SOUTH RIVER – Gov. Chris Christie signed his first state budget into law this afternoon. Earlier this morning, he called legislators back to Trenton for a special session to pressure them to consider his proposal for a constitutional amendment to cap property tax increases at 2.5 percent.
TRENTON – A bill which would authorize the state to sell 15.5 acres of land and improvements which are currently part of East Jersey State Prison to the Township of Woodbridge to be remediated as low-income, special needs housing was approved by the Senate yesterday by a vote of 23-12, receiving final legislative approval.
ASBURY PARK – On June 26, New Jersey residents joined to create the largest global gathering against offshore drilling. Citizens met at Asbury Park Boardwalk and joined hands along the shoreline as part of an international Hands Across the Sand day of action.
TRENTON – The state Senate approved a bill to restore nearly $7.5 million in cuts in the Governor’s proposed FY 2011 Budget for women’s health and family planning services by a veto-proof majority of 30-10.
TRENTON – A bill sponsored by Senator Joseph Vitale which would preserve FamilyCare coverage for working parents and unfreeze enrollment for new applicants was approved by the Senate today by a vote of 23-17.
HAMILTON – AAA Mid-Atlantic projects that approximately 1,071,000 New Jersey residents will travel during the upcoming July 4th holiday weekend, an increase of 19% compared to 2009 4th of July travel.
RAHWAY–Conservative activist Steve Lonegan visited Rahway last week to talk about New Jersey’s state budget for the upcoming fiscal year. About 90 people attended the American Legion Hall to hear the head of the New Jersey chapter of Americans for Prosperity
TRENTON – It could get harder to collect unemployment benefits if you are fired, thanks to a move by Gov. Chris Christie last week.
TRENTON — Legislation to promote development of offshore wind power and the economic growth it would spark for New Jersey was released Friday by an Assembly panel.
TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Assemblymen John F. McKeon and Peter J. Barnes III to statutorily cap property tax increases at 2.9 percent annually was released Friday by an Assembly panel.