WASHINGTON, D.C.—United States Senator Frank R. Lautenberg, the last remaining World War II veteran serving in the Senate, died due to complications from viral pneumonia at 4:02 a.m. today at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell. He was 89 years old.
Placing armed police officers in public schools would be a costly mistake in lieu of intelligence, sound judgment, and wisdom.
STATE — With the 2013 Atlantic Hurricane Season set to officially begin tomorrow, state officials are reminding New Jersey residents to prepare by staying informed, making a family emergency plan and having a well-stocked emergency kit.
TRENTON — State Senators Gerald Cardinale (R-Bergen, Passiac) and Nicholas Scutari (D-Union) introduced bipartisan legislation on Thursday that would authorize courts in any county in New Jersey to order patients with mental illness to partake in outpatient treatment. Currently, only six counties have taken advantage of legislation enacted in 2009 that enabled an involuntary outpatient treatment program.
STATE — Rather than cutting taxes, New Jersey policymakers should invest more in proven drivers of economic growth by spending more on public colleges and universities. Tax cut proposals that are being considered would drain the state’s revenues by about…
STATE — The New Jersey Senate approved 10 gun control bills, three of which now head to Gov. Chris Christie’s desk and seven that must receive legislative clearance in the Assembly. All 17 Senate Republicans voted against legislation that would…
TRENTON – Legislation to toughen the penalty for an airport security breach was approved 40-0 Thursday by the Senate, giving it final legislative approval.
STATE – Gov. Chris Christie has been quick to downplay the impact of climate change on New Jersey, and actually referred to it as a “distraction” in a recent interview with NBC’s Matt Lauer. With the arrival of the unofficial start of summer last weekend, New Jersey’s Republican governor was highly visible at the Jersey shore, trumpeting his recovery efforts in hopes of drawing tourists to the state.
STATE – Officials announced that $185 million in federal funds are being made available to secure the right-of-way for the proposed Gateway Tunnel which would increase Amtrak’s rail capacity between New Jersey and New York City.
WEST TRENTON – The New Jersey Office of Emergency Management and the New Jersey Department of Health are monitoring a heat wave, with an air quality alert forecast for today into the weekend, in coordination with the National Weather Service. Temperatures estimated to hit in the low 90s. Children, older adults, people with disabilities and pets are most at risk during excessive temperatures.