Assemblymen Propose Grant Program to Assist Veterans

June 16, 2018

            TRENTON, NJ – Legislation Assembly Democrats Joann Downey, Eric Houghtaling, Pamela Lampitt, Raj Mukherji and Jamel Holley are sponsors of a bill that would help provide more veterans with counseling, employment and housing services..

            “New Jersey’s veteran population ...

Bateman Bill Requires Witnesses to Notify Authorities of Child Sexual Abuse

TRENTON, NJ - State Sen. Christoper "Kip" Bateman’s legislation requiring witnesses of child sexual abuse to notify law enforcement officials has passed the Senate Education Committee.

“It is nauseating when adults know that child abuse is occurring, yet they fail in their moral duty to take the appropriate steps to end it,” said Bateman (R-16). “This ...

Assembly OKs Bill to Ban Marriage Under 18 in New Jersey

TRENTON, NJ – Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Reed Gusciora, Pamela Lampitt, Raj Mukherji and Shavonda Sumter to combat forced child marriages was approved Thursday by the Assembly.

The bill would bar the issuance of marriage or civil union licenses to all persons under the age of 18, regardless of parental or judicial consent. Under current law, marriage or civil ...

Freeholders Adopt Somerset County Budget, Reduce Tax Rate

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders has adopted a 2018 budget that reflects a slight reduction in the county tax rate.

“While Trenton is poised to increase the burden on taxpayers, Somerset County is once again keeping its pledge to deliver quality services to residents in a cost-effective manner. There will be no increase in the county taxes Somerset ...

Murphy Gets 46 Percent Approval Rating in Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – With the Murphy administration well underway, New Jerseyans are now split over the direction of the state, as more feel better than they have in recent years about where New Jersey is headed.

Gov. Phil Murphy remains an unknown to a sizeable segment of the public, but initial impressions of the job he is doing are positive: 46 percent approve of his job as governor ...

Lance Seeks Reimbursement for Airports, Businesses Impacted by Trump Visits to NJ

WASHINGTON - Two major priorities of New Jersey Rep. Leonard Lance (R-7) have been included in the draft text of the fiscal year 2019 U.S. Department of Transportation Appropriations Act.

The Northeast Corridor rail projects could earn up to $2.2 billion in new funding included in the bill and language Lance inserted into the draft text will create a reimbursement program for local airports ...

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