TRENTON – Assemblyman Ralph Caputo on Monday announced he and several other Assembly Democrats have introduced legislation that would seek voter approval to place video lottery terminals at the Meadowlands horse racing track.
TRENTON – Amid continued concern about children’s jewelry tainted with toxic materials, legislation targeting unsafe jewelry is advancing toward law.
NEWARK – Four men who allegedly used fraud, deceit, and computer hacking to make more than $25 million by acquiring and reselling more than 1.5 million of the most coveted tickets to concerts, sporting events, and live entertainment throughout the United States surrendered to federal authorities this morning after being charged in an indictment, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Patrick J. Diegnan Jr. to prohibit public transportation operators from using a wireless telephone or electronic communication device while their vehicles are moving was approved 75-0 Thursday by the Assembly.
TRENTON – Legislation to ensure teachers and school administrators do not abuse school district paid-for tuition assistance programs by attaining bogus degrees was approved 75-0 Thursday by the Assembly.
TRENTON – The state Assembly unanimously approved a resolution to emphasize the need to address the Bayonne Bridge’s low clearance and keep New Jersey’s port economy vibrant on Thursday.
TRENTON – Legislation to restrict the towing of handicapped vehicles and require 24-hour access to towed vehicles was approved 70-3-2 by the Assembly on Thursday.
TRENTON – In an effort to reduce an impending automatic tax hike for New Jersey employers, Gov. Chris Christie proposed cutting the maximum weekly unemployment benefit payment by $50 and imposing a one-week waiting period before applicants could collect benefits.
TRENTON—Governor Chris Christie signed a sweeping executive order this week, directing a comprehensive review of all state authorities, boards and commissions and taking immediate action to reform abusive fiscal practices at those authorities, boards and commissions by strictly limiting the hiring of lobbyists, eliminating “golden parachutes” to departing executives and employees and capping travel expenses at $250.
STATE—A report prepared by five members of the League of Women Voters of the Union Area will be among those presented at a program on alternatives to fossil fuels at the New Jersey Hospital Association Conference Center, 760 Alexander Road, Princeton, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. April 10.