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Senator Michael Testa

Senator Michael Testa

Testa to Democrats: What Took So Long to Challenge Governor on Dysfunction Department of Labor

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Says Republicans Proposed a Solution in 2020

Senator Michael Testa today complimented the Senate’s unanimous approval of a bipartisan resolution calling on Governor Murphy to address ongoing unemployment issues but questioned why it took two years to finally act.

Sen. Michael Testa today complimented the Senate’s unanimous approval of a bipartisan resolution calling on Gov. Murphy to address ongoing unemployment issues but questioned why it took two years to finally act. (SenateNJ.com)

“I don’t understand what took so long,” said Testa (R-40). “Two years ago, Republicans proposed forcing the Governor’s hand to address problems within the Department of Labor. This is a good idea in 2022, but it was an even better idea in 2020.”

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Testa Responds to Murphy’s Delay of Vaccine Mandate for Corrections Officers

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Senator Michael Testa responded to Governor Phil Murphy’s announcement that the deadline for compliance with his vaccine mandate for workers in congregate living settings, including corrections officers, will be delayed until at least April 11.

Sen, Michael Testa responded to Gov. Phil Murphy’s announcement that the deadline for compliance with his vaccine mandate for various workers, including corrections officers, will be delayed until at least April 11. (Pixabay)

“I guess Governor Murphy finally realized that enforcing his vaccine mandate and firing nearly 60% of our corrections officers isn’t a smart idea,” said Testa (R-1). “With the threat of COVID-19 rapidly disappearing in the rearview mirror, he should repeal his unnecessary vaccine mandates completely.”

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Manufacturing Caucus Hosts Event with Alcoholic Beverage Manufacturers

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Today the bipartisan, bicameral Legislative Manufacturing Caucus met with the New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program (NJMEP) and alcoholic beverage manufacturers from throughout the state at Source Brewing in Colts Neck to discuss issues that the industry is currently facing.

Sen. Michael Testa and the Legislative Manufacturing Caucus met with the New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program and alcoholic beverage manufacturers from throughout the state to discuss issues that the industry is currently facing. (©iStock)

The gathering consisted of a tour of the facility, a presentation on the obstacles the industry has faced in the last two years and a roundtable discussion to learn about the current issues manufacturers in the industry are tackling.

The event was hosted jointly by NJMEP and the New Jersey Business and Industry Association (NJBIA).

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First Legislative District Team Introduces Bills to Require Reopening of NJDOL Unemployment Offices or Cut Top Leaders Pay

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In an effort to put teeth into the repeated calls from thousands of New Jersey’s unemployed workers, the three members from the First Legislative District announced their legislation to require the reopening of Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDOL) state unemployment offices as soon as March 1, 2022, for in-person appointments or the personal pay of the department’s top leadership will be cut and used for a new fund for unemployed workers.

Sen. Michael Testa and Assemblymen Antwan McClellan and Erik Simonsen will introduce legislation that would direct labor commissioner Robert Asaro-Angelo to reopen unemployment facilities for in-person appointments. (SenateNJ.com)

The legislation, sponsored by Sen. Michael Testa (R-1) and Assemblymen Antwan McClellan and Erik Simonsen (R-1), directs the Commissioner of Labor Robert Asaro-Angelo to reopen the facilities for in-person appointments.

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MEDIA ADVISORY: New Rain Location for First District Press Event Announcing New Legislation

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Rain has forced the relocation of the First Legislative District legislators’ press conference in Vineland to announce their joint legislation to require the reopening of Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDOL) unemployment offices as soon as March 1 for in-person appointments to resolve outstanding claims.

The event will be held indoors, in the front lobby of the First Legislative District Office, 610 E. Landis Ave., Vineland.

WHO: Senator Michael Testa, Assemblyman Antwan McClellan, and Assemblyman Erik Simonsen (all R-1).

WHAT: Press Conference on New Legislation to Reopen Shuttered Department of Labor Facilities for In-Person Meetings.

WHEN: Today at 1 p.m.

NEW LOCATION: First Legislative District Office, 610 E. Landis Ave., Vineland.

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MEDIA ADVISORY (1 p.m. TODAY): First Legislative District Team to Announce Legislation to Require Reopening of NJDOL Offices

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The First Legislative District legislators will hold a press conference in Vineland to announce their joint legislation to require the reopening of Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDOL) unemployment offices as soon as March 1 for in-person appointments to resolve outstanding claims.

WHO: Senator Michael Testa, Assemblyman Antwan McClellan, and Assemblyman Erik Simonsen (all R-1).

WHAT: Press Conference on New Legislation to Reopen Shuttered Department of Labor Facilities for In-Person Meetings.

WHEN: Today at 1 p.m.

WHERE: Outside the closed Cumberland County Unemployment Office at 275 N. Delsea Drive, Vineland.

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MEDIA ADVISORY (Feb. 22): First Legislative District Team to Announce Legislation to Require Reopening of NJDOL Offices

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The First Legislative District legislators will hold a press conference in Vineland to announce their joint legislation to require the reopening of Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDOL) unemployment offices as soon as March 1 for in-person appointments to resolve outstanding claims.

WHO: Senator Michael Testa, Assemblyman Antwan McClellan, and Assemblyman Erik Simonsen (all R-1).

WHAT: Press Conference on New Legislation to Reopen Shuttered Department of Labor Facilities for In-Person Meetings.

WHEN: 1 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 22.

WHERE: Outside the closed Cumberland County Unemployment Office at 275 N. Delsea Drive, Vineland.

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Testa: NY Times Confirms Murphy’s Pandemic Decisions Guided by Polling, Not Science

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Senator Michael Testa said a new story by the New York Times confirmed that Governor Murphy’s decision to lift mask mandates was guided by political science, not medical science.

Sen. Michael Testa said a new story by the New York Times confirmed that Governor Murphy’s decision to lift mask mandates was guided by political science, not medical science. (www.GiveItBack.us)

Governor Murphy insisted his decision to lift school mask mandates was influenced by nothing but public health data,” said Testa (R-1). “In truth, his announcement was driven by concerns over polling data and growing public outrage over his mandates as he prepares to run for president. Anyone who continues to think Governor Murphy isn’t playing politics with the pandemic is delusional.”

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Testa: Murphy Should Lift School Mask Mandate TODAY

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Senator Michael Testa (R-1) said Governor Phil Murphy should lift his school mask mandate today, not a month from now:

Sen. Michael Testa said Gov. Phil Murphy should lift his school mask mandate today, not a month from now. (©iStock)

“While this is welcome news for students and their parents, I question the timing of the announcement by the Governor. Why isn’t the school mask mandate ending today?

“The answer is simple, this decision is guided by political science. If this was truly guided by ‘the science’, this arbitrary mandate would have been lifted 23 months ago, and the Governor knows that.

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Senate Republicans Launch “Give It Back” Initiative

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Join the Movement at www.GiveItBack.us

New Jersey Senate Republicans are launching the “Give It Back” initiative to give New Jerseyans an opportunity to tell Governor Phil Murphy in a unified voice to give back everything he has taken from them over the past two years.

N.J. Senate Republicans are launching the ‘Give It Back’ initiative to help New Jerseyans tell Gov. Phil Murphy to give back everything he’s taken from them over the past two years. (www.GiveItBack.us)

“Governor Murphy has taken so much from New Jerseyans since the start of the pandemic,” said Senate Republican Leader Steven Oroho (R-24). “He’s taken money, he’s taken power, and he’s taken rights, choices, and freedoms from every single New Jerseyan. We’re going to help New Jerseyans to send him the message that it’s time to Give It Back.”

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