Governor Phil Murphy signed a bill in to law Tuesday that bans all flavored vaping products from being sold in the State of New Jersey. The statewide ban will go in to effect, ironically, on April 20th, a date marijuana enthusiasts call 4-20 day. It’s the first ban on flavored vaping products in the nation.
For the fifth consecutive year, there will be no fare hike for New Jersey Transit. Governor Murphy announced today that fares will remain flat, and the State is looking for more bus drivers and train operators. Murphy today also reaffirmed his commitment to improving the level of service offered by trains and buses.
Online voter registration is now the law of the land in the State of New Jersey. Governor Murphy signed a measure in to law Tuesday that allows citizens to register to vote online. The digitized signature on file at the Motor Vehicle Commission will be used to approve the online registration form.
Rutgers University will name its first ever black president on Tuesday. NJ Advance Media reports that the provost of Northwestern University, Jonathan Holloway, will get the job. A meeting of the university’s Board of Governors will be held Tuesday morning to make the appointment.
Congressman Jeff Van Drew says 100,000 tickets have been requested for the rally with President Trump in Wildwood later this month, and that’s the highest demand in Trump rally history. Van Drew appeared on weekend network news programming and said Trump is coming to support Van Drew’s re-election, and Trump’s own issues.
Governor Phil Murphy has released $121 million in state aid that he froze last summer due to surging tax revenue numbers. Murphy’s move frees up $4.6 million for Stockton University, as well as funding for some other colleges and universities.
Congressman Jeff Van Drew has been elevated to new committee assignments now that he’s a republican. Van Drew has been appointed to the Homeland Security Committee, which includes oversight of the United States Coast Guard. And, Van Drew has been appointed to the Education and Labor Committee. Van Drew calls the appointments “a giant win…
Former Lower Township Mayor Erik Simonsen and former Ocean City Councilman Antwan McClellan are now part of the New Jersey Assembly. Both took their respective oaths of office Tuesday in Trenton and will be seated to hear Governor Murphy’s State of the State address at 3pm. Republicans captured all three seats in our legislative district.
New Jersey taxpayers may soon foot the annual $4.5 million bill to pay for school lunches for children in need. Students who qualify for lower priced lunches may not have to pay at all thanks to bills approved by both the Senate and Assembly on Monday. They now sit on the desk of Governor Phil…
The 219th New Jersey Legislature will be sworn in today before Governor Phil Murphy’s State of the State address. In our First District, Assemblymen-elect Erik Simonsen and Antwan McClellan will both take their oaths of office. They defeated two incumbent democrats in the November election.