More than 10 Democratic Assemblywomen stormed Gov. Chris Christie’s
office this morning to demand an appointment with him to push for the
restoration of $7.5 million in family planning funds he cut from the
budget passed last week.
TRENTON — This morning at 3
a.m. the New Jersey State Assembly passed a wind energy bill, which
would provide $100 million in tax credits for companies manufacturing
components for wind turbines in New Jersey, and a market-based incentive
program for developers of wind farms off of the Jersey coast.
The "Offshore Wind Economic Development Act," is intended to help the
state meet the mandate of its Energy Master Plan, which calls for the
development of 3,000 megawatts of offshore wind by 2020.
On June 15, voters in Trenton, New Jersey, soundly rejected a proposal to sell a majority of Trenton Water Works' infrastructure, including pipes, water towers, and tanks, to a private company. For several years, Trenton Mayor Douglas Palmer argued that water privatization would generate immediate revenue for the cash-strapped city and end its obligation to maintain aging infrastructure in surrounding townships. Community activists, unions, and the Stop the Sale campaign, successfully challenged the Mayor's plan. In the weeks leading up to the vote, polling indicated that 95 percent of city residents disapproved of the initiative.