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Zwicker Bill: No Ifs, Ands or Bots Involving Purchases, Elections

December 7, 2018

TRENTON, NJ – Looking to strike a balance between innovation, transparency, consumer protection and business bottom lines, a bill prohibiting the use of an online “bot” to communicate or interact for the purpose of misleading during a purchase, or to influence an election, cleared the Assembly Science, Innovation and Technology Committee ...

Bateman Bill Opens the Door for Man's Best Friend at NJ Breweries

TRENTON, NJ - Legislation co-sponsored by state Sen. Christopher "Kip" Bateman to allow dogs in New Jersey breweries has passed the Senate Law and Public Safety Committee.

“One of the biggest challenges any small business owner will face is increasing foot traffic. Our bill will increase foot AND paw traffic for local breweries,” Senator Bateman (R-16) said.

Bill Would Deny NJ Tuition Aid to Students Convicted of Hazing

TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey college students who are convicted of hazing would no longer be eligible to receive State financial aid, under new legislation sponsored by Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean.

The bill was advanced today by the Senate Higher Education Committee.

More than 200 students have died from hazing-related accidents in the United States since 1838, and 40 students have died ...

NJ Senate President Meets with Business Leaders in Somerville

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Employers Legislative Committee will host New Jersey Senate President Stephen M. Sweeney (D-3) at a luncheon on Friday, Nov. 30 at Verve Bistro, Bar, & Lounge, 18 East Main St. from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Sweeney will discuss his proposals to fix New Jersey’s economy based on the conclusions of the “Path to Progress New Jersey” ...

NJ Assembly Committee Takes First Step to Legalize Marijuana

TRENTON, NJ – After hearing from communities and all potential stakeholders throughout New Jersey, the Assembly Appropriations Committee Monday approved a measure that would set new, unprecedented regulation in the state for the possession, personal use, and sale of cannabis.

Currently Colorado, California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Alaska, Maine, Massachusetts and Michigan have ...

Murphy Signs Bill Legalizing Hemp Farming in New Jersey


TRENTON, NJ – It is now legal to grow hemp in New Jersey.

Seeking to expand the state’s commercial hemp market and spur economic growth, Assembly Members Nancy Pinkin and Verlina Reynolds-Jackson sponsored the legislation to allow industrial hemp farming in New Jersey which was signed into law by Governor Phil Murphy on Wednesday.

“More than twenty industrial ...

Hillsborough Democrats Welcome Two-Party Government

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Spurred by a grassroots campaign that involved hundreds of volunteers and thousands of work-hours, Democrat Olivia Holmes was propelled to victory on Nov. 6 in an area once widely considered to be unwinnable for Democrats, becoming the first Democrat on the Township Committee in 15 years.

She will be sworn to office at the township's Reorganization meeting in ...


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