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Opposition To Governor's Decision To Close County Parks Grows

"This Should Not Be a Partisan Issue", Freeholder Lanza

Freeholder John E. Lanza , the Board’s liaison for Parks, reported at the April 21 Hunterdon County Freeholder meeting, that opposition to Governor Phil Murphy’s directive to close county parks continues to grow, as this week a Passaic County Freeholder has called for the Governor to reconsider his decision.

Lanza stated, “This should not be considered a partisan issue. I was encouraged to learn that Democratic Freeholder T.J. Best of Passaic County has also called for the park closing policy to change. The Freeholder said, and I agree, ‘we need parks open as opposed to forcing people to stand on tight corners.’ I can appreciate the concern of the officials in the state’s heavily populated urban areas.”
Assemblyman Erik Peterson urged for Counties to monitor their own parks. "If there is problem at a certain County park, and that County wants to close that park, they can", Assemblyman Peterson said.
Doherty Urges Governor to Consider the Constitution

Tom Kean Speaks with the Young Republicans National Federation

Hunterdon Gains $1.8 Million in State Bridge Grants
Hunterdon County has been notified that over $1.8 million in bridge infrastructure grants has been approved for three Hunterdon County projects, through the state’s Local Bridges Fund, Freeholder Zach Rich reported at the April 21 Freeholder Board meeting.

Zach Rich, the Board’s liaison for the Department of Engineering and Public Works, stated, “In the midst of all the negative reports we are seeing in the media about the economy, I have a positive report on state grants the County’s Engineering team has secured for future bridge construction projects in the county. These are construction projects that we know will have an affirmative effect on the economy.”
Rik Mehta Hosting Virtual Lunch & Learn on FDA Policy & International Supply Chains
United States Senate candidate Rik Mehta , is hosting a virtual Lunch & Learn on FDA Policy & International Supply Chains on Today April 28th, 12-1pm.

Rik previously worked as Deputy Division Director at the FDA and teachers Global Health Law at Rutgers and Georgetown Law Schools.
The NJ GOP's Digital Day Of Action
Please join us in participating in our second Digital Day of Action on Saturday, May 2nd!

As we continue to practice social distancing, NJ GOP is forging ahead by contacting voters and registering new Republican voters across the state. Even in these uncertain times, we must work to change New Jersey but we need your help to do so!