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.
STATE – Gov. Chris Christie placed third in a new national poll of registered voters who were asked who should be the Republican nominee for Vice President. Florida’s Senator Marco Rubio topped the list in the poll conducted by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind™, followed by former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum and Christie.
STATE – MapLight, a nonpartisan research organization that focuses on money’s influence on politics, has conducted an analysis of campaign contributions from companies and organizations to the sitting members of Congress from each state.
TRENTON – A suspended police captain with the New Jersey Human Services Police was indicted today on charges that he submitted fraudulent time sheets that indicated he was working when, in fact, he was traveling out of state for personal pleasure or business, or gambling in Atlantic City, Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa announced.
TRENTON – A medical doctor and borough councilman in Madison was arrested on charges that he allegedly sold prescriptions for the highly addictive painkiller OxyContin to individuals he never treated or examined, Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa announced.
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.
NEWARK — NJ Transit reminds customers that holiday schedules will be in effect on Presidents’ Day, Monday, Feb. 20.
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.
STATE – Gov. Chris Christie will introduce his new state budget proposal next week, which will include a promised income tax cut for all New Jersey taxpayers.
TRENTON – A bill that would increase penalties for those who engage in road rage and cause serious harm to others was unanimously approved yesterday by the Senate Judiciary Committee.