Tag: legislation

New Jersey hair braiders score victory, see deregulatory legislation advance in both houses

TRENTON, N.J. — Legislation to exempt hair braiders from the New Jersey Cosmetology and Hairstyling Act advanced through two legislative committees on Thursday and will now get a full vote in both chambers. “Thursday’s hearings on the NJ Hair Braiding Freedom bills Read More

PSEG Nuclear Subsidy Bill Passes N.J. Senate, Assembly

TRENTON, N.J. — An approximately $300 million a year subsidy bill, designed to keep three New Jersey nuclear reactors in operation, passed both the New Jersey Senate and the General Assembly on Thursday evening. The Public Service Enterprise Group Inc (PSEG) Read More

Small business-busting N.J. ‘equal pay’ bill moves closer to becoming law

By The Staff _ New Jersey businesses beware. On Monday, legislation which would subject New Jersey businesses to discrimination lawsuits seeking six (6) years of back pay cleared the Assembly Labor Committee. Damages could also be tripled if they’re proven. Read More

Op-Ed: Leading N.J. Marijuana Law Will Continue To Criminalize Marijuana; Alternative Bill Will Not

There might be some confusion about marijuana in New Jersey, and rightfully so. As the state comes to terms with legalization, it leaves people wondering what degree state authorities will regulate their own personal consumption, use, and interaction with the Read More

MacArthur (R, NJ-03) again stands alone as final tax bill heads to Senate

Once again, on Tuesday, Rep. Tom MacArthur (R, NJ-03) was the only New Jersey federal legislator to support tax reform as the reconciled GOP package appeared poised for a razor-close passage in the U.S. Senate: – US HOUSE PASSES TAX Read More

N.J. Government: Worse than the mob not just in terms of scale, but also ’cause it’s all perfectly legal

When N.J. Senate Democrats quietly rammed through legislation this week awarding a VERY small group of elected officials reentry into New Jersey’s weakest-in-the-country pension system, Senate President Steve Sweeney (D-3) offered little more than a verbal shrug. “If you tell Read More

Conservatives Look for Lower Premiums in Senate’s Revised Health Care Bill

The Senate’s Republican leadership released a revised health care bill Thursday afternoon, a move welcomed by House conservatives even as they were reluctant to comment before digesting it. “We are going to withhold judgment,” Mark Meadows, chairman of the House Read More