STATE – The Coffee Party, a non-partisan democracy movement to fight corruption and restore self-governance to the people, is calling on Americans to “Occupy the Courts” in protest of the Citizens United ruling that allows corporations to engage in virtually unrestricted spending to influence elections.
STATE – The New Jersey Sierra Club is calling on Gov. Chris Christie to veto a bill that would delay the implementation of certain water regulations.
NORTH PLAINFIELD – Democrat Ed Potosnak ended his 2012 bid for the United States House of Representatives on Monday to lead the non-partisan, non-profit, New Jersey League of Conservation Voters (NJLCV) as the organization’s executive director.
TRENTON – Legislation to offer incentives for families to save for college awaits action by the governor after receiving final legislative approval.
TRENTON – Legislation to ensure colleges and universities have plans in place to address on-campus emergencies such as violent attacks or disease pandemics has gone to the governor for his consideration.
TRENTON – Following the reorganization of the 215th legislature, members of the Assembly were given their respective committee assignments. Assemblywoman Annette Quijano (D-Union) has once again been selected to act as Chair of the Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee and Vice-Chair of the Assembly Judiciary Committee.
TRENTON — Assembly Speaker Pro Tem Jerry Green and Assembly Education Chairman Patrick J. Diegnan Jr. on Friday asked the state’s acting education commissioner to extend the deadline for compliance with the new criminal background check law for school board members.
STATE – Last week, Gov. Chris Christie signed the “Grow New Jersey” bill into law, touting it as a measure that would create and retain New Jersey jobs. The GrowNJ Assistance Program offers tax credits to businesses that make significant capital investments and create or retain at least 100 full-time jobs.
TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie will give his annual State of the State speech on Tuesday, Jan. 17 at 3 p.m. It was originally scheduled for this Tuesday, but Christie postponed it out of respect for Assembly Republican Leader Alex DeCroce, who died suddenly on Monday night.
STATE – New Jersey voters are almost evenly split on their opinion of President Barack Obama’s job performance, according to a new statewide poll by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind™. The president enjoys a one point advantage, with 46 percent approving and 45 perceent disapproving.