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Menendez Kicks Off Jersey Jobs Tour

May 22, 2017

ELIZABETH, NJ – Esteven Maas needed a job. “I was out of work with a wife and two children, and it was scary. I was sending out resumes, then I got this email saying, ‘Learn to be a machinist.’ I thought, ‘Wow! that is related to what I was doing.’”

He entered the manufacturing program at Union County and had a job waiting for him at New Jersey ...

Bateman Bill Establishes Police Safe Zones for Craigslist Purchases

TRENTON, NJ - The Senate Law and Public Safety Committee has passed a bill sponsored by Sen. Christopher “Kip” Bateman (R-Somerset, Middlesex, Mercer, Hunterdon) to allow local police departments to designate safe zones where people can meet to complete sales transactions arranged on websites, such as Craigslist.

“Giving out your home address to a stranger on the internet can ...

Opposition to Statehouse Renovation Project Continues to Build

TRENTON, NJ - Sen. Kip Bateman (R-16) and Sen. Michael Doherty (R-23) joined with Sen. Ray Lesniak (D-20) to file a lawsuit May 15 to stop a New Jersey State House renovation project that was initiated without legislative or voter approval.

The civil complaint filed in New Jersey Superior Court alleges that actions undertaken by the State Capitol Joint Management Commission, Treasury ...

Ciattarelli Rails Against NJ Transit, Calls for Overhaul

SECAUCUS, NJ - Saying both Democratic and Republican administrations had ignored transportation infrastructure problems in the state for too long, Republican businessman and gubernatorial candidate Jack Ciattarelli has released his plans to overhaul NJ Transit.

Ciattarelli, a member of the state Assembly and resident of Hillsborough, said his priority would be to restore the ...

NJ Gubernatorial Candidates Square off in Televised Debate Tuesday

GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, NJ - The first gubernatorial debates of the 2017 primary election will be televised Tuesday night, May 9th from Stockton University.

The Republican candidates, state Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli (R-16t), a Hillsborough resident and Lt. Gov. Kim Gaudagno, will begin at 6:30 p.m. Guadagno has enjoyed a lead throughout the campaign, but polling indicates that the race has ...

Belmar is Backdrop for Lawmakers Who Pledge to Ban Offshore Oil and Gas Drilling

BELMAR, NJ — Standing on an oceanfront deck of Belmar’s new Taylor Pavilion, Sens. Robert Menendez and Cory Booker, and Rep. Frank Pallone, 6th Dist., held a news conference to announce plans to continue the fight to ban offshore oil and gas drilling in the Atlantic Ocean.

Following the opening of the Taylor Pavilion on May 1, the lawmakers said they will reintroduce the Clean ...

Bateman: PennEast Pipeline Proposal in Trouble

 

TRENTON, NJ - Following the NJ DEP’s decision to reject a permit application submitted by PennEast that is necessary for construction to begin, state Sen. Christopher “Kip” Bateman urged homeowners to stand strong in opposition to the pipeline.

“The DEP made the right call. It is astounding that PennEast would even attempt to file an application, ...

It's Rutgers Day on All Three Campuses April 29

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers Day, Rutgers University’s annual welcome and show-and-tell for New Jersey residents of all ages, will take place Saturday, April 29, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m on the New Brunswick, Newark and Camden campuses.

The annual event offers more than 600 free performances, demonstrations and interactive activities. Last year, a record crowd of more than 100,000 ...

Alternative Energy Jobs Power New Jersey Employment Sector

 

STOCKTON, NJ  -  A report released April 24 by ReThink Energy NJ and Environmental Entrepreneurs, a national, nonpartisan business group, shows that 79 percent of all energy generation and efficiency jobs in New Jersey are in clean energy, with 41,000 jobs in solar, wind, or energy efficiency out of 52,000 total energy-related jobs.

The analysis, which shows the ...

Bateman Urges School Funding Reform to Help Manville and other Underfunded School Districts

   

TRENTON, NJ  - State Sen. Christopher "Kip" Bateman (R-16) said that Manville Mayor Richard Onderko’s testimony at a bipartisan school funding roundtable in Parsippany demonstrates the urgent need to reform the state’s broken school funding formula.

Manville, a borough within Bateman’s district, is the eighth most ...

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