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Offbeat Governor set to sign 6 gun control measures in New Jersey

16:01  13 june  2018
16:01  13 june  2018 Source:   msn.com

New Jersey governor signs bill allowing sports betting

  New Jersey governor signs bill allowing sports betting New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation allowing the state's casinos and racetracks to begin taking sports bets. Murphy signed the measure Monday, making New Jersey the second state after Delaware to allow sports betting since a Supreme Court decision cleared the way for such gambling. Dennis Drazin, the operator of Monmouth Park Racetrack in Oceanport, near the Jersey shore, says Murphy will place the first bet on Thursday.Gov. Phil Murphy, a Democrat, signed the bill that was passed unanimously last week by the state Legislature allowing casinos and racetracks to offer sports betting in a taxed, regulated setting.

New York Firearm Rights Restoration NJ News Updates - New Jersey Breaking News. com/news/education/article/ New - Jersey -lawmakers- set - to -vote-on- 6 - gun - control -12974395. Jun 07, 2018 · New Jersey lawmakers are set to vote on a half-dozen measures to tighten the state's

TRENTON, N . J . (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers are set to vote on a half-dozen measures to tighten the state's already-strict gun laws. If approved, the measures will go to Murphy's desk. He's expected to sign them.

a man wearing a suit and tie: Newly sworn in New Jersey Governor, Phil Murphy, speaks after taking the oath of office in Trenton, New Jersey © Local News RSS EN-US Newly sworn in New Jersey Governor, Phil Murphy, speaks after taking the oath of office in Trenton, New Jersey TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey is set to become the latest state to enact measures to tighten its already strict gun laws.

Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy says he will sign the half-dozen bills on Wednesday. The measures began advancing after the fatal high school shooting in Parkland, Florida, in February that left 17 people dead.

Other states, including Florida and Vermont have enacted gun control measures since the shooting.

One bill under consideration would require the seizure of firearms when a mental health professional determines someone poses a threat. Another would require background checks for private gun sales.

A different measure would allow for family members or law enforcement to seek a temporary restraining order against someone suspected of posing a significant danger to themselves or others.

South Dakota GOP heavyweights face off in governor's primary .
South Dakota Republican voters are set to choose a nominee for governor between the state's attorney general and its lone U.S. representative, handing the winner instant front-runner status for the November general election. Two political heavyweights — Attorney General Marty Jackley and Rep. Kristi Noem — were locked in a tight GOP primary to succeed outgoing Gov. Dennis Daugaard, who has led the state for two terms but is limited from running again.The governor contest — the highest-profile matchup on the ballot — started mostly polite but soured at the end as the candidates sought to break out in the neck-and-neck primary.

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