STATE – New Jersey’s poorest families spend a greater percentage of their income on taxes than the state’s wealthiest, according to a report released this week by the Institute on Taxation & Economic Policy in Washington.
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.
STATE — A noted environmental advocate says that Gov. Chris Christie’s emergency order last week adopting new FEMA flood maps doesn’t go far enough.
TRENTON – More than 2,600 guns were turned in by Mercer County residents during a state-sponsored gun buyback event held at two churches in Trenton this past Friday and Saturday, Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa announced today.
TRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie signed two bills intended to help New Jersey veterans on Monday. One bill allows veterans to be given preference for affordable housing opportunities in accordance with an agreement between a developer and municipality.
TRENTON—New Jersey Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr. endorsed state Sen. Barbara Buono’s gubernatorial bid today and called on New Jersey Democrats to unite behind her candidacy.
UPPER SADDLE RIVER – Democrat Jan Bidwell today announced she will challenge state Sen. Gerald Cardinale for the 39th District seat that he has held for three decades.
TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie has rejected a proposed $1.25 increase to New Jersey’s minimum wage, instead calling for a $1 increase to be phased in over three years in his conditional veto.
TRENTON — While New Jersey survivors of Hurricane Sandy have until March 1 to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency for disaster assistance, more than $780 million in disaster assistance has been approved to speed recovery.
TRENTON — The Senate Law and Public Safety Committee unanimously passed today legislation to encourage Good Samaritan acts.