New Jersey took a step closer to providing driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants. The New Jersey Assembly Judiciary Committee took testimony Monday on a measure that would provide the licenses; the initiative is supported by Governor Phil Murphy.
If you like plastic shopping bags, save them up. The Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee approved a bill that would ban plastic retail bags, paper bags, styrofoam containers, and plastic straws from the general waste stream. Democrats say the measure will get full support before the current legislature is finished with its work in a…
Soon it may be illegal to smoke at outdoor airport drop off areas. State lawmakers advanced a bill Thursday that would make it illegal to smoke outdoors where flight passengers are typically dropped off. A democratic lawmaker from Hudson County sponsored the bill.
Governor Phil Murphy is defending the decision by Rutgers University to spend $4 million a year on new football coach Greg Schiano. Murphy says the state had to make a “resource commitment” in order to compete in the Big Ten, which includes football schools including Penn State, Ohio State, and Michigan.
A 55 year old North Jersey man has been arrested this week for having 45,000 images of child pornography in his possession. August Blew of High Bridge was charged with one count of second degree child endangerment.
You may soon bid farewell to plastic bags and styrofoam food containers. A new bill in Trenton would eliminate both from our general waste stream, following the lead of some local towns that are ahead of the curve, including Avalon and Stone Harbor. Plastic straws would be available..but you would have to ask for them.
There are so many kids in New Jersey that don’t know how to sign their name that lawmakers want to do something about it. There is a bill pending in Trenton that would require elementary schools to teach students how to read and write cursive writing by the end of the third grade. Cursive was…
Rutgers University football coach Greg Schiano is now the highest paid state employee in New Jersey’s history. Schiano has a $32 million contract spread out over eight years. He will also get paid $5,000 annually for clothing, receive a $15,000 annual car stipend, and for good measure…gets a golf membership at a country club.
Democrats spent three times more money in the November elections than did republicans, but they still lost ground in Trenton. $25 million was spent on legislative elections this year, the lowest figure in a decade. The GOP wound up gaining seats in Trenton for the first time in ten years, including three seats in our…
Congressman Jeff Van Drew has introduced new federal legislation designed to lower out of pocket health care costs. Van Drew’s measure attempts to turn back a Trump administration proposal that makes fewer people eligible for various tax credits. Van Drew says his legislation is simple, and makes sense.