Fines Backed In Policing NY Public Authorities

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.


NJ Measure Would Aid Domestic Violence Victims

New Jersey lawmakers have advanced legislation that creates a limited self-defense justification for domestic violence victims who use force to protect themselves.


New Jersey Statehouse - Trenton, NJ - File Photo

Unemployment Remark Sparks Partisan Fuss In NJ

Democratic leaders who demanded that the top Assembly Republican apologize may have gotten more than they asked for.


New York State Senate (credit: CBS 2)

Vote Recount Returns NY Senate Majority To GOP

Republicans on Saturday regained control of New York’s Senate beginning in January after a recount in a key seat on Long Island certified that the GOP candidate won.


Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb

Analysis: GOP Tests Stronger Voice In NY Assembly

While New York’s political world frets over vote recounts that will decide which party rules the state Senate, the long-overlooked Republican minority in the Assembly is quietly pondering its newfound strength, and celebrating just a bit.


Gov. Chris Christie holds a town hall meeting - Moorestown, NJ - Oct 28, 2010 - Photo: Tim Larsen / Governor's Office

NJ Lawmakers Still Sparring Over ‘Tool Kit’ Items

Several key measures will be up for discussion Monday when committees in both houses of the New Jersey legislature convene at the Statehouse.


Credit Checks Measure Advances In N.J. Legislature

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Legislation that would restrict New Jersey employers from requiring job applicants to submit to credit checks before they are hired may soon come before the full Assembly. The measure would bar […]


Budget Data For More N.J. Towns May Soon Go Online

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Expanded budget information for more New Jersey towns may soon be posted online. The Assembly recently approved legislation that would require the state Department of Community Affairs to post the current […]


N.J. Measures Would Aid Domestic Violence Victims

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Legislation that proponents say would increase both the protections and rights of domestic violence victims in New Jersey has advanced in the Assembly. One measure in the three-bill package would impose […]


New Jersey Governor Chris Christie

N.J. Assembly Panel To Talk Economy

Speaker Oliver said Democratic and Republican members of six committees will be asked to serve.


Gov. Chris Christie

NJ Assembly Panel Takes Up Property Tax Reforms

The Environment and Solid Waste Committee was scheduled to consider five bills Monday that would give cities and towns greater ability to control their costs and therefore ease property taxes.


Governor David Paterson

Gov. Paterson Calls Legislature Back To Cap Taxes

Paterson proposed to cap the annual growth of local school and government taxes, which were among the highest in the nation.


New Jersey Governor Chris Christie

NJ Senate To Hold Family Planning Override Vote

Gov. Chris Christie eliminated the money from this year’s budget then vetoed a funding restoration bill the Democrats sent him.


New York Gov. David Paterson

Gov. Paterson Backs Property Tax Cap

Paterson supported a bill to cap yearly hikes at 4-percent or 120-percent of inflation, whichever is lower.


New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (credit: CBS 2)

Lawmakers Hold Hearings On N.J. Budget Cuts

Seven New Jersey Assembly panels were scheduled to begin holding hearings Monday on the recently-enacted state budget.