Council's Public Speaking Rules Bashed By Public SpeakerIn Philadelphia City Council, lawmakers impose restrictions on what the public can say at its weekly meetings. One speaker this past week made his displeasure with the rules quite evident.
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.

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