TRENTON – Legislation intended to protect sexually exploited minors has been signed into law. The measure (A-3700-3934) will provide an affirmative defense to any person under 18 who engages in prostitution. An affirmative defense is an explanation for a defendant’s actions that excuses or justifies his behavior.
TRENTON – Legislation to prohibit the soliciting of political campaign contributions on public property and ban people from making contributions to such candidates on public property has been signed into law.
TRENTON – Legislation intended to boost New Jersey’s horse racing industry by allowing wagering in taverns and restaurants has been signed into law.
TRENTON – A bill that would bring New Jersey in line with the rest of the nation by permitting pharmacies to sell over-the-counter hypodermic needles in an effort to curb harmful blood-borne transmissions has been signed into law.
JACKSON — Six Flags Great Adventure, New Jersey’s largest seasonal employer, is hiring more than 4,100 employees including 200 internships for the 2012 season from high school students to senior citizens.
TRENTON — The Assembly Republican caucus has unanimously elected Assemblyman Jon Bramnick (R-Union) as its new Leader, and Assemblyman Dave Rible (R-Monmouth) as its new Conference Leader.
STATE – Gov. Chris Christie spoke in support of the Educational Opportunity Scholarship Act last week.
TRENTON – A bill to permit direct shipping by New Jersey wineries has been signed into law. The new law (A-4436), which was approved 51-18-4 by the Assembly last week, revises the statutes governing the sale and distribution of products…
STATE – Nearly half (47%) of New Jersey consumers expect to be better off financially this year, while fewer than one-in-five (19%) expect to be worse off, according to a quarterly consumer survey by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Silberman College of Business.
TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie will give his annual State of the State speech today at 3 p.m. It was originally scheduled for last Tuesday, but Christie postponed it out of respect for Assembly Republican Leader Alex DeCroce, who died suddenly the night before.