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.
Agenda items include renaming the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel for Gov. Hugh L. Carey, a Democrat credited with bringing New York City from the edge of bankruptcy in the 1970s.
New Jersey’s General Assembly has called on the Christie administration to relax its strict proposal to regulate medical marijuana.
The Senate has a 32-30 Democratic majority. The pending results could change that balance of power.
State lawmakers are predicting a dramatic change at Connecticut’s Capitol when Dan Malloy takes office in January.
The flow of $200,000 of campaign cash last week alone to Democratic Senate leader John Sampson shows the quiet effort to maintain the Democrats’ one-vote majority in that chamber.
Even as lawmakers settled on a state spending plan Tuesday night, the budget along with more taxes and fees could drastically change the way the average New Yorker lives.
A day after the Legislature passed one of the latest state budgets in New York history, Gov. David Paterson says he’ll still push lawmakers for his property tax cap.
New York State finally has a budget. At four months overdue, it’s one of the latest budgets ever. The state Senate voted Tuesday night to approve the $136 billion spending plan.
Gov. Paterson has vetoed 23 policy bills from the Legislature, including a pension sweetener for prison guards. Another vetoed bill would have slapped a tooth decay warning label on “sippy cups.”