TRENTON – Legislation to promote the establishment of partnerships between institutions of higher education and the business community to increase collaborative research and innovation was approved Thursday by the full Senate.
TRENTON – The state Senate approved a bill which would create a registration and reporting system for privately-owned tigers within the State of New Jersey in order to discourage the worldwide black market for tiger body parts on Thursday by a vote of 37-0.
TRENTON – Legislation that would revamp the emergency medical services system in New Jersey has passed the full Senate.
TRENTON – Legislation that would allow some police officers who have had their jobs cut to skip re-taking the basic police training course received final legislative approval Thursday.
TRENTON – Legislation aimed at ensuring that people with chronic or terminal illnesses are treated with dignity and respect in their final days by ensuring their medical wishes are known by medical professionals providing them care was approved today by both houses of the Legislature. It now heads to the desk of Gov. Chris Christie.
TRENTON – Lawmakers approved a bill to restore $139 million in transitional aid to 11 New Jersey cities yesterday, and Gov. Chris Christie has pledged to sign it.
TRENTON – A bipartisan bill which would create the “Grow New Jersey” program to provide tax incentives for companies which maintain existing employment levels and create new jobs in New Jersey received final approval in both the State Senate and the General Assembly on Thursday.
TRENTON – The state Senate approved a bill intended to help ease gas prices by allowing retailers to offer rebates and promotions for purchasing gasoline by a 38-0 vote on Thursday, giving it final legislative approval.
WASHINGTON, D.C. —With recent toll hikes and allegations of lack of accountability and fiscal mismanagement at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) introduced legislation that would restore the U.S. Department of Transportation’s ability to determine whether toll hikes are fair to drivers and to give the Department authority to prescribe more reasonable tolls.
TRENTON – The Assembly on Thursday approved legislation sponsored by Assembly members John S. Wisniewski, Ralph R. Caputo, Connie Wagner, Charles Mainor, John F. McKeon, Vincent Prieto, Elease Evans and Angel Fuentes that would aid in the search for missing children by making it a crime to not report a missing child within 24 hours.