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.
Democratic leaders who demanded that the top Assembly Republican apologize may have gotten more than they asked for.
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.
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.
Several key measures will be up for discussion Monday when committees in both houses of the New Jersey legislature convene at the Statehouse.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Speaker Oliver said Democratic and Republican members of six committees will be asked to serve.
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.
Paterson proposed to cap the annual growth of local school and government taxes, which were among the highest in the nation.
Gov. Chris Christie eliminated the money from this year’s budget then vetoed a funding restoration bill the Democrats sent him.
Paterson supported a bill to cap yearly hikes at 4-percent or 120-percent of inflation, whichever is lower.
Seven New Jersey Assembly panels were scheduled to begin holding hearings Monday on the recently-enacted state budget.