Rutgers to Host Exhibit of Sen. Frank Lautenberg Papers

February 15, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Frank Lautenberg, New Jersey’s longest-serving U.S. senator, left an outsize imprint on state politics and national policy by the time he died while in office, in 2013.

His papers, now curated and maintained by the Rutgers University Libraries, encompass 2,250 boxes of hats, buttons, campaign stickers, vinyl records, paper documents and other artifacts that, laid end ...

Bateman Resolution Opposing Offshore Drilling Approved by Environment Committee

TRENTON, NJ - A resolution sponsored by Sen. Kip Bateman (R-Somerset/Middlesex/Hunterdon/Mercer) opposing a federal plan to allow offshore drilling for oil and natural gas along the Atlantic Coast hs been approved by the Senate Environment & Energy Committee.

“The United States has a glut of oil and natural gas that continues to grow without drilling along the Atlantic Coast,” ...

Bill Streamlines Homestead Property Tax Rebate Process



TRENTON, N.J. – Two Republican lawmakers are sponsoring a bill that would make it easier for beleaguered New Jersey property taxpayers to apply for homestead property tax rebates.

Sponsored by Assemblymen John DiMaio of Warren County  and Parker Space of Sussex County, the bill was approved by the Assembly State and Local Government Committee by unanimous vote.

Senate Approves Bateman's "Socks for Homeless Day" Resolution


TRENTON, NJ - A resolution sponsored by state Sen. Kip Bateman, R-Somerset/Hunterdon/Middlesex/Mercer designating February 14 of each year as “Socks for the Homeless Day” has been approved by the state Senate.

The legislation now heads to the Assembly for approval.

“A new pair of socks can be a sign of hope to many homeless men and women in New ...

NJ Rep. Lance Uninjured in GOP Amtrak Crash

CROZET, Va. – New Jersey Rep. Leonard Lance, R-7th, was uninjured in the crash of an Amtrak train on its way to a GOP retreat in West Virginia Wednesday, one day after President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address.

Lance tweeted his spokesman, John Byers, immediately following the collision that involved a garbage truck stuck on the rail line.

The message from Lance ...

Bateman Launches Online Petition to Stop the PennEast Pipeline


 TRENTON, NJ - State Sen. Christopher "Kip" Bateman, R-Somerset, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex has launched an online petition campaign to give residents who will be impacted by the proposed PennEast Pipeline the opportunity to influence the approval process.

“As a legislator who represents families that will be impacted by PennEast, I want to demonstrate to ...

Lance Joined by 4 Jersey Lawmakers to Sponsor Property Tax Prepayment Bill

WASHINGTON -- New Jersey Rep. Leonard Lance (R-7th) and Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-5th) have introduced bipartisan legislation that would allow taxpayers to deduct their entire 2018 property tax prepayments from their 2017 income tax returns.

The were joined by three other members of the New Jersey Congressional delegation, Rep. Chris Smith, (R-4th) Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen, (R-11th0 and Rep.

Bateman Measure Protecting Bees Becomes Law

TRENTON, NJ - Legislation sponsored by Sen. Christopher “Kip” Bateman (R-Mercer, Somerset, Hunterdon, Middlesex) to protect the state’s apiaries from pesticides by establishing beehive registries and a notification protocol has been signed into law.

"New Jersey wouldn’t be the Garden State without the help it gets from its bee population,” Bateman said.

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