Gay Conversion therapy: Governor Christie signs A3371, the conversion therapy ban, and New Jersey becomes the second state in the union to stop this abusive practice. He signed the bill, according to Garden State Equality, at the last possible moment, just hours before it would have become law with or without his signature. GSE “commends both houses of the legislature for passing this ban.” For more information on this good deed by Christie, see Rosi Efthim’s diary below.
Employment Data First the State gets an advance preview from the U. S. Bureau of Labor regarding regional and state employment and unemployment data. The State puts its spin on the matter. Shortly thereafter BLS posts more complete data for all states. We have already heard from the Christie administration on the July data. Today at 10:00am we will hear from BLS here, and here, and be able to compare our standing against other states.
Hurricane Sandy Recovery Task Force Report: 10:00am, release of President Obama’s Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force Strategy Report. New Jersey Future will have a statement on the report at about 11:00AM here.
Environmental and conservation groups: 11:00am, press conference and lobby day to urge legislators to vote against a gruesome beaver-trapping bill (S2665). also urging legislators to vote against Deer Baiting (S1848) and Bear poaching (S2369), Statehouse, Room 109, Trenton.
Red light Camera Program: 11:00am, Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon (R-13), who wants the program shut down, holds a news conference, the Doubletree Hotel, Tinton Falls.
Bruce Springsteen: NJ Spotlight presents today an excerpt from “BRUCE,” a comprehensive new biography by Peter Ames Carlin of the man known to rock fans worldwide simply by his first name — or by the honorific, “The Boss.”
Governor Christie: 10:00am, a re-election campaign announcement, Sweets & Cortaditos, Belleville.
Buono/Silva gubernatorial campaign: 9:00am, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Barbara Buono: 2013 UAW Region 9 Leadership Conference, The Grand Hotel, 1045 Beach Ave., Cape May.
U. S. Senate candidate Steve Lonegan: 7:15am, interview on Fox News Channel’s Fox & Friends.
State Senate: 11:00am, Judiciary Committee, Statehouse Annex, to consider nominees, including three Superior court judges, and two bills; 2:00pm, Senate in session, Senate Chamber, 23 bills for consideration, including a shared-services bill and a plan to revamp the state’s economic development incentives.
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