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LD10 Lawmakers to Governor: ‘Time to Unmask’

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Say NJ Should Follow CDC’s New Mask Rules

In reaction to Governor Murphy’s reluctance to follow the CDC’s revised mask guidance for residents, Senator Jim Holzapfel and Assemblymen Greg McGuckin and John Catalano (all R-10) released the following statement:

Senator Jim Holzapfel and Assemblymen Greg McGuckin and John Catalano are calling on the Governor to follow the CDC guidelines and lift mask restrictions. (The White House/YouTube)

“All along Murphy has claimed to be following the science, but now that the scientists at the CDC say people can stop wearing masks, that’s not good enough for him.

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Senator Steve Oroho

Oroho to Murphy: ‘Spurning the Legislature During Pandemic Took a Toll on State Residents’

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After the Governor announced yet another extension of the public health emergency and his intention to end it this summer if the Legislature gives him what he wants, Senator Steve Oroho criticized Murphy for waiting too long.

The Governor announced yet another extension of the public health emergency and his intention to end it this summer. Senator Oroho said it should have been done a long time ago. (Pixabay)

“This could have been done a long time ago. There was no reason to drag this out like this,” said Oroho (R-24). “It’s time to bring this one-man rule to an end.

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Senator Holly Schepisi

Schepisi on Murphy’s Refusal to Follow CDC Guidance to Lift Mask Mandate

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Senator Holly Schepisi said Governor Phil Murphy should follow updated guidance issued yesterday by the CDC to remove mask and social distancing requirements for those who are vaccinated.

Sen. Holly Schepisi said Gov. Phil Murphy should follow updated guidance issued yesterday by the CDC to remove mask and social distancing requirements for those who are vaccinated. (Pixabay)

“The CDC offered clear guidance yesterday that there’s no need from a public health perspective for people who are vaccinated to wear masks or social distance indoors or outdoors, even around unvaccinated people,” said Schepisi (R-39). “The CDC says they are basing their new guidance on scientific studies that demonstrate vaccinated people are protected from the virus and incapable of transmitting it to others. There’s absolutely no justification for Governor Murphy to maintain burdensome restrictions that are not supported by science.”

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Senator Kristin Corrado

Lawmakers to Murphy: Stick to your promise and follow the science on masks

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North Jersey lawmakers are questioning Gov. Phil Murphy’s hesitation to follow recommendations by federal health officials to lift mask requirements in most instances.

Senator Kristin Corrado and other LD40 lawmakers are questioning Governor Murphy’s hesitation to follow recommendations by federal health officials to lift mask requirements in most instances. (DoD via Flickr)

“For a guy who claimed early on that he’d be guided at every step by science, Governor Murphy seems more driven by politics,” said Sen. Kristin Corrado (R-Bergen). “He is quick to crack down, but when the science tells us otherwise he wants time to think about it.”
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Senator Joe Pennacchio

Pennacchio: Murphy Has Lost All Credibility by Maintaining Mask, Social Distancing Restrictions CDC Says Are Unnecessary

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Senator Joe Pennacchio issued the following statement after Governor Phil Murphy refused to follow CDC guidance by removing unnecessary mask and social distancing requirement that the federal agency says are unnecessary:

“Governor Murphy promised that he would lift mask and social distancing requirements when the CDC said it was safe. He said science and data would always drive policy. Despite the CDC saying yesterday there’s no scientific basis or need for vaccinated people to continue wearing masks or social distancing in most situations, Governor Murphy still refuses to eliminate restrictions. He said it could be ‘a matter of weeks’ before he changes the rules in New Jersey. If the CDC says the science supports unmasking today, Governor Murphy cannot claim that maintaining these restrictions serves any legitimate purpose. Frankly, he’s lost all credibility on the matter.”

Senator Declan O'Scanlon

O’Scanlon: Murphy Must Follow CDC Guidelines, End Mask & Distancing Guidelines . . . or Admit He Doesn’t Believe Vaccines Work

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Health Commissioner Must Immediately Retract Her Dramatically Incorrect, Confidence-Destroying Vaccine Efficacy Misstatement

Senator Declan O’Scanlon called on Governor Murphy to immediately do what he has consistently promised to do: follow CDC guidelines and science and end mask requirements, social distancing and other outdated mandates and restrictions.

