State News

Democrats Want To Keep NJ Retailers From Charging Credit Card Processing Fees

TRENTON – Spurred by a recent nationwide change to Visa and MasterCard regulations that allows retailers to impose credit card processing fees on customers, Senators Jim Whelan, Bob Gordon and Nia H. Gill yesterday introduced a consumer advocacy bill that would protect New Jersey residents from point-of-purchase surcharges for using their credit cards.

Lautenberg Cosponsors Violence Against Women Act Reauthroization Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, U.S. Senator Frank R. Lautenberg announced that he has cosponsored the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) reauthorization bill to provide support for victims of domestic violence. The VAWA Reauthorization Act of 2013 would provide critical support and protections to all victims of domestic and sexual violence, including Native American women, gay and lesbian victims, and battered immigrant women.