A judge ruled Friday that the state must allow gay couples to wed starting Oct. 21. But Gov. Chris Christie plans to appeal the ruling.
Many remembered the nation’s oldest senator and last World War II veteran in the Senate as a dedicated public servant who fought for the people of New Jersey.
The two most powerful men in the New Jersey Senate are locking horns.
Early indications, however, are that Democrats are unlikely to move off the argument that the state is not taking in sufficient revenues to support a phased-in 10 percent cut.
The board of governors announced that a widely-respected former state attorney general, John J. Farmer, will be the school’s new top lawyer. Farmer had been serving as dean of its Newark law school.
Christie says New Jersey needed to hire a contractor quickly after Sandy to begin picking up mounds of debris left by the storm and AshBritt was selected in part because the firm had experience dealing with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and was able to get full reimbursement.
New Jersey Senate President Stephen Sweeney has called for a panel to investigate a no-bid contract for debris cleanup awarded by the Christie administration after Superstorm Sandy.
Gov. Chris Christie’s conditional veto returns the bill to the Legislature suggesting that lawmakers scale the increase back by 25 cents, to $1 per hour and phase in the increase over three years.
New Jersey Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D-Gloucester) said Monday that Gov. Chris Christie might have “prayed” for Superstorm Sandy, because it has provided cover for what Sweeney said are the governor’s failed economic policies.
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.
The measure passed 23-16 without a single Republican vote in the affirmative.
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.
The governor’s call comes a day after he slashed $361 million from the state budget that Democrats sent him, and gutted other Democrat-backed programs before signing the $32 billion spending plan into law.
New Jersey lawmakers gave their blessing to legalizing gay marriage for the first time Monday as the state Senate passed a bill that would allow nuptials for same-sex couples, despite Gov. Chris Christie’s insistence that he will veto such legislation.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s position on gay marriage hasn’t changed. If a gay marriage bill lands on his desk, Christie say’s he’ll veto it. His alternative is not receiving high marks from state and local leaders.