It’s primary Election Day in New Jersey. Local voters are heading to the polls to select congressional and Senate candidates in the fall midterm elections. The republican primary appears wide open for congress; the democratic primary includes local favorite Jeff Van Drew. Voter turnout is expected to be light.
State lawmakers in both the Senate and Assembly approved a measure Monday that would ban smoking from public beaches and parks. Exemptions are made for any parking lot adjacent to a public space; local towns may designate up to 15 percent of a public beach for smoking. The measure goes before the full Assembly on…
An Assembly committee on Monday approved a new bill that would prohibit smoking on New Jersey’s beaches. The New Jersey Senate is next to vote on the bill, which is expected Monday afternoon. Still undetermined: Who would enforce the no smoking ban on municipal beaches.
A popular ride at the Great Adventure amusement park in New Jersey was stuck mid air for about 15 minutes Sunday afternoon. A ride called the Sky Screamer had a safety sensor stop the ride while riders were suspended several dozen feet off the ground. All of the riders safely exited the ride.
Another computer headache for the state’s Motor Vehicle Commission. The Commission’s website announced that transactions were unable to be processed Monday morning due to the computer glitch that began over the weekend. No word yet on when service will be restored.
Tuesday is primary Election Day in New Jersey. All eyes locally will be on the republican and democratic nominations for Congress as incumbent Frank LoBiondo has bowed out of the election this year. There is also a contested race for two nominations for the Republican Party in Upper Township. Polls open Tuesday at 6am, and…
Lawmakers in Trenton are poised to vote on a bill that would prohibit smoking on any beach in New Jersey. Committees will meet on the measure that would allow only 15 percent or less of the beach to be designated for smoking. Violators would face fines starting at $250. There’s no language in the bill…
All spending and new hirings have been frozen in state government. The move was made over the weekend by Governor Murphy in anticipation of another government shutdown at the end of the month. The move was made so spending from one part of the budget cannot be shifted to another part as budget talks continue.
It wouldn’t be a summer in New Jersey without a government shutdown due to a budget impasse. Governor Phil Murphy alerted state agencies before the weekend that they should prepare for a potential government shutdown on July 1st unless a budget agreement is reached. Contingency plans have been circulated among cabinet heads in state government.
Sports betting will come to Delaware before it comes to New Jersey. Delaware plans to launch sports betting on Monday, while New Jersey lags behind. Dover Downs and Delaware Park will be two locations where sports betting will occur.