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Utilities law could fund infrastructure repair in Burlington, Camden counties

Burlington and Camden counties will take part in a state pilot program allowing their utilities authorities to fund infrastructure projects.

Under the program, authorities could fund improvements in towns they serve “as another method to repair or replace aging county infrastructure through a means other than the local property tax.”

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Lawmakers Bill to Allow Temporary Professional Licensure for Qualified Military Spouses Signed into Law

Law Helps Spouses with Professional Licenses Return to Work Sooner After Relocation
Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Cleopatra Tucker, Troy Singleton, Timothy Eustace, Pamela Lampitt, Lou Greenwald and John Wisniewski to allow nonresident military spouses moving to New Jersey to seek temporary licensure from certain professional and occupational licensing boards has been signed into law.

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Christie signs bills for veterans aid, Megan's Law changes

TRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie’s pen received a workout Tuesday as he signed 100 measures into law while also nixing 44.

Among the bills receiving Christie’s signature was one updating Megan’s Law to specify that minors found guilty of sexting would not be placed on the state’s sex offender registry.

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Assemblyman Unveils Much-Anticipated Final Draft of Charter Legislation

Singleton seeks to balance flexibility and accountability in revising 20-year-old law governing alternative schools

A new bill will soon be added to the debate over how – and how much – to revise the state’s nearly 20-year-old charter school law.

State Assemblyman Troy Singleton (D-Burlington) has completed a final draft of the bill, which would create a single authorizing board to review, approve and monitor charter schools, in addition to the state Department of Education.

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Christie vetoes college affordability, domestic violence bills

TRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie vetoed a pair of high-profile bills that sought to study ways to make college more affordable and to protect domestic violence victims.

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Mixed bag for S. Jersey lawmakers: Police funeral fund gets OK, but college-affordability study rejected

TRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie on Monday signed into law several bills backed by South Jersey legislators, including a measure that would help cover funeral costs for police officers and others who die in the line of duty.

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Moorestown resident's bill gives youth a voice

MOORESTOWN — He’s a business owner, an elected official, and now, an author of a bill signed into law.

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Chris Christie Endangers Lives of NJ Women with Veto Of Lisa’s Law

Lisa’s Law, a bill aimed to protect victims of domestic abuse, just got ‘traffic studied.’ After a week-long media blitz over possible involvement in the shutdown of the George Washington Bridge, Governor Chris Christie may just want to take shelter.

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NJ Senate to vote on bill inspired by Delran dog's death

TRENTON — Legislation inspired by a Burlington County animal cruelty case still has a chance to become law.

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CUAC Expansion Bill Passes Assembly, Sent to Governor

TRENTON, N.J. – Legislation (S-2660) that would expand the state’s Credit Union Advisory Council (CUAC) to seven members and provide for representation of federally chartered credit unions passed the Assembly yesterday 78-0. Now awaiting Governor Christie’s consideration, the measure was sponsored by Senate President Steven Sweeney (D3) and Assemblyman Troy Singleton (D7) in their respective houses of the legislature.

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