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NJ Assembly and Senate panels advance Democrats' $35.3 billion budget

New Jersey Democrats advanced their party’s $35.3 billion budget out of committees Tuesday with party-line votes that reflected Republican opposition to the plan’s proposed tax increases and Democrats’ commitment to making a larger pension payment than what Gov. Chris Christie proposed.

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Legislation to permit fire district mergers scheduled for Assembly vote

Legislation to permit fire districts to merge is up for a vote before the full New Jersey Assembly this week.

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Committee review could reduce pedestrian deaths

For five consecutive years, Route 130 has been named the most dangerous road for pedestrians by the Tri-State Transportation Campaign, a nonprofit pedestrian advocacy group.

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PLAN TO PREVENT UNEXPECTED MEDICAL BILLS STALLS, BUT BACKERS STILL HOPEFUL

Lawmakers want info on impact on small urban hospitals and state budget, while head of state’s biggest insurer says issue must be high priority

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Bill inspired by Cinnaminson firefighter's death reworked

Legislation inspired by a Cinnaminson firefighter's sudden death and his family's ensuing loss of health coverage has undergone significant revisions but is poised for a possible Assembly floor vote.

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Vainieri Huttle, Singleton & Benson Bill to Create Office to Advise on Special Education Matters Clears Panel

Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Troy Singleton and Daniel Benson to help protect the rights of students with disabilities was advanced by an Assembly panel on Thursday.

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Regulation on out-of-network emergency room visits long overdue in N.J.

In New Jersey, health insurers create networks with hospitals and providers that agree to accept set prices. The aim is to offer their members reasonably priced health care.

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Singleton, Tucker, Quijano, Wilson & Danielsen Bill to Increase Annual Allowance for Veterans with Disabilities Approved by Assembly Panel

An Assembly panel released legislation on Monday sponsored by Assembly Democrats Troy Singleton, Cleopatra Tucker, Annette Quijano, Gilbert "Whip" Wilson and Joseph Danielsen to increase the annual allowance the state pays to veterans with certain wartime service-connected disabilities.

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Assembly Democratic Legislation to Spur Creation of Small Businesses Continues Advancing in Assembly

Singleton, Eustace, Mosquera, Sumter, Benson, Quijano & Wimberly Bill Would Provide Funding and Training for "Microenterprises"

(TRENTON) - Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Troy Singleton, Tim Eustace, Gabriela Mosquera, Shavonda Sumter, Daniel Benson, Annette Quijano and Benjie Wimberly to help spur the creation of small businesses and empower individuals with the tools to become self-sustaining entrepreneurs was approved on Monday by the Assembly Appropriations Committee.

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Conaway, Singleton & Eustace Bill to Establish Procedure for Consolidation of Fire Districts Clears Assembly Panel

(TRENTON) - Legislation Assembly Democrats Herb Conaway, Troy Singleton and Tim Eustace sponsored to facilitate the consolidation of local fire districts was advanced by an Assembly panel on Monday.

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