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Legislative Roundup: Ridesharing bill adds restrictions

Ridesharing companies that enlist drivers to use personal vehicles to transport passengers would have to get a state permit and meet safety requirements under legislation advanced by an Assembly panel Thursday.

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Legislation to Promote Donations to ALS Association Becomes Law Legislation to Promote Donations to ALS Association Becomes Law

Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Troy Singleton, Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Daniel R. Benson, Herb Conaway Jr., Carmelo Garcia, Celeste Riley, Gabriela Mosquera and Ralph Caputo to make it easier for taxpayers to donate to the ALS Association was signed into law today.

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NJ ridesharing bill adds restrictions for Uber, Lyft

TRENTON – Ridesharing companies that enlist drivers to use personal vehicles to transport passengers would have to get a state permit and meet safety requirements under legislation advanced by an Assembly panel on Thursday.

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Legislation Would Establish ‘Responsible Fatherhood Initiative’

Legislation Assembly Democrats Troy Singleton, Bonnie Watson Coleman, Pamela Lampitt, Gary Schaer and Benjie Wimberly sponsored to develop a “Responsible Fatherhood Initiative” in New Jersey geared towards strengthening the development of children throughout the state by promoting the positive involvement of both parents in their lives continues advancing.

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Bill to restore N.J. property tax information removed by Christie administration advances

TRENTON — The key state Senate committee today approved a bill requiring Gov. Chris Christie's administration to restore information about property taxes that it had removed from a state website earlier this year.

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New calculations troubling for New Jersey pension system

New calculations show that the pension fund covering retirement benefits for most of New Jersey’s public employees is projected to go broke in a decade, not the 30 years officials had estimated just months ago.

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Allen to unveil bills aimed at building workforce

Sen. Diane Allen, R-Burlington, is going to Burlington County Institute of Technology Wednesday to unveil several new bills she hopes will strengthen New Jersey’s workforce and create opportunities for New Jersey families, entrepreneurs and employers.

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N.J. Legislature sends Christie bill to waive fee for veteran death certificates

TRENTON — New Jersey’s state government would be required to furnish free death certificates for veterans under a bill that has landed on Gov. Chris Christie’s desk.

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Rape by fraud? N.J. lawmaker introduces bill to make it a crime

TRENTON — Imagine this: A man woos a woman to bed with tales of his riches, fast cars and a vacation home in Monaco. But he actually lives in his mother’s basement.

Or this: A seemingly wealthy widow convinces a younger man to sleep with her on the notion that they may marry and he’ll inherit her money. In reality, she’s broke.

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Increasing transparency is essential to instilling trust

Voters of all political persuasions who went to the polls on Election Day consistently noted one fundamental flaw in government — they feel they cannot trust their elected officials.

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