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09 Aug: Turner Introduces Legislation to Prevent Rapacious Rate Hikes and Address Planned Benefits Increase

TRENTON – Senator Shirley K. Turner introduced legislation this week to address the proposed double-digit rate increases in health benefits for public…

09 Aug: Stack, Cunningham Bill to Preserve Caven Point Peninsula Passes Committee

Trenton – The Senate Judiciary Committee advanced a bill sponsored by Senator Brian Stack and Senator Sandra B. Cunningham to…

08 Aug: Ruiz and Sarlo Introduce Bill to Expand Membership of Commissions Overseeing Health Rates

Trenton – Senate Majority Leader M. Teresa Ruiz and Senator Paul Sarlo introduced legislation today that would expand the membership of…

04 Aug: Senator Codey and Senator Bucco to Propose Stiffer Penalties to Stamp Out Car Theft Epidemic and Protect Juveniles

WEST ORANGE – Senator Richard J. Codey and Senator Anthony M. Bucco today announced plans to introduce bipartisan legislation that would…

03 Aug: Scutari Announces Appointment of Tim Lydon as Executive Director of Senate Majority

TRENTON – Senate President Nick Scutari announced the appointment of Timothy P. Lydon as the new Executive Director of the…

21 Jul: Scutari, Ruiz and Sarlo Challenge Planned Rate Increase in Health Benefits That Will Impose Higher Costs on Taxpayers, Educators and Public Employees

TRENTON – Senate President Nick Scutari, Senate Majority Leader M. Teresa Ruiz and Senator Paul Sarlo, the Chairman of the Senate…

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Senate clears bill enacting stricter bail rules for some gun offenses

Nikita Biryukov | June 16, 2022 | NJ Monitor | A measure that would change bail rules to make it…

N.J. could soon remove the phrases ‘illegal alien’ and ‘inmate’ from state documents

Brent Johnson | June 15, 2022 | NJ Advance Media |   Considered by some to be dehumanizing and outdated,…

Senate panel approves tax credits, grants to shore up child care

Nikita Biryukov | June 7, 2022 | NJ Monitor |   Lawmakers on the Senate Health Committee on Monday unanimously…

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SCUTARI PLANS HEARINGS ON DELAYS WITH LEGAL MARIJUANA SALES

TRENTON – Senate President Nick Scutari announced today that he will form a special legislative committee to review the delays with legal marijuana sales in New Jersey.

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SENATOR NELLIE POU INSTALLED AS PRESIDENT OF NHCSL

Trenton – Senator Nellie Pou, who serves as Majority Caucus Chair as well as Chair of the New Jersey Legislative Latino Caucus, has been installed as President of the National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators (NHCSL). Senator Pou, who chairs the Senate Commerce Committee, will serve as the organization’s president for a two-year term.

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SENATORS INTRODUCE LEGISLATION TO INCREASE EFFICIENCY AT THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Trenton – Senators Troy Singleton, Fred Madden, Joseph Lagana and Andrew Zwicker introduced legislation aimed at improving the turnaround time for unemployment claims at the Department of Labor and Workforce Development and calling for a conduct performance review of the Division of Unemployment in the NJDOL.

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