New Jersey Legislature
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.
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.