TRENTON – New Jersey and 37 other states have entered a settlement agreement with GlaxoSmithKline and a subsidiary, SB Pharmco Puerto Rico, Inc., that resolves allegations the companies sold drugs that were adulterated during faulty manufacturing processes, state Attorney General Paula T. Dow announced.
TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie conditionally vetoed a bill passed by the Legislature in May that would have given adopted people access to their medical history and birth records. Under Christie’s revised version, adopted individuals will still be able to get the information but may have to wait up to a year.
TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie signed legislation enhancing penalties for intentionally killing an on-duty police or search and rescue dog on Wednesday. The measure is named “Schultz’s Law” in honor of a Gloucester Township police dog killed by a crime suspect last year.
TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie signed legislation intended to help New Jersey address the long-term needs of residents with Alzheimer’s disease on Wednesday.
ELIZABETH — The Union County Homicide Task Force is investigating the shooting death of an Elizabeth man that happened Wednesday, Prosecutor Theodore Romankow announced.
TRENTON – The Assembly is expected to vote on the controversial public worker pension and health benefit reform bill today. A handful of state Senate Democrats joined with the Republican minority to approve the legislation on Monday, so if the Assembly passes the bill it will head to the governor’s desk.
TRENTON – Legislation to include cheerleading in the student-athlete head injury safety training program has been released by the Assembly Education Committee.
HILLSIDE – An artist known for his paintings of hamburgers is launching a new venture to help food banks around the nation, including the Community FoodBank of New Jersey.
STATE — NJ Blood Services, which supplies blood products and services to 60 hospitals throughout the state, is in need of volunteers to work blood drives.
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