State of New Jersey
“I’m glad the governor reversed his course, because he vetoed my legislation doing exactly the same thing two months ago,” said state senator Frank Lesniak, of Union County.
Despite the scandal, McGreevey’s announcement opened the closet door for many in the LGBT community.
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.
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.