I have been searching the NJ Legislative web site and found that they list all the bills currently in committee. I sifted through some of them and found a few I liked and more than a few I didn't like. One bill, S784, raises minimum wage to $8.50, then makes annual adjustments based on increases in the Statewide average weekly wage.

Who wrote this bill?

State Senator Stephen M. Sweeney (D).

What does he do for a living?

He is a business representative for Ironworkers Union Local 399.

Go figure, a representative of a union wants to raise the minimum wage. I deal with a union at work and believe me the employer is getting the raw side of the deal.

Another bill, S352, calls for requiring chimney sweeps to be registered with the state government. Why? Who knows. And someone can be rejected a registration if they have committed a crime of moral turpitude ( moral turpitude being conduct that is considered contrary to community standards of justice, honesty, or good morals). So if someone is convicted of a crime they cannot clean chimneys? What else can people who have committed crimes of moral turpitude not clean? Gutters? Air conditioning systems? Carpeting?

This is government regulation on an absurd level. I'll be reading more bills.