10 Dec: Coniglio-Sarlo Resolution To Support Mass Transit In Bergen Approved

TRENTON – A bill sponsored by Senators Joseph Coniglio and Paul A. Sarlo which would express support for the Trans-Hudson Tunnel, the Northern Branch Passenger Rail restoration project and other mass-transit projects feeding into Bergen County was approved by the Senate today.

“Every day on roads like Routes 3, 4, 46 and 17, Bergen County commuters pack in on their way to work in the City,” said Senator Coniglio, D-Bergen. “Roadway congestion is a way of life in my community and so many others in Eastern Bergen, and we need mass transit to act as a pressure valve to ease traffic on our highways and major bridges into New York. This resolution will hopefully encourage NJ Transit and the Port Authority to speed up plans to build the mass transit railway infrastructure to serve the thousands of commuters leaving their homes in Bergen to go to jobs in New York.”

14 Mar: Senator Baer Asks Congress To Reinstate Assault Weapons Ban

TRENTON – A Resolution sponsored by Senator Byron M. Baer which would urge the President and Congress to re-authorize the federal assault weapons ban was approved by the full Senate today.

“New Jersey has some of the toughest gun control laws in the country but this summer the safety of our residents was greatly compromised after the federal government lifted a ban on assault weapons,” said Senator Baer, D-Bergen. “In 1990 we issued a ban on assault weapons, but now that surrounding states can purchase these high powered weapons, our residents are in danger of these deadly guns finding there way here.

14 Mar: Vitale Statement On Resolution Urging President To Reauthorize Assault Weapons Ban

TRENTON – Senator Joseph F. Vitale, D-Middlesex, the prime sponsor of SR-84, a resolution urging the President of the United States and Congress to reauthorize the federal assault weapons ban, issued the following statement regarding the resolution’s passage from the Senate by a vote of 34-0 today:

“In September of last year, the President and Congress made a grave mistake in their failure to reauthorize an assault weapons ban which had protected lives since enacted in the early 1990’s.