“Gov. Murphy has taken so much from New Jerseyans since the start of the pandemic,” said Senate Minority Leader Steve Oroho. “He’s taken money, he’s taken power, and he’s taken rights, choices, and freedoms from every single New Jerseyan.”
State senators grilled the head of the New Jersey State Police over the chaotic early December day at the Statehouse after the vaccine-or-test access policy went into effect, didn’t get answers – but nevertheless advanced his nomination to become the permanent superintendent.
State Sen. Mike Testa, R-Cumberland, said “clearly, the timing is intended to further tighten gun restrictions on law-abiding residents as quickly as possible, giving opponents little to no time to be heard."
Senator Mike Testa, R-Cumberland, said the money appears to have been used to reimburse the state for the salaries of troopers doing their regular job, some only tangentially involved with the pandemic such as marine police.
"I see this as a program that seems quite ambitious,” said Sen. Mike Testa, R-Cumberland. "…How long can this project be funded? I share the fears with Chairman Sarlo that we start this program and it’s going to be phased out quickly."