The New Jersey Legislature moved closer to passing an “Aid in Dying” bill that would allow doctors to write prescriptions that allow terminally ill people to take their own lives. The bill cleared a Senate committee on a 6-3 vote on Thursday after more than an hour of grueling testimony.
If a democratic presidential primary were held today, Senator Cory Booker would not do well. A new CNN poll of likely democratic voters puts Booker fifth on the list, behind Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, and Elizabeth Warren. Booker heads to two key battleground states this weekend to drum up support.
A 30 year old New Jersey man was critically injured Tuesday night when he tried to duck and walk under a tractor trailer at a gas station. NJ.com reports while the man was taking a shortcut under the truck, it started up and he was run over by the rear tires and dragged ten feet. …
Silent panic alarms will now be installed at all 2,500 public schools in the State of New Jersey. Governor Murphy signed new legislation that requires the schools to have the alarms in the event there is a mass shooting or other emergency. The bills were approved with bipartisan support in the legislature.
A 64 year old school bus driver from Burlington County has been charged with watching pornography in front of children. State Police say Franck Lafortune watched the porn on the school bus with children present on Monday. He allegedly viewed the smut on his cell phone and children saw what was on the phone.
United States Senator Robert Menendez is calling for an FBI investigation to see if President Trump illegally employed immigrants who worked at his New Jersey golf course. Menendez held a meeting with the immigrants and their attorney, and announced his request conveniently after the President’s State of the Union address. Menendez says the workers told…
A chemical plant in Delaware that wound up closing the Delaware Memorial Bridge during part of Thanksgiving weekend will be coughing up over $100,000 to the Delaware River and Bay Authority. A chemical leak at the plant made driving on the bridge unsafe, forcing a seven hour closure of the span.
The ethics investigation involving Senator Robert Menendez is now over. Federal officials have closed the files on the investigation, essentially ending the case. Menendez was the trigger as he amended an earnings report showing that he in fact did receive six figures in travel expenses.
A 44 year old Union County man has admitted that he possessed 200,000 files of child pornography on his computer. Authorities say MD Farid Uddin pleaded guilty to a second degree charge and will face six years in prison. Uddin also had $1 million worth of counterfeit perfume in his garage.
Starting in July, the new minimum wage in New Jersey will be $10 per hour. Governor Murphy signed the minimum wage bill into law Monday, which will escalate the base pay wage to $15 an hour by 2024. Murphy says one million New Jersey workers will benefit from this new law.