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Two Local Legislatures Tapped to Serve on State Transportation Committees Address Crumbling Roads and Bridges

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Trenton NJ, Assemblyman Christopher P. DePhillips, who is starting his third term serving New Jersey’s 40th Legislative District, has been appointed to sit on the Assembly Transportation and Independent Authorities Committee. Senator Kristin Corrado, who also serves the same district, was named to the Senate Transportation Committee.

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Statement of Assemblyman Christopher P. DePhillips, Deputy Republican Leader, on the 20th Anniversary of September 11, 2001

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Wyckoff NJ, statement of Assemblyman Christopher P. DePhillips, Deputy Republican Leader, on the 20th Anniversary of September 11, 2001:

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School Districts should have Immunity from COVID-19 Lawsuits

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Ridgewood NJ, When Gov. Phil Murphy closed all the schools in New Jersey due to the coronavirus pandemic, distance learning was implemented to make sure the educational process could continue.  Now that New Jersey has flattened the curve, school districts across the state are working diligently to ensure a safe and healthy reopening in the fall.

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Assemblyman Christopher P. DePhillips demands answers from Health Department on Neuwirth firing

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TRENTON NJ,  Assemblyman Christopher P. DePhillips sent a letter to the state health commissioner today, seeking answers about the termination of former assistant commissioner Chris Neuwirth. The state has been noncommittal to the reason for his firing, but pointed to holding simultaneous private-sector employment.

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Assemblyman Christopher P. DePhillips works to bring stranded NJ student home from Peru amid coronavirus closures

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MIDLAND PARK NJ,  Assemblyman Christopher P. DePhillips is working with the U.S. State Department and Rep. Chris Smith to bring a constituent, Wayne Township resident Will Kearney, home from Peru. Will is a college student on spring break visiting family. He has been unable to travel since Peru declared a national emergency, including strict quarantine and stay-at-home orders enforced by police and military personnel.

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We can’t grow the economic pie if government eats it 

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Christopher P. DePhillips is an assemblyman whose 40th Legislative District includes parts of Bergen, Essex, Morris and Passaic counties

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If the state were a business, it would be bankrupt. The difference is that taxpayers are more certain than customers to provide a stream of revenue.

It just so happens that the number-one taxpayer target for Democrats is businesses — the job creators that help the economy grow and help people afford putting food on the table for their families and themselves. When the cost of living is too high because of taxes, which drive up prices of the products we buy and limit the money we have to buy them, Democrats tell businesses that they have to raise wages.

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Bill to bring uniformity to election statutes clears committee

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Hackensack NJ, Former Bergen County Sheriff Michael Saudino resigned amidst controversy in September, triggering a special election last November to fill the three-year position. Had his resignation become effective days later, on October 5, Gov. Phil Murphy would have appointed an interim sheriff until an election for a full term in November 2019.

Bipartisan legislation, advanced today by the Assembly State and Local Government Committee, requires a vacancy occurring less than 70 days before a general election be filled by voters at the second succeeding general election. Sponsored by Assemblyman Christopher P. DePhillips and Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi, the bill (A4675) aligns the timeline for replacing vacancies in county sheriff, surrogate and clerk offices with other public offices.

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Assemblyman Christopher P. DePhillips Calls Murphy’s storm response was “simply unacceptable “

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Trenton NJ,  Assemblyman Christopher P. DePhillips has joined in on the call for hearings into Governor Murphy’s paltry response to a nor’easter that slammed the state with snow yesterday, causing a myriad of problems for drivers across the state.

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