TRENTON – Bipartisan legislation to crack down on criminal impersonation by electronic communications or the internet was recently approved 69-9 by the Assembly last week.
TRENTON – The Assembly passed a bill Monday that would encourage growth in New Jersey’s solar energy market, giving it final legislative approval. The legislation, S-1925, would alter the multi-year schedule which dictates the amount of solar energy that electric energy suppliers must purchase each year.
TRENTON – On Monday, the Assembly unanimously approved a bill to help members of the New Jersey National Guard and the reserve component of the Armed Forces called to active military service secure their spot on certain civil service eligibility lists.
TRENTON – In votes that went along straight party lines, the state Legislature passed the Democrats’ $31.74 billion Fiscal Year 2013 budget Monday. The spending plan fully restores the Earned Income Tax Credit to help New Jersey’s working poor that was reduced two years ago, and sets aside money to give residents tax relief if the state’s revenue collection meets Gov. Chris Christie’s ambitious targets during the first five months of the fiscal year.
Recently I publicly debated a regressive Republican who said Arizona and every other state should use whatever means necessary to keep out illegal immigrants. He also wants English to be spoken in every classroom in the nation, and the pledge of allegiance recited every morning. “We have to preserve and protect America,” he said. “That’s the meaning of patriotism.”