Count Congressman Jeff Van Drew as a supporter of the “dreamers” bill. Van Drew has agreed to co-sponsor federal legislation that would permanently protect undocumented immigrants who entered the country as children. 11 of New Jersey’s 12 congressional members have agreed to support it.
Governor Phil Murphy may have to severely cut the state budget unless gross income tax collections soar through the end of June. NJ.com reports that Moody’s Investors Service predicts a huge 17 percent jump in tax collections through the end of June, or the budget will be significantly compromised.
Governor Phil Murphy has made a public plea to state lawmakers to approve legislation Monday that would legalize recreational marijuana. Murphy went so far as to say that an affirmative vote will be a civil rights victory to blacks and Latinos who have been unjustly targeted during the war on illegal drugs. He also says…
The Powerball jackpot keeps climbing. There were no winners in last night’s Powerball drawing, which will escalate the jackpot for Saturday night’s drawing to an estimated $625 million. The winning numbers drawn late Wednesday night were 10, 14, 50, 53, 60, and the power ball, 21.
Do you have your Powerball ticket? The drawing goes off tonight and will be one of the largest jackpots in Powerball history at $550 million. There have been no winners in the lottery drawing for several weeks, and it’s the 11th largest lottery jackpot in national history.
Governor Phil Murphy says there is still a ways to go before marijuana will be legal in New Jersey. Lawmakers have a vote scheduled for Monday, but right now, there are not enough “yes” votes to get the measure approved. Murphy says they are working the phones hard to get enough “yes” votes to legalize…
Governor Phil Murphy has signed a new measure into law that will result in the creation of a task force to study how the state should regulate self-driving automobiles. Lawmakers say they need to come up with a plan that will allow self-driving automobiles on the roadways while at the same time protecting the safety…
Some animals perished, and vehicles were damaged during a late night barn fire last night in Upper Pittsgrove Township, Salem County. State Police say the fire does not appear to be suspicious in nature, and the cause is undetermined.
Governor Phil Murphy has signed a bill into law that requires stores and restaurants in New Jersey to accept cash. Some merchants only wanted to accept credit or another electronic payment, but no more. New Jersey is only the second state to prevent businesses from refusing to take actual money.
New Jersey is sure to be the butt of some late night talk show jokes as our so-called rain tax has been signed into law. The law allows towns and counties in New Jersey to establish stormwater utilities that could tax property owners for impermeable surfaces…or the amount of rainwater that goes into collection systems.