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  • DID YOU KNOW THE FOLLOWING ABOUT New Jersey

    One of the first Indian reservations in the United States was established in Burlington County in 1758 for the Lenni-Lenape tribe. The first and only reservation in New Jersey, the Brotherton Reserve was sold back to the state in 1801 by the remaining members of the tribe, who moved up north to join relatives in New Stockbridge, New York.

    The first virtually complete dinosaur skeleton discovered in North America was unearthed in 1858 by William Parker Foulke in Haddonfield, New Jersey. The Hadrosaurus foulkii, as it was later named, proved that the existence of dinosaurs was real, and provided the shocking evidence that dinosaurs could be bipedal. In 1868, it became the first dinosaur skeleton in the world to be mounted on display.

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    The world’s first boardwalk was constructed in Atlantic City in 1870 merely to reduce the amount of sand tracked into nearby hotels and railroad cars. As hotels, shops, restaurants and casinos sprouted up along the seaside, Atlantic City became one of the most popular tourist attractions in the United States. As of 2012, the boardwalk remains the longest in the world—stretching for six miles.

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    During the last quarter of the 19th century, Thomas Edison generated hundreds of inventions in his Menlo Park laboratory, including the phonograph, which recorded and played back sound, and an electric-powered railway. While most recognized for perfecting the incandescent light bulb using a bamboo filament and providing a system of distributing electricity on a mass scale, Edison was awarded more than a thousand patents during his lifetime on inventions large and small.

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    Salt water taffy, the popular bite-sized soft candy, originated on the Atlantic City Boardwalk in the 1880s.

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    Opening to traffic between New Jersey and New York on November 13, 1927, the Holland Tunnel became the first mechanically ventilated underwater tunnel. At its maximum depth, the tunnel lies roughly 93 feet beneath the Hudson River.

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    The “Crossroads of the Revolution,” New Jersey was the site of more than 100 battles during the fight for American independence.

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    State of New Jersey Quick Facts
    • Current Population:8,958,013
    • Voter Registration Deadline: 21 days before an election
    • Election Day Voter Registration: No
    • Early Voting: Yes
    • Absentee Voting: Yes
    • Voter ID: No
    • Electoral Colleges: 14
    • Congressional Districts: 12
    • Date of Statehood: December 18, 1787
    • Size: 8,723 square miles
    • Nickname(s): Garden State
    • Tree: Red Oak
    • Flower: Violet
    • Bird: Eastern Goldfinch

    New Jersey State Government

    New Jersey Constitution

    PREAMBLE

    We, the people of the State of New Jersey, grateful to Almighty God for the civil and religious liberty which He hath so long permitted us to enjoy, and looking to Him for a blessing upon our endeavors to secure and transmit the same unimpaired to succeeding generations, do ordain and establish this Constitution.

    All persons are by nature free and independent, and have certain natural and unalienable rights, among which are those of enjoying and defending life and liberty, of acquiring, possessing, and protecting property, and of pursuing and obtaining safety and happiness.

    All political power is inherent in the people. Government is instituted for the protection, security, and benefit of the people, and they have the right at all times to alter or reform the same, whenever the public good may require it.

    The Executive Branch
    NJ State House or Capitol, Trenton, NJ

    Executive Power

    The executive power shall be vested in a governor.

    New Jersey Executive Offices
  • The Governor (Elected)
  • The Lieutenant Governor (Elected)
  • The Attorney General (Apointed)
  • The Secretary Of State (Appointed)
  • The Treasurer (Appointed)
  • Legislative Branch
    NJ State House or Capitol, Trenton, NJ

    Legislative Power

    The legislative power shall be vested in a Senate and General Assembly.

    The powers of the government shall be divided among three distinct branches, the legislative, executive, and judicial. No person or persons belonging to or constituting one branch shall exercise any of the powers properly belonging to either of the others, except as expressly provided in this Constitution.

