Gov. Christie should sign the Healthy Forests Act legislation on his desk (A-2837/S-1085) that would establish a forest stewardship program for responsible woodland management on state-owned forestland. NJFB President Ryck Suydam explains why in a letter to the editor.
New Jersey Farm Bureau News
New Jersey residents may not get a chance to vote on a referendum this November asking if the state should dedicate up to $200 million a year to preserve open space.
As House Republicans took a tentative step forward on an immigration overhaul this week and raised the possibility of citizenship for those brought to the United States illegally as young children, immigration advocates found themselves pondering a new question: Is the potential concession as far as many House Republicans are willing to go, or are they slowly inching their way toward a broader compromise?
Senator Ray Lesniak, sponsor of the vetoed bill, offered a guest editorial to the Times of Trenton, saying the Governor’s veto warrants an override.
A piece from Certified Forester Bob Williams on the forest fire risk.
the Daily Journal (6-25-13)