28 Jun: Van Drew/Gill/Ruiz Measure Creating Task Force To Study NJN Proposal Clears Senate

TRENTON – The Senate today approved legislation sponsored by Senators Jeff Van Drew, Nia H. Gill, and Teresa Ruiz to create a task force to study Governor Christie’s proposal to slash funding for New Jersey Network and transition it from a government-run entity, paving the way for control by a not-for-profit organization.

The measure (SCR-113) would ensure that residents’ investment in the network is protected, and that the Jersey-centric programming focus is maintained in the event of a transition.

26 May: Smith Statement On Constitutional Amendment For Air Control Funding

TRENTON – Senator Bob Smith, D-Middlesex and Somerset, the Chairman of the Senate Environment Committee and a prime sponsor of a constitutional amendment which would dedicate a portion of the Corporate Business Tax (CBT) to clean air programs in New Jersey, issued the following statement regarding a public hearing held on the amendment today:

“If approved by the Legislature, the voters of New Jersey may have the opportunity to choose their own destiny when it comes to clean air funds as early as this November’s ballot. And given New Jersey’s historically poor air quality and the need for change, the decision should be an easy one to make.