N.J. GOP Rolls Out Last of 26-Bill Economic Package

TRENTON (AP) -

While Senate Republicans have had little success moving their legislative agenda through the Democrat-led Legislature to boost New Jersey’s economy, they introduced on Thursday the last of 36 measures.

The sweeping package includes a bill to make it easier for driverless car manufacturers to expand in New Jersey and another that would establish a mobile app for the state’s tourism industry. It’s the culmination of a six-month effort met with headwinds in the Legislature — only three have passed the Senate.

But Minority Leader Tom Kean Jr. expressed optimism.

“There are 3,000 bills that have been introduced in the state Senate already,” he said. “So the rate of progress — we are very encouraged by it.”