Thursday, March 21, 2013
Governor undecided on whether he'll support Senate bill that would outlaw the practice among minors.
Gov. Chris Christie said Wednesday he is not sure if he would sign a bill banning minors from so-called "gay conversion" therapy should it reach his desk, nj.com reports. The New Jersey Senate's Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee voted 7-1 Monday to advance a bill to the full Senate that would outlaw the controversial practice, which seeks to alter a patient's sexual orientation. "I'm of two minds just on this stuff in general," he said in Stone Harbor, nj.com reports. "Number one, I think there should be lots of deference given to parents on raising their children. I don't — this is a general philosophy, not to his bill — generally philosophically, on bills that restrict parents ability to make decisions on how to care …
Monday, February 20, 2012
If the Democrats are serious about overriding the veto, they will need to mount a well-funded, serious challenge in District 26 Assembly race in November.
Betty Lou DeCroce, Morris County’s and New Jersey’s newest legislator, was sworn in last Thursday and cast her first vote on a bill. Not just any bill, but the Democrats’ stated top priority of the session. The one that would legalize same sex marriage. Her no vote was not surprising, given that every Republican in the lower house who cast a vote opposed it, the proclamation from the new minority leader that members could vote as they wished not withstanding. But it’s a vote that could come back to haunt her in November. Gov. Chris Christie did as promised and lost no time in issuing a conditional veto of the bill; the condition, that the question be put up for a vote, is one the Democrats say they will not accept. The Dems have vowed to …
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Christie, Guadagno and other officials celebrate groundbreaking of real estate giant's new headquarters.
Gov. Chris Christie, Lt. Gov Kim Guadagno and Madison Mayor Robert Conley stood with silver shovels over a pile of dirt Wednesday morning to mark the groundbreaking of Realogy's site in Madison. The international real estate firm is relocating its headquarters from Parsippany to the new location at 175 Park Ave. "Think about where we were two years ago," the governor said before a crowd of state and local officials and members of the business community. "The responsiveness or lack thereof of state government was so bad, that a worldwide company like Realogy, which we were fortunate to have headquartered in New Jersey, was literally ready to walk out the door without any type of reaction from the governor's office." Two years ago, the …
Thursday, January 26, 2012
The governor speaks in the nation's capital Thursday.
Monday, December 12, 2011
Tickets going for $500 per person and a photo with the presidential candidate costs $2,500.
The contentious Republican 2012 presidential campaign rears its head in Parsippany Monday night, but this event is all about supporting one candidate. Mitt Romney, of Massachusetts, will be in the township at the Hilton Parsippany for a fund-raising reception. The event is being organized by Romney for President, but the evening's official host is New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. The event is a pricey one, according to a NJ.com report that says tickets for the reception run $500 per person. A photo with Romney reportedly will go for $2,500. What's being billed as Romney's New Jersey Kickoff Reception, takes place at Parsippany's Hilton hotel at 6 p.m.
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Opponents of the reforms, which were approved by the Senate on Monday, have called the legislation an attack on the middle class.
Proposed legislation to increase contributions by public employees to their health care and pension costs is expected to be approved by the state Assembly Thursday, clearing its final hurdle before heading to Gov. Chris Christie to be signed into law. The state Senate adopted the pension and health care reform bill on Monday by a margin of 24-15, with 16 Republican Senators and eight Democrats voting in favor of bill S-2937. The bill would require teachers, state and local government workers to pay an additional 1 percent of their salaries toward their pensions as of July 1, and an additional 1 percent phased in over the next seven years for a total of 7.5 percent. Police and firefighters would pay an additional 1.5 percent of their …
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Calabria says today's high court ruling will have no immediate impact on Parsippany.
Parsippany Board of Education President Frank Calabria is matter-of-fact on the subject of Tuesday's New Jersey Supreme Court's ruling, which ordered Gov. Chris Christie to provide $500 million more in funding for Abbott school districts. "My own feeling is that the state Supreme Court is the law of our state," he said. "We have to abide by the law." Calabria said the ruling should have no immediate impact on the Parsippany-Troy Hills school system as the money is slated to go to poorer school districts. "I wish some of the money would come to districts like ours, but that is the way it goes," he said, noting that he will be interested in seeing what budget decisions the governor will make in reaction to today's court ruling. "Gov. …