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160627Flanagan

NJ Senate Passes Strict Standards for Handgun Permits

6-27-16
The Senate voted 22 to 17 to pass a bill that sets very strict standards for New Jersey residents who must show a “justifiable need” to get a permit to carry a handgun.
160627Hill

Lawmakers, Immigrant Advocates Question Use of Solitary Confinement

6-27-16
The American Friends Service Committee and New Jersey Advocates for Immigrant Detainees partnered with NYU and found the Essex County Correctional Facility used solitary confinement 446 times over three years and nearly a quarter of the cases were later dismissed.
160627Katz

Education Professor Calls Governor’s Fairness Formula ‘Misleading’

6-27-16
Dan Katz, an education professor at Seton Hall University, says Gov. Christie's plan to change the school funding formula doesn't provide equity across the state.
160624Cruz

TTF Plan Clears Committees but Faces Uncertainty in Full Legislature

6-24-16
The Assembly and Senate Budget Committees approved the Transportation Trust Fund plan, which includes a gas tax increase, but Gov. Christie will likely veto the measure and it's unclear if there are enough votes to override that decision.
160624Flanagan

Brexit Vote on Minds at World Refugee Day Celebration

6-24-16
Families, advocates and officials gathered to celebrate World Refugee Day in the long shadow cast by the UK’s Brexit vote to leave the European Union -- a vote some call anti-immigrant.
160623Aron

Lawmakers Debate Raising Gas Tax to Support Transportation Trust Fund

6-23-16
A proposed bill to save the Transportation Trust Fund would raise the gas tax 23 cents per gallon. Although the bill has sponsors from both parties, not all lawmakers are on board.
160623Cruz

Concerns Over Proposed Jet Fuel Tax Hike

6-23-16
Airline industry representatives say raising the jet fuel tax will increase prices for consumers, but some lawmakers say the industry needs to pay its fair share.
160623Hill

Christie Discusses School Funding Plan with South Plainfield Democrats

6-23-16
Gov. Christie visited the home of Paul and Flor Carlisle, who are Democrats, to explain what he believes are the benefits to his proposed school funding formula.
160623

House Democrats Hold Sit-In for Gun Control Vote

6-23-16
Democrats held a sit-in in the House chambers for more than 24 hours to try to get a vote on gun control reform measures. After cameras in the chamber were turned off, lawmakers used their social networks to show their efforts.
160622Flanagan

Lawmakers Want More Transparency with Trains Carrying Crude Oil

6-22-16
Trains carrying Bakken crude oil travel through New Jersey every week and state lawmakers are supporting right-to-know bills designed to enhance oversight.