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NJ Law to Protect Terrapins

Governor Christie has signed into law A2949 (Andrzejczak)/ S1625 (Van Drew) that designates the diamondback terrapin as a nongame indigenous species subject to the same laws, rules, and regulations governing other nongame indigenous reptiles in the State. As a result of this designation, it would no longer be legal to catch or take diamondback terrapin in New Jersey. The bill also requires the Commissioner of Environmental Protection to investigate biological…
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Bill To Ban Smoking in Public Parks and Beaches Vetoed

Trenton, NJ: A bill to prohibit smoking in public parks and beaches S1734 (Turner) has been vetoed by the Governor. The bill passed by a majority in both houses of the legislature, but Governor Christie have vetoed it for the third time. The bill extends the New Jersey Smoke Free Air Act which generally prohibits smoking in indoor public places and workplaces by adding public parks and beaches. The Sierra Club…
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NJ Water Disasters: New Regulation – All Schools Must Start Testing for Lead in Drinking Water

This week new state regulations will go into effect that require school districts in the state to test their drinking water for lead if they have yet to do so. The regulations also require schools to test water at least every six years. Schools who begin testing within the next year will be eligible for state reimbursement through $10 million allocated for water testing in the state budget. All results…
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DEP Nuclear Safety Hearings: How Safe? Will they Listen?

The DEP is having a public hearing tonight in Bridgeton on their Radiological Emergency Response Plan for the Salem and Hope Creek Nuclear Power Plant. These plants both pose a significant safety threat to the communities living in the 40-mile radius if there was ever an explosion or meltdown. Without considering climate change or requiring cooling towers, the DEP has actually made us more vulnerable. The DEP’s evacuation plan is…
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Texas Shootings – Trenton Mayor’s Message. Capitol City NJ

Trenton, NJ: a message from Mayor Eric Jackson.  I am praying for the residents and families of the five Dallas police officers killed during a demonstration on Thursday night and for those individuals who were wounded. They are undoubtedly shaken by this horrifying act of violence against police and its residents. I am confident that this terrible event will not diminish the American people's resolve to find ways to work…
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During 2015. 19 New Jersey Law Officials took their own lives.

During 2015. 19 New Jersey Law Officials took their own lives.  The state operates several help-lines and support groups aimed at police and corrections officers, including the 1-866-COP-2COP hotline.  
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New Jersey Gas Stronger than the Storm, I already gave up coffee.

Trenton, NJ: State legislature undecided on Gas tax of .23 cents a gallon that would continue the stratification of the people. NJ will have the 6th highest gas tax in the country. State officials downplayed the tax stating that it will cost a tax payer the price of a cup of coffee a week.  
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Enviro Bills Passed by Assembly

Trenton, NJ: via Sierra Club. National Park Service Anniversary AJR101 (Prieto) passed by 78-0-0  and recognizes the 100th anniversary of National Park Service on August 25, 2016. In New Jersey, our chapter has over 80,000 members and supporters who enjoy outdoor recreation, including the hikes and trails. Our members participate in over 200 hikes per year in many of these national parks, federally owned preserves and historic sites. John Muir, the Sierra Club’s founder,…
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Rapid Tax Increase Flows to State House as Economic Disaster Shores Up

Trenton, NJ: VIEW UNION RALLY - State House News video on fb  and Sierra Club of NJ release below: via Sierra NJ - Trenton, NJ: Bills designed to fund the Transportation Trust Fund have passed the Assembly today A10 (Prieto)/S2411 (Sarlo) passed  by 54-22.   A12 (Prieto)  passed by 53-23-0.  The Sierra Club opposes the plan to fix the Transportation Trust Fund over the next 10-years on the backs of the middle-class. The fund is expected…
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NJ BIZ Presents 50 Wealthiest New Jerseyans. Newhouse Empire # One at Wealth and 1000’s of Job Eliminations

New Jersey number one most richest New Jerseyian Donald Newhouse has a net worth of billion. The Newhouse family formally owned the Trenton Times newspaper plant and have eliminated thousands of jobs across the industry. Read List of  50 Wealthiest  from the Star-Ledger and NJ BIZ: For the second straight year, the business journal has compiled a list of the 50 wealthiest people in New Jersey, and some on the…
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