State of New Jersey
Bet you didn’t know this is New Jersey’s 350th anniversary. Most people in the Garden State don’t.
Gov. Chris Christie was joined by Democratic leaders in the legislature and more than five dozen mayors from across the state as he signed the extension into law.
The Garden State had tried to allow betting on professional and college sports in Atlantic City casinos and state racetracks.
Judge Mary Jacobson has scheduled a hearing for June 25th, five days before New Jersey, by law, must adopt a new budget.
New Jersey is going after three energy supply companies that allegedly duped consumers into switching electricity providers. Officials say there are hundreds of victims throughout the state.
Parents who are behind on their child support payments can avoid jail time and other penalties if they come in to make payments or to work out payment plans.
Elie Honig, director of the state’s Division of Criminal Justice, says cops won’t be the only ones with eyes peeled.
Sen. Nicholas Scutari (D-Union County), who chairs the state senate’s Judiciary Committee, says the war on marijuana has gone nowhere and it just makes sense to make marijuana available legally to those over 21.
“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.
The death of US Senator Frank Lautenberg led to a special election for his seat. Newark mayor Cory Booker won handily.
Starting today, New Jersey joins only two other states — Delaware and Nevada — in offering Internet gambling within its borders.
A complaint has been filed with the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, contending that the Christie administration is making it more difficult for Hispanics to recover from Hurricane Sandy.
A judge’s ruling Friday that New Jersey must allow gay couples to marry will not be the last word on the issue after Gov. Chris Christie’s administration said it would appeal to a higher court.
A New Jersey judge has ruled that the state must allow same-sex couples to marry.