A new recreational marijuana bill to be considered by lawmakers in Trenton this month would allow you to carry one ounce of pot. NJ Advance Media reports that people would only be allowed to smoke in private residences or in consumption lounges. A Cannabis Regulatory Commission would also be formed.
Again, no winners in Wednesday night’s Powerball lottery jackpot. That pushes the top prize for Saturday night’s drawing to a staggering $495 million. Last night’s jackpot was the 11th largest offered in Powerball history.
A deal has been reached to make pot legal in New Jersey. Governor Murphy and state lawmakers announced an agreement Tuesday morning that will allow for the legalization of marijuana at a March 25th voting session in Trenton. The deal includes what New Jersey really wants, money…a $42 tax will be placed on each ounce…
If you have Verizon and you sent a text that didn’t go through this morning, there’s a reason. Verizon admits to a text message outage Tuesday morning that affected many states, including New Jersey. Millions of customers are affected and Verizon is working to correct the problem.
3,200 pounds of cocaine have been seized at a Newark port, worth approximately $77 million. Authorities say this is the biggest drug bust at the port in nearly a quarter century. The seizure took place on February 28th.
There were no winners in the multi state Powerball lottery drawing Saturday night. The jackpot for Wednesday night’s drawing will rise to $448 million. Someone in Puerto Rico took home a $2 million prize from the Saturday night drawing. The odds of winning are 292.2 million to one.
The New Jersey Turnpike Authority wants to raise fines for EZ Pass violators on the Parkway and Turnpike to $50 per offense, but a court says…wait a minute. An appeals court says before that happens, the Authority must justify why a $50 fine is necessary. The Authority says the current $25 fee doesn’t cover the…
Senate President Steve Sweeney believes New Jersey is in a “fiscal death spiral” and a millionaires’ tax will not be supported by the legislature. Sweeney told NJ Advance Media that Governor Murphy’s plan to enact a tax on the wealthy is only going to complicate matters involving getting a budget adopted.
Remember to turn your clocks ahead by one hour when you go to bed Saturday night. Daylight savings time officially begins Sunday at 2:00am and will last through November 3rd. That will push most sunsets in New Jersey starting Sunday night to around 7 o’clock.
Senate President Steve Sweeney says a vote to legalize recreational marijuana in New Jersey should happen this month. Sweeney says any delays in this timetable will likely hold up an eventual vote. Sweeney told NJ Advance Media that the time to get this done is now.