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.
TRENTON – Assemblyman Anthony Chiappone pleaded guilty today to filing false reports with the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC), Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Criminal Justice Director Stephen J. Taylor announced.
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 Budget and Appropriations Committee Wednesday by a vote of 8-5 along party lines.
TRENTON — Five Republican members of the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee announced Thursday that $4.3 million in funding for public libraries would be restored in next year’s state budget.
TRENTON – A bill sponsored by Senators Loretta Weinberg and Joseph Vitale which would reverse nearly $7.5 million in cuts in the Governor’s proposed FY 2011 Budget for family planning services was approved by the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee Thursday by a vote of 8-3, with two abstentions.
TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Assembly members Patrick J. Diegnan, Jr., Ruben J. Ramos, Jr., and Valerie Vainieri Huttle that would establish to create an evaluation task force for mental health facilities was released Thursday from the Assembly Budget Committee.
TRENTON — Senator Gerald Cardinale (R-Bergen) has introduced legislation that requires the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to allow for the cultivation of commercial shellfish species in coastal and inner harbor waters for research, educational purposes or ecological restoration.
HIGHLANDS — Highlands Mayor Anna Little, the Republican nominee for Congress from New Jersey’s 6th district, today called upon Congressman Frank Pallone to accept responsibility for his negligence regarding his oversight responsibilities that directly contributed to the Gulf oil spill disaster.