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Aid in Dying bill moves to governor's desk
The New Jersey Assembly prepares to hear the Aid in Dying bill March 25. Hal Brown photo 
The New Jersey Assembly prepares to hear the Aid in Dying bill March 25. Hal Brown photo 

A bill that would allow terminally ill residents to end their lives now goes to the New Jersey governor after passing both houses of the state Legislature March 25.

The Aid in Dying bill, A1504/S1072, passed the Assembly 41-33 and the Senate 21-16.

Moments before the vote, Assemblyman Jay Webber, R-26, addressed his colleagues, saying, “This bill will make New Jersey neither more compassionate nor more just.”

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Monday, March 25, 2019

Catholics urged to contact lawmakers as Aid in Dying bill goes up for vote

Pro-life advocates are urging state residents to contact their legislators in opposition to a bill that would allow terminally ill adults to end their lives.

On March 25, the Aid in Dying bill, A1504/S1072, will be voted on in both the state Senate and Assembly.


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Thursday, March 21, 2019
CCDOT opens new mental health center to better serve families
Catholic Charities Diocese of Trenton has opened a new Family Access Center in East Windsor to meet the outpatient mental health needs of adults and children in eastern Mercer County. More ...
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Voters asked to contact NJ governor to maintain nonpublic school funding in budget

On Tuesday, March 5, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy will announce his budget for the 2019-2020 Fiscal Year.

The New Jersey Catholic Conference and the New Jersey Network of Catholic School Families are asking voters to contact the governor’s office regarding funding items that affect students in nonpublic schools.

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Monday, March 4, 2019
Assisted suicide bill moves forward in Trenton

Pro-life advocates were dealt a setback Feb. 7 as legislation that would allow terminally ill adults to end their lives advanced in the state Legislature.

By a vote of 6-3, the Senate Health, Human Services, and Senior Citizens Committee voted in favor of the “Aid in Dying for Terminally Ill Act” (S1072/A1504). It now goes to the Senate Budget Committee.

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Friday, February 8, 2019
N.J. minimum wage increase called 'a step in the right direction'

New Jersey’s minimum wage earners will now see a steady increase to $15 an hour under a bill signed into state law Feb. 4 by Gov. Phil Murphy.

The long-debated increase will happen incrementally, with most of New Jersey’s low-wage workers seeing a rise to $10 an hour in July, and a jump of another $1 each January until reaching $15 an hour in 2024. The current rate is $8.85 an hour.

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Wednesday, February 6, 2019



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