O’Scanlon also called on the Department of Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli to retract her false claim that vaccinated people still have a 5 percent likelihood of contracting COVID.

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Senator Anthony M. Bucco

Bucco: Murphy’s Mismanagement of Unemployment System Hurting Workers, Businesses & NJ’s Economic Recovery

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Unemployed Workers Who Need Benefits Still Not Getting Paid, While Freeloaders Refuse to Work Impeding NJ’s Economic Recovery

Senator Anthony M. Bucco said Governor Phil Murphy’s continued mismanagement of New Jersey’s unemployment insurance system is hurting both workers and businesses that are struggling to recover.

Sen. Tony Bucco said Gov. Phil Murphy’s continued mismanagement of New Jersey’s unemployment insurance system is hurting workers, businesses, and New Jersey’s economic recovery. (Pixabay)

“We have this perverse situation where unemployed workers with families still can’t get their benefits approved by the Murphy administration, while freeloaders who could go back to work continue to get checks they no longer deserve,” said Bucco (R-25). “I still have constituents who have been waiting months for their claims to be approved, and I have a growing number of businesses telling me that workers would rather stay on unemployment than return to work. On both sides of the equation, the Murphy administration is at fault.”

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Senator Kristin Corrado

Corrado: Murphy’s Needless Restrictions are Crippling Daycare Businesses

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Throughout the pandemic, childcare centers across the state have been going out of business at an alarming rate, and Senator Kristin Corrado today warned that even more will close their doors if the Governor and the Department of Children and Families don’t soon release up-to-date guidance for the industry.

Daycare centers have been hard-hit by the pandemic, and Senator Kristin Corrado warned more will go out of business if the Governor doesn’t announce updated guidance for the industry. (Pixabay)

“The operators of daycare centers, like so many other businesses, are paralyzed right now, waiting for clear, sensible guidance from the Administration,” said Corrado (R-40). “Companies that parents rely on to care for their precious children are being smothered by outdated, unnecessary protocols mandated by Murphy and the Trenton bureaucracy. If restrictions aren’t lifted soon, we will be facing a childcare crisis in this state.”

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Senator Kristin Corrado

Corrado Bill Authorizing Temporary Vehicle Registrations for Private Sales Advances

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Kristin Corrado that allows the purchaser of an automobile by private sale to operate the vehicle for a three-day period without a permanent registration was advanced by the Senate Commerce Committee.

Legislation sponsored by Sen. Kristin Corrado that allows the purchaser of an automobile by private sale to operate the vehicle for a three-day period with a temporary registration was approved by the Senate Commerce Committee. (Pixabay)

“If an individual in New Jersey would like to purchase a used car from a private party, that individual should be afforded the same benefits he or she would receive from a dealer,” said Corrado (R-40). “Right now, if a person buys a car from a private seller, there is no legal way for that person to immediately drive the car home. My legislation, which was inspired by a letter from a constituent, will change that by providing the purchaser with a temporary registration. This registration will be issued via email and will make the car buying process far more efficient and enjoyable.”

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Senator Kristin Corrado

Panel Advances Corrado Bills Bolstering Mental Health Services in Schools

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Kristin Corrado to help address the need for more mental health professionals in school districts cleared the Senate Education Committee today.

Mental health services in New Jersey schools would be enhanced under legislation sponsored by Senator Kristin Corrado and advanced by the Senate Education Committee. (Pixabay)

Two Corrado bills designed to help provide vital mental health help for stressed and confused school-aged children advanced. The legislation has bipartisan support.

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Republican Senators

Tom Kean

District 21 - Republican Leader

Kip Bateman

District 16

Chris Brown

District 2

Anthony M. Bucco

District 25

Chris Connors

District 9

Kristin Corrado

District 40

Michael Doherty

District 23

Jim Holzapfel

District 10

Steven Oroho

District 24

Declan O'Scanlon

District 13

Joe Pennacchio

District 26

Holly Schepisi

District 39

Robert Singer

District 30

Michael Testa

District 1

Samuel Thompson

District 12

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