New Jersey Legislature

The Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort, seen from the Atlantic City Boardwalk. (Credit: Ashley Wolf)

Atlantic City Mayor Postpones Appearance in Trenton As Lawmakers Consider a North Jersey Casino

Atlantic City mayor Don Guardian cancelled his appearance, a spokesman saying a personal emergency came up that required his attention.

12/04/2014

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New Jersey Assembly Approves Assisted-Suicide Bill

A bill that would legalize assisted suicide passed in the New Jersey Assembly.

11/13/2014

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

NJ Lawmakers Eye Improvements For Plight of Female US Military Vets

One out of every five new recruits is a woman. They constitute 15 percent of the American military.

10/22/2014

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in file photo. (credti: Kena Betancur/ Getty Images)

Law Allowing Sports Betting In NJ Signed By Christie

New Jersey is moving ahead with plans to permit betting on sports in the state, but legal challenges could stall the rollout.

10/17/2014

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

NJ Assembly Committee Postpones Vote on Mandatory Sick Leave Bill

The current bill would mandate one hour of paid time off for every 30 hours worked, to an annual maximum of five days.

10/09/2014

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

Paid Sick Leave In NJ? Legislators Will Take Issue Up In The Fall

Newark and Jersey City already have such a law on the books. Cherry Hill Assemblywoman Pamela Lampitt is pushing the statewide proposal.

08/09/2014

(A .223-caliber bullet and a high-capacity ammunition clip.  File photo by George Frey/ Getty Images)

NJ Assembly Approves Limits on Size of Ammo Clips

The bill would lower the current limit of 15 bullets to 10.

05/22/2014

(File photo by John Ostapkovich)

N.J. Budget Gap Now About $800 Million, Christie Administration Concedes

And it appears the next budget, for fiscal year 2015, might have to be adjusted to the tune of about $1 billion.

05/08/2014

(File photo by John Ostapkovich)

NJ Lawmaker Wants To Allow Non-Legal Residents to Gain Driving Privileges

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.

04/22/2014

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

(File photo by KYW Newsradio)

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

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