New Jersey Legislature
The Democrat-controlled New Jersey Legislature voted Thursday to raise taxes on companies and high-earning individuals while fully funding pension funds for public employees, but no one doubts that Gov. Chris Christie will veto the measure.
A measure just passed out of the Senate judiciary committee would give all convicted drunk drivers the option of installing ignition interlock devices in their cars or having their licenses revoked.
The measure picked up steam after learning that officers do not have the right under state law to stop drivers for that third light being out.
A judge ruled Friday that the state must allow gay couples to wed starting Oct. 21. But Gov. Chris Christie plans to appeal the ruling.
The governor’s call comes a day after he slashed $361 million from the state budget that Democrats sent him, and gutted other Democrat-backed programs before signing the $32 billion spending plan into law.
It’s a big step forward for a historic and controversial adoption bill. Lawmakers approved a plan Tuesday to unseal birth records for adoptees in New Jersey.
The state Legislature recently passed a measure mandating that the Labor Department rework the site so jobless residents can access claims information anytime.
The film industry now has more incentive to shoot a movie in New Jersey.
Gov. Chris Christie said he won’t sign a bill that would allow smaller casinos to be built in Atlantic City before the rest of an ambitious package to rejuvenate the nation’s second-largest gambling market is also approved.
Bills to create a casino district with much greater state oversight and to loosen the amount of regulation that govern the city’s 11 casinos will be considered.
Christie said a deal could be hammered out on Monday if the Assembly agrees to push back its Christmas vacation, and said the deal would give Atlantic City certainty about its future.