TRENTON – Residents, activists and community leaders held coordinated actions across the state today to pressure legislative leaders into acting on the Fracking Waste Ban Bill. They delivered more than 17,000 petition signatures in support of the measure to Assembly Speaker Oliver and Assembly Minority Leader Bramnick.
NEWARK — The NJ Transit Board of Directors today authorized a public-private partnership with Cablevision to offer high-speed wireless internet access at stations and onboard trains. The Wi-Fi access will be provided to NJ Transit customers via a dedicated, trackside Wi-Fi network —–the first of its kind in the nation—at no cost to the agency.
STATE — General Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver will compete with two congressmen — Reps. Frank Pallone and Rush Holt — for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate in the August 13th special primary election.
TRENTON – U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone hand-delivered nominating petitions to the state Division of Elections and formally announced his intention to run for the remaining term of the late U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg this afternoon.
TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie has named John J. Hoffman as the state’s acting attorney general. Hoffman replaces Jeffrey Chiesa, who resigned to serve in the U.S. Senate as the late Frank Lautenberg’s temporary replacement until a special election is held this fall.
NEW BRUNSWICK — More than three quarters of New Jersey voters believe Gov. Chris Christie made a bad call when he scheduled a special election to replace the late U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg just three weeks before this year’s general election, according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll.
TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats to authorize the Supreme Court to increase or add new court filing fees to help fund the modernization of the state’s court information system, as well as the work of Legal Services of New Jersey, a non-profit that provides free legal assistance in civil matters to individuals living below the poverty line, was released Monday by the Assembly Judiciary Committee.
TRENTON — Assemblyman Joseph Cryan refused to vote in committee for gun control legislation that was approved along partisan lines in the Legislature’s upper house because he is engaged in a political battle with Senate President Steve Sweeney over the control of the state party apparatus.
TRENTON – An Assembly panel on Thursday advanced legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats L. Grace Spencer and Gordon Johnson to help residents who are unable to pay court-imposed financial penalties by giving them credit against the penalties for time served in jail.
TRENTON–New Jersey will review whether a corporation tax credit and gross income tax credit program for paid internships leads to long-term jobs for college graduates.