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These 5 bills should help reform policing in New Jersey | Opinion

Senator Shirley Turner | June 28, 2020 | Star-Ledger |   I stand with the peaceful protesters in New Jersey…

There is hope for this great ‘American experiment’ | Opinion

Senator Ronald L. Rice | June 21, 2020 | Star-Ledger |   By definition, an experiment is conducted to make…

Will NJ decriminalize marijuana ahead of legal weed vote? New bill has $25 fine for pot

Mike Davis | June 15, 2020 | Asbury Park Press |   Even though a vote to legalize weed in…

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SARLO-SWEENEY BILL WOULD REDUCE RED TAPE FOR OUTDOOR RESTAURANT & BAR SERVICE, SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESSES

Trenton – To help hospitality businesses such as restaurants, bars, breweries and caterers survive the COVID shutdown and overcome ongoing financial challenges, the Senate today approved a bill sponsored by Senator Paul Sarlo and Senate President Steve Sweeney to reduce “red tape” requirements for outdoor service and help local business districts to regain economic activity.

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RUIZ, SCUTARI INTRODUCE LEGISLATION TO ASSIST TAX PAYING IMMIGRANTS

Trenton – In response to countless tax-paying immigrants being excluded from the CARES Act, Senate President Pro Tempore M. Teresa Ruiz and Senator Nicholas Scutari introduced legislation today to provide cash assistance for Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) users.
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COMMITTEE APPROVES LEGISLATION SPURRED BY POSTAL SERVICE’S ‘DOCUMENTED FAILURE’ TO DELIVER MAIL-IN BALLOTS ON TIME

Trenton – Acting to rectify the documented failure by the U.S. Postal Service to deliver mail-in ballots on time in the past May’s municipal elections, the Senate Budget Committee today approved a bill authored by Senator Paul Sarlo to allow mail-in ballots to be accepted by municipal clerks’ offices.

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