New Jersey Assembly Passes Bill To Eliminate Religious Exemptions For Vaccines For SchoolchildrenIf signed into law, the measure would end religious exemptions to required immunizations for public and private school children as well as for child care centers.
N.J. Assembly Approves Bill Forbidding Cat DeclawingLegislation to prohibit cat declawing in New Jersey was approved by the state Assembly Monday.
NJ Assembly Committee Rejects Proposed Plan For More Diversity In Police DepartmentsThe measure would not only have put a plan in place to recruit more minorities into police departments statewide, but would have also tracked the numbers of those hired.
NJ Assembly To Vote On Raising Cigarette Buying Age To 21"This is about good public health policy," said Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle, D-Englewood, who is co-sponsoring the bill.
Christie Expected To Veto Tax Increases As NJ Lawmakers Pass $35B BudgetDemocratic legislative leaders Thursday pushed through a $35 billion budget, which includes a four-year millionaires tax and a one-year corporate income tax increase.
NJ Assembly Expected To Grill Port Authority Chairman At Committee HearingAssemblyman John Wisniewski said he will have many questions about the agency when Port Authority Chairman John Degnan goes before the Transportation and Independent Authorities Committee.
New Jersey Pol Introducing Bill To Re-Criminalize IncestCurrently, state law prohibits people from marrying an immediate relative, but incestuous sexual acts among consenting adults is not illegal.
N.J. Lawmakers Push For Stricter Penalties For Convicted BurglarsA recent wave of home robberies in central New Jersey has politicians calling for stiffer penalties for convicted burglars.
New Jersey Assemblyman Hosts Summit On CybersecurityAssembly Republican leader Jon Bramnick invited state Homeland Security officials and business leaders, WCBS 880's Peter Haskell reported.
N.J. Lawmakers Advance Sports Betting BillLegislation that would allow sports betting in casinos and racetracks has been advanced by a New Jersey Assembly panel.
NJ Lawmakers Call For End To NFL Tax-Exempt StatusThe bipartisan group of politicians, all women, threw their support behind a bill sponsored by U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., that would also pull tax exemptions from other professional sports leagues.
Sponsor Pulls N.J. Legislation On Illegal Immigrant Driver's Licenses Assemblyman Reed Gusciora pulled the proposal from Thursday's Assembly's Transportation Committee agenda, saying the bill needs more work.
Christie Stunned By 'Abject Stupidity,' Fires Aide For GWB Traffic JamsDeputy chief of staff Bridget Anne Kelly's employment was terminated Thursday morning effective immediately, Gov. Chris Christie said.
Officials On George Washington Bridge Closures: There Was No Traffic Study Three Port Authoritiy officials testified Monday that there was no traffic study being conducted while access lanes from Fort Lee on the George Washington Bridge were closed in September, as was originally claimed.
NJ Assembly Approves Social Media Protections For Employees, Students The bills would prohibit employers, colleges and universities from requiring current or prospective employees or students to disclose user names or passwords for social media sites like Facebook and Twitter.