TRENTON – October is Blindness Awareness Month in New Jersey and The New Jersey State Library Talking Book & Braille Center’s Audiovision radio reading service of select NJ newspapers could use your help.
Since President Obama’s election, Fox News personalities have expressed opposition to or called for the repeal of virtually every progressive achievement of the 20th century, including Social Security, Medicare, the Americans with Disabilities Act, portions of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the 16th and 17th Amendments to the Constitution.
TRENTON – Senator Shirley K. Turner (D-Mercer) introduced legislation stiffening penalties for privacy invasion when the offense involves video taping and distributing images of someone in an intimate setting where that person would reasonably expect not to be observed.
TRENTON – Two state assemblywomen are planning to introduce a bi-partisan “Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights” next month.
TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Patrick J. Diegnan Jr. to create a rape shield law for civil cases was approved Thursday by the Assembly.
TRENTON – The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) announced that New Jersey has reached 200 MW of solar capacity with more than 6,800 projects statewide.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced that $155 million in teen pregnancy prevention grants are being awarded to states, non-profit organizations, school districts, universities, and others – including nearly $3.9 million in New Jersey.
TRENTON – Legislation to help streamline state government by getting rid of inactive boards, commissions, committees and task forces was given final legislative approval 74-0 Thursday by the Assembly.
TRENTON – An effort led by Assembly Democrats to overturn Gov. Chris Christie’s veto of a bill that would create a new homebuyer tax credit program failed this afternoon.
STATE – Senate President Stephen M. Sweeney said that Assemblyman Joseph Cryan’s proposal to exempt public safety worker costs from the two-percent cap on municipal tax hikes is “dead on arrival in the Senate.”