TRENTON — A state Assembly committee Monday approved legislation that would prevent consumers from getting surprise out-of-network medical bills that can saddle them with huge bills. The measure would require hospitals and doctors to disclose whether they are part of a person’s insurance network before treatment occurs. The bill was praised by consumer advocates and picked… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: November 24th, 2015 | Author: admin | Filed under: New Jersey, NJ State Legislature | Tags: Health Care, NJ Assembly, NJ Legislature, out-of-network billing | No Comments »
TRENTON — State Assemblywoman Donna Simon conceded Central New Jersey’s 16th District race Monday, nearly two weeks after the legislative contest was deemed too close to call. Simon’s loss is a gain for state Democrats, whose Nov. 3 election wins expand their 48-31 majority by four seats, taking down four Republican incumbents. Simon (R-Mercer), an assemblywoman… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: November 16th, 2015 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2015 Legislative Races, New Jersey, NJ State Legislature | Tags: 2015 Legislative Races, Andrew Swicker, Donna Simon, New Jersey, NJ Legislature | 10 Comments »
2TRENTON — Senate Minority Leader Tom Kean Jr. unveiled a new bill Friday that aims to ends a tug-of-war between Gov. Chris Christie and Senate President Stephen Sweeney over gun control and mental health legislation. Kean (R-Union) described the draft legislation as a more comprehensive bill that combines the original requirement that police be alerted when… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: October 16th, 2015 | Author: admin | Filed under: Chris Christie, Gun Control, Gun Rights, Guns, NJ Senate Republicans, NJ State Legislature | Tags: 2A, Chris Chirstie, Gun Control, Mental Health, NJ Legislature, Second Amendment, Sen Tom Kean Jr, Senate President Steve Sweeney, Trenton Republicans | 2 Comments »
TRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie took a scolding tone with the state’s Democratic lawmakers Thursday night, saying he planned to veto $1.1 billion in tax hikes outright but declining to say how much smaller the state’s contribution to the pension system would be. On his monthly radio show on New Jersey 101.5, Christie answered “yes” to… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: June 26th, 2015 | Author: admin | Filed under: Chris Christie, New Jersey, New Jersey State Budget, NJ State Legislature | Tags: Chris Christie, NJ Legislature, NJ State Budget | Comments Off on Christie promises veto of Dems’ tax increases, mum on pension cuts
Self Service or Full Service, You’ll have to get out of your car before getting gas starting in 2017
Some Independent Gasoline Retailers Are At Odds With Their Lobbyist Who Is Pushing Self Service
O’Scanlon: Self Service bill will give consumers and retailers a choice. Will decriminalize a harmless convenience
Starting in October of 2017 New Jersey drivers will have to get out of their cars, swipe their own credit or debit card and enter a PIN before an attendant can can pump gas into their car, according to a report at NorthJersey.com.
Consumers will no longer be allowed to hand their cards gas station employees due to new credit card security requirements, The Record quotes Sal Risalvato, executive director of the New Jersey Gasoline C-Store Automotive Association (NJGCA), an independent gas station owners group, as saying.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Declan O'Scanlon, New Jersey, NJ State Legislature | Tags: Assemblyman Declan O'Scanlon, Craig Copeland, Craig's Service Center, Jim Bauman, JnR Sunoco, New Jersey Gasoline C-Store Automotive Association, NJ Legislature, NJGCA, Sal Risalvato, Self service gas | 3 Comments »
Override of Governor’s Veto of Port Authority Reforms FailsPosted: March 16th, 2015 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Bridgegate, Chris Christie, New Jersey, NJ Senate Republicans, NJ State Legislature, Port Authority | Tags: Christie Veto, Lemmings, NJ Legislature, NJ Senate Republicans, Port Authority of NY/NJ, Port Authority reform, Veto override | 1 Comment »
Faced with an unexpected Court Order yesterday requiring a pension payment of $1.57 billion by the end of June and with a national media glare upon him, Governor Chris Christie will deliver his Annual Budget Address to a joint session of the New Jersey Legislature this afternoon at 2 p.m.
You can watch the address here live, courtesy of NJTV and Youtube:
Posted: February 24th, 2015 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Chris Christie, New Jersey, New Jersey State Budget, News, NJ State Legislature | Tags: 2016 New Jersey Budget Address, Chris Christie, NJ Legislature, NJ State Budget | Comments Off on Watch Christie’s Budget Address Live