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.
TRENTON – The state Assembly is scheduled to vote on bills that would promote electric car purchases, tighten immunization exceptions and restrict salaries and benefits at local and state authorities on Thursday.
ELIZABETH — Gov. Chris Christie’s review of the Schools Development Authority construction program resulted in the recommendation to advance 10 projects in 2011, including the Academic Magnet High School in Elizabeth. These projects represent a state investment of almost $584 million.