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Bill Introduced by Rep. John DiMaio to Protect Intramural High School Players with Concussions

July 15, 2017

TRENTON, NJ - Gov. Chris Christie signed a bill that expands concussion precautions for high school students, and was introduced by Rep. John DiMaio, R-23.

With the new bill, high school students who suffer a concussion during intramural sports will be protected by the state's student-athlete head injury safety program bill, according to a release.

The bill was signed ...

Assembly Leader: Legislators Should be Fined $1,000 for State Shutdown

TRENTON, N. – Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick said Friday he supports legislation to retroactively pay state employees furloughed during the recent three-day state government shutdown, but adds that legislators’ salary should be reduced $1,000 this year.

“State workers were furloughed through no fault of their own. They were willing to work. They deserve to ...

Lawmakers Vote Thursday on Back Pay for State Employees

TRENTON, NJ  - Lawmakers are expected to vote Thursday to restore wages lost by state workers during the July 4th holiday weekend when the state government was forced to shut down because of a budget impasse with Gov.Chris Christie.

State Sen. Christopher “Kip” Bateman (R-16) issued the following response to Christie's remarks in support of legislation he sponsors to ...

Gateway Hudson River Tunnel Project Inches Ahead

WASHINGTON --The draft text of the fiscal year 2018 U.S. Department of Transportation Appropriations Act includes $900 million in new funding for the Gateway Hudson River train tunnel project.

Tens of thousands of commuters on the Raritan Valley Line, including Somerville, will benefit from the project, with fewer delays and a smoother ride in to and back from Manhattan.

“Congress is ...

Raritan Valley Rail Coalition Urges Funding for Gateway Project

SOMERVILLE, NJ - President Trump’s Transportation Infrastructure plan is being rolled out this week, and for New Jersey that means that all eyes should be on securing funding for the long-awaited Gateway Project, according to the Raritan Valley Rail Coalition.

“The Gateway Project is the most important transportation infrastructure project in the United States and includes new ...

Congressman Leonard Lance Contrasts Trump, Receives Mixed Reaction at Town Hall Meeting

CRANFORD, NJ – Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) discussed Planned Parenthood, budget cuts, President Donald Trump and more at his 44th town hall on Tuesday night.

The crowd alternatively applauded and heckled Lance as he answered demanding questions by lottery from his constituents that strongly focused on Trump, including the investigation into Trump’s ties with ...

Charter schools moratorium sparks sparring at Democratic gubernatorial primary debate

NEWARK, NJ - The question of whether there should be a moratorium on charter schools sparked heated discussion among the four major New Jersey Democratic gubernatorial primary candidates gathered at a television debate in the studio of NJTV in downtown Newark on Thursday night, putting a direct spotlight on a critical educational issue in the state's largest city. 

While the ...

Gubernatorial Candidates to Square off in Televised Debate Tuesday

SOMERSET HILLS NJ - The first gubernatorial debates of the 2017 primary election will take place tomorrow at Stockton University.  They will be televised live on News 12 New Jersey and Telemundo, and they will be streamed live on the Stockton University Facebook page.

The debates are sponsored by the William J. Hughes Center for Public Policy of Stockton University.

The Republican ...

Lance Joins Democrats in House to Reject GOP Repeal of Obamacare

WASHINGTON, DC - The House narrowly passed a bill to repeal Obamacare Thursday by a vote of 217-213, with three New Jersey Republicans breaking ranks and voting against the controversial bill, including Rep. Leonard Lance, R-7th.

Also voting against the repeal were New Jersey Reps. Frank LoBiondo, R-2nd and Chris Smith, R-4th.

A total of 20 Republicans joined all 193 House Democrats in ...

Joey Hollywood Inspires Awareness Day for Rare Childhood Disease

TRENTON, NJ – Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli (R-16th) is the sponsor of a resolution to raise awareness for a very rare genetic condition that causes muscle tissue to turn into bone, with most of its victims 10 and younger.

The resolution designates April 23 as Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva Awareness Day.

“I first learned about this disorder when I met ...

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