Assembly Environment Committee Votes to Ban Fracking Wastewater

TRENTON – On Thursday, the Assembly Environment Committee passed a bill that would prohibit the treatment, discharge, disposal, or storage of any wastewater, or other byproducts resulting from the controversial process of hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” as it is commonly known. The process is used to extract natural gas or oil deposits from the ground.

Committee Advances Bill Providing Income Tax Deduction For College Savings Plan Contributions

TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Senators Barbara Buono and Shirley Turner to provide residents who save for their children’s college education through a state-administered college savings plan with a state income tax deduction for their investments was unanimously approved by the Senate Higher Education Committee yesterday.