TRENTON – A bill, which would allow companies that provide paid internships to qualified interns to claim a tax credit, was approved by the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee Tuesday by a vote of 9-2.
TRENTON — Concerned that a significant number of already-expired public employee contracts would not be subject to the proposed two percent cap on arbitration awards to public employee unions, Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon introduced a measure clarifying that the cap would apply to contracts that expired before the cap begins on Jan. 1.
HAMILTON — The Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey, Inc. has joined forces with the New Jersey Lottery in an effort to discourage the gifting of lottery tickets to minors.
TRENTON – A measure sponsored by state Sen. Nicholas P. Scutari (D-Linden) challenging the Christie Administration’s proposed rules for implementing the state’s medical marijuana law received final approval Monday in the Senate, starting the 30-day clock for the administration to amend the regulations.
TRENTON – “Sara’s Law,” which would establish a program to allow law enforcement officials to contact emergency contacts in the event of a motor vehicle accident was unanimously approved by the Senate Monday.
TRENTON – Legislation to prohibit public transportation operators from using a wireless telephone or electronic communication device while their vehicles are moving received final legislative approval on Monday.
WEST TRENTON – What do you get when you put New Jersey’s top law enforcement leaders and national intelligence experts in the Northeast’s premier fusion center to talk about priorities? Essentially, you get the roadmap to fighting crime more effectively in tough economic times.
TRENTON – Legislation to reform and modernize New Jersey’s civil service system was approved by the full Assembly on Monday by a vote of 43 – 32.
TRENTON – Seven bills intended to aid New Jersey’s casino gaming and horse racing industries by – among other things – moving to sports gaming at casinos and racetracks, allowing Internet wagering by out-of-state residents on horse racing and expanding off-track wagering were approved Monday by the Assembly.
NEW BRUNSWICK – New Jersey Blood Services, a division of New York Blood Center, urges New Jersey residents to donate blood, the gift of life, and help save lives this holiday season.