STATE – One in six state residents will be adversely affected by line-item vetoes to two programs in the budget that Gov. Chris Christie signed into law, according to Raymond J. Castro, a New Jersey Policy Perspective senior policy analyst.
STATE – Four local lawmakers have criticized Gov. Chris Christie’s line item veto cuts to education aid. Assembly Speaker Pro Tempore Jerry Green and Asw. Linda Stender noted that 13 of 14 school systems in their district will lose funding thanks to the governor’s cuts, while every school system in Asm. Patrick J. Diegnan Jr. and Peter J. Barnes III’s district is a victim of the governor’s budget axe.
TRENTON – Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver says that a Republican bill that would allow public workers to opt out of joining a union is “dead on arrival.”
STATE — Municipal zoning in New Jersey has resulted in a land-use pattern promotes sprawl and limits the availability of affordable housing, according to a new study.
TRENTON – The state Assembly recently passed legislation that would require educational brochures on college loan repayment schedules to be created and distributed to high school students.
TRENTON – Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D-Gloucester) has scheduled a voting session on Monday to attempt to override Gov. Chris Christie’s line item veto cuts to New Jersey’s budget.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, New Jersey’s two senators and their colleagues from New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Virginia introduced a resolution that calls on Americans to come together as a nation for a Moment of Remembrance at 1 p.m. EDT on Sept. 11, 2011.
HAMILTON – Attorney General Paula T. Dow announced a number of reforms designed to curtail the improper prescription, distribution, possession and usage of anabolic steroids, Human Growth Hormone (HGH) and Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) among law enforcement personnel and state and local employees.
TRENTON – Legislation to ensure unemployed New Jerseyans can understand and obtain their jobless benefits was signed into law Friday.
TRENTON — A former North Jersey insurance agent pleaded guilty today to defrauding nine clients out of more than $1.9 million, Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Criminal Justice Director Stephen J. Taylor announced.