New Jersey recognizes civil unions, but marriage equality advocates argue that they don’t offer the legal protections of marriage as intended.
Christie plans to take the Democratic-controlled Legislature to task during a keynote address in Atlantic City for not reconsidering two bills he conditionally vetoed.
Voters were split 46-48 percent on whether Christie’s failure to make Republican gains in the Legislature would spell trouble for him if he runs for re-election in two years.
One break would continue a municipal option to provide tax incentives for purchases of new homes by first-time buyers. Sponsors call home ownership “the most potent form” of economic stimulus.
The tie-breaking member of a commission chosen to redraw boundaries for New Jersey’s 40 legislative districts selected a new election map submitted by Democrats, The Associated Press has learned.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is sealing a deal with the Legislature on a tentative $132.5 billion state budget that would be historic for its spending cuts as well as its timeliness.
The Cuomo administration says it’s ready to make the Democrat’s $132.5 billion plan, which carries a 2.7 percent cut and deep gouges to the public university system, the law of the land on April 2.
Wednesday’s meeting was sponsored by the nonprofit Alliance for Action, a coalition of business, labor and government leaders.
The New Jersey Senate has voted to roll back a planned highway toll increase. Democrats said the increase shouldn’t go forward because it was meant to help pay for a new rail tunnel into New York that won’t be built.
Christie has been urging the Democratic-controlled Legislature to reform civil service laws to help municipalities stay under the new 2-percent cap on annual property tax increases.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s firm yet vague threat to lay off thousands of state workers as part of the budget he’ll present Tuesday has employees and their families shaking.
The Senate Transportation Committee on Thursday voted 3-2 to cancel toll hikes on the New Jersey Turnpike and Garden State Parkway that begin next year.
The Democrat met with legislative leaders in the governor’s mansion on the first day of the first full week of the legislative session.
New York’s Legislature has started reshaping some of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s key proposals.
The compromise might be enough to short-circuit an effort in the Legislature to throw out medical marijuana regulations proposed by Christie’s administration.
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