TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie unveiled a $29.4 billion state budget Tuesday that slashes funding for health and senior services by 15 percent and environmental protection by 10 percent.
STATE – MoveOn.org is organizing a nationwide protest against Republicans—and some Democrats—who are campaigning to cut billions if dollars from health care, education, and science programs in the proposed federal budget on Thursday. Two events are planned in Union County:…
STATE – The New Jersey State AFL-CIO is planning a rally at the Trenton State House on Friday to show support for Wisconsin workers.
When a Star-Ledger reporter asked him to respond to a statement by Assemblyman Joe Cryan of Union on Friday, Gov. Chris Christie said, “Being called ‘disgusting’ by Joe Cryan of Union is high praise. High praise. If anybody should know disgusting, it’s Joe Cryan.”
TRENTON – A bill sponsored by state Sen. Joseph F. Vitale to allow pharmacies in New Jersey to sell hypodermic syringes and needles without a prescription was approved by the Senate Thursday by a vote of 28-12.
TRENTON – Legislation that would make it illegal for employers to ask out-of-work New Jerseyans not to apply for job vacancies has been re-approved by the Assembly.
TRENTON – Legislation to bar those convicted of crimes from serving on school boards and requiring board members to undergo criminal checks received final legislative approval on Thursday.
TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Assemblymen John S. Wisniewski and Craig J. Coughlin (both D-Middlesex) to create a next-of-kin registry to be utilized to notify family when a loved one is incapacitated in a serious accident received final legislative approval in the Assembly Thursday.
STATE – The state Assembly approved a bill sponsored by Joseph Cryan that would eliminate basic consumer protections and deregulate telephone and cable companies.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — New Jersey’s Republican Gov. Chris Christie told the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, “You’re gonna have to raise the retirement age for Social Security.”