Editorial: PA has nothing to do with Trump order
NorthJersey4:31 p.m. ET Feb. 2, 2017
People can blame the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey for many things, but President Donald Trump’s executive order banning refugees and nationals from seven Muslim-majority nations is not one of them.
On Wednesday, Democratic legislators from New Jersey and New York, with the Statue of Liberty as a backdrop, announced bistate legislation that would prevent the Port Authority from using its resources to uphold the president’s executive order. This was shameless grandstanding.
New Bill would extend teen helmet laws to ice skates, scooters
June 11, 2015
the staff of the Ridgewood blog
Ridgewood NJ, If politicians have their way changes in the state’s helmet laws for teens could be coming soon to New Jersey.
Ice skaters and scooter riders 17 or younger would join cyclist and be required for the first time to wear helmets under legislation being considered in the state Senate. The bill also increases the helmet requirement age for riding a bike, roller skates and skateboards from 16 to 17.
The Senate Law and Public Safety Committee is considering the legislation Thursday. Under current law parents or guardians of a minor who fails to wear a helmet when biking, roller skating or skateboarding face a $25 fine for the first offense. This legislation expands that provision to parents of ice skaters or scooter riders.