TRENTON – It may seem early to think about snowstorms, but highway safety and law enforcement officials are reminding New Jersey motorists that a new law goes into effect today requiring that all ice and snow be removed from a vehicle before traveling on New Jersey’s roadways. Failure to do so can result in a citation and fine.
STATE — New Jersey drivers favor some additional requirements for new drivers. According to a study by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind, co-sponsored by the state’s Division of Highway Traffic Safety, five of six Garden State drivers (83%) support requiring teenagers to log 50 practice hours with an experienced driver before getting a license.
TRENTON – Monday, Senate Majority Leader Barbara Buono (D-Middlesex) introduced legislation to require cell phone companies to disable a cell phone’s global positioning system (GPS) function at the customer’s request – a concern highlighted by a recent Wall Street Journal article reporting on instances of misusing cell phone tracking technology.
TRENTON – Senator Nicholas P. Scutari (D-Union) introduced a measure on Monday challenging the Christie Administration’s proposed rules for implementing the state’s medical marijuana law, saying they run far afoul of the law’s intent.
TRENTON — With the days getting shorter and white-tail deer entering their annual rut, officials with the Department of Environmental Protection’s Division of Fish and Wildlife are cautioning motorists to be especially alert while driving to avoid collisions with the animals.
TRENTON – Legislation to create an awareness program on the prevention, risk and treatment of sports-related brain injuries was advanced Monday by the Senate.
TRENTON – Assembly Speaker Pro Tempore Jerry Green introduced legislation on Monday that would create a more sensible approach to replace the state’s antiquated COAH (Council on Affordable Housing) laws that have hampered development throughout New Jersey for roughly the last two decades.
STATE — The Garden State Green Awards, also known as the “Boggies,” honor individuals and organizations that have made a significant contribution to the environment, demonstrating that we can indeed “Save the Planet, One Person at a Time.”
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Seventeen senators – including Majority Leader Harry Reid — today asked Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell to support $250 in emergency relief to more than 50 million seniors and disabled Americans facing a second straight year with no increase in Social Security benefits.
STATE — The New Jersey Turnpike Authority squandered tens of millions of dollars on unnecessary perks, unjustified employee bonuses, inappropriate sick leave payouts and a poorly managed health benefits plan, according to an audit released today by the Office of the State Comptroller (OSC).