TRENTON – Following a vote yesterday by the board of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to provide sizeable bridge toll discounts to Staten Island commuters, Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle and Assemblyman John Wisniewski urged the bi-state agency to exercise fairness and extend the same discount to New Jersey commuters.
TRENTON – By a 44-33 vote, the General Assembly on Monday granted final legislative approval to a bill that is aimed at transforming foreclosed properties into affordable housing.
TRENTON – A bill sponsored by Senators Raymond J. Lesniak and Nicholas P. Scutari which would expand eligibility for the State’s drug court substance abuse treatment program and create a phased-in pilot program in which any offender who’s eligible would be automatically enrolled in drug court was approved by the Senate Thursday by a vote of 36-1, receiving final legislative approval.
TRENTON — Legislation sponsored by state Sen. Steve Oroho (R-Sussex/Warren/Morris) aimed at eliminating a provision in state law that shortchanges rural school districts in state education aid has been approved by the Senate.
TRENTON – Legislation that would provide prosecutors with an added tool for obtaining a conviction of vehicular homicide or assault by automobile against a person who is illegally using a cell phone while driving has cleared the Senate.
TRENTON – Two men have pleaded guilty to mortgage and tax fraud in an investigation by the Division of Criminal Justice and New Jersey Division of Taxation that charged four men with conspiring to steal over $435,000 by filing hundreds of fraudulent state income tax returns, Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa announced.