New Jersey Legislature

(Flanked by members of Virtua's EMS staff, Virtua CEO Richard Miller speaks with reporters in the New Jersey Senate GOP caucus room.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

South Jersey Health Care Companies Fume About Cooper’s EMS Takeover Attempt

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.

06/24/2015

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

Unions Suing Christie Administration To Force Required Pension Fund Payment

“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.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/03/2015

NJ state senate president Steve Sweeney, in a file photo.  (Credit: David Madden)

NJ Senate President Says Christie’s A.C. Plan Brings Stench of Bankruptcy

And if things play out as he expects they will, Steve Sweeney says he is ready to fight the governor’s plan in court.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/30/2015

The 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

(Image from NJ Legislature TV)

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

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