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CHRIS CHRISTIE TAKES HIS BUDGET PITCH ON THE ROAD -- FIRST STOP, MOORESTOWN
If there were any doubt Gov. Chris Christie would go on the offensive as he now turns to pitching a new state budget proposal, he put it to rest yesterday during a town hall-style event in Moorestown.
Lagana & Singleton Anti-SLAPP Bill Approved by Assembly
Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Joseph Lagana (D- Bergen/Passaic) and Troy Singleton (D-Burlington) to protect the public against lawsuits meant to silence healthy debate and criticism was approved Monday by the General Assembly.
Advocacy Group Seeks More State Funding for Libraries
The New Jersey Library Association recently started an online petition to urge Gov. Christie to increase state funding for libraries. Pat Tumulty, association executive director, said the allotted funding for the current fiscal year is $3,676,000, or 41 cents per person.
Bill would aid missing who are mentally ill, disabled
A bill to establish an alert system that provides rapid dissemination of information about a missing person who has mental, intellectual or developmental disabilities was advanced by a Senate panel recently.
Burlington County expects to benefit from the convention
Burlington County may not technically be part of Philadelphia, but local officials said it still has plenty of reasons to cheer its western neighbor’s selection as host of next year’s Democratic National Convention.
Assembly panel to take up bills to allow students to opt out of PARCC test
The debate over the new computer-based standardized test that some parents are against letting their children take is coming to the Statehouse.