From The Center for Public Integrity – MUSCATINE, Iowa — One spring day in 2010, the haze hanging over this Mississippi River town was worse than usual. It billowed from the smokestacks of a corn processing plant and blanketed the neighborhood across the street. It enshrouded homes and, seen from a certain angle, looked almost blue.
TRENTON–Acting Governor Kim Guadagno and Labor Commissioner Hal Wirths today launched a new job-search engine at the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development’s Jobs4Jersey.com to help workers find jobs.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. population 65 and older is now the largest in terms of size and percent of the population, compared with any previous census, according to a new 2010 Census brief released today from the U.S. Census Bureau on the nation’s older population. The group grew at a faster rate than the total population between 2000 and 2010.
Running an auto repair shop, I know it’s important to have clear rules of the road for how and when to repair and maintain vehicles, and clear, justifiable emissions standards. These standards and rules help keep drivers safe, keep vehicles running clean to protect our environment and public health, and provide businesses like mine with the necessary guidance on how to best serve our customers and protect the quality of life in our local communities.
PERTH AMBOY — Councilman Fernando Gonzalez applauded the Assembly Telecommunications and Utilities Committee, which approved legislation, sponsored by two Middlesex County Democrats, that would expand an existing law to provide up to $100 million in state tax credits for wind energy facilities.
TRENTON – The reputed leader of the Ñetas street gang in Perth Amboy and a second alleged gang member were indicted for their roles in a kidnapping in which a young man was beaten, taken to a motel in Sayreville, and held at gunpoint, Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Criminal Justice Director Stephen J. Taylor announced.
UNION — A teacher from a Union Township school was arrested Tuesday morning after being accused of inappropriately touching two students, Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow announced.
STATE – A New Jersey appeals court heard oral arguments today in a case filed by two animal protection groups to stop the state’s next black bear hunt, which is scheduled to begin Monday. A ruling is expected before the hunt begins.
TRENTON – New Jersey’s Department of Health and Senior Services today announced the appointment of John H. O’Brien Jr., a 26-year veteran and retired lieutenant of the New Jersey State Police, as director of New Jersey’s Compassionate Use Medicinal Marijuana program.
TRENTON – Senator Nicholas Scutari (D-Union) today announced he has introduced legislation to modernize the state’s marriage license requirements, which he says would give New Jersey’s tourism and hospitality industry a competitive advantage over states across the region and the country.