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Senator Bucco urges Gov. Murphy to loosen capacity limit on 12-step support meetings

NEW JERSEY – In a letter to Governor Murphy Wednesday, Senator Anthony M. Bucco requested the loosening of the 25-person cap on alcohol and narcotics support group meetings.

“When people know they need help, and they are actively seeking that help, we can’t afford to turn them away at the door,” Bucco said. “The stakes are too high. Lives depend on it.”

With the return of in-person recovery meetings, Bucco said organizations are anticipating a significant increase in attendance.

“To help them effectively meet the current spike in demand, I am asking the Governor to give 12-step meetings the same considerations that have been granted to religious and other groups,” Bucco said. “Allow them to practice responsible social distancing and exceed the 25-person limit.”

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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