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Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney bills fighting opioid epidemic become law

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Wyckoff NJ, Two bills sponsored by Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney to combat the destructive opioid crisis in New Jersey were signed Monday by Gov. Phil Murphy.

“Drug addiction and overdose has become a life-and-death problem in every community in the state,” said Rooney (R-Bergen). “The Legislature unanimously approved these measures, and the governor’s signature demonstrates the bipartisan commitment to supporting law enforcement, first responders, and healthcare professionals in the daily fight to save lives and prevent addiction.”

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Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney Brings $22 Million In Clean Water Infrastructure Improvements

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Wyckoff NJ, Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney sponsored two bills recently approved by the Assembly authorizing more than $655 million for environmental infrastructure projects next year. The funding will provide low interest loans for clean water and drinking water improvements, including $22 million for four projects in the Assemblyman’s legislative district.

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Blame Rests With Governor Murphy for Cancelled NJT Trains

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Ridgewood NJ, Temperatures are rising for commuters this summer on NJ Transit trains. Riders are angry about the agency’s failure to keep the trains moving as scheduled.

A protest by engineers upset by what they say is a contract violation by Transit is leading to an increase in cancelled trains. The employees are refusing to work their scheduled days off, leaving riders stranded on station platforms.

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Is that my Uber? Rooney bill has the answer

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Ridgewood NJ,  A college student from New Jersey was murdered after she got into a car driven by a predator, not the Uber driver she expected. This week, police charged a suspect with picking up a young woman who called for Uber at a bar in Manhattan, drugging and assaulting her in a motel near the airport in Newark. These are two of a growing list of similar incidents.

Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney increases safeguards with his legislation helping riders confirm the identity of their ride-share drivers.

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Assemblyman Warns Murphy’s Runaway Spending Assures Even Higher Taxes for Weary New Jerseyans

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Wayne NJ, Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney warned the state’s economy is in danger without meaningful spending cuts after attending Gov. Phil Murphy’s invitation-only budget roundtable for Passaic County elected officials.

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Murphy’s bloated budget hurts over-taxed New Jerseyans 

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HACKENSACK NJ,Following an invitation-only budget roundtable for elected Bergen County officials at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Metropolitan Campus, Assemblymen Christopher P. DePhillips and Kevin J. Rooney slammed the Murphy administration’s runaway spending and tax increases. 

“We can’t have any meaningful discussion around this budget without addressing spending cuts and tax cuts,” said DePhillips (R-Bergen). “Moreover, Trenton should be required to live within a two percent spending cap, just like every municipality in our state.”

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Rooney bills Put Warning Labels on Prescription Pain killers

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Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood blog has previously reported that an elderly Twp of Washington resident had a proscription filled that was labeled in Spanish , when she was not a Spanish speaker .

On a day when legislation legalizing marijuana dominated the news cycle even without a vote, two bills advanced combating the public health crisis of opioid misuse and related overdoses.

A bill (A3292) mandating warning stickers on bottles of prescribed opioids was approved by Senate Monday. It cleared the Assembly last March, and moves to the Gov. Phil Murphy’s desk for consideration. Also on Monday, the Assembly passed a measure (A4883) requiring hospital discharge papers to include opioid warnings.

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Lawmakers Advance Legislation Aimed at Making It Easier for State Government to Recycle

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TRENTON NJ, A measure working its way through the Legislature would re-invigorate recycling efforts by state government.  While New Jersey’s recycling rate is well above the national average, it is still below the state’s goal set by the Legislature in 1992 to reduce waste by 50 percent. The Assembly Environment Committee advanced the bill (A3770) Monday setting it up for a vote in the full Assembly.  Sponsored by Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney, it requires all state offices to recycle and provide bins for cans, plastic bottles, paper, cardboard and glass. “Recycling is second nature for the majority of families, schools and businesses,” said Rooney (R-Bergen).

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Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney Named Honorary Chair for the American Kennel Club

Wyckoff NJ, local Assemblyman Kevin J Rooney was named Honorary Chair of the American Kennel Club and the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.

“I am honored and excited to announce that I will be serving as an Honorary Chair for the American Kennel Club and Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show‘s Meet the Breeds Event this weekend! The tenth annual event gives dog lovers the unique opportunity to meet and play with more than 100 different breeds in booths individually decorated to depict each breed’s country of origin, historical purpose/function, and attributes as a family pet, all while learning about responsible dog ownership and which breeds may be right for them. Events like these serve an important role in teaching animal care and making sure we do our part to give every animal, big or small, a great life. Taking care of animals is a passion of mine. I’ve sponsored several pieces of legislation to protect animals”

. Click the links below to read more about the bills:

http://kevinjrooney.com/press-release-panel-approves-roone…/

http://kevinjrooney.com/rooney-introduces-bill-to-curb-usi…/

http://kevinjrooney.com/rooney-looks-to-protect-first-resp…/

http://kevinjrooney.com/sudden-deaths-of-dogs-at-groomers-…/

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Large Crowds Packed Downtown Ridgewood for the Christmas Tree Lighting

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Ridgewood NJ, Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney commented on last nights Christmas tree Lighting in Ridgewood , “What a wonderful night in Downtown Ridgewood, New Jersey, a beautiful village in the 40th district. Thousands of people from the community gathered around to enjoy live performances, great food, and most importantly the 78 foot tree lighting ceremony. Thank you to the Mayor and Council, the Ridgewood Chamber of Commerce, and the sponsors for continuing this tradition and completing its 33rd year! “