Bramnick tries to limit Murphy’s power during Assembly session

June 18, 2020

Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick pushed to increase transparency and balance in government at Thursday’s Assembly session by calling to move legislation requiring the legislature to review and approve executive orders issued during a state of emergency after 14 days.“Unfortunately, the present state of emergency continues without transparency or review by the state Assembly,” said Bramnick. “I do not question the motives of Governor Murphy, but I am very concerned that we do not have open hearings and discussions regarding reopening the state. This extended emergency needs to be reviewed in the people’s house. The media, Senate President Sweeney and my caucus continue to demand the data the governor is using to make decisions. Unfortunately the majority party voted the law down and the decision making process remains private and behind closed doors.”