    The Senate shall be composed of forty senators apportioned among Senate districts as nearly as may be according to the number of their inhabitants as reported in the last preceding decennial census of the United States and according to the method of equal proportions.

    The General Assembly shall be composed of eighty members. Each Senate district to which only one senator is apportioned shall constitute an Assembly district.

    Judicial Branch
    Union County NJ Attorneys

    Judicial Power

    The judicial power shall be vested in a Supreme Court, a Superior Court, and other courts of limited jurisdiction. The other courts and their jurisdiction may from time to time be established, altered or abolished by law.

    The Supreme Court shall consist of a Chief Justice and six Associate Justices. Five members of the court shall constitute a quorum. When necessary, the Chief Justice shall assign the Judge or Judges of the Superior Court, senior in service, as provided by rules of the Supreme Court, to serve temporarily in the Supreme Court. In case the Chief Justice is absent or unable to serve, a presiding Justice designated in accordance with rules of the Supreme Court shall serve temporarily in his stead.

    The Superior Court shall be divided into an Appellate Division, a Law Division, and a Chancery Division, which shall include a family part.

    There is a Superior Court in each of the state's 21 counties, and approximately 360 Superior Court trial judges across the state

    New Jersey Current Partisan Composition
    State Representatives(80)
    (52)(28)
    State Senators(40)
    (24)(16)
    US Representatives(12)
    (7)(5)
    US Senators(2)
    (2)
    State Executives
    Governor
    Lt. Governor
    Att. General
    Sec. Of State

    State Officials Terms, Authority,Salary, and Qualitications

    New Jersey Executive Offices
    The Governor
    Authority

    The governor shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed.

    Qualifications

    The governor shall be not less than thirty years of age, and shall have been for at least twenty years a citizen of the United States, and a resident of this State seven years next before election, unless the Governor shall have been absent during that time on the public business of the United States or of this state.

    Election

    The governor and lieutenant governor shall be elected conjointly and for concurrent terms by the legally qualified voters of this State, and the manner of election shall require each voter to cast a single vote for both offices.

    Term of Office

    The term of office of the Governor and of the Lieutenant Governor shall be four years, beginning at noon of the third Tuesday in January next following their election, and ending at noon of the third Tuesday in January four years thereafter.

    Limit on Tenure

    No person who has been elected governor for two successive terms.

    Salary

    $175,000

    Qualification age

    The governor shall be not less than thirty years of age.

    The Lieutenant Governor
    Authority

    The governor and lieutenant governor shall be elected conjointly and for concurrent terms by the legally qualified voters of this State

    Qualifications

    A person shall be eligible for the office of Lieutenant Governor only if eligible under this Constitution for the office of Governor.

    Election

    The Governor and Lieutenant Governor shall be elected conjointly and for concurrent terms by the legally qualified voters of this State, and the manner of election shall require each voter to cast a single vote for both offices.

    Term of Office

    The term of office of the Governor and of the Lieutenant Governor shall be four years, beginning at noon of the third Tuesday in January next following their election, and ending at noon of the third Tuesday in January four years thereafter.

    Limit on Tenure

    No person who has been elected Governor for two successive terms.

    Salary

    $141,000.

    Qualification age

    The governor shall be not less than thirty years of age.

    The Attorney General
    Authority

    The secretary of state and the attorney general shall be nominated and appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate to serve during the term of office of the Governor.

    Qualifications

    Election

    The secretary of state and the attorney general shall be nominated and appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate to serve during the term of office of the Governor

    Term of Office

    The attorney general serves a four-year term concurrent to the governor.

    Limit on Tenure

    No term limited.

    Salary

    140,000.

    Qualification age

    The Secretary Of State
    Authority

    The Secretary of State and the Attorney General shall be nominated and appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate to serve during the term of office of the Governor

    Qualifications

    There are no specific qualifications for this office.

