legislation

New Jersey State Assembly

NJ Lawmakers Seek Boost In Life Science Tax Credit

Some New Jersey lawmakers want to boost the amount of life sciences research tax credits that are made available to state businesses.

03/27/2011

Vaccine

NJ Committee Rejects Vaccination Exemption Bill

Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee chairman Herb Conway said the bill was a “recipe for disaster.” The Burlington County Democrat, who also is a physician, said it could lead to outbreaks of preventable diseases.

03/08/2011

Gas Pump (credit: CBS 2)

L.I. Residents Will Have To Wait For Gas Prices Relief

Drivers in parts of Long Island will have to wait for a break from rising gas prices because of a communications error.

03/03/2011

Gas Pump - File / Photo: John Gress/Getty Images

Suffolk County To Cap Gas Sales Tax

The legislation was signed back in August, months before unrest overseas pushed the average price of gas on Long Island to nearly $3.60 a gallon.

03/01/2011

Housing Sales (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Conn. Lawmakers To Discuss Veterans Housing Bill

Connecticut lawmakers are considering a bill that would give preference to veterans among those seeking affordable or subsidized housing.

02/05/2011

N.J. school sexting scandal

NJ Measure Would Combat Teen ‘Sexting’

Legislation aimed at curtailing “sexting” by New Jersey teens will go before a state Assembly panel this week.

01/23/2011

Dan Malloy (Credit: Getty Images)

Malloy Lobbies Business For Sick Leave Mandate

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has told businesses he will support legislation requiring paid sick leave for employees, which many companies oppose.

01/07/2011

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.

12/26/2010

9/11 First Responders/File

Failure Of 9/11 Health Bill Could Hurt NY Clinics

The network of health centers providing free medical tests and treatment to 58,000 people exposed to World Trade Center dust faces a less certain future if Congress doesn’t pass legislation aimed at helping victims of 9/11’s toxic legacy.

12/12/2010

Gov. Chris Christie addresses a town hall meeting in Washington Township (Gloucester County), NJ - Nov 15, 2010 - Photo: Tim Larsen / Governor's Office

NJ Lawmakers Focusing On Jobs, Economy

New Jersey lawmakers will soon focus their attention on legislation aimed at creating jobs and keeping businesses from leaving the state.

12/05/2010

Governor M. Jodi Rell (Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

Conn. Group Pushing Adoptee Birth Record Rights

A new group is pushing for legislation to let Connecticut-born adoptees get copies of their original birth certificates.

12/04/2010

Governor David Paterson

Paterson Vetoes NY Autism Treatment Insurance Bill

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. David Paterson has vetoed legislation that would require New York insurers to cover screening, diagnosis and lifetime treatment for autism spectrum disorders. The bill would direct state health officials to […]

10/21/2010

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 […]

10/17/2010

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.

09/27/2010

Generic Classroom File Photo

NJ Bill Targets Teen Dating Violence

The mandate is part of legislation that was approved earlier this month by a state Assembly panel. It would also require that faculty and staff be trained to recognize and handle dating violence among students.

09/26/2010

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