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Ciattarelli bill backs Bergen officials’ concerns for train derailment

PolitickerNJ – Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli (R-16) has joined Bergen County first responders and county fire officials in voicing concerns that they do not have enough manpower or equipment to deal with an oil tanker derailment. Earlier this month, Ciattarelli introduced legislation (AR-171) urging the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) to enact its proposed regulations on …

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Young Drivers Will Practice More Under Rumana-Russo GDL Bill

Press Release – TRENTON, N.J. – Looking to make New Jersey’s roads safer, Assembly Republican Whip Scott T. Rumana and Assemblyman David Russo sponsor legislation that requires special lerner’s permit holders under the age of 21 to complete at least 50 hours of practice driving. Rumana, the ranking Republican member of the Assembly Transportation and …

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Simon Leads Roundtable Discussion on Autism and Advocates for Her Bill to Require Health Insurance Coverage

Source: Assembly Republican Press Release – Assembly Republican Donna Simon, a strong advocate for autism and the sponsor of legislation to require health insurance coverage for diagnosing and treating autism, will host a roundtable discussion on the myriad of challenges faced by the autism community. The roundtable is scheduled for 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday, …

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Fiocchi says RGGI ‘cap and tax’ scheme will cost N.J. workers’ jobs

Source: Cape May County Herald – Assembly Republican Sam Fiocchi voiced his strong objections today when legislation (ACR-189) aimed at having New Jersey rejoin the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) was released by the Assembly Regulatory Oversight Committee. RGGI is a compact of nine states with the goal of capping carbon dioxide emissions. New Jersey …

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Bramnick’s Cyber Summit: 5 Things About Cyber-Security for Consumers and Policymakers [video]

Source: Assembly Republican Video – Computer viruses, network outages, data compromised by hackers, and other technology-related incidents affect our lives in ways that range from inconvenient to life-threatening. As the number of mobile users, digital applications and data networks increase, so do the opportunities for exploitation. On Monday, October 20, Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick …

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Fiocchi Opposes Reentry into Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative

Source: NJ Spotlight – The Legislature yesterday moved on two fronts to prevent the state Department of Environmental Protection from repealing rules that let New Jersey formally opt out of a regional program designed to curb greenhouse-gas emissions… The resolutions approved yesterday will not get New Jersey back into RGGI, but seeks to prevent DEP …

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Munoz on allowing more health workers to administer overdose antidote

Source: Bergen Record – Lawmakers listened to hours of expert testimony Thursday in Trenton on how the growing number of residents fighting addictions to heroin and opioid prescription painkillers is impacting the state. “Every second counts when reacting to an overdose situation,” said Assemblywoman Nancy Munoz, R-Union. “Allowing more first responders and other professionals to …

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Fiocchi: NJ has met goals to reduce carbon emissions

Source: NJ Spotlight – The Legislature yesterday moved on two fronts to prevent the state Department of Environmental Protection from repealing rules that let New Jersey formally opt out of a regional program designed to curb greenhouse-gas emissions. Assemblyman Sam Fiocchi (R-Cumberland), who voted against the resolution, argued that New Jersey already has met its …

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Handlin and Rumana respond to proposed Port Authority reforms

Star Ledger – After resisting incremental reform bills, the lawmaker leading the legislative probe into last year’s George Washington Bridge lane closures has unveiled what he says is  comprehensive legislation to reverse years of dysfunction and abuse at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. The most significant measure in Assemblyman John Wisniewski’s reforms …

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Ciattarelli Agrees with First Responders: Coordinated Response Plan Needed for Possible Oil Tanker Derailments

Assembly Republican Press Release – Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli said Bergen County first responders and county fire officials are not alone in their concern that they do not have enough manpower or equipment to deal with an oil tanker derailment. On Monday, officials there called for a countywide strategy for dealing with such an occurrence. Earlier …

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