The Assembly Regulatory Oversight Committee concerns itself with legislation reducing governmental bureaucracy or "red tape" and affecting the state's casinos and horse racing industries. The panel also works to ensure that the Executive Branch implements laws as intended by the Legislature.
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Assembly Panel Advances McKeon & Lagana Bill to Declare Invalid Christie's Attempt to Change Rules to Allow N.J. to Leave Effort to Cut Reduce Greenhouse GasesLegislation Assembly Democrats John McKeon and Joseph Lagana sponsored to declare invalid the Christie administration's bid to change regulations requiring the state to participate in a regional effort to reduce greenhouse gases was released Thursday by an Assembly panel.
"Gov. Christie can try every which way he can to pry New Jersey from participating in this effort to keep our air and water clean and promote renewable energy, and while he has some authority to act on his own, he cannot ignore state regulations and just change them to suit his anti-environmental agenda," said McKeon (D-Essex/Morris)...
More Higher Education Reform, Protecting Greenhouse Gas Reduction Rules, Withdrawing from Waterfront Commission, Increased Property Tax Appeal Transparency & Drug Treatment for Inmates Top Thursday Assembly Committee MeetingsFilm & Digital Media Tax Credit, Combating Overdoses, Helping Biz Make Energy Improvements, Securing Personal Health Info, Expediting Vacant Building Maintenance & Modernized Corporate Laws Also on Tap
More higher education reform, protecting New Jersey's greenhouse gas reduction regulations, withdrawing New Jersey from the Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor, expanding the state's film and digital media production tax credit program, increasing transparency for appealing property tax assessments and improving drug treatment for inmates are among the highlights for Thursday's Assembly committee meetings...