TRENTON -New Jersey’s multi-billion dollar tourism and fishing industries will not be affected by the Gulf oil spill this summer, but are being threatened by misinformation, Commissioner Bob Martin said in testimony before the state Assembly Monday.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – States with weak gun laws supply guns to criminals in other states at a rate five times higher than dealers in states with stronger gun laws, according to a Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence analysis of newly released crime gun trace data. New Jersey’s strong gun laws, on the other hand, mean the state has the lowest rate of crime guns exported other than Hawaii.
TRENTON – Senator Bob Smith and Assemblywoman Linda Greenstein unveiled legislation on Tuesday intended to combat identity theft by requiring the hard drives of all digital copy machines to be wiped clean in order to protect sensitive, personal information, which is stored on each machine, in some cases in perpetuity, unbeknownst to millions of consumers.
TRENTON – The state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will create reasonable new rules on public access to the state’s tidal waters, which include the ocean and rivers, with the goal of enhancing access while eliminating burdensome and costly access rules for local governments, businesses and property owners, Commissioner Bob Martin announced Tuesday.
TRENTON – A bill to allow adoptees in New Jersey to access medical history and birth records was approved by the Assembly Human Services Committee Monday by a vote of 6-0, with four abstentions.
TRENTON – Leaders in the Democrat-controlled state Assembly announced that a vote to override Gov. Chris Christie’s veto of bills restoring the “millionaire’s tax” and using the revenue to restore property tax relief for seniors has been scheduled for Monday.
STATE – With all the votes counted and Highlands Mayor Anna Little still holding the lead, challenger Diane Gooch is finally ready to throw in the towel. The two women ran an exceptionally close race for the Republican nomination to run for Congress in New Jersey’s Sixth District.
STATE — New Jersey voters favor expanding slot machines to the Meadowlands and other existing horse racetracks, according to a recent poll by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind™. The study was underwritten by Trot-PAC.
TRENTON – Legislation to prohibit the use of reflective glass beads with high arsenic content in state roadway projects was released Monday from the Assembly Transportation, Public Works and Independent Authorities Committee.
STATE – An appellate court ruled that Gov. Chris Christie’s decision to withhold state aid to school districts, forcing them to utilize budget surpluses, is constitutional.