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Sen. Frank Lautenberg

Sen. Frank Lautenberg/Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (credit: lautenberg.senate.gov, carolynmccarthy.house.gov)

Lautenberg, McCarthy Introduce High-Capacity Magazine Ban Measure

New Jersey Democratic Sen. Frank Lautenberg didn’t waste any time introducing a measure that would limit ammunition magazines to hold ten bullets. Tuesday was the first day in the 113th Congress that bills could be introduced. A companion measure was also introduced in the House by Rep. Carolyn McCarthy and has 48 co-sponsors.

01/22/2013

Cory Booker (credit: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images Entertainment) Sen. Frank Lautenberg (credit:Kris Connor/Getty Images)

Politicians Stay Mum On Booker’s Senate Ambitions As Democrats Scramble To Find Gov. Candidate

The state’s junior senator, Robert Menendez, said “I’ll have nothing to say about the U.S. Senate race,” until Lautenberg makes a decision one way or the other.

01/17/2013

Cory Booker (credit: Twitter)

Newark Mayor Cory Booker Exploring Run For US Senate In 2014

After much speculation that he may run for governor, Newark Mayor Cory Booker announced Thursday that he has his eyes on a Senate seat instead.

12/20/2012

State police personnel led children from the school, following the shooting. (credit: Newtown Bee Photo, Shannon Hicks)

Officials React To Mass School Shooting In Newtown, Connecticut

Officials from Connecticut and beyond are expressing their shock and horror.

12/14/2012

NJ TRANSIT Commuters At Penn Station Nov. 5, 2012 (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Transit Watchdog Group Calls For ‘Refocus On Maintenance’ By NJ TRANSIT

Senator Frank Lautenberg has announced he plans to hold a hearing at some point to look into why the train fleet suffered tens of millions of dollars worth of damage during the storm.

11/21/2012

Hudson-Bergen Light Rail train in Hoboken - Oct. 25, 2012 (credit: Levon Putney / WCBS 880)

Hudson-Bergen Light Rail Getting Money To Study Improvements

It was announced Thursday that the Hudson Bergen Light Rail system has received a $400,000 grant.

10/25/2012

Chris Christie (Photo credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Christie On Keynote Address At RNC: ‘I’m On Lockdown, Baby’

With Isaac moving away from Tampa, the Republican National Convention is finally in full swing. Taking center stage on Tuesday night will be New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.

08/28/2012

Newark Mayor Cory Booker (file / credit: Mayor's Office)

Booker To Speak At DNC; Where Will He Go Next?

Newark Mayor Cory Booker is scheduled to speak at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte the week after next and some wonder if it will be more than just a speech to rally his party.

08/24/2012

Rep. Carolyn McCarthy, Senator Frank Lautenberg

NY, NJ Lawmakers Highlight Legislation That Would Restrict Ammunition Sales

Under the bill, only licensed dealers would be allowed to sell ammunition. They would have to notify a law enforcement officials within five business days about any sale of more than 1,000 rounds to an unlicensed person.

07/30/2012

The George Washington Bridge enveloped by fog - Fort Lee, NJ - Mar 17, 2012 (credit: Evan Bindelglass / Special to CBSNewYork)

Sen. Lautenberg Calls For Port Authority To Hold Off On Next Toll Hike

Last year, the Port Authority instituted the first round of a two-part toll and fare hike. Now, Sen. Frank Lautenberg wants to stop round two from going into effect.

05/02/2012

Gateway Tunnel Project (credit: Amtrak)

Senate Committee OKs $20 Million For Gateway Tunnel Project

The project comes with a $14.5 billion price tag.

04/20/2012

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

Report On Trans-Hudson Tunnel Disputes Christie’s Cost Fears

It was a controversial move when Gov. Chris Christie put the brakes on a new tunnel project saying it was too costly. Now, a new federal report claims the project may not have cost as much as Christie had predicted.

04/10/2012

NJ Transit train (credit: CBS 2)

Officials Look To Fix Troubles On NJ TRANSIT’s Northeast Corridor Line

On the Northeast Corridor line, which accounts for 80 percent of the agency’s ridership, trains are often delayed or stuck in the tunnel into New York City.

03/16/2012

FILE - Attorney General Eric Holder (Photo credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Holder: Reports Of NYPD Surveillance In NJ ‘Disturbing’

The attorney general made the remarks at a Senate hearing when asked by Sen. Frank Lautenberg how a law enforcement agency could spy on another state’s residents without notifying authorities.

03/08/2012

Cigarette Label Mockup (credit: FDA via Getty Images)

Senators Blumenthal, Lautenberg Back Graphic Cigarette Labels

A number of Senators are asking the Justice Department to appeal the court ruling that found tobacco companies can’t be compelled to label cigarettes with graphic photos of ailments that may afflict long term smokers.

03/08/2012

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