State News

Assembly Democrats Seek Subpoena Power Over Port Authority

TRENTON – Assembly Democrats John Wisniewski, Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Linda Stender and Ruben Ramos, Jr. have introduced legislation that would grant the Assembly Transportation Committee rare subpoena power in order to obtain highly sought after answers into the record toll hikes approved in August by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

Scutari Tries Again To Eliminate Marriage License Waiting Period

TRENTON – The Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday approved a bill sponsored by state Sen. Nicholas Scutari to amend New Jersey’s marriage licenses requirements and eliminate a mandatory 72-hour waiting period. The bill is identical to a measure approved by the full Legislature in the previous session, but Gov. Chris Christie prevented it from becoming law via a pocket veto.

AG Announces Veterans’ Outreach Seminar On Civil Rights This Saturday in Essex County

TRENTON – The Division on Civil Rights will host a public forum at Essex County College on Saturday to promote awareness among veterans and active military personnel of their rights under the state’s Law Against Discrimination (LAD), as well as their recourse if they believe those rights have been violated, Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa announced today.