WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg had harsh words for House Republicans who are crafting a bill that would end Amtrak’s ownership of the heavily-traveled Northeast Corridor rail route.
TRENTON – The state Department of Corrections does not adequately monitor its state-funded halfway houses and failed to take appropriate action against halfway house providers following inmate escapes, according to an audit released today by the Office of the State Comptroller.
NEWARK, N.J. – Six alleged members of an international human trafficking scheme face federal charges for bringing hundreds of people from Brazil, India, and elsewhere into the United States, New Jersey U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
TRENTON–Legislation that would allow teens charged with “sexting” to avoid criminal prosecution and instead enter into an educational program cleared the Senate Law and Public Safety Committee on Monday.
TRENTON — The Senate Law and Public Safety Committee has approved a bill that would make it a crime to knowingly and actively participate in a criminal street gang.
STATE — Proposed changes to the state’s Medicaid program through a “waiver” of federal rules governing the program would wreak havoc on NJ FamilyCare, bringing the total number of uninsured parents in working poor families denied health coverage to 93,000 and touching every county in the state when prior cutbacks are also taken into account, according to an analysis by New Jersey Policy Perspective.
STATE — New Jersey Blood Services (NJBS), a division of New York Blood Center, is urging blood donors to donate blood to ensure an adequate summer blood supply.
TRENTON – On Monday, an Assembly panel approved a bill to ban access to tanning beds for anyone under 18 years old.
TRENTON— State legislators joined with Food & Water Watch, NJ Sierra Club and Delaware Riverkeeper Network to call for immediate passage of legislation to ban natural gas hydraulic fracturing in New Jersey.
TRENTON – On Monday, an Assembly panel approved a package of bills intended to make end-of-life care decisions easier for New Jersey families.