STATE — With a few weeks before some state legislators face hotly contested primary elections, winds of war are blowing across the 7th Congressional District.
TRENTON – Lawmakers are considering a bill that would return New Jersey’s February presidential primary to June, when it was held prior to 2005. The state holds primary elections for all other offices on the first Tuesday in June each year.
TRENTON – During Air Quality Awareness Week in New Jersey, (May 2-6), Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin urged New Jersey residents to make simple choices in their everyday lives that can help improve air quality for everyone.
JERSEY CITY – For the third consecutive year, The Provident Bank hosted its Deposit $1 of Hope fund-raiser for the Community FoodBank of New Jersey (CFBNJ).
TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie signed a bipartisan bill into law to help prevent and combat dating violence among middle and high school students. The measure had been approved unanimously by both houses of the legislature.
TRENTON – The Assembly Judiciary Committee heard testimony on a bill that would criminalize the photography of children without a parent’s consent.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) introduced legislation on Tuesday that is designed to keep bigger, heavier trucks off the road.
Since 2008, there has been a rise in workplace violence that many experts believe is closely associated with the increasing pressure people are feeling at work and overall uncertainty about jobs nationally. Stress or conflict at work, financial issues and even trouble at home can all contribute to workplace violence.
WASHINGTON, D.C.– California is a model of sensible gun laws. Its universal background check system, strong gun dealer regulations, and assault clip ban are just some of the laws that provide a roadmap to preventing gun violence. New Jersey ranked second on the scorecard, while Arizona, Alaska, and Utah do not have a single common sense gun law on their books, according to the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.
TRENTON – Sen. Nicholas P. Scutari said the Senate Judiciary Committee, which he chairs, will consider the nomination of Anne Patterson for a seat on the state Supreme Court.