Bateman Calls for Action as Drought Warning Continues 

March 23, 2017

TRENTON, NJ - Following recent reports that New Jersey’s drought is still in effect despite a winter full of precipitation and foul weather, Sen. Christopher “Kip” Bateman again called for the state’s residents and leaders to do whatever they can to help conserve water.

“Most of the state just spent the last week digging out of a big snowstorm, and the ...

Assembly Limits Fees for Speakers at Colleges


TRENTON, NJ – Legislation sponsored by Assemblyman John DiMaio prohibiting colleges from using more than $10,000 in state funds to pay for speakers, including commencement addresses, has been approved by the General Assembly.

“Paying exorbitant speaker fees is an expense taxpayers cannot afford, especially when tuitions are being increased because state funding is being ...

Through Her Nonprofit, New Brunswick Student Helps Kids in Africa

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Alie Kanu was on his way to completing high school in 2011 when his older brother died.

That Kanu had finished primary and much of secondary school in itself was a feat. He was born and raised in Congo Town, a poor community prone to seasonal flooding and without basic sanitary infrastructure, in the embattled West-African nation of Sierra Leone.

He was waiting for ...

Gov. Christie Declares State of Emergency in New Jersey

TRENTON, NJ - Inpreparation for Winter Storm Stella expected to arrive in New Jersey Monday night, Gov.Chris Christie declared a State of Emergency, authorizing the State Director of Emergency Management to activate and coordinate the preparation, response and recovery efforts for the storm with all county and municipal emergency operations and governmental agencies. Commuters are asked to use ...

Storm Update: It’s Tme to Activate the NJ French Toast Alert System

TRENTON, NJ - If you haven’t done so already, it’s time to get the bread and the milk! We all agree that french toast is delicious, but it won’t do you any good if the power goes out.

We highly recommend purchasing nonperishable items as well, such as canned tuna, salmon, sardines, corned beef, beets, beans and fruit so you are prepared. It's not lobster tails and filet ...

Bateman Applauds PSE&G’s Decision to Abandon PennEast Pipeline

TRENTON, NJ - Following recent news reports that PSE&G plans to sell its share in the proposed PennEast Pipeline and abandon its involvement in the controversial project, Senator Christopher “Kip” Bateman (R-Somerset, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Mercer) urged others involved with the pipeline to reconsider their support as well.

“I think this decision by ...

Montclair Ponders 'Welcoming Community' Instead of 'Sanctuary City'

MONTCLAIR, NJ - A resolution scheduled for a vote Tuesday by the township council will determine whether Montclair will define itself as a 'Welcoming Community' instead of a 'Sanctuary City.'

The resolution states that the township is "acknowledging and reaffirming our commitment to the rights of all persons, regardless of immigration status, it is important to ...

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