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Handlin Calls for Action on Port Authority Reform Bills During SCI Meeting

Source: NorthJersey.com – Democrats and Republicans on the legislative panel investigating the George Washington Bridge lane closures had a heated exchange over whether now is the time to reform the Port Authority… Assemblywoman Amy Handlin, R-Monmouth, called on the committee to immediately act on package of bills that she said would bring transparency to the …

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GOP spars with bridge scandal panel leaders

Source: Star Ledger – The leaders of the legislative panel investigating the lane closings at the George Washington Bridge today defended their work after Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D-Gloucester) suggested it might be best to shut it down if a state judge rules against it. Without mentioning Sweeney’s comments directly, Assemblyman John Wisniewski (D-Middlesex), a …

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Dancer says using headlights to warn of speed traps is free speech

Source: Star Ledger – Is it free speech to flash your headlights to warn oncoming drivers about a speed trap? One state lawmaker thinks so, and he wants New Jersey’s law changed to protect it. Assemblyman Ronald Dancer (R-Ocean) introduced a bill (A2922) last month that would clarify that it is “permissible for the operator …

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Ciattarelli Bill Would Give Towns Authority over Off Track Wagering Facilities

Source: APP.com –  A public information session has been scheduled to answer residents’ questions about a proposal to locate an off-track wagering facility and restaurant on Route 206. Mayor Doug Tomson scheduled the meeting, set for 7 to 9 p.m. April 16 at the Municipal Building, “to address some of the misconceptions, incorrect facts and …

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Dancer Introduces Bill that Allows Drivers to Shine Light on Road Hazards and Speed Traps

Source: Assembly Republican Press Release – If you have ever been rolling a little too fast on the interstate and an oncoming driver flashed the high-beams as a warning, you may be surprised to learn that driver was risking a costly traffic ticket of their own. “In New Jersey, drivers who flashed their lights to …

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Bucco Expresses Support for Ukraine

Source: TheAlternativePress.com – Assemblyman Anthony Bucco and Ukraine Consul General Igor Sybiga were just two of the dignitaries to speak before an audience at the Township Council meeting on Thursday, April 3. The passage of a resolution in support of Ukraine was well attended, with many Ukrainian-Americans present. Introduced by Councilman Roman Hirniak, the resolution …

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Bramnick Says Its Time for SCI to Turn Over Documents to US Attorney

Source: Newsworks – Gov. Chris Christie took a major political and legal gamble with his decision to ask Randy Mastro and a team of Gibbon Dunn lawyers to conduct an internal inquiry into the Bridgegate and Hoboken allegations in the face of a pair of ongoing probes by a federal grand jury and a legislative …

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Carroll reacts to Wildstein Going To Testify

Source: The Daily Beast – Jon Bon Jovi sang at Obama’s inauguration. Bruce Springsteen sang behind the Berlin Wall. Is David Wildstein joining this list of great New Jersey troubadours by singing to the U.S. Attorney? The website Main Justice reported late Sunday night that Wildstein, the Christie administration’s hatchet man at the New York …

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Bramnick-Burzichelli will Join Forces on Native Habitat Legislation

Source: Assembly Republican Press Release – Bill establishes “Native Habitat Certification Program” Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick will introduce legislation that encourages homeowners to expand and protect the native habitats of birds, plants and other wildlife. Bramnick is joined by Assembly Appropriations Chairman John Burzichelli, D-Gloucester, as a sponsor of the legislation. Under Bramnick’s bill, …

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Webber Discusses Problems with Bill to Increase Minimum Wage for Tip-Earners

Source: NJ Spotlight – An increase in the minimum wage for workers who rely on tips to $5.93 – which would make New Jersey’s minimum wage for tip-earners one of the nation’s highest – is being considered by the state Legislature New Jersey law currently allows tip workers to be paid $2.13 an hour, but …

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