Bill Requires NJ DEP to Update Shore Protection Plan

June 8, 2018



TRENTON, NJ – Legislation sponsored by Assemblywomen Joann Downey and Nancy Pinkin requiring the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to update the New Jersey Shore Protection Master Plan has approved by the the Assembly.

            “It is imperative that we take the necessary steps to ensure the ...

Assembly Bill Would Ban Smoking in Public Parks & Beaches


TRENTON, NJ – Legislation sponsored by several Democratic members of the state Assembly would ban smoking at public parks and beaches.

The bill was approved by the Assembly Tourism, Gaming and the Arts Committee and goes before the full Assembly for a vote on June 7.

Democrats Vince Mazzeo, Clinton Calabrese, Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Carol Murphy, Angelica Jimenez, Paul ...

Vehicular Homicide Charges for Driver of Paramus School Bus

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The driver of a school bus involved in a crash on Route 80 last week that killed two people faces two counts of second-degree vehicular homicide/death by auto, it was announced today.

The driver, Hudy Muldrow, 77, of Woodland Park, attempted to make an illegal U-Turn on the highway in an attempt to find his way to Waterloo Village, the planned destination of the bus that was ...

Murphy Gets 46 Percent Approval Rating in Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – With the Murphy administration well underway, New Jerseyans are now split over the direction of the state, as more feel better than they have in recent years about where New Jersey is headed.

Gov. Phil Murphy remains an unknown to a sizeable segment of the public, but initial impressions of the job he is doing are positive: 46 percent approve of his job as governor ...

NJ Bog Turtle Designation Inches Closer to Legislative Approval


TRENTON, NJ – The endangered bog turtle continues to plod along on its way to becoming New Jersey’s State Reptile.

Companion legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker (D-16th) to officially designate the bog turtle as the official State Reptile of New Jersey was advanced by the Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee last Thursday.

Zwicker's bill ...

Senate Committee Endorses Bateman Bill to Protect Drinking Water


TRENTON, NJ - Legislation sponsored by Sen. Christopher “Kip” Bateman (R-16) to protect New Jersey’s families from contaminated storm water by permitting municipalities to establish and operate storm water utilities has passed the Senate Environment and Energy Committee.

“Storm water runoff carries debris, bacteria, and chemicals that can harm our drinking ...

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