A New Jersey State Assembly panel on Wednesday approved measures on mental illness and guns, despite protests from some opponents that the state’s gun laws are already too restrictive.
The New Jersey Legislature on Monday sent a bill to the desk of Gov. Chris Christie that would raise the state’s minimum wage by $1.25, to $8.50 per hour.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says a deal to reform public employee benefits is his greatest accomplishment since taking office in 2010.
The bill does not fund the registry, which helps the federal government keep track of who is catching what.
The vote is scheduled even though Christie and the state Assembly’s prime sponsor of medical marijuana struck a deal on regulations last week.
Some of the Long Island candidates admitted they expected their races to be close.
The flow of $200,000 of campaign cash last week alone to Democratic Senate leader John Sampson shows the quiet effort to maintain the Democrats’ one-vote majority in that chamber.