NJ DMV Offices to Register Young Voters and Update Records Automatically

April 17, 2018

Coughlin, Schaer, Downey, Benson, Wimberly, McKeon, Jasey & Chiaravalloti Bill Creating Automatic Voter Registration Now Law


TRENTON, NJ – Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Speaker Craig Coughlin, Gary Schaer, Joann Downey, Daniel Benson, Benjie Wimberly, John McKeon, Mila Jasey and Nicholas Chiaravalloti to automatically register and update voter ...

Hillsborough Lawmaker's Bill Blunts Federal Tax Cap for NJ Homeowners

TRENTON, NJ – Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats John McKeon, Mila Jasey and Roy Freiman to counteract the cut in allowable property tax deductions imposed under the new federal tax changes has been approved by the General Assembly.

The bill was approved 68-1-3 and now awaits final legislative approval by the Senate.  

McKeon (D-Essex/Morris) explained that the tax cuts ...

Endangered Bog Turtle Plods Through Senate Towards Official Designation as State Reptile


TRENTON, NJ - The endangered bog turtle is one step closer to being designated New Jersey's official state reptile, following State Senate approval of legislation sponsored by Senator Kip Bateman (R-Somerset, Mercer, Middlesex, Hunterdon) and inspired by students from Princeton.

Riverside Elementary School Students Kyle Grzmala and Hayah Mian, and their teacher Mark Eastburn, ...

Assembly Vote Gives 17-Year-Olds Right to Vote in State Primary Election

TRENTON, NJ – Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Andrew Zwicker, Jamel Holley, Tim Eustace, Arthur Barclay, Angela McKnight and Raj Mukherji that would allow more young New Jersey residents to participate in elections was approved Thursday by the full Assembly, 56-17.

Te “New Voter Empowerment Act,” would allow 17-year-olds to vote in a primary election ...

No Tax Increase in 2018 Somerset County Budget; Public Hearing May 22

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The 2018 county budget introduced this week by the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders keeps taxes stable, reduces the county tax rate, maintains the county's AAA bond rating and maintains services..

“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 ...

Bateman Bill to Require Training, Licensing for Pet Groomers


TRENTON, NJ - State Sen. Christopher "Kip" Bateman (R-16) will introduce legislation to increase protections for family pets by requiring pet groomers to be properly trained and licensed following the deaths of three dogs in five months at different New Jersey pet salons. .

“It is sadly far too common for us to read of dog grooming deaths in the news,” said ...

Have Thoughts on Legalizing Weed? Assemblyman Wants to Hear from You

EDISON, NJ - Assemblyman Joe Danielsen (D-17, Middlesex/Somerset), chairman of the Assembly Oversight, Reform, and Federal Relations Committee will host the first installment of his "Cannabis Listening Tour" at Middlesex Community College this Saturday. 

The hearing is open to the public and will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 2600 Woodbridge Ave.

Hillary Clinton Visits Rutgers to Talk Politics and Women


PISCATAWAY, NJ - Hillary Rodham Clinton said she believes the United States is moving toward a breakthrough in which women and underrepresented groups will become more active in politics for the benefit of their communities, but only if they summon the courage to run for office and go to the polls during an appearance at Rutgers University Thursday for which she was paid ...

Hillsborough Solidifies Partnership with Proposed Indoor/Outdoor Sports Facility

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Township Committee approved two ordinances at its Tuesday night meeting sealing its partnership with  the developer of a proposed 210,000 square-foot indoor/outdoor sports facility planned for a 40-acre parcel adjacent to Mountain View Park.

The first ordinance authorizes a lease agreement with Apex Land Associates for an outdoor synthetic turf field to be installed ...

Lawmakers Go After Utilities for Charging Deceased Customers Early Termination Fees

TRENTON, NJ – The state Assembly has voted 76-0 with three abstentions to prohibit telephone, cable and utility companies from charging deceased customers early termination fees.

The measure specifically pertains to providers of: cable service, cell phone service, satellite service, electric generation service, heating oil service, gas supply service, Internet access service, ...

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