State News

Lautenberg Introduces High-Capacity Weapon Magazine Ban

WASHINGTON, D.C.—On the first day for bills to be introduced in the 113th Congress, U.S. Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg today introduced his bill to ban high-capacity ammunition magazines holding more than 10 rounds. The proposal—which Lautenberg first introduced in January 2011—is a major component of the gun safety plan President Barack Obama announced last week.

[PHOTOS] National Guard Members Welcomed Home


WEST TRENTON — Nearly 70 soldiers with the 117th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, New Jersey Army National Guard, were welcomed home by family, friends and New Jersey National Guard leadership from a nearly yearlong deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom at the Armory at West Trenton on Sunday, Jan. 20.

New Highway Signs Will Give Motorists Realtime ETA Info

TRENTON – Highway signs will soon give you an idea how long it might take to reach your destination. New Jersey Department of Transportation Commissioner James Simpson today announced a new initiative to provide motorists with information about how long it may take them to reach destinations along the highway on which they are traveling.

Lawmakers Want To Classify Violence As A Public Health Crisis

TRENTON – A bill sponsored by Senators Raymond J. Lesniak and Shirley K. Turner which would declare violence as a “public health crisis,” would empanel a commission to look at ways to mitigate violence, and would recommend the federal adoption of stricter gun control standards is scheduled for a hearing in the Senate Law and Public Safety Committee on Jan. 28.