Ammunition Magazine Limit, Drug Treatment, Moratorium on Replacing Landline Telephone Services, Bedbug Eradication, Fire Safety & Foreclosure Prevention Top Thursday Assembly HearingsReducing maximum capacity of ammunition magazines to 10 rounds, drug treatment in state correctional facilities, a moratorium on replacement of copper-based landline phone service with wireless service, bedbug eradication, fire safety in new homes and helping residents avoid foreclosures top Thursday's Assembly committee action...
Caride Introduces Bill to Toughen Penalties for Heroin Related Crimes; Combat Rising Heroin Use in NJ
Heroin overdoses and heroin-related deaths have increased dramatically throughout the state over the past few years as it becomes cheaper alternative to prescription pillsAssemblywoman Marlene Caride (D-Bergen/Passaic) has introduced legislation to toughen penalties for crimes involving the manufacturing, distribution and dispensation of heroin to assist law enforcement in combating the alarming rise in heroin use in New Jersey.
"This is a critical time for New Jersey, as heroin use continues to rise and reach dangerous levels. What makes heroin so dangerous is that it is cheap, easily available and users are getting younger and younger,..." said Caride. For More
***MULTIMEDIA PACKAGE*** Wisniewski & Weinberg Availability Following Court Hearing on GWB SubpoenasNew Jersey Legislative Select Committee on Investigation Co-Chairs Assemblyman John S. Wisniewski (D-Middlesex) and Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg (D-Bergen) issued a multimedia package Tuesday of their comments following a court hearing on issues involving compliance with the committee's subpoenas to William Stepien and Bridget Anne Kelly.
Johnson Applauds DOT Decision to Repave Palisades Interstate(Trenton) - Assemblyman Gordon Johnson (D-Bergen) issued the following statement lauding the state Department of Transportation's announcement to repave the pothole-plagued Palisade Interstate Parkway:
"It has been a long-time coming for repairs to Palisades Parkway.
"The road has taken an especially hard beating this winter with its harsh storms and weather conditions. Now is the time to repair Palisades Parkway before it becomes any more of an obstacle course for commuters.
Eustace to Christie Admin: Stop Erecting Roadblocks for the Electric Car Industry
Assemblyman Calls Decision to Block Tesla's Establishment in NJ Foolish & Short-SightedAssemblyman Tim Eustace on Tuesday criticized the Christie administration and the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) for unilaterally bypassing the legislature and serving as a roadblock as the electric car industry attempts to expand its presence in New Jersey.
The MVC was expected to vote at a 2 p.m. meeting today to institute a new regulation that would require all new car dealers to obtain a franchise agreement in order to receive a license from the state, effectively prohibiting Tesla's direct sales model, which cuts out the middleman and brings vehicles directly to customers through smaller retail establishments.
Assembly Budget Committee to Meet in Montclair for First Public Hearing on Proposed State BudgetThe Assembly Budget Committee will meet Wednesday to hold its first public hearing on the proposed state budget for next fiscal year. The meeting will be at 9:30 a.m. at Montclair State University's University Hall Conference Center on the 7th Floor. The center is at 1 Normal Ave. in Montclair...
Wisniewski, Weinberg Media Availability Following Court Hearing on GWB Subpoenas
Assembly Dems Stand With Parent Advocates in Push to Change NJ Medical Marijuana Laws to Help Sick Kids (A-1374)
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