Tom Kean Jr.

The Google self-driving car maneuvers through the streets of in Washington, D.C., on May 14, 2012.  (credit: Getty Images)

Driverless Car Bill Cruises Through NJ Senate Panel

The Senate Transportation Committee unanimously approved legislation Monday that would allow self-driving cars to be tested and licensed for general use.

10/27/2014

The Atlantic City boardwalk (credit: Levon Putney/WCBS 880)

New Jersey Pol Floats Idea Of Allowing Booze On Atlantic City Beaches, Boardwalk

Tom Kean Jr., New Jersey’s Senate Republican leader, says Atlantic City should loosen up about letting people carry open containers of alcohol.

09/25/2014

Smartphone (file/credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Kean Working To Ensure ‘Upskirt’ Photos Are Illegal In New Jersey

State Sen. Tom Kean, Jr. (R-Westfield) is taking a second look at New Jersey’s privacy laws to see if a legal loophole like the one uncovered in Massachusetts exists in the Garden State.

03/11/2014

Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Friends, Colleagues React To Passing Of Sen. Frank Lautenberg

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.

06/03/2013

Sen. Stephen Sweeney and Sen. Tom Kean, Jr. (file / credits: New Jersey Senate Democrats, New Jersey Senate Republican Office)

Gloves Come Off Between Kean And Sweeney In N.J. State Senate

The two most powerful men in the New Jersey Senate are locking horns.

05/20/2013

Gov. Chris Christie (credit: AP Photo/Mel Evans)

New Jersey Senate Fails To Undo Governor Christie’s Budget Cuts

Democrats needed three Republicans to join with all 24 of their members to overrule Christie’s vetoes of funding for financially strapped communities, college tuition assistance and more than a dozen other programs.

07/12/2011

Classroom (credit: CBS 2)

NJ Senate GOP Considers Next Moves On Education

NJ Senate Republicans have been asked to consider taking a unified position on public education that includes removing the Supreme Court from school funding decisions.

05/29/2011

New Jersey Statehouse - Trenton, NJ - File Photo

New Jersey Republicans Call For Tax Cuts, Spending Reductions

On this Tax Day, the debate over taxes is not taking a break. It’s at full force in New Jersey.

04/18/2011

Remote Control - File / Photo: AP

New Jersey Cable Deregulation Bill On Hold

Telephone and cable companies support the measure, which was fast-tracked through the Assembly and was on its way to the governor’s desk before hitting a roadblock.

03/22/2011