STATE – Four local lawmakers have criticized Gov. Chris Christie’s line item veto cuts to education aid. Assembly Speaker Pro Tempore Jerry Green and Asw. Linda Stender noted that 13 of 14 school systems in their district will lose funding thanks to the governor’s cuts, while every school system in Asm. Patrick J. Diegnan Jr. and Peter J. Barnes III’s district is a victim of the governor’s budget axe.
TRENTON – Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver says that a Republican bill that would allow public workers to opt out of joining a union is “dead on arrival.”
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. unemployment rate ticked up a tenth of a percent to 9.2 percent in June, according to data released today by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. The economy added 57,000 private sector jobs, but that was offset by a drop of 39,000 government jobs for a net increase of just 18,000.
STATE — Municipal zoning in New Jersey has resulted in a land-use pattern promotes sprawl and limits the availability of affordable housing, according to a new study.
TRENTON – The state Assembly recently passed legislation that would require educational brochures on college loan repayment schedules to be created and distributed to high school students.
RAHWAY – The Union County Department of Parks and Community Renewal’s Kids Kingdom Traveling Jubilee will bring an afternoon of entertainment and activities for children to Rahway River Park off St. Georges Avenue in Rahway on Saturday, July 9, from 1 to 6 p.m.
Blood Drive • July 9 from 12:30 – 6:30 p.m. & July 10 from 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. – Jersey Gardens Outlet Mall, 651 Kapkowski Rd., Elizabeth, will host a blood drive. Info: 1-800-933-2566.
Some things are just destined to go down in flames. I’m starting to think that the time honored and much cherished summer vacation from school is one of them. As an educator, I don’t like this because I am so use to my life revolving around the traditional school calendar that I don’t think I could adjust to something new at this stage of the game. But, the writing’s on the wall.
TRENTON – Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D-Gloucester) has scheduled a voting session on Monday to attempt to override Gov. Chris Christie’s line item veto cuts to New Jersey’s budget.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, New Jersey’s two senators and their colleagues from New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Virginia introduced a resolution that calls on Americans to come together as a nation for a Moment of Remembrance at 1 p.m. EDT on Sept. 11, 2011.