The Assembly passed the final bills of the $135 billion spending plan just before midnight Thursday. The budget approved by the Senate Wednesday is due Sunday, the start of the new fiscal year.
New York’s secretive ethics board made it clear Monday that members did not vote to block the investigation of a sexual-harassment scandal in the state Assembly.
A New York State assemblyman and his young son found themselves caught in the crossfire on Wednesday night. No one was hurt, but the two had quite a fright.
A bill passed a week ago by the state Senate was cleared by the Assembly Health Committee. It now needs to be approved by the full Assembly before being delivered to the governor to be signed into law.
Legislation that would extend the amount of time that jobless residents in New Jersey could receive unemployment benefits has been sent to Gov. Chris Christie’s desk.
Some New Jersey lawmakers want to boost the amount of life sciences research tax credits that are made available to state businesses.
The citizens group Better Choices for New Jersey was planning a demonstration before Wednesday’s budget committee meeting.
Legislation that proponents say would close loopholes in New Jersey’s law regarding mass layoffs may soon go before the full Assembly.
Legislation aimed at curtailing “sexting” by New Jersey teens will go before a state Assembly panel this week.
The New Jersey Senate is set to consider a bill to overhaul New Jersey’s affordable housing laws.
The Assembly is due to vote this week on plans to reinstate and expand New Jersey’s tax credit program for film and digital media production.
Senate President Stephen Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver said aggressive efforts are needed to bring down New Jersey’s unemployment rate. It’s currently 9.2 percent.
Jobless New Jersey residents may soon be able to receive training from potential employers without jeopardizing their unemployment benefits.
An Assembly committee says the agency that oversees more than 700 public authorities in New York needs statutory authority to impose fines on the quasi-public entities that fail to report their borrowing, bonus payments or other activities.
New Jersey lawmakers have advanced legislation that creates a limited self-defense justification for domestic violence victims who use force to protect themselves.