Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | Wisconsin |
April 11, 2013
With some of their major legislative achievements thwarted by the courts in the past two years, Wisconsin Republicans are advancing a bill that would limit the ability of circuit judges to block state laws for the long term.
Source: Newark Star-Ledger | New Jersey |
April 10, 2013
New Jersey State Senate President Stephen Sweeney sent Rutgers officials a letter asking for the resignation of board member Mark Hershhorn, who failed to notify other members after he viewed the video of basketball coach Mike Rice abusing his players in December.
The state’s top attorney is asking lawmakers to include $400,000 in his budget to fight any litigation resulting from passage of what some say are the most restrictive anti-abortion measures in the country.
Gov. Christie has proposed a $1.6 million budget for New Jersey's three-year-old medical marijuana program -- more than twice the current spending plan -- in anticipation that more dispensaries will open this year.
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, head of the Republican Governors Association and widely viewed as a presidential hopeful for 2016, announced Monday that he's abandoning his controversial plan to eliminate the state's income tax -- but he's calling on the legislature to do it instead.
In his first official trip abroad since taking office in 2011, Gov. Jerry Brown is going to China to promote California exports, tourism and greenhouse gas reduction policies, and to open a foreign trade office in Shanghai.