Bateman Secures $9.7M for NJDEP Projects

August 13, 2018

TRENTON, NJ  - Legislation sponsored by Senator Christopher "Kip" Bateman (R-Somerset, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Mercer)appropriating $9.703 million from corporate business tax revenue to the NJ DEP for state capital and park development, preservation, conservation, and recreation projects has been signed into law by Gov. Phil Murphy..

“New Jersey is blessed with some of the ...

Rutgers Study: A New Shift to Suburbanization?

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ –. A new Rutgers Regional Report, “The ‘Burbs’ Bounce Back: ‘Trendlet’ or ‘Dead Cat Bounce’?” finds that the predicted transformative demographic shifts of the early part of the decade (2010-2016)—an urban resurgence and a suburban malaise—may, in fact, be reversing.

The report, authored by James W.

Legislation Would Unmask Partners in Real Estate Limited Liability Corporations

TRENTON, NJ  - Legislation that would help municipalities unmask partners in Limited Liability Corporations that own neglected or abandoned real estate could go a long way to combating blight in urban and suburban New Jersey communities.

State Assemblywoman Verlina Reynolds-Jackson, D-Mercer, Hunterdon, said she will introduce the bill expanding owners’ liability when the Assembly ...

Murphy Signs Legislation to Overhaul NJ School Funding Formula

CLIFFSIDE PARK, NJ – Gov. Phil MurphyTuesday signed landmark legislation to fully and fairly fund public school districts in the Garden State.

The bill, S-2, modernizes the State’s school funding formula for the first time in ten years.

“This legislation is long overdue and I thank Senate President Steve Sweeney and Speaker Craig Coughlin for their commitment to modernize ...

NJ Governor Considers 5-Cents Tax on Plastic Grocery Bags

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – A bill passed bythe New Jersey Senate last month may have many opting to use reusable bags at the supermarket, drug store, and other retailers. 

Bill A3267, if signed by Gov. Phil Murphy, would impose a 5-cent fee on single-use bags in chains or any store with retail space exceeding 2,000 square feet. Murphy has just over a month to decide ...

NJ Legislator Proposes Expansive Medical Medical Marijuana Program

SOMERSET, NJ - Assemblyman Joe Danielsen (D-17th), is sponsoring a bill that would revise the requirements to authorize and access medical marijuana.

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy plans to open six more dispensaries to help better serve New Jersey’s expanding medical marijuana demand.

Since the start of Murphy's term in January, the program has enrolled over 25,000 patients and ...

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