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.
TRENTON – Legislation intended to spark economic development by increasing the number and types of businesses eligible to benefit from tax exempt purchases in Urban Enterprise Zones was released Thursday by an Assembly panel.
TRENTON – Legislation to protect New Jerseyans from unfair ATM charges was released Thursday by an Assembly panel.
TRENTON – Legislation intended to help jump-start New Jersey’s housing market by creating a tax credit for home purchases received final legislative approval on Thursday.
TRENTON – Legislation to tighten requirements for serving on boards of education was released Thursday 8-0-1 by the Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee.
TRENTON – Legislation to promote bone marrow and blood stem cell donation awareness received final legislative approval Thursday in the Senate.
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.
TRENTON – By a vote of 37 to 1, the full Senate approved a bill on Thursday which would institute efficiencies in the unemployment insurance (UI) system intended to benefit laid-off workers and employers alike, while also protecting those in dire financial circumstances from certain abuses that have recently come to light.