New Jersey governor Chris Christie pleaded with legislators in a special session to pass a bail reform package immediately.
The changes would make it easier to release those charged with nonviolent crimes on affordable bail, while prohibiting bail for the worst offenders who could afford to get out.
“If they (the Turnpike Authority) want to be more efficient, they should look at reducing the amount of administration that they have, because that’s where the real salaries are,” state senate president Steve Sweeney says.
Assemblyman Paul Moriarty of Washington Township, NJ is being tapped for the joint legislative committee in part because of the time he spent as a reporter at CBS-3.
Sweeney, a longtime union leader, takes over after ten members of the Philadelphia union were arrested on racketeering charges.
Several educational leaders are suggesting the state take a slower approach to reform.
New Jersey’s trial run for red light cameras suffered a setback earlier this summer after critics charged the “yellow” was turning to “red” too fast in some cases.
New Jersey already bars anyone under 14 from tanning salons, and requires parental consent for anyone between 14 and 17 years old.
An Internet gambling bill working its way through the New Jersey legislature would let Atlantic City casinos take bets from gamblers in other states and even other countries, as long as federal and state authorities agree it’s legal.
It’s Gov. Christie’s 40th town meeting since taking office, and he took Democrats to task for complaining about it.
Dozens of police and firefighters are back on the streets of Camden, NJ, two and a half months after they — and many more of their colleagues — were laid off. But how long they’ll remain is an open question.
“The mood is difficult, but I do have to say our staff has just been unbelievably professional,” said the executive director on Wednesday.