CLARK — After a friend who had been receiving hospice care passed away, Clark resident Nancy Robinson made a contribution in her honor. A short time later she received a newsletter from Barnabas Health Hospice and Palliative Care Center (BHHPCC) located in West Orange.
TRENTON – The Assembly approved bipartisan legislation that would decriminalize the possession of 15 grams or less of marijuana by a vote of 44-30-3 on Monday.
TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Bonnie Watson Coleman, Gordon M. Johnson and Annette Quijano that would phase in statewide mandatory sentencing to New Jersey’s drug court program for nonviolent offenders was approved 79-0 Monday by the Assembly.
TRENTON – The Assembly unanimously approved a teacher tenure reform bill sponsored by state Sen. Teresa Ruiz on Monday, and the state Senate concurred with several amendments to give the pending measure final legislative approval. It now awaits action from Gov. Chris Christie.
TRENTON – In votes that went along straight party lines, the state Legislature passed the Democrats’ $31.74 billion Fiscal Year 2013 budget Monday. The spending plan fully restores the Earned Income Tax Credit to help New Jersey’s working poor that was reduced two years ago, and sets aside money to give residents tax relief if the state’s revenue collection meets Gov. Chris Christie’s ambitious targets during the first five months of the fiscal year.
If you’re dark-haired, brown-skinned and have the misfortune of living in Arizona in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in State of Arizona v. United States of America, get ready to be stopped, searched and questioned. Then again, if you’re a citizen living in the United States, this is merely one more component of the police state that appears to be descending upon us.