Governor of New Jersey: James E. McGreevey
Contact him at: http://www.nj.gov/governor/govmail.html
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List of New Jersey Departments and Agencies: http://www.state.nj.us/deptserv.html
Jon S. Corzine (D)
Frank Lautenberg (D)
THE BRANCHES OF GOVERNMENTThe government of the State of New Jersey, like that of the United States, is divided into three coequal branches: the legislative, the executive, and the judicial. The principal function of the Legislature is to enact laws. The Executive Branch (the Governor and State agencies) carries out the programs established by law. The Judiciary (the Supreme Court and lower courts) punishes violators, settles controversies and disputes, and is the final authority on the meaning and constitutionality of laws.
Legislators are elected from 40 legislative districts of substantially equal population. The voters in each district elect one Senator and two members of the General Assembly.
Legislative elections are held in November of each odd-numbered year. Members of the Assembly serve two-year terms. Senators serve four-year terms, except for the first term of a new decade, which is only two years. This "2-4-4" cycle allows for elections from new districts as soon as possible after each reapportionment.
CONTACTING YOUR LEGISLATORS
Legislators value the opinions and suggestions of their constituents. In addition, through their professionally staffed district offices, legislators are prepared to respond to requests for information about legislative matters or for assistance in dealing with State agencies.
You may call or write to legislators at their district offices. Consult the Roster of Members listing at this web site for district office addresses and phone numbers. Or you may write to your representatives either in care of:
New Jersey Senate
P.O. Box 099
Trenton, NJ 08625-0099
or in care of
New Jersey General Assembly
P.O. Box 098
Trenton, NJ 08625-0098
When addressing mail to a legislator, the title "Honorable" should precede the representative's full name. The letter's salutation should read "Dear Senator" or "Dear Assemblyman/woman."
Find your district: http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/districts/districtnumbers.asp
NJ Legislative Calendar: http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/legislativepub/calendar/040204.htm
To listen to live proceedings: http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/media/live_audio.asp
2004-2005 Bills: http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/media/live_audio.asp
Write to your Representative: http://www.house.gov/writerep/
Governor McGreevey Delivered his Fiscal Year 2005 Budget Address
New Jersey is taking applicants for the September 11, 2001 memorial to be made at the northeast end of Liberty State Park until the end of the month.
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