As Atlantic City’s financial woes continue, one New Jersey Assemblyman has floated the idea of legalizing marijuana as a possible solution to the crumbling tourist spot’s issues. Assemblyman Reed Gusciora (D-Mercer) has introduced a bill that, if passed, would place a question on the ballot asking voters to permit the commercial cultivation, sale, and consumption
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A new bill currently under consideration by the New Jersey State Legislature would require grocery shoppers to pay for paper and plastic bags. The bill, which is slated to go into effect on June 1, 2017, would add a five cent charge to every plastic or paper bag used by shoppers to carry their purchases.
A new bill pending in the New Jersey State Legislature would create an animal abuse registry in New Jersey. This would require individuals who are criminally convicted and/or found civilly liable for acts of animal cruelty to add their names to a publicly accessible database. Around 5,000 incidents of animal cruelty are reported to the
Groundbreaking legislation, included in the leadership package by Michael Busch, Speaker of the Maryland House of Delegates, provides the most comprehensive insurance coverage for contraception in the country. Planned Parenthood of Maryland applauds Governor Larry Hogan today as he signs the Maryland Contraceptive Equity Act (HB 1005/SB 848) sponsored by Delegate Ariana Kelly (D-Montgomery Co.)
For the second time in two years, Governor Chris Christie has vetoed a gun reform bill proposed by Democrats in the New Jersey State Legislature. The bill would have prevented individuals from accessing firearms if they had been convicted of domestic abuse or had domestic violence restraining orders taken out against them. Offenders would have
Christopher Greig of Hawthorne, NJ was arrested for allegedly stalking a stranger for over six months. Grieg, 34, has been accused of making threats through phone calls, social media messages, and other internet communications. He is being held at the Bergen County Jail on charges of cyber harassment, stalking, and making terroristic threats. His bail