Tag Archive for Ray Lesniak

Lesniak Private Education Bill Stalled

ELIZABETH—Legislation that would have diverted $360 million away from public schools has run into a brick wall in Trenton, says one of the lawmakers who crafted the bill. Sen. Raymond Lesniak, who sponsored the tuition tax credit bill to implement…

Residents Can Have Their Say On Toll Increase Proposal

STATE – Public hearings on a proposed toll-increase package for the Garden State Parkway and the New Jersey Turnpike will be held next week. If approved in its current form, Parkway commuters would see a 143 percent toll hike and…

Union County Lawmaker Resigns During Child Porn Investigation

TRENTON – Longtime state Assemblyman Neil Cohen (D-Union) resigned Monday. Cohen is currently the subject of a child pornography investigation, though as of Monday no charges had been filed. Cohen has reportedly been in a hospital under psychiatric evaluation since…

Lawmakers Want To Make October “Hispanic Heritage Month”

TRENTON – Last week, Assemblymen Neil M. Cohen and Joseph Cryan announced the introduction of legislation that would statutorily designate each October as “Hispanic Heritage Month” in New Jersey. Senator Raymond J. Lesniak announced he will sponsor an identical version…