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30 Jun: Senate Approves Legislation to Provide Grants Under the ‘Securing Our Children’s Future Fund’

Senate Approves Legislation to Provide Grants Under the ‘Securing Our Children’s Future Fund’    Trenton – Yesterday the Senate approved…

30 Jun: Senate Moves Pou Legislation to Update Provisions of the Consumer Fraud Act

TRENTON – The Senate today passed legislation sponsored by Senator Nellie Pou that would update various provisions of the Consumer…

30 Jun: Bills to Enhance Food Security Pass Senate

Trenton – The Senate today advanced a package of bills to promote and enhance food security:   S-1677, the “Working…

29 Jun: Greenstein, Singleton Bill to Mandate Cancer Screenings for Firefighters Approved by Senate

Trenton – In an effort to ensure the safety of firefighters throughout the State, the Senate today approved legislation sponsored…

29 Jun: Senate Approves Seven Key Gun Safety Bills

TRENTON – The Senate Law and Public Safety Committee today approved seven key gun safety bills that will help prevent gun…

29 Jun: Turner-Diegnan Bill to Waive Exit Exam Requirement Passes Senate

Trenton – In recognition of the adversity students faced over the last two years, the Senate approved legislation sponsored by Senator…

latest news

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Brent Johnson | June 15, 2022 | NJ Advance Media |   Considered by some to be dehumanizing and outdated,…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