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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

Marijuana (credit: CBS 2)

NJ Senate Votes To Defy Christie On Medical Pot

By a 22-16 margin, senators sided Monday with activists who say the regulations are so restrictive that patients who can benefit from marijuana may continue to get it from illegal dealers.

12/13/2010

Marijuana (credit: CBS 2)

NJ Senate Seeks To Defy Governor Over Marijuana

Democrats in the New Jersey Senate say they’re planning to move forward with a vote Monday to force Gov. Chris Christie to rewrite strict new rules on medical marijuana.

12/11/2010

Gov. Chris Christie addresses a town hall meeting in Washington Township (Gloucester County), NJ - Nov 15, 2010 - Photo: Tim Larsen / Governor's Office

NJ Lawmakers Focusing On Jobs, Economy

New Jersey lawmakers will soon focus their attention on legislation aimed at creating jobs and keeping businesses from leaving the state.

12/05/2010

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