TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Senators Fred Madden (D – Gloucester, Camden) and Raymond J. Lesniak (D – Union) 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 Law and Public Safety Committee.
TRENTON – An Assembly panel on Monday advanced two separate Democratic measures that would allow the automatic expungement of criminal records of nonviolent offenders in certain situations.
TRENTON – Today, a coalition of environmental, labor, community and faith-based groups united at the Statehouse to call on legislators to protect New Jerseyans from dangerous fracking waste. Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is a form of natural gas drilling that produces toxic wastewater and drill cuttings.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will provide $1.6 million to reimburse Cranford Township for emergency repairs for an elementary school damaged by Hurricane Irene in August 2011, U.S. Sens. Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Robert Menendez (D-NJ) announced today.
FactCheck.org’s D’Angelo Gore takes a look at claims made in some recent television ads run by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce about the potential impact of the federal health reform law. He finds several important exaggerations and omissions.