TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Patrick J. Diegnan Jr. to create a rape shield law for civil cases was approved Thursday by the Assembly.
TRENTON – The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) announced that New Jersey has reached 200 MW of solar capacity with more than 6,800 projects statewide.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced that $155 million in teen pregnancy prevention grants are being awarded to states, non-profit organizations, school districts, universities, and others – including nearly $3.9 million in New Jersey.
TRENTON – Legislation to help streamline state government by getting rid of inactive boards, commissions, committees and task forces was given final legislative approval 74-0 Thursday by the Assembly.
TRENTON – An effort led by Assembly Democrats to overturn Gov. Chris Christie’s veto of a bill that would create a new homebuyer tax credit program failed this afternoon.
STATE – Senate President Stephen M. Sweeney said that Assemblyman Joseph Cryan’s proposal to exempt public safety worker costs from the two-percent cap on municipal tax hikes is “dead on arrival in the Senate.”
STATE — A professional organization has issued an interim suspension to a former insurance agent indicted for allegedly defrauding clients out of nearly $2 million.
STATE — Much of the state is currently under a flood watch until early Saturday morning. The National Weather Service has also issued a high wind warning in effect until Friday morning for much of central New Jersey.
TRENTON – The Assembly is scheduled to vote on the override of Gov. Chris Christie’s veto of a state homebuyer’s tax credit and consider legislation to reform property taxes, and permit advertising on school buses to generate money for schools today.
TRENTION — In light of the findings by a recent study, Senator Christopher J. Connors, Assemblyman Brian E. Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne C. Gove are requesting committee consideration of their legislation (S-119/A-311) that would establish the crime of “cyber-harassment” in New Jersey.