Burlington County Lawmakers Push Back Against Internet Data Caps
Burlington County lawmakers have pushed back against plans to charge residential internet customers a fee for exceeding data limits amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Racial Gap In Vaccination Is Striking – And Dangerous
Black and Hispanic Americans are dying from COVID at nearly three times the rate of white Americans, yet based on preliminary data, they’re getting vaccinated at dramatically lower rates. That should alarm us all.
‘Tidal Wave’ Of Evictions, Utility Shutoffs Tests Lawmakers
Edward Jaros lost his job on a Los Angeles movie set during the pandemic and has been unable to find work, leaving him facing hunger and eviction.
NJ Senate Approves Bill To Make Animal Trunk Fighting A Felony
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The New Jersey Senate overwhelmingly approved a bill Thursday to make it a felony to participate in animal trunk fighting. The bill now moves on to the New Jersey General Assembly.
Senate Advances Legislation To Promote Assistance Programs, Track Utility Shut Offs, And Fees
Trenton - Legislation sponsored by Senate President Pro Tempore M. Teresa Ruiz, Senator Troy Singleton, and Senator Shirley Turner, to promote utility financial assistance programs and increase data collection and transparency surrounding public utilities, passed the Senate today.
‘Laura Wooten’s Law’ Requiring Civics In Middle School Advances
Trenton – In an effort to ensure students are receiving adequate civics and government education, the Senate today advanced legislation sponsored by Senators Shirley Turner, Troy Singleton, M. Teresa Ruiz, and Linda Greenstein, which would require civics instruction in middle school.
Scutari, Singleton, Cunningham Legislation To Expand Drug Court Passes Senate
Trenton – The Senate passed legislation today sponsored by Senators Nicholas P. Scutari, Troy Singleton and Sandra Cunningham expanding eligibility, procedures, and post-program relief for certain drug-or-alcohol dependent people who are sentenced to special probation, requiring individuals to attend addiction treatment programs.
Singleton-Ruiz Bill To Support The Development Of Minority-Owned Businesses Passes Senate
Trenton – In an effort to foster the growth of minority-owned businesses around the state, the Senate today passed legislation sponsored by Senators Troy Singleton and M. Teresa Ruiz aimed at supporting their development.
Senate Passes Singleton Bill To Protect Small Businesses That Received PPP Loans
Trenton – In an effort to protect small businesses from additional taxes on their federal PPP loans, the Senate today passed legislation, sponsored by Senator Troy Singleton, which would ensure forgiven loans are not subject to the New Jersey gross income tax.
N.J. Public Worker Pension Fund’s Investment Returns Surged In 2nd Half Of 2020
New Jersey’s pension fund grew by $6.6 billion in the first half of the fiscal year, closing out 2020 with $83.3 billion in assets, Division of Investment Director Corey Amon announced Wednesday.