WEINBERG, SWEENEY PUSH FOR OPEN GOVERNMENT BILLS – At a news conference at the Statehouse today, Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg and Senate President Steve Sweeney renewed the push for bills sponsored by the Majority Leader to modernize the State’s open government laws and ensure better compliance with good government practices which promote transparency and accountability. To find out more, visit: http://www.njsendems.com/release.asp?rid=4507
Vitale-Gill Bill To Make Needle Exchange Permanent In New Jersey Approved – A bill sponsored by Senators Joseph F. Vitale and Nia H. Gill that would expand the state’s sterile syringe and needle exchange program to help reduce the prevalence of transmitted bloodborne diseases such as HIV and Hepatitis C through shared intravenous needles was approved by the full Senate today. To read more, click here: http://www.njsendems.com/release.asp?rid=4519
On the 74th anniversary of Kristallnacht -- the "Night of Broken Glass" which signified the beginning of the Holocaust -- NJ Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg and Senators Barbara Buono, Bob Gordon and Linda Greenstein reflect on history and its relation to current events within our State.
Sweeney Legislation Bolstering State's Institutions Of Higher Learning Signed Into Law TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Senate President Steve Sweeney that could allow New Jersey’s institutions of higher learning to invest nearly 1.3 billion dollars in long range planning and capital improvements has been signed into law. To read more, click here: http://www.njsendems.com/release.asp?rid=4579
In this video, Senate President Steve Sweeney, Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg, Assistant Majority Leader Linda Greenstein, and Assemblyman Nelson Albano discuss the success of New Jersey's historic Family Leave Act, which allows New Jersey workers to take time off from a job to care for a newborn or newly adopted child or a sick family member.
CODEY APPLAUDS LEGISLATIVE DEMS' FY 2013 BUDGET – Former Governor Richard J. Codey said today that the Democratic Budget proposal for FY 2013 represents a rational course for the State, ensuring that New Jersey has a healthy surplus, flexibility to address future budget shortfalls, and support for New Jersey’s most vulnerable. To read more, visit: http://www.njsendems.com/release.asp?rid=4532
GREENSTEIN STATEMENT ON PAY EQUITY BILLS APPROVED IN LABOR COMMITTEE -- A package of bills sponsored by Senator Linda Greenstein, D-Middlesex and Mercer, to advance pay equity in the Garden State was approved today by the Senate Labor Committee. To find out more, visit this site: http://www.njsendems.com/release.asp?rid=4493
Codey/Turner Call On Governor To Appoint Members To Underage Drinking Task Force -- Senators Richard J. Codey (D - Essex, Morris) and Shirley K. Turner (D – Mercer, Hunterdon) today called on Governor Christie to nominate members to the state’s Task Force on Underage Drinking in Higher Education. Since its creation in January, 2010, the task force has yet to have a single member appointed to it. To read more, click here: http://www.njsendems.com/release.asp?rid=4451