Sen. Loretta Weinberg
With gay marriage now legal in New Jersey, state lawmakers have stopped their push to codify the details through a bill — saying it is not urgent to address whether religious-affiliated organizations should be exempt.
New Jersey lawmakers have complained they have not had much luck getting answers from the Port Authority about the George Washington Bridge lane closure scandal.
Shutting down the access lanes from Fort Lee onto the bridge caused hours-long delays for four straight days beginning Sept. 9 and infuriated local officials who said they hadn’t been notified in advance.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey came under fire Monday for unannounced lane closures at the George Washington Bridge last month, which caused massive traffic headaches.
There was drama at the statehouse on Monday. Governor Chris Christie called a special joint session of the Legislature to ask Democrats to pass a tax-cut plan they actually sponsored.
A state panel ruled it didn’t provide funding for school districts to implement the required changes. The revised proposal allows districts to be reimbursed for money they spend on anti-bullying training and staff.
The State Senate approved a measure to restore $7.5 million for women’s health clinics, but Democrats failed to get a veto-proof majority.
The New Jersey Senate was set to again vote Monday on a bill that would restore $7.5 million for women’s health clinics. Gov. Chris Christie cut the money from the current year’s budget.
Chris Christie is known for his tough talk, but on Friday some lawmakers said he went too far. The Republican governor is under fire for a controversial comment he made about a female state senator.
State Sens. Loretta Weinberg, a Democrat, and Jennifer Beck, a Republican, were sponsoring the measure.