New Jersey Legislature
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.
The state assembly is ready to take a full vote on the plan as soon as next week.
Gov. Chris Christie has followed through on his promise to reject a bill allowing same-sex marriage in New Jersey by quickly vetoing the measure Friday and renewing his call for a ballot question to decide the issue.
There’s another attempt in the New Jersey legislature to cut down on government workers leaving their jobs with tens of thousands of dollars as payment for unused sick leave.
Democratic state senators, needing some Republican support to override the governor’s vetoes, got none.