the lower […]

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Rooney Moves To Clean Up Passaic River And Prevent State From Investing Pension Funds In Corporations Dodging Their Responsibilities To Taxpayers

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney introduced legislation (A4814) prohibiting the state from investing public retirement funds in any business that avoids paying Superfund obligations to the state. He is also sponsoring multiple resolutions to ensure the lower Passaic River is cleaned up. “Companies should understand we are going to hold them accountable,” said […]

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Assemblyman Rooney Sits On Panel At “Knock Out Opiate Abuse” Town Hall

Morris Plains, N.J. –  On May 17, 2017, Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney sat on a panel at a Knock Out Opioid Abuse Town Hall, held at Morris County Public Safety Academy. He presented with other local experts on the legislative response to the opioid abuse epidemic impacting Morris County, followed by questions and dialogue from […]

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Rooney Introduces Bill To Curb Using Pet Prescriptions To Get High

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney has introduced a bill that would regulate prescriptions for pets to ensure they are not illegally used by the owner. Recently, there have been reports across the nation of pet owners going to the veterinarian to get opiates. “Addiction is a disease; and people go to great lengths […]

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Rooney Urges DEP to Meet Flood Relief Obligations

TRENTON, N.J. –    Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney expressed concern to DEP Commissioner Bob Martin during Wednesday’s Assembly Budget Committee hearing over the department’s ability to fund flood relief projects. Rooney referred to testimony by department officials in February 2017 that the state does not have the money to fund approved projects at the Jersey Shore. […]

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Rooney Celebrates National Rebuilding Day by Working to Upgrade Home in Bergen County 

RIDGEWOOD, N.J. – Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney donned his work clothes Saturday, picked up a hammer and joined a crew of volunteers working to improve a house for a Ridgewood homeowner. The assemblyman, no stranger to getting his hands dirty, joined other volunteers at a Rebuilding Together North Jersey site to commemorate National Rebuilding Day, which occurs on […]

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Rooney Focuses On Police Body Cameras And Opioid Crisis During Budget Hearing With AG

TRENTON, N.J. –Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney pressed state Attorney General Chris Porrino on Wednesday at a hearing before the Assembly Budget Committee on the funding for police body cameras and a possible loophole to the new law setting a five-day limit on initial opioid prescriptions. Rooney, who substituted for Assemblyman Anthony Bucco on the committee, […]

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Assemblyman Rooney Helps Announce “Slow Before You Go” Campaign in Wyckoff

Assemblyman Rooney (R-Bergen) attended the Coordinated PTO Council meeting in Wyckoff this morning to help announce the “Slow Before You Go” sign campaign. The initiative brings awareness to traffic safety concerns in the Wyckoff school districts. The campaign is part of a Gold Award Project by Amanda Sproha, a junior at Ramapo High School. Rooney […]

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Rooney Wants Company To Pay For Their Pollution: Argentine Company May Be Using American Bankruptcy Laws to Avoid Paying for Passaic River Cleanup

Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney (R-LD40) is sponsoring resolution AR-219 urging the New Jersey State Commission of Investigation, and the state and federal attorneys general to examine actions taken by an Argentina state-owned oil company to allegedly use United States bankruptcy laws in an attempt to avoid responsibility for cleaning up the dioxin contamination in the lower […]

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Assemblyman Rooney Applauds Gorsuch Nomination, Chastises Booker And Menendez

WAYNE, NJ — Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney (R–Bergen) today applauded the U.S. Senate’s appointment of Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court. He issued the following statement: “Judge Neil Gorsuch is one of the most qualified jurists to be nominated to the Supreme Court in decades and possess the temperament and knowledge to make an […]

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