New Jersey Senate

Senate Rejects Proposed Environmental Rules Impacting Water Quality In New JerseyJeff Tittel, of the New Jersey Sierra Club, said the rules are actually a major rollback of protections for clean water and against flooding.
Christie Expected To Veto Tax Increases As NJ Lawmakers Pass $35B BudgetDemocratic legislative leaders Thursday pushed through a $35 billion budget, which includes a four-year millionaires tax and a one-year corporate income tax increase.
Lautenberg's Widow Endorses Rep. Frank Pallone For Senate SeatBonnie Lautenberg also took a few mild swipes at Pallone's chief Democratic competitor in next month's primary, Newark Mayor Cory Booker, as a candidate whose numerous TV appearances and celebrity connections won't necessarily translate to effective governing.
Sweeney Calls For Probe Of No-Bid Contract For Sandy Debris CleanupNew Jersey Senate President Stephen Sweeney has called for a panel to investigate a no-bid contract for debris cleanup awarded by the Christie administration after Superstorm Sandy.
N.J. Democrat To Introduce Measure That Would Put Minimum Wage Increase Before VotersIncreasing the minimum wage was identified as a Democratic legislative priority for the year, and the different approach being taken by the Senate leader could bubble over into a feud between the legislative leaders.
NJ Lawmakers Mull Ban On Hydraulic Fracturing WastewaterThe measure before the Garden State's Senate Environment Committee bans shipping, transporting, treating or disposing of wastewater from hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.
Carl Lewis To Campaign As Courts Weigh EligibilityOlympic gold medalist Carl Lewis says he'll campaign for state Senate in New Jersey while his lawyers fight to have his name put back on the ballot.
NJ Lawmakers Gauge Layoffs' Effect On SafetyThe Senate Law and Public Safety Committee has invited several speakers to address a recent spike in violent crime.
NJ Senate Considers Affordable Housing OverhaulThe New Jersey Senate is set to consider a bill to overhaul New Jersey's affordable housing laws.
Jobs Bills Dominate NJ Legislative AgendaSenate President Stephen Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver said aggressive efforts are needed to bring down New Jersey's unemployment rate. It's currently 9.2 percent.
NJ Senate Weighs Defying Governor Over MarijuanaThe vote is scheduled even though Christie and the state Assembly's prime sponsor of medical marijuana struck a deal on regulations last week.
NJ Senate Panel OKs Tougher Driver Cell Phone LawThe proposed bill would impose a graduated penalty system for violations of the state's handsfree cell phone law.
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