Pa. Lawmakers Tighten Teacher Background ChecksThe House voted unanimously on Wednesday in favor of a bill that would require schools and their contractors to conduct the checks before offering jobs to anyone who has direct contact with students.
New Jersey Lawmakers Looking At Paid Sick LeaveNew Jersey lawmakers are considering a bill that would require employers in the state to offer workers paid sick leave — a requirement that's been gaining some momentum.
New Jersey Looks At Raising Judges' Retirement AgeThe state Assembly Judiciary Committee on Monday advanced a constitutional amendment that would ask voters to increase the judicial retirement age to 75. Judges now must step down when they turn 70.
NJ Lawmakers Approve 6 Domestic Violence Bills“We must end this violence, we must end the cycle of domestic violence,” said Assemblywoman Gabriela Mosquera who brought chit chat on the Assembly floor to a sudden stop when she revealed her mother was the victim of domestic violence.
Gov. Christie Convenes Summit To Discuss Atlantic City's Future“There is reason for real hope,” Christie said after the meeting with local elected officials, labor leaders and casino CEO’s at the headquarters for the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA).
Approved Update To PA 12-Year Plan By State Transportation Commission Reflects Increase In FundingThe State Transportation Commission has approved an update to Pennsylvania’s 12-year plan for projects that reflects a major increase in funding approved by state lawmakers last year.
New Jersey Assembly Approves Bail Overhaul New Jersey lawmakers agreed to let voters decide on a key part of an overhaul of the state's bail system to keep suspects deemed dangerous behind bars while letting out more of those charged with lesser offenses even if they cannot afford bail.
Legislative Probe On George Washington Bridge Traffic Jams SlowsNew Jersey lawmakers are moving slower than they planned as they investigate the politically engineered traffic jams near the George Washington Bridge last year.
3 On Your Side: Dr. Oz Testifies At Weight Loss Product HearingsDeceptive advertisements that promise to help you lose weight are everywhere and some lawmakers in Washington D.C. are tired of it
Lawmakers Hold Hearing On Governor Christie Monitoring Of Superstorm Sandy Rebuilding ProjectsA New Jersey legislative committee is using a hearing to chide Gov. Chris Christie for not producing quarterly reports on monitoring of Superstorm Sandy rebuilding projects.
Minnesota GOP Lawmaker Apologizes For NBA 'Street Crime' TweetA Minnesota lawmaker apologized Monday for his tweet about NBA players, which was seen by some as racist.