    Election

    The Secretary of State and the Attorney General shall be nominated and appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate to serve during the term of office of the Governor

    Term of Office

    The secretary's term in office is the same as that of the governor and he/she cannot be removed except "for cause" by the governor or by way of legislative impeachment

    Limit on Tenure

    No term limit.

    Salary

    $141,000

    Qualification age

    The Treasurer
    Authority

    The functions, powers and duties of the existing State Treasurer are continued, but such functions, powers and duties are hereby transferred to and vested in the State Treasurer designated as the head of the Department of the Treasury established hereunder.]>

    Election

    The state treasurer is nominated by the governor and confirmed by the state Senate.

    Term of Office

    Limit on Tenure

    No term limit.

    Salary

    $141,000

    Qualification age

    New Jersey State Congress
    The State House
    Authority

    The Speaker of the Assembly is the presiding officer of the body.

    Qualifications

    No person shall be a member of the General Assembly who shall not have attained the age of twenty-one years and have been a citizen and resident of the State for two years, and of the district for which he shall be elected one year, next before his election.

    Election

    Members of the General Assembly shall be elected by the legally qualified voters of each Assembly district for terms beginning at noon of the second Tuesday in January next following their election and ending at noon of the second Tuesday in January two years thereafter.

    Term of Office

    Each Legislature shall be constituted for a term of 2 years beginning at noon on the second Tuesday in January in each even numbered year, at which time the Senate and General Assembly shall meet and organize separately and the first annual session of the Legislature shall commence.

    Limit on Tenure

    No term limit.

    Salary

    $49,000/year for members

    Qualification age

    Have attained the age of twenty-one years.

    The State Senate
    Authority

    At the organizational meeting, the Senate elects a President, President pro tempore, and Secretary, with each requiring 21 or more votes for approval. The Senate then appoints by resolution the other officers.

    Qualifications

    No person shall be a member of the Senate who shall not have attained the age of thirty years, and have been a citizen and resident of the State for four years, and of the district for which he shall be elected one year, next before his election.

    Election

    Each senator shall be elected by the legally qualified voters of the Senate district, except that if the Senate district is composed of two or more counties and two senators are apportioned to the district, one senator shall be elected by the legally qualified voters of each Assembly district.

    Term of Office

    Senators serve four-year terms .

    Limit on Tenure

    They are not subject to term limits.

    Salary

    $49,000/year for members.

    Qualification age

    Have attained the age of thirty years.

    New Jersey State Courts
    The Supreme Court
    Authority

    The Supreme Court shall make rules governing the administration of all courts in the State and, subject to the law, the practice and procedure in all such courts. The Supreme Court shall have jurisdiction over the admission to the practice of law and the discipline of persons admitted.

    Qualifications

    "The justices of the Supreme Court and the judges of the Superior Court shall each prior to his appointment have been admitted to the practice of law in this State for at least 10 years.

    Election

    The Justices of the Supreme Court and the Judges of the Superior Court shall hold their offices for initial terms of 7 years and upon reappointment shall hold their offices during good behavior.

    Term of Office

    hold their offices for initial terms of 7 years.

    Limit on Tenure

    Until age 70 upon reappointment.

    Chief salary

    $193,000

    Associates salary

    $185,000

    Qualification age

    Be under the age of 70.

    The Superior Court
    Authority

    The Superior Court shall have original general jurisdiction throughout the State in all causes.

    Qualifications

    To be eligible to serve on the appellate and general jurisdiction courts, one needs only to have practiced law in New Jersey for at least 10 years and be under the age of 70.

    Election

    The Justices of the Supreme Court and the Judges of the Superior Court shall hold their offices for initial terms of 7 years and upon reappointment shall hold their offices during good behavior.

    Term of Office

    hold their offices for initial terms of 7 years

    Limit on Tenure

    Allows them to remain in their posts until they reach the age of 70.

    Salary

    $175,000

    Qualification age

    Be under the age of 70.

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