New Jersey’s lead-screening standards for children will soon be twice as strong — and tied to federal guidelines in the future — under a law signed by Gov. Chris Christie Monday.Read more
Singleton, Holley & Downey Bill to Help Homeless & Disabled Veterans Procure Affordable Housing Now Law
(TRENTON) - Assembly-approved legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Troy Singleton, Jamel Holley and Joann Downey to establish an affordable housing occupancy preference for homeless and disabled veterans in New Jersey was signed into law on Friday.Read more
Legislation is Aimed at Protecting Consumers Via Insurance, Recordkeeping Requirements
Legislation Assemblymen Joseph Lagana, Troy Singleton and John Wisniewski sponsored to protect customers of Uber, Lyft and other ride-hailing services was signed into law on Friday.Read more
TRENTON — New Jersey legislation to regulate ride-hailing businesses like Uber and Lyft is finally law. Gov. Chris Christie signed the much-debated bill on Friday, along with a companion piece eliminating the state's 7 percent sales tax paid by limousine operators. The ride-hailing law regulates companies like Uber, Lyft and Gett that use a digital network to connect riders and drivers.
Singleton, Mukherji, Oliver, Muoio & Houghtaling Bill to Spur Creation of Small Businesses Signed Into Law
(TRENTON) - Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Troy Singleton, Raj Mukherji, Sheila Oliver, Elizabeth Muoio and Eric Houghtaling to help spur the creation of small businesses and empower individuals with the tools to become self-sustaining entrepreneurs has been signed into law.Read more
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Gov. Chris Christie signed legislation Friday aimed at preventing mortgage foreclosures on houses damaged by Superstorm Sandy but not before he derided lawmakers over the measure's wording and possible effects.Read more
Assembly Panel Advances McKeon, Singleton & Moriarty Bill Requiring Presidential & Vice Presidential Candidates to Disclose Tax Returns in Order to be Placed on NJ Ballot
An Assembly panel on Monday approved legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats John McKeon, Troy Singleton and Paul Moriarty to restore the tradition of transparency typically honored by presidential candidates by requiring any future presidential and vice presidential candidates to submit their tax returns to the State Division of Elections in order to run on New Jersey's ballot.Read more
In this age of fake news, students can’t learn too soon to fight editorial censorship. At the Garden State Scholastic Press Association conference at Rutgers, a week before Halloween last year, Alfred P. Doblin, the editorial page editor of “The Record,” asked the student journalists whether any of them had faced censorship. Hands shot up.Read more
When most people achieve a No. 1 ranking, it’s a cause for joy, accompanied by a feeling of pride and a license to bragging rights.
Unfortunately, New Jersey’s ironclad grip on the No. 1 property tax rate in the nation elicits none of these responses. Few issues, if any, evoke such a unanimous feeling of negativity. The refrain is familiar: “They’re too high,” followed by the increasingly popular, “I’m going to move out-of-state.”Read more