New Jersey Legislature
Competing South Jersey health systems say a political powerbroker is strongarming legislators because he wants Cooper University Hospital, whose board he chairs, to get exclusive control of all emergency medical services in Camden.
“He’s short again on the law he signed, so we are taking him to court for the third time, with plenty of notice,” says Wendell Steinhauer, president of the New Jersey Education Association.
And if things play out as he expects they will, Steve Sweeney says he is ready to fight the governor’s plan in court.
Atlantic City mayor Don Guardian cancelled his appearance, a spokesman saying a personal emergency came up that required his attention.
A bill that would legalize assisted suicide passed in the New Jersey Assembly.
One out of every five new recruits is a woman. They constitute 15 percent of the American military.
New Jersey is moving ahead with plans to permit betting on sports in the state, but legal challenges could stall the rollout.
The current bill would mandate one hour of paid time off for every 30 hours worked, to an annual maximum of five days.
Newark and Jersey City already have such a law on the books. Cherry Hill Assemblywoman Pamela Lampitt is pushing the statewide proposal.
The bill would lower the current limit of 15 bullets to 10.
And it appears the next budget, for fiscal year 2015, might have to be adjusted to the tune of about $1 billion.
A bill now under consideration in the New Jersey legislature would allow a resident of the state who is not a legal citizen to get a driver’s license.
“We worked hard at the end of the session to try to advance good legislation that had bipartisan support, and most of those bills did,” said state senate president Steve Sweeney. “It was quite a surprise to see so many vetoed.”
A vote is set this week that would make the Garden State the third in the nation to have such a requirement.
“I’ll be waiting for all the apology letters from all the people, some in this room, who said that I was not serious about tuition equality and that somehow this was an election prank,” Christie said today.