TRENTON – Legislation to bar those convicted of crimes from serving on school boards and requiring board members to undergo criminal checks received final legislative approval on Thursday.
TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Assemblymen John S. Wisniewski and Craig J. Coughlin (both D-Middlesex) to create a next-of-kin registry to be utilized to notify family when a loved one is incapacitated in a serious accident received final legislative approval in the Assembly Thursday.
STATE – The state Assembly approved a bill sponsored by Joseph Cryan that would eliminate basic consumer protections and deregulate telephone and cable companies.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — New Jersey’s Republican Gov. Chris Christie told the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, “You’re gonna have to raise the retirement age for Social Security.”
RAHWAY – A candidate for the state Legislature criticized a state panel’s recommendation to keep New Jersey’s minimum wage at $7.25 per hour.
TRENTON – Legislation to provide New Jersey residents and businesses with tax credits if they buy electric cars or vehicle charging stations was approved Thursday by the Assembly.
TRENTON – Legislation to have New Jersey officially recognize the Nanticoke Lenni Lenape Indians, Ramapough Lenape Indians and Powhatan Renape Indians as American Indian Tribes was approved Thursday by the Assembly.
TRENTON – Legislation intended to help New Jersey’s horse racing industry was approved Thursday by the Assembly.
ASBURY PARK – The Green Party of Monmouth County and the Green Party of New Jersey (GPNJ) will host a conference addressing healthcare and labor issues on Sunday, Feb. 27 from 12:30 – 4:30 p.m. at the Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel, 1401 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park.
NEWARK–In 2008, more than half a million people were involved in car crashes where a teen driver was behind the wheel. Nearly 30 percent of those who died in these crashes were not in cars driven by teens.