New Jersey State Senate

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N.J. State Senate Candidate Arrested At Pot Protest… Again

A Libertarian candidate for a New Jersey State Senate seat was arrested for the second time in four months this week, for smoking marijuana at a protest.

09/04/2013

An NYU student attends a town hall to discuss the NYPD's surveillance of Muslim communities. (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

NYPD Spying On Muslims Leads To N.J. Senate Committee Approving New Regulations

A New Jersey State Senate committee passed a bill Monday that would require law enforcement agencies from elsewhere to give notice when they plan to conduct counterterrorism surveillance in the state — a measure prompted by revelations about NYPD spying on Muslims.

06/17/2013

Medical Marijuana (credit: CBS 2)

N.J. Senate Panel Supports Bill To Make Medical Marijuana Available To Kids

The Senate Judiciary committee on Thursday approved the bill that would eliminate requiring written confirmation from a pediatrician and a psychiatrist in order for juveniles to get medical marijuana.

06/06/2013

Woman aiming gun (file/credit: CBS 2)

New Jersey Lawmakers Give Final Green Light To 3 Gun Control Bills

The New Jersey State Assembly on Monday gave final approval to three gun control bills, sending them to Gov. Chris Christie for his signature.

05/20/2013

New Jersey Statehouse in Trenton (file)

Bill Would Tighten Ban On Human Trafficking In New Jersey

A bill that would add additional teeth to the ban on human trafficking has been approved by the New Jersey State Senate.

03/18/2013

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New Jersey Committee Advances Ban On ‘Conversion Therapy’

The Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens committee’s vote on Monday moves the bill to the full Senate.

03/18/2013

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (file / credit: Tim Larsen / Governor's Office)

Gov. Christie Names Two State Supreme Court Nominees

Republican Gov. Chris Christie said his decision making process was transparent with the Democratic Senate president. Christie also insisted he had no deal in place to secure the confirmations.

12/10/2012

New Jersey State House - Trenton, NJ - File Photo

Along Party Lines, New Jersey State Senate Votes To Increase Minimum Wage

The measure passed 23-16 without a single Republican vote in the affirmative.

11/29/2012

E-ZPass lane (file/credit: CBS 2)

NJ Lawmakers Vote To Have Cost Of Toll Appear On E-ZPass Display

Currently, the display system shows drivers that the toll has been paid but not how much has been deducted from their account.

11/29/2012

The boardwalk in Belmar, New Jersey (credit: CBS 2)

First Of Several Hearings Held On Jersey Shore Rebuilding, Recovery Needs

At a hearing before the state Senate Budget Committee Monday, local emergency management officials and mayors testified about their storm recovery needs to ensure they are up and running for high season.

11/26/2012

New Jersey Statehouse - Trenton, NJ - File Photo

New Jersey Senate Committee Votes For Minimum Wage Increase

The New Jersey State Senate Budget Committee on Monday voted to increase the state’s minimum wage by $1.25 per hour.

11/19/2012

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (file / credit: Governor's Office)

New Law To Bring Changes To Some New Jersey Universities

The hard-fought changes will give Rutgers University a medical school, through a merger with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. As part of the restructuring, UMDNJ’s osteopathic school will be folded into Rowan University. The Glassboro campus will also become a research institution. The rest of UMDNJ falls under Rutgers campuses in Newark and New Brunswick.

08/22/2012

Domestic Violence (credit: AP)

NJ Senate Set To Vote On Domestic Violence Measure

Legislation that would impose more stringent bail restrictions on those charged with violating domestic violence-related restraining orders in New Jersey will go before the state Senate this week.

09/25/2011

N.J. school sexting scandal

New Jersey Lawmakers Closer To Letting ‘Sexting’ Teens Avoid Charges

New Jersey teenagers caught texting or posting sexually explicit photos online could avoid prosecution under a measure approved by a state Senate panel Monday.

06/27/2011

Classroom (credit: CBS 2)

NJ Senate GOP Considers Next Moves On Education

NJ Senate Republicans have been asked to consider taking a unified position on public education that includes removing the Supreme Court from school funding decisions.

05/29/2011

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