TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie signed legislation enhancing penalties for intentionally killing an on-duty police or search and rescue dog on Wednesday. The measure is named “Schultz’s Law” in honor of a Gloucester Township police dog killed by a crime suspect last year.
TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie signed legislation intended to help New Jersey address the long-term needs of residents with Alzheimer’s disease on Wednesday.
TRENTON – The Assembly is expected to vote on the controversial public worker pension and health benefit reform bill today. A handful of state Senate Democrats joined with the Republican minority to approve the legislation on Monday, so if the Assembly passes the bill it will head to the governor’s desk.
TRENTON – Legislation to include cheerleading in the student-athlete head injury safety training program has been released by the Assembly Education Committee.
TRENTON – The Assembly Education Committee has approved a bill that would require the design of all new public schools to follow industry recognized standards for green building practices.
STATE – The New Jersey Education Association says that the pension and benefit reform bill heading for final passage tomorrow would leave retirees facing “crippling” cuts to their pensions.
TRENTON – Whether you’re at the beach, pool or lake this summer, the Department of Health and Senior Services is advising residents to take safety precautions to be sure their time spent near water is accident free.
STATE – As a result of two disaster declarations approved by SBA’s Administrator Karen G. Mills, applicants in New Jersey may qualify for disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration with interest rates as low as: 2.563 percent for homeowners and renters; 3 percent for non-profit organizations and 4 percent for businesses.
WARREN—Ed Potosnak, a Democrat who’s planning to challenge Republican Rep. Leonard Lance next year, welcomed Congressman Barney Frank (D-MA) to Warren for a fund-raising event held in support of his upcoming campaign.
TRENTON – Members of several public employee unions marched on the State House again today, in the so-called “Second Battle of Trenton” organized by the New Jersey Education Association. However, the Revolutionary War-themed protest did little to deter the state Senate from passing the controversial pension and health care benefit reform bill.