TRENTON – Legislation that would prohibit the soliciting of campaign contributions on public property by elective public office candidates and ban people from making contributions to such candidates on public property was approved 74-0 Monday by the Assembly, giving it final legislative approval.
TRENTON – Legislation aimed at boosting New Jersey’s tourism and hospitality industry by updating the state’s marriage license requirements to eliminate a three-day waiting period and streamline residency requirements was approved Monday by both houses of the Legislature.
TRENTON – The Legislature approved a bill that would allow New Jersey wineries to ship their products directly to consumers. The Assembly voted 51-18-4 in favor Monday; the Senate approved it 24-9.
TRENTON – Yesterday, Assembly Democrats were critical of Gov. Chris Christie’s veto of their legislation to create a Back to Work NJ, intended to create jobs and spur economic development. This is the second time the governor has vetoed the measure.
TRENTON – Assembly Republican Leader Alex DeCroce died last night, shortly after the conclusion of the final voting session of the 214th Legislature. A 75-year-old who lived in Parsippany, DeCroce represented Morris County for 23 years.
TRENTON – A measure aimed at bringing relief to towns and homeowners besieged by record flooding was signed into law on Monday.
STATE — Headed into his annual State of the State address, New Jersey’s governor has strong public approval numbers according to a newly-released poll by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind.
TRENTON – Legislation intended to aid in the search for missing children by making it a crime to not report a missing child within 24 hours was signed into law Monday.
TRENTON – A bill that will allow police officers who have been fired due to economic reasons to avoid retaking the police training course if they are rehired within a certain timeframe is now law.
NEWARK – Democratic members of the New Jersey Congressional Delegation today urged New Jersey’s Democratic State Senate and Assembly members to support the marriage equality bill expected to be introduced by state Democratic leadership in both houses this week when the new legislative session begins.