New Jersey Legislature
“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.
The proposal, which has cleared an Assembly committee, would be targeted at those who live in the state and attend medical school here.
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.
There’ll be a new Assembly speaker come January, as Newark’s Sheila Oliver makes way for Vince Prieto, a fellow Democrat from Secaucus.
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.
Governor Chris Christie was expected to quietly sign the new budget for New Jersey by the end of the day Friday.
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.
The state Senate version doesn’t go nearly as far as the Assembly version.
People seeking medical attention for someone overdosing on drugs would be protected from prosecution under a bill that has passed the New Jersey Legislature.
Most of the recommendations deal with keeping officials and the public informed when outages occur.
Democrats in the New Jersey Assembly have unveiled a series of bills that they insist will spur job creation in the Garden State.
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.
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.