TRENTON – The Democrat-controlled Assembly is expected to pass the Marriage Equality and Religious Exemption Act on Thursday, which would allow same-sex couples to marry. The state Senate approved the bill by a 24-16 vote Monday, but Gov. Chris Christie has said he will veto the legislation.
TRENTON – An auditor employed by the New Jersey Division of Taxation has been charged with demanding a bribe from the owner of a convenience store in Gloucester County in return for not initiating an audit of the store, Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa announced.
TRENTON – Legislation that would allow the New Jersey Community College Consortium for Workforce and Economic Development to request additional funding from the state to provide basic skills training to help displaced and disadvantaged workers learn the skills they need to successfully return to the workforce was approved today by the full Senate.
TRENTON – Legislation sponsored intended to protect medically-fragile students and allow parents a choice in care providers for their children during the school day unanimously passed the Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee last week.
TRENTON – A bill that would protect good Samaritans who use an automated external defibrillator while attempting to save someone’s life from civil liability was approved today by the full state Senate.
STATE – Celebrate NJ has announced the “Powered by the Sun” Creative Writing Contest, a fun and engaging challenge that allows students to use their creativity to demonstrate what they’ve learned about the many ways we all benefit from the power of the sun.
TRENTON – The state Senate passed a bill to legalize marriage for same-sex couple today by a vote of 24-16.
STATE — Average retail gasoline prices in New Jersey have risen 4.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.46/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has increased 3.3 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.47/g, according to gasoline price website NewJerseyGasPrices.com.
STATE — The Provident Bank is once again hosting a “Deposit $1 of Hope” fundraising drive at each of its branches to benefit the Community FoodBank of New Jersey (CFBNJ). The fundraiser begins Monday, Feb. 13 and will run through Monday, April 2.
PLAINFIELD — U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) will chair a field hearing of the Senate Banking Committee’s Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation, and Community Development on the topic of “Saving Our Neighborhoods from Foreclosures” at the Black United Fund Health and Human Services, 403 West 7th Street, Plainfield, beginning at 11 a.m. Friday.