New Jersey Assembly
A recent wave of home robberies in central New Jersey has politicians calling for stiffer penalties for convicted burglars.
Assembly Republican leader Jon Bramnick invited state Homeland Security officials and business leaders, WCBS 880’s Peter Haskell reported.
Legislation that would allow sports betting in casinos and racetracks has been advanced by a New Jersey Assembly panel.
The bipartisan group of politicians, all women, threw their support behind a bill sponsored by U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., that would also pull tax exemptions from other professional sports leagues.
Assemblyman Reed Gusciora pulled the proposal from Thursday’s Assembly’s Transportation Committee agenda, saying the bill needs more work.
Deputy chief of staff Bridget Anne Kelly’s employment was terminated Thursday morning effective immediately, Gov. Chris Christie said.
Three Port Authoritiy officials testified Monday that there was no traffic study being conducted while access lanes from Fort Lee on the George Washington Bridge were closed in September, as was originally claimed.
The bills would prohibit employers, colleges and universities from requiring current or prospective employees or students to disclose user names or passwords for social media sites like Facebook and Twitter.
A measure approved Friday in a New Jersey Assembly committee requires parents and teens to attend a driver’s education class if the child is to obtain a license.
Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver, who sponsored the bill, said the increase would help thousands of impoverished families make ends meet and would jumpstart local economies
Cheers erupted Thursday as the vote was announced, 42-33 in favor. The state Assembly passed a bill legalizing same-sex marriage just days after the Senate did the very same thing.
Assemblyman Jon Bramnick of Westfield succeeds Assemblyman Alex DeCroce, who collapsed and died at the statehouse in Trenton following a marathon session last week.
The divisive bill passed 46-32 with support from all Republicans who were present and a smattering of Democrats.
Legislation aimed at helping New Jersey consumers get instant rebates will go before the full Assembly this week.
Legislation that would create special license plates for parents and close relatives of American troops killed while serving their country will go before a New Jersey Assembly panel on Monday.