New Jersey

NJ Considering Tax Break for Entertainers | 10-09-2015

New Jersey lawmakers are getting creative in their efforts to rescue struggling Atlantic City. A bill (SB 2721) approved by the Senate’s State Government, Wagering, Tourism & Historic Preservation Committee last week would exempt “A-list...

Pre-election voting restricted in many states | 09-18-2015

In most states eligible voters can cast their votes before Election Day, either by going to the polls during designated early voting periods or by voting via absentee ballot. But 30 states have no early voting period, although 13 of those states allow...

Governors In Brief - September 21 2015 | 09-18-2015

TX-Mexico Border Deal TEXAS Gov. Greg Abbott (R) signed an agreement with Mexico that, among several things, promotes bilateral collaboration on motor vehicle border land crossings and future border infrastructure projects (LANDLINE MAGAZINE). ...

Majority of Drone Encounters Happening in Five States | 09-10-2015

A little over half (51.6 percent) of the 952 encounters between drones and manned aircraft reported to the FAA since the beginning of 2014 originated from five states, according to the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. More than 20 percent, or 196...

Business - September 7 2015 | 09-04-2015

NJ Upholds Sports Gambling Law A three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit upholds a lower-court ruling that voided a NEW JERSEY law legalizing sports gambling. The panel ruled that allowing casinos and racetracks...

Feds Say NJ Must Repay $32M in Medicaid Claims | 09-04-2015

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said last month that New Jersey owes the federal government $32.2 million for improper Medicaid reimbursement claims filed for home care services by officials in the state. An audit found that 17 claims...

Education - August 17 2015 | 08-14-2015

NJ Signs SB 2484, SB 2377 Vetoes SB 1857 Amidst reports that student achievement is being harmed by a lack of sleep, NEW JERSEY Gov. Chris Christie (R) signs SB 2484, which directs education officials to review the impact of delaying school starting...

Social Policy - August 17 2015 | 08-14-2015

OH Gay Marriage The OHIO Supreme Court's Board for Professional Conduct rules that judges who perform civil marriages may not refuse to conduct a ceremony for a gay couple, nor may they refuse to do all marriages based on personal beliefs opposing...

There's A New Boss Now | 07-31-2015

After decades of unabashed and yet unrequited love, Chris Christie is finally moving on. Yes, as NJ.com reports, Christie has finally conceded that his longtime fanboy crush on Jersey rocker Bruce Springsteen is never going to be reciprocated, and so...

Crime & Law Enforcement - August 3 2015 | 07-31-2015

NEW JERSEY Gov. Chris Christie (R) announces that the Garden State will furnish 1,000 State Police officers with body cameras. The governor also unveiled new guidelines that require county prosecutors’ offices to disclose the findings of a use-of...

Business - July 20 2015 | 07-17-2015

States Allowed to Require Employee Retirement Savings President Barack Obama announces the U.S. Department of Labor will develop new rules that allow states to require some employers to offer a retirement savings plan or automatically enroll workers...

And Here In FantasyLand | 07-10-2015

Speaking of head-shakers, word comes from New Jersey that a pair of lawmakers are crafting a bill that would force any Garden State governor wishing to run for president – Chris Christie comes to mind - to step down from the governor’s office...

Education - July 6 2015 | 07-02-2015

DE Approves SB 79 The DELAWARE House approves SB 79, which among several thing bars education technology service providers from selling student data or using that data to market to students or their families. The measure also bars them from building...

Governors In Brief - July 6 2015 | 07-02-2015

New Gun Permit Regulation for NJ Reacting to the death of a NEW JERSEY woman stabbed to death by an ex-boyfriend, Gov. Chris Christie (R) announced a new state regulation to require applications for gun permits for victims of domestic violence, other...

Politics In Brief - June 22 2015 | 06-19-2015

The head of the Orlando-based group People United for Medical Marijuana announced a “massive, statewide paid petition effort” to get a constitutional amendment allowing medical pot on FLORIDA’s 2016 ballot. A medical pot amendment fell...

We Hope He At Least Shared The Nachos | 05-15-2015

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s ample girth has been the subject of more than a few jokes over the years, including by the governor himself. But we never knew just how much the governor likes food and drink...until now. As New Jersey Watchdog reports...

Business - March 23 2015 | 03-20-2015

Tennessee Approves SB 374 The TENNESSEE Senate approves SB 374, which would ban the sale of powdered or crystalline alcohol drinks, products only recently approved by the federal government. The measure is now in the House (NEWSCHANNEL9.COM [CHATTANOOGA...

Christie Signs Military Surplus Bill | 03-20-2015

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) signed legislation last week (SB 2364) that requires Garden State police agencies seeking to obtain surplus military hardware to first obtain the permission of local government. But Christie rejected a companion bill...

Christie Defends Exxon Settlement | 03-13-2015

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) defended a recent $225 million settlement made with Exxon Mobile to settle a 10-year legal fight with the oil company over environmental damages caused by its refineries in the Garden State. The state had sought $8.9...