TRENTON – Three Assembly Republicans are drafting legislation in response to the outcome of a high-profile Florida court case in which Casey Anthony was acquitted yesterday of murdering her two-year-old daughter, Caylee.
STATE –Citing the results of a study released today, a New Jersey lawmaker is calling for the an expansion of the use of red light cameras at busy intersections throughout the state.
TRENTON – The state Legislature handed environmentalists two victories last week by banning a controversial natural gas drilling technique and affirming support for New Jersey’s participation in a regional program designed to reduce the production of greenhouse gases.
TRENTON – The state Senate approved a bill last week that would require one-room surgical practices to conform to the same level of oversight and regulation reserved for larger facilities by a vote of 30-8.
TRENTON – Last week, the Assembly passed a bill to ban the possession or sale of illegal drugs disguised as “bath salts.” It now heads to the Governor’s desk.
TRENTON – The Assembly approved a bill that would require the state Department of Education to include cheerleading in the student-athlete head injury safety training program last week.
TRENTON – The Assembly passed a bill that would require individuals arrested on suspicion of most violent crimes to contribute samples to New Jersey’s DNA database by a vote of 67-4-7 last week. The bill now goes to the governor for his consideration.
ELIZABETH – Postal Service officials are asking dog owners to do their part to reduce the frequency of dog bite injuries.
TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie used his line item veto to remove $900 million in spending from the budget that the Democrat-controlled Legislature passed Wednesday, resulting in a $29.7 billion spending plan for the fiscal year that begins today.
TRENTON – Commissioner James Simpson today announced a series of statewide efforts to increase safety as residents and visitors travel to holiday destinations over the July 4th holiday weekend.