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New Jersey Legislature

Gov. Chris Christie (File photo by Spencer Platt/ Getty Images)

Lowering His Profile, Gov. Christie Quietly Pocket-Vetoes 44 Measures

“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.”

01/23/2014

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NJ Senate Takes Up Measure To Require Sprinklers In New Homes

A vote is set this week that would make the Garden State the third in the nation to have such a requirement.

01/07/2014

(Gov. Chris Christie, in file photo from State of NJ TV)

NJ Will Allow Children of Undocumented Immigrants To Get In-State Tuition

“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.

12/19/2013

(The New Jersey state capitol, in Trenton.  File photo by KYW Newsradio)

NJ Lawmaker Wants Med School Loan Forgiveness For Docs Who Serve Where Needed

The proposal, which has cleared an Assembly committee, would be targeted at those who live in the state and attend medical school here.

12/17/2013

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. (credit: Jeff Zelevansky/ Getty Images)

Open Space Preservation Hot Debate Within NJ Legislature During Lame Duck Session

There’s a hot debate going on within the New Jersey legislature during the current lame duck session over how to fund continuing efforts to preserve open space in the state.

12/15/2013

(The New Jersey state capitol, in Trenton.  File photo by KYW Newsradio)

New Jersey Legislature Votes On New Leadership

There’ll be a new Assembly speaker come January, as Newark’s Sheila Oliver makes way for Vince Prieto, a fellow Democrat from Secaucus.

11/08/2013

(credit: Hadas Kuznits)

Local Legislator Pushes For Paid Sick Leave In New Jersey

Cherry Hill Assemblywoman Pamela Lampitt introduced the plan back in May. It would mandate as many as seven days sick leave per year, depending on hours worked and the size of the business.

08/10/2013

(The New Jersey governor's office, in Trenton.  File photo)

Private Signing Ceremony Set For New Jersey’s 2013-14 Budget

Governor Chris Christie was expected to quietly sign the new budget for New Jersey by the end of the day Friday.

06/28/2013

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Rather Than Abolish Rutgers Board, A Plan To Study School’s Governing Structure Taking Hold

A fast tracked effort to do away with the Board of Trustees at Rutgers never did come up for a vote in the New Jersey legislature yesterday, as some at the school had feared.

06/28/2013

(The New Jersey state capitol, in Trenton.  File photo by KYW Newsradio)

NJ Senate Committee OKs Compromise Gun Safety Bill

The state Senate version doesn’t go nearly as far as the Assembly version.

05/09/2013

(Gov. Chris Christie, in file photo.  Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/ Getty Images)

Lawmakers OK Bill For Those Seeking Overdose Help

People seeking medical attention for someone overdosing on drugs would be protected from prosecution under a bill that has passed the New Jersey Legislature.

04/29/2013

(A utility worker shuts off a gas main at a Long Beach Island home after Hurricane Sandy.  File photo by Mark Wilson/ Getty Images)

NJ Lawmakers Want To Improve Storm Response By Utilities

Most of the recommendations deal with keeping officials and the public informed when outages occur.

03/07/2013

(NJ assemblyman Lou Greenwald.  Photo provided)

NJ Assembly Democrats Push Plan To Stimulate Job Creation

Democrats in the New Jersey Assembly have unveiled a series of bills that they insist will spur job creation in the Garden State.

12/05/2012

NJ Lawmakers Seek To Force Judges To Make Health Insurance Contributions

New Jersey legislators are wasting little time in seeking to change the state constitution, after the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled this week that judges could not be forced to contribute more for their own pensions and health care.

07/26/2012

(The New Jersey state capitol, in Trenton.  File photo)

New Jersey Officials Wrestling With State’s Tax Revenue Shortfall

New Jersey’s economic recovery has not been as robust as state forecasters had anticipated. As a result there is a revenue shortfall, the size of which is now being debated by legislators in Trenton.

05/23/2012

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