Category: State News

Lawmakers Want To Ensure NJ Students Have Equal Access To College Regardless Of Parents’ Immigration Status

TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Senate Education Chair M. Teresa Ruiz and Senate Higher Education Chair Sandra Bolden Cunningham to ensure that New Jersey students born in the United States are provided equal access to college, regardless of their parents’ immigration status, was approved today by a Senate committee.

Proposed Legislation Increases Potential Penalties For Drivers Using Cellphones When The Get Into Accidents

TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Senators Fred Madden (D – Gloucester, Camden) and Raymond J. Lesniak (D – Union) that would provide prosecutors with an added tool for obtaining a conviction of vehicular homicide or assault by automobile against a person who is illegally using a cell phone while driving has cleared the Senate Law and Public Safety Committee.

Gas Prices Continue To Decline

STATE – The average retail gasoline price in New Jersey has fallen 4.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.62 per gallon yesterday. This compares with the national average that has fallen 3.3 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.73 per gallon, according to gasoline price website NewJerseyGasPrices.com.