STATE – Leading Democrats questioned Gov. Chris Christie’s proposal to cut income taxes ten percent for all New Jersey residents over a three-year period.
TRENTON – On Tuesday, Governor Chris Christie signed into law legislation allowing for local school board and budget elections to be moved from April to November. The bill, passed with bipartisan support in the legislature, puts into law a tool kit proposal originally introduced by Christie in May 2010.
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TRENTON – During today’s State of the State speech, Gov. Chris Christie proposed a 10 percent cut in state income taxes across the board that would be phased in over three years beginning in January 2013.
ELIZABETH – A fire that began at a warehouse on Newark Avenue on Dec. 21 is still smoldering, despite the efforts of Elizabeth firefighters.
TRENTON – Legislation intended to protect sexually exploited minors has been signed into law. The measure (A-3700-3934) will provide an affirmative defense to any person under 18 who engages in prostitution. An affirmative defense is an explanation for a defendant’s actions that excuses or justifies his behavior.
TRENTON – Legislation Assemblymen John S. Wisniewski and Craig J. Coughlin (both D-Middlesex) sponsored to help combat the flooding of the South River in Sayreville has been signed into law.
TRENTON – Legislation to prohibit the soliciting of political campaign contributions on public property and ban people from making contributions to such candidates on public property has been signed into law.
TRENTON – Legislation intended to boost New Jersey’s horse racing industry by allowing wagering in taverns and restaurants has been signed into law.