Senate Budget Committee

First Of Several Hearings Held On Jersey Shore Rebuilding, Recovery NeedsAt 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.
Post-Sandy Recovery Needs Focus Of Hearing In NJThe state Senate Budget Committee invited mayors and emergency management officials to testify Monday in Toms River about their storm-recovery needs. The hearing is the first of several that will focus on helping residents recover.
New Jersey Senate Committee Votes For Minimum Wage IncreaseThe New Jersey State Senate Budget Committee on Monday voted to increase the state’s minimum wage by $1.25 per hour.
New Jersey Senate Passes Benefits Bill In 24-15 VoteThe New Jersey Senate has passed a bill requiring sharply higher contributions for pensions and health benefits from public workers while suspending unions' ability to bargain over health care.
NJ Senate Committee Passes Bill To Increase Public Workers' Contribution To PensionsA bill requiring 500,000 public workers in New Jersey to shoulder a significantly larger share of the costs for their health care and pension benefits and take the issue off the bargaining table has advanced over staunch objections from organized labor.