JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST — More than 25 Airmen from the 108th Wing’s Security Force Squadron deployed from here today for a six-month tour in Southwest Asia in support of Operation New Dawn.
TRENTON – The state Senate met again today as Democrats continued to try without success to overturn Gov. Christie’s line item vetoes, spending items he cut from New Jersey’s budget.
WEST TRENTON – Temperatures and heat indexes are estimated to hit in the upper 90s, and possibly even reach 100 degrees or higher. Children, older adults, people with disabilities and pets are most at risk during excessive temperatures.
TRENTON – Asw. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-Mercer) plans to introduce a bill that would return live New Jersey Lottery drawings to television.
TRENTON – Senate Democrats have been unsuccessful in their attempts to overturn Gov. Chris Christie’s line-item vetoes of spending items in New Jersey’s current fiscal year budget.
Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D-Gloucester) placed 39 resolutions on today’s voting agenda to restore specific spending items cut by the governor. Both the Senate and Assembly would need to approve the resolutions by a two-thirds majority to overturn the governor’s vetoes.
TRENTON – Asm. John Wisniewski today announced he will introduce a bill designed to assist law enforcement in the search for abducted children, and increase the chances of determining cause of death in death investigations, in light of the circumstances that played out before the whole country in the trial of Casey Anthony.
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.