The Democratic-controlled Senate Judiciary committee forwarded the bill to the full Senate in an 8-4 party-line vote. Similar legislation failed in the Senate two years ago.
Those who want to see New Jersey’s medical marijuana program finally in place rallied on the steps of the Statehouse today.
Assemblyman Jon Bramnick of Westfield succeeds Assemblyman Alex DeCroce, who collapsed and died at the statehouse in Trenton following a marathon session last week.
Trains currently go 135 miles per hour on that section of the Northeast Corridor.
“Last night, he fought the good fight on this floor, right up until the end of his life,” said Gov. Chris Christie. “He passed doing what he does…serving the people of New Jersey.”
Proponents say the measure would save towns and taxpayers millions of dollars. Roughly $20 million is now spent on the notices for various government meetings, contracting opportunities and other business matters.
The Senate Budget Committee will consider legislation appropriating the money — plus $1.5 million for oversight — on Thursday.
Mary Squires, 23, was found Saturday and told authorities she had left her children with a friend.
The state saw 60.7 inches of rain through the end of November. Tuesday’s storm helped eclipse the old record of 59.98 inches set in 1996.
Two plaques at the Mercer County 9/11 memorial feature the names of politicians and volunteers but not those of local victims of Sept. 11.
Participants aligned with the Occupy Wall Street protest have removed their tents from New Jersey’s World War II Memorial in Trenton after police told them they could not keep any “permanent structures” at the site.
Mack says the city council is to blame for failing to appoint a permanent police director even though the mayor has nominated two veteran state troopers for the position.
The wounded from the current wars return stateside to a hornet’s nest of red tape, says Scot King, a retired Marine corporal.
The movement has been getting support from some unlikely places and has spawned questions about what protestors are actually trying to achieve.
The NYPD said that there were about a dozen arrests Wednesday night. Most of those were for disorderly conduct, but at least one arrest was as for assaulting a police officer. Police said a protester knocked an officer off his scooter.