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Ex-N.J. Lawmaker Now Heads Community College Board

Officials cited Joe Malone’s long career as an educator and his work in the state assembly, where he served several years as the GOP’s ranking member on the Budget Committee.

02/26/2012

NYC Food Cart (Credit: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Queens Senator Wants Letter-Grading System For Street Food Vendors

State Senator Jose Peralta will introduce legislation this week that would require local health departments to implement a letter-grading system for street vendors, similar to the current restaurant grading system.

11/27/2011

New Jersey Statehouse - Trenton, NJ - File Photo

NJ Lawmakers Want Government Discretion Over Health Insurance Rates

State lawmakers in both the Assembly and Senate are proposing legislation that would require health firms gain approval from New Jersey’s Department of Banking and Insurance before raising rates.

10/23/2011

Democrat Lawmaker David Weprin Wants Ban On Smoking In Cars With Children

Assemblyman David Weprin said he wants to reduce children’s exposure to secondhand smoke. The bill would apply even when the windows are rolled down.

06/13/2011

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Democratic Lawmakers Want Doctor Tie Ban In New York

Some lawmakers in Albany want a state law to prohibit doctors from wearing neckties in hospitals. The proposal cites a study that shows bacteria that could lead to serious infection can be carried on ties and other loose-fitting clothing.

05/04/2011

St. Sen. Hiram Monserrate (C) enters court in the Kew Gardens neighborhood of Queens, NY - Oct 15, 2009 - Photo: Ellis Kaplan-Pool/Getty Images

Ex-State Sen. Hiram Monserrate Working At Queens Pizzeria

The former politician said in a published report that he was “consulting and assisting in the management” of the new restaurant.

04/11/2011

Former N.J. Gov. Richard J. Codey (credit: AP)

Ex-NJ Gov. Codey Takes On Political Bosses In Book

The longtime New Jersey lawmaker who spent over a year in the state’s executive office after Gov. Jim McGreevey resigned amid a sex scandal is blasting some political bosses in a forthcoming book.

03/14/2011

State Sen. Carl Kruger of Brooklyn, center, enters FBI headquarters to surrender to federal authorities with his attorney Benjamin Brafman, Thursday, March 10, 2011, in New York. (AP Photo/ Louis Lanzano)

Brooklyn State Sen. Carl Kruger Surrenders To FBI

Investigators said State Sen. Carl Kruger helped businesses overcome bureaucratic hurdles in exchange for help with raising campaign money from the private sector.

03/10/2011

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CT St. Sen. Wants Nickel Tax On ALL Grocery Bags

CT St. Sen. Wants Nickel Tax On ALL Grocery Bags

01/18